Alhambra’s A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline

Writing for the dozens of fans in Jacksonville, we sincerely thank Gail Bliss for her professionalism and perfection as a performer over the years. We love you and we will miss you.

After Patsy rides off into the sunset, Sally Struthers will be taking over the stage as Dolly Levi in the award winning Hello Dolly. Artistic Director Tod Booth has been hard at work assembling the show, which will feature twenty-two singers and dancers. The Alhambra will be using an enlarged stage for the production, so dinner will be a plated meal which Craig Smith assures us will be truly outstanding.

When you call in for one of those remaining A Closer Walk tickets, you may as well make reservations for musical theatre’s favorite matchmaker, Dolly. Hello Dolly will be playing February 29 through April 8.


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.

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