Alhambra 42nd Street

42nd Street: A Song & Dance Extravaganza

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: 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.

About Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom

The Dual Critics of EU Jacksonville have been reviewing plays together for the past nine years. Dick Kerekes has been a critic since 1980, starting with The First Coast Entertainer and continuing as the paper morphed into EU Jacksonville. Leisla Sansom wrote reviews from time to time in the early 80s, but was otherwise occupied in the business world. As a writing team, they have attended almost thirty Humana Festivals of New America Plays at Actors Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky, and many of the annual conferences sponsored by the American Theatre Critics Association, which are held in cities throughout the country. They have reviewed plays in Cincinnati, Chicago, Miami, Sarasota, Minneapolis, Orlando, New York, Philadelphia, Sarasota, San Francisco, Shepherdstown, and The Eugene O’Neill Center in Waterford, Massachusetts. They currently review about one hundred plays annually in the North Florida area theaters, which include community, college, university, and professional productions.

october, 2021