A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: Elf – The Musical The opened its annual Christmas holiday show with the return of “Elf – The Musical” on November 29, which remains on stage through December 24, 2019. Last year’s production of this holiday classic filled with Christmas cheer was sold out in August, and played to full houses throughout the run. Managing Partner, , decided to reschedule the play this year so theatergoers who were disappointed that they couldn’t get tickets last year could see it. The current production also sold out in August, and Craig says it’s their “fastest-selling show ever.” So …Read More »
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 …Read More »
In the Alhambra Kitchen – 9 to 5 Menu is Working Overtime!
Executive Chef creates a new menu for every show, themed to its plot and script (albeit sometimes more loosely than others). The menu for is below. First Course Choices Mixed greens salad with citrus & cilantro dressing, topped with strawberry, Mandarin oranges, feta & sliced tomatoes (gluten free), or Duchess Soup, a rich cheese-based broth with carrots and onions, served with a fresh-baked Parmesan crustini Second Course Choices Slow roasted center cut beef sirloin with hand cut fries and garlic green beans, or Baked chicken and spinach penne pasta with mornay sauce, Parmesan, tomatoes, or Sweet tea-poached salmon with tomatoes …Read More »
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 …Read More »