Alhambra’s Driving Miss Daisy

February 12, 2013
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Driving Miss Daisy Alhambra Gala by iames photography

Many of the gala night audience members were obviously fans of “The Waltons” which went off the air in 1981, and Ms. Learned who played Olivia, the mother of John Boy, does not disappoint her fans. She is marvelous.

Speaking about “The Waltons” I did a little research and could not find it being rerun on television right now. The Hallmark channel does run episodes from time to time. But if you want to introduce “The Waltons” to your children or grandchildren then call the Jacksonville Public Library and reserve and check out a DVD of one of the seasons in their system. You can also view brief clips on YouTube. The show was one of the best family shows ever broadcast.

Driving Miss Daisy is a timeless treasure that has remained popular since it debuted in 1987. The 1989 movie with Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy won an Oscar for best picture of the year. The Alhambra Theatre is located at 12000 Beach Blvd in Jacksonville. Call 641-1212 or visit alhambrajax.com. Don’t dally and chance missing the darling Daisy. Tickets are going fast.

P.S. – the Alhambra Chef has created a delicious southern style menu just for this show.

 

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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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