Tag Archives: Mark Poppleton

Song, Dance, Comedy, and a Holiday Feast: "Elf - The Musical" at the Alhambra

Song, Dance, Comedy, and a Holiday Feast: “Elf – The Musical” at the Alhambra

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 …

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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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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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1776: A Musical Revolution Alhambra Theatre and Dining Review

1776, A Musical Revolution: Alhambra Theatre and Dining Review

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW Jacksonville’s Alhambra Theatre opened the Tony Award-winning musical “1776” on October 17, which will continue through November 18, 2018. The theatre is located at 12000 Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida. Visit alhambrajax.com or call 904-641-1212 for reservations. The Alhambra’s timing for staging the production is notable, since our country is involved in mid-term elections which include extensive coverage of all things political by our newspapers and television commentators. This 1969 musical by Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone is about the drafting, acceptance and signing of the Declaration of Independence, the cornerstone of our liberty. Director Tod …

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Alhambra Jax, Annie

Tomorrow Is Here “ANNIE” At The Alhambra

ALHAMBRA THEATRE & DINING REVIEW “Annie,” which is considered the most successful Broadway family musical ever, is back on stage at the Alhambra. It opened on June 28, 2017 and will remain through August 13. Tickets are going fast so call (904) 641-1212 or visit alhambrajax.com to reserve your seats. Lyricist and Director began writing the play in 1971. His intent was imparting hope in troubled times; the country was facing the Vietnam War, unemployment was increasing, and the city of New York was going bankrupt. Thomas Meehan and Charles Strouse collaborated on the script. The musical debuted on Broadway …

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The very wacky and very funny “ANYTHING GOES”

Alhambra Theatre & Dining Review The opened ’s classic “” on October 21, 2015. The production is a precision-tooled and handsomely cast revival that makes the most of every musical moment and every plot twist and all the fun will be on stage at 12000 Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida through November 22, 2015. Call (904) 641-1212 or visit alhambrajax.com for reservations. This musical opened in 1934 with songs especially written for Ethel Merman who did the show on Broadway and also appeared in the 1936 movie, along with Bing Crosby. The play was originally called “Hard to Get” and …

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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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Alhambra White Christmas

Alhambra’s White Christmas

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? A Christmas that includes softly falling snow? Not much chance of that in Jacksonville, although we came close in 1989. Does anyone remember? If you’re dreaming of a theatrical White Christmas, then the musical stage version of the 1954 Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye movie is now at the Alhambra and will remain until December 24. However, even experiencing the fluffy stuff vicariously may remain a dream unless you already have reserved seats, as the show has been sold out since Halloween. You can ask to be put a waiting list; perhaps you’ll …

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