- $15 for one mid balcony ticket (up to $36.50 value)
- $20 for one orchestra ticket (up to $42 value)
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Golden Dragon Acrobats
Wowing audiences internationally since 1967, the Golden Dragon Acrobats are widely recognized as one of the preeminent Chinese acrobatic companies in the world. The artists draw their costumes and choreography from the last 2,000 years of Chinese history, but can make centuries-old traditions seem futuristic. That sort of achievement takes time; luckily, the acrobats have honed their show for decades. The New York Times says the performers “know how to keep topping themselves,” and they do just that during a two-hour show packed with amazing spectacles and traditional dancing set to ancient and contemporary music.
Those spectacles vary from show to show, but the artistry never wavers. Holding four plates aloft on poles in each hand, a crew of spinners keeps their dishes circulating even when balancing upside down, whereas a contortionist remains stone-still to balance pyramids of champagne glasses on the bottom of her raised foot. Jumpsuit-clad acrobats climb into the centers of large hoops, coaxing them into stage-encircling rolls, and others assume gravity-defying poses atop towers of chairs and precarious ladders.
When it opened in 1927, the Florida Theatre was the largest of 15 cinemas in downtown Jacksonville. Today, it's the city's last surviving vestige of that era's iconic architecture. Designed by New Yorker R.E. Hall and Jacksonvillian Roy Benjamin, the venue is a prime example of the Mediterranean Revival style, with a ceiling covered in glittering stars and a six-story proscenium arch. And even as the entertainment industry shifted towards television, the Florida Theatre survived by hosting interactive game nights and concerts from underground artists, including Elvis Presley. The space was renovated In the early 1980s, and today it returns to its entertaining roots by hosting live events and classic film screenings.