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Aint Misbehavin', Alhambra Theatre & Dining, Jacksonville, Florida

Ain’t Misbehavin’ at the Alhambra Brings National Caliber Talent to Jacksonville Stage

A DUAL CRITICS ALHAMBRA THEATRE & DINING REVIEW  ONE NEVER KNOWS, DO ONE? That was the favorite expression of American songwriter Fats Waller, and one frequently heard in Ain’t Misbehavin’, which received a Tony in 1978 for best musical and ran for almost four years on  Broadway. The show opened at Jacksonville’s on May 8 and runs through June 9, 2019. And one just never knows what’s going to turn up on that stage to entertain North Floridians and visitors. Last month, it was the , next month, it will be Disney’s The Little Mermaid (June 12 – July 28). The …

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Mid Life! The Crisis Musical, Alhambra

‘Mid Life! The Crisis Musical’ is Funny & Fast Paced, at Alhambra through Mar 24

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW Jacksonville’s Alhambra Theatre opened its second show of 2019 with the Jacksonville premier of “Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical” on February 20th, which remains onstage through March 24th. The theatre is located at 12000 Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida. Visit alhambrajax.com or call 904-641-1212 for reservations. This is a musical revue and is quite different than many of the musicals seen on this stage. It offers a humorous look at the slings and arrows – the inevitable midlife complaints and maladies — that men and women encounter as they reach their forties and fifties. The show, written …

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DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: Little Shop of Horrors at Alhambra Theatre & Dining

The Alhambra Theatre opened the 2nd show of its 51st season with the classic “Little Shop of Horrors” the l982 Off-Broadway musical by and which in turn was base on Roger Corman’s l960 movie. It has remained very popular over the years after running for five years in New York. This show run through March 25 20l8, call 641-1212 for reservations. is located at 12000 Beach Blvd in Jacksonville Florida. This is the story of a nebbish flower shop guy Seymour () who unknowingly cultivates an “unusual” new plant that brings him good fortune and wealth to the skid row …

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ALHAMBRA THEATRE & DINING REVIEW: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES

Jacksonville’s Alhambra Theatre opened its 2018 Season with the North Florida premier of “The Marvelous Wonderettes.” The musical, which runs through February 4, 2018, is the first of nine shows included in the Alhambra’s schedule this year; eight are musicals. “Wonderettes” was written by who has created a number of jukebox musicals in the past. It debuted in 2007 and has delighted audiences throughout the country with trips down memory lane. The first act is set in 1958, when four talented girls with stand-up microphones are on stage at Springfield High School (Go Chipmunks!) on Prom Night. They are dressed …

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A Classic Dramedy “STEEL MAGNOLIAS” at the Alhambra

ALHAMBRA DINNER THEATRE A Dual Critics Review by Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom Jacksonville’s continued the year-long celebration of its fiftieth birthday by presenting another great play from the past with Robert Harling’s “,” which opened May 24 and will run until June 25, 2017. This show has blossomed into a classic dramedy since its debut in 1987, remaining popular in the US and many other countries throughout the world. A film adaptation was released in 1989. For this choice, the Alhambra, which opened in 1967, has drawn from its history. In 1969, the theatre staged “Barefoot in the Park,” …

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Motown-Inspired “DREAMGIRLS” at the Alhambra

ALHAMBRA THEATRE & DINING REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM    Jacksonville’s opened the Motown-inspired musical, “” on April 12, 2017. It will run through May 21 at 12000 Beach Boulevard. If you want to see a show loaded with terrific voices, don’t miss this entertaining musical. For reservations, call (904) 641-1212 or visit alhambrajax.com. “Dreamgirls,” with book and lyrics by and music by , opened on Broadway in 1981, ran for over 1,500 performances, was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, and won six. The show mirrors the rise of The Supremes and lead singer …

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A CHRISTMAS STORY at the Alhambra

ALHAMBRA THEATRE AND DINING REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM Jacksonville’s opened its annual Christmas show on November 23, 2016 with the area premier of “.” The production will remain on stage through December 24. If you want to see it, call the Alhambra and get on a waiting list; while it’s currently sold out, cancellations do occur from time to time. The initial inspiration for this nostalgic look at the past came from a book by author and radio entertainer . “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash,” first published in 1966, is …

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A MURDER MYSTERY MUSICAL – THEATRE ON A MISSION

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW by DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] held a gala fundraiser show at the on June 20, 2016. This mission group was started several years ago by and , while students at . After planning a trip to Africa, they invited others to join them. The focus of their work was teaching theatre arts — acting, singing, and dancing — to children from an orphanage and nearby schools in Bondo, Kenya. Two trips to Africa in 2011 and 2014 were followed by a trip to Costa Rica in 2015. This year, it’s back to Bondo, with …

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HONKY TONK ANGELS

DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] ALHAMBRA THEATRE & DINING REVIEW Jacksonville’s opened its 2016 schedule with the first of a number of trips down theatre’s memory lane. , author of “Always . . . Patsy Cline,” created “” which is similar to “Always” in that it is filled with country music. And since Jacksonville is filled with audiences who love country music, we know this show, which will be on stage until February 7th, is going to be a big hit. Call 904-641-1212 or visit alhambrajax.com for reservations. The tale is that of three young women who go to …

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A Holiday Ghost Tale “CHRISTMAS CAROLE”

Alhambra Theatre & Dining Review Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom [email protected] ‘Tis the Christmas season and no Christmas— past, present, or future— would be complete without Charles Dickens’ touching morality tale, “.” The ’s version is back for the twenty-fourth time, where it opened with a sold-out gala night on November 27, 2015. Skinflint Ebenezer Scrooge will be delighting audiences until December 24th. If you are reading this, you are likely either someone who has seen a past performance of this show at the Alhambra and want to know if it is true to the heritage of the past, or …

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