Also of note, owner Craig Smith and his investors have returned to the tradition of the Gala Night on the opening Friday, complete with spotlights, red carpet, velvet ropes, and pre-show hors d’oeuvres and champagne from roving waiters.
This is a show for the entire family, from children to seniors. The story is easy to follow, the dances remarkable and the musical numbers strong. The show is lively and moves along rapidly, always keeping your interest. The first act has eight scenes but only runs an hour thanks to skillful direction and an excellent backstage crew.
Don’t miss what was one of the longest running shows on Broadway, garnering Tony Awards for Best Musical in 1980 and Best Revival in 2001. For reservations, call 641-1212 or visit the Alhambra website: alhambrajax.com And when you make your reservation, make sure you mention if you are celebrating a birthday or an anniversary, so the Alhambra staff can acknowledge the occasion; you may find a surprise in store.