Limelight Theatre

The Limelight Theatre is a non-profit community theatre located in St. Augustine, Florida, United States. Founded in 1992 by Anne Kraft and Jean Rahner, the theatre staged its first production at the Monson Bayfront Inn in August of that year. After achieving non-profit status in 1994, the Limelight Theatre continued to produce shows at v... read all

Currently On Stage

9 to 5: The Musical
July 2024
Matuza Mainstage

Past Productions

Always A Bridesmaid
June 2024
Matuza Mainstage
A Doll's House, Part 2
May 2024
Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre
First Date
April 2024
Matuza Mainstage
Independence
April 2024
Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre
Wait Until Dark
March 2024
Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre
Tuck Everlasting
February 2024
Matuza Mainstage
Kitchen Witches
January 2024
Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre
Storefront Church
November 2023
Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre
The Music Man
September 2023
Matuza Mainstage
Hands on a Hard Body
August 2023
Matuza Mainstage
Little Miss Sunshine
May 2023
Matuza Mainstage
Over the River and Through the Woods
April 2023
Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre
The Diviners
February 2023
Matuza Mainstage
Oleanna
January 2023
Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre
Big Fish
October 2022
Matuza Mainstage
Parade (musical)
August 2022
Matuza Mainstage
Dial M For Murder
June 2022
Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre
Little Women (musical)
May 2022
Matuza Mainstage

About Limelight Theatre

The Limelight Theatre is a non-profit community theatre located in St. Augustine, Florida, United States. Founded in 1992 by Anne Kraft and Jean Rahner, the theatre staged its first production at the Monson Bayfront Inn in August of that year.

After achieving non-profit status in 1994, the Limelight Theatre continued to produce shows at various locations around St. Augustine, including a rented building on U.S. 1. In 2001, the theatre was able to purchase a 10,000 square foot building on Old Mission Avenue with the help of a grant from the Joukowsky Family Foundation. The building was converted into a 125-seat theatre, marking the theatre’s first permanent home.

In 2006, the Limelight Theatre received a Cultural Facilities Grant of $398,000 from the State of Florida, which was used to fund significant improvements to the building, including a new roof, air-conditioning, heating, sound and lighting systems, lobby and restroom renovations, and the creation of a black box space called the Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre that seats 75-90 people.

The Limelight Theatre is known for its diverse programming, which includes plays, musicals, and other live performances. The theatre also offers year-round theatre education programs for individuals of all ages, from 4 years old and up.

The Limelight Theatre is committed to supporting the local community and often partners with local organizations and charities to promote the arts and raise awareness and funds for important causes. The theatre has become a cultural hub in St. Augustine, drawing audiences from across the region and beyond, and has established a reputation for excellence in the arts.

Reviews

When the Past Knocks: the Consequences of Independence in ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ at Limelight Theatre | JaxPlays Reviews

Set fifteen years after Nora Helmer famously slammed the door on her life, Limelight Theatre’s production of A Doll’s House, Part 2 offers a fresh perspective on a classic story, delving into the complexities of personal freedom, societal expectations and one woman’s steadfast commitment to her own principles and autonomy above all else. read more

No Awkward Silences Here: 'First Date' Fills the Air with Laughter at Limelight | JaxPlays Reviews

First Date is a hilarious and charming musical that follows the story of Aaron (Mitchell Wohl), a nervous investment banker, and Casey (Mary Elizabeth Schubert), a quick-witted artist, who are set up on a blind date at a bustling New York City cafe. Throughout their evening, their inner anxieties and hopes burst into life with the unexpected interventions of their ex-partners, overbearing relatives and a gaggle of imaginary advisors who appear out of the ether to dish out advice, often comically unsolicited. read more

Into the Shadows: 'Wait Until Dark' Lights Up Limelight Theatre | JaxPlays Reviews

In the shadowy corners of Limelight Theatre’s Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre, Wait Until Dark draws the audience into a world where darkness is both a literal and metaphorical challenge. In Frederick Knott’s gripping tale, Susy Hendrix, a blind woman, becomes entangled in a perilous scheme with three con men seeking a doll filled with drugs. As the plot thickens, Susy’s sharp wits become her primary defense in a suspenseful battle of survival. read more