Tag Archives: Ian Black

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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'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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Brighton Beach Memoirs: Tod Booth brings another sparkling Neil Simon production to Alhambra

Brighton Beach Memoirs: Tod Booth brings another sparkling Neil Simon production to Alhambra

Brighton Beach Memoirs at the Alhambra: A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW Jacksonville’s Alhambra Theatre & Dining opened Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs on September 18, which runs through October 13, 2019. The theatre is located at 12000 Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida. Visit alhambrajax.com or call 904-641-1212 for reservations. After this comedy with heart opened on Broadway in 1983, Matthew Broderick received the Tony for Best Actor in the role of the adolescent Eugene Jerome. Audiences loved it, and it stayed for three years. The play is the first in Simons’s semi-autobiographical Eugene Trilogy which includes “Biloxi Blues” and “Broadway Bound.” The setting …

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Take a Two-Hour Trip to Greece with Alhambra Dinner Theatre's 'Mamma Mia!'

Take a Two-Hour Trip to Greece with Alhambra Dinner Theatre’s ‘Mama Mia!’

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: MAMA MIA! AT ALHAMBRA THEATRE & DINING  Jacksonville’s has opened one of the most successful jukebox musicals ever with Mama Mia! featuring over twenty songs composed by Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus. ABBA-SOLUTELY FABULOUS FUN awaits ticket holders! This show marks the tenth year of the venue’s purchase by Managing Partner and Partners Bill Barnett, Fraser Bruns, and E. Karl Frisch.  The musical, which premiered in London in 1999, has been wildly popular, having played to a worldwide audience of sixty million theatre goers. After making it to Broadway in 2001, it remained for almost six thousand performances before …

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Shrek The Musical at PBTS, Photos by Maxie Lamont Coleman III, Players By The Sea Theatre, Jacksonville Beach, Florida

A Summer Musical For Kids and Adults! Shrek at Players By The Sea Theatre

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW Jacksonville Beach’s opened Shrek, The Musical, its summer fun-time production on July 19 for a run through August 11, 2019. Players is located at 106 6th Street North in . For reservations call 904-249-0289 or visit playersbythesea.orgthe-musical.  Shrek was a notably successful animated film adapted as a stage musical by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire. The musical debuted on Broadway in 2008, ran for twelve months, and toured afterward. The opening cost was twenty-five million dollars and it was one of the most expensive shows staged at that time. It received eight Tony Award nominations including …

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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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Godspell, Alhambra Theatre & Dining

Godspell at the Alhambra: The Gospel of St. Matthew with a Modern Musical Twist

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW The Alhambra Theatre opened its 2019 season with “Godspell,” which will be on stage through February 10th. The theatre is located at 12000 Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida. Visit alhambrajax.com or call 904-641-1212 for reservations. The musical, which has been around since the seventies, ran in New York for over five years. It became a popular choice for venues throughout the states and abroad; the Alhambra staged previous productions in 1985 and 1990. A 2012 revision changed the staging but kept the same wonderful songs. In case you were wondering, the title “Godspell” is an Old …

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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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