ABET | ALL BEACHES EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE | Performances at The Foundation Academy
3675 San Pablo Rd. South, Jacksonville, FL | Get Directions


ABET Has A New Home!

We’re happy to announce our upcoming 30th season will be at…

The Foundation Academy
3675 San Pablo Rd S, Jacksonville, FL 32224

We are thrilled about the new location, which will allow us to spread out and expand our productions as well as our audiences. The larger space will allow for social distancing to make our patrons, volunteers, technicians & performers feel safe and comfortable.

Our brand new 2021/2022 Season has been announced!

We can’t wait to see you back at ABET!

Click Here for Details and Ticket Information.

Celia Frank is Retiring

With a sad and grateful heart, All Beaches Experimental Theatre bids goodbye to Celia Frank. After 14 years leading ABET as the Managing Artistic Director, on June 1, Celia is retiring. She leaves behind a legacy of incredible performances as she continually ensured ABET captured the attention of audiences and maintained ABET’s standing as one of Northeast Florida’s highest quality and most professional community theatres.  Read the full announcement here …


Always…Patsy Cline — Sept. 17 – Oct 3, 2021

by Ted Swindley
Directed by Lee Hamby
Musical Director- Erin Barnes
Starring Kristin Pidcock as Patsy and Cathy O’Brien as Louise

In collaboration with The Limelight Theatre

*Sponsored by John & Beverly Johnson

Always…Patsy Cline is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. The show is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death.

This musical play, complete with down home country humor, true emotion and even some audience participation, includes many of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight…27 songs in all. The show’s title was inspired by Cline’s letters to Seger, which were consistently signed “Love ALWAYS… Patsy Cline.”

Always Patsy Cline

$25 online
$30 at the door

Get your tickets today!