Florida Theatre Hosts Comedic Icon Lily Tomlin in February; Tickets on Sale Now
The comedic treasure lands at the historic Jacksonville venue on February 6th for an unforgettable night of fun and sidesplitting laughter.
JACKSONVILLE, FL; JANUARY 16, 2014 – The Florida Theatre is proud to present an evening with Lily Tomlin, one of the most innovative forces in American comedy. On Thursday, February 6, 2014, at 8pm, Lily Tomlin will fill the Florida Theatre stage with her hilarious and incisive characters – both old and new. Ticket range from $68.50 to $41.50 and are on sale now at the Florida Theatre box office, by calling 904-355-ARTS, or at any Ticketmaster outlet.
In a career spanning 45 years, Lily Tomlin, one of America\’s foremost comediennes, continues to venture across an ever-widening range of media, starring in television, theater, motion pictures, animation, and video. Her characters for TV\’s Laugh In brought attention to and set the stage for Tomlin\’s illustrious career. Notable characters include: the irascible, prune-faced telephone operator \”Ernestine;\” the precocious sandbox philosopher, six year old \”Edith Ann,\” in an oversized rocking chair; and the \”Tasteful Lady,\” imperious and upper-class, who never fails to puncture her own pretense.
She explains her approach: \”I try to construct a compressed accuracy, a character essence that is as true and real as I can get it. I never play for a joke, per se.\” Film director Robert Benton said of Tomlin, \”Her imagination is so vast that she just assumes the personality of the character.\” Tomlin\’s range is wide. In her 1975 film debut, Tomlin was nominated for an Academy Award for her searing portrayal of a gospel singer and mother of two deaf children in Robert Altman\’s Nashville.
In addition to Laugh In, Tomlin has appeared on countless television programs such as The West Wing, Murphy Brown, The Simpsons, The Magic School Bus, and recently Desperate Housewives and Damages. For her work in television, Tomlin has received six Emmy Awards, a Cable Ace Award for executive producing the film adaptation of The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, and two Peabody Awards-for the ABC television special, Edith Ann\’s Christmas: Just Say Noël and for narrating and executive producing the HBO film, The Celluloid Closet.
Tomlin has appeared in nearly 20 films including 9 to 5, The Pink Panther 2, A Prairie Home Companion, Tea with Mussolini, Flirting with Disaster, Big Business and her film debut, Robert Altman\’s Nashville, for which she was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
On stage, Tomlin received multiple accolades for her one-woman Broadway performance in her partner, writer Jane Wagner\’s The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe. She received a Tony Award for Best Actress and the Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics\’ Circle Awards. Tomlin also received a Tony Award for another one-woman Broadway show, Appearing Nightly.
Tomlin received a Grammy Award for her comedy album, This is a Recording, as well as nominations for her subsequent albums Modern Scream, And That\’s the Truth, and
Ms. Tomlin is the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American humor.
Tickets for this special solo performance start at $41.50 and are available at the Florida Theatre box office, by calling 904-355-ARTS, or at any Ticketmaster outlet. The Florida Theatre is handicapped accessible and has secure and convenient parking. For further information please visit http://www.floridatheatre.com.