Tag Archives: Brian Beach

Tick-Tocks, Teacups & Candelabras “Beauty and the Beast”

A Dual Critics Review by Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom [email protected] The Alhambra Theatre has scheduled a summer show that is family-friendly and will appeal to theatre goers of all ages. This year’s treat is the ever-popular smash hit musical “,” which opened on June 15 and will be on stage through July 31, 2016. If you read no further than this, let it be known that the production is top-notch, filled with peerless voices, delightful dancing, and magnificent costumes. Many readers are familiar with this French fairytale that debuted as an animated musical Disney film in 1991. A stage …

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THEATRE REVIEW: “WHITE CHRISTMAS”

It will be snowing in Jacksonville, Florida through December 24, as the Alhambra Theatre at 12000 Beach Boulevard presents Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” The musical debuted in 2004 and is already a classic; a must-see-it on everyone’s holiday calendar. The musical is based on a 1954 film of the same name, and its 1942 predecessor, “Holiday Inn.” Both were musicals with songs written by Berlin and sung by Bing Crosby. The  did “” in 2012, and it was a smash hit, with sold-out performances. The 2014 version, which opened on November 26, has also been a hit at the box …

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THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

The Alhambra opened the funniest and most unique musical comedy of the year on October 22, 2014 with “,” winner of five Tony Awards. All this zaniness and fun will be on stage at 12000 Beach Blvd in Jacksonville, Florida until November 23rd. This show opens with “Man in Chair” sitting in a comfortable easy chair, with his phonograph and record collection at his side, in his living room to the left of the stage. We soon learn that the man, played by New York actor Joel Newsome, is a devoted musical theatre fan. He selects a recording of “The …

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