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FOOTLOOSE AT THE ALHAMBRA

“Footloose” opened at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre on October 22 and will remain on stage through November 22, 2020. The Dual Critics of EU Jacksonville – Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom – did not review the opening of this production, which was sold out before it even opened! Looks like the “Grease” crowd wanted to see it and turned out in force. We’ve seen productions in other venues and loved them: the plot revolves around a teenager facing the challenge of life in a small town that has outlawed dancing. If you want to see it, you can try calling …

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LOVE, SEX AND THE I.R.S at the ALHAMBRA

ALHAMBRA THEATRE AND DINING REVIEW The Alhambra Dinner Theatre is staging “Love, Sex and the IRS,” a farce that plays out at whirlwind speed. It opened on September 30, 2020 and will remain through October 18, to be followed by “Footloose” and “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The play, written by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, debuted in 1979, delivers non-stop laughs for two hours, and remains one of the comic greats. The setting is a large two-story apartment in New York, which at today’s prices would probably cost at least $3,000 dollars a month to rent. Two struggling musicians …

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American La Ronde: A Provocative Dietz Play Staged by FSCJ Dramaworks

American La Ronde: A Provocative Dietz Play Staged by FSCJ Dramaworks

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW  Florida State College of Jacksonville staged the North Florida premiere of American La Ronde, by noted playwright , during October 31 – November 3, 2019. The script is based on Reigen a much older play by Vienna writer Arthur Schnitzler (1862 – 1931).  The play, written in German in 1890, portrays sexuality in a social context. It was first staged in 1920, and was not well-received by the public. A storm of criticism led to a court case. And although the charge of immorality was dismissed, Schnitzler no longer allowed productions in German-speaking countries. However, the work …

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'Jekyll & Hyde' at Alhambra is a Chilling Unforgettable Tale

‘Jekyll & Hyde’ at Alhambra is a Chilling Unforgettable Tale

Alhambra Theatre & Dining Dual Critics Review  The Alhambra Theatre, Jacksonville’s only dinner theatre, opened “Jekyll & Hyde” on October 23, 2019, which runs through November 24, 2019. The theatre is located at 12000 Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida. Visit alhambrajax.com or call 904-641-1212 for reservations. The musical is based on a novella by Robert Louis Stevenson first published in 1886. Book and lyrics are by Leslie Bricusse, with music by . This mesmerizing production of ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ is directed by Alhambra’s , who directed the same show on this stage eighteen years ago. Dr. Henry Jekyll is a …

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Alhambra Dinner Theatre, Elf - The Musical

Elf – The Musical: Holiday Favorite on the Big Stage at Alhambra Theatre & Dining

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW The Alhambra Theatre opened its annual Christmas holiday show with the Jacksonville premier of “Elf – The Musical” on December 21, 2018, which will remain on stage through December 24. “Elf” came to life in a movie released in 2003 and was a big hit. A musical version debuted on Broadway in 2010, and has remained a popular seasonal show throughout the country. The play opens with Santa (), who has been using his iPad to keep his naughty and nice lists updated, deciding to relate the story of Buddy the Elf. Buddy is not really …

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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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SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE

ALHAMBRA THEATRE & DINING REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] The presents the longest-running revue in Broadway history, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe,” which ran for over two thousand performances after opening in 1995. The show will be on stage at 12000 Beach Boulevard, in Jacksonville, Florida through September 4, 2016. Call 904 641-1212 for reservations or visit alhambrajax.com. “” was created by the songwriting team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who first got together back in 1950 when they were teenagers living in Los Angeles. They loved boogie and blues and began writing music …

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Catch Their Scratch! “CATS”

FSCJ HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER MUSICAL THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] The and the opened the 11th edition of the Summer Musical Theatre Experience (SMTE) on July 22, 2016 with a revival of ’s “Cats,” with additional performances scheduled during July 23 –24 and July 29 – 31. You can order tickets by phone at (904) 646-2222 or (904) 442-2929 or online at www.fscjartistseries.org. All shows are at the on the South Campus of FSCJ on Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida. Cats have nine lives, or so the myth goes. “” obviously has …

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What A Way To Earn A Living: “9 To 5” The Musical

ALHAMBRA THEATRE AND DINING REVIEW The opened at 12000 Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville on September 16, 2015 for a run through October 18. If the advanced sale of tickets means anything, the production is one of the most in-demand shows at the Alhambra in recent years. For reservations, call (904) 641-1212 or visit alhambrajax.com. 9 to 5 is based on the very popular 1980 movie starring , , and . The musical opened in New York in 2009 and received four Tony award nominations and fifteen Drama Desk award nominations. While full of laughs and a lot of fun, it …

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The Cat’s Outta The Hat! “Seussical – The Musical”

ALHAMBRA THEATRE & DINING REVIEW “SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL” Jacksonville’s Alhambra Theatre opened its annual summer treat on June 24, 2015 with “,” a bright imaginative musical comedy based on the works of Dr. Seuss by , , and . The show will run through August 2 at 12000 Beach Boulevard. Call 904-641-1212 or visit alhambrajax.com for reservations. The production is two hours of magic, filled with one entertaining song after another as well as all those wonderful Seuss characters who come alive on the stage. The Cat in the Hat () opens the show in a delightfully daffy comic performance, …

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