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CHRISTMAS CAROLE at the Alhambra: An Annual Holiday Favorite

ALHAMBRA THEATRE & DINING DUAL CRITICS REVIEW REVIEW Once upon a time in 1935, the Alhambra Dinner Theatre first presented “,” with music and lyrics by Bruce Allen Scudder and book by Janie Nowell. This original musical is based on the beloved classic story by Charles Dickens. The Alhambra’s family-friendly production is currently on stage at for the twenty-fifth time, and will remain until December 24, 2017. A holiday visit to the Alhambra is a tradition for many local theatre goers, and most of the current run is sold old. If you want to see it, call the Alhambra’s box …

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The Addams Family, Alhambra Dinner Theatre, Jacksonville, Florida

ALHAMBRA THEATRE REVIEW: They’re Kooky & They’re Spooky “THE ADDAMS FAMILY”

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW Jacksonville’s Alhambra Theatre opened its fall season on October 4, 2017 with “. This musical comedy is based on the work of cartoonist (1912 – 1988), who first brought the characters to life in 1938 in “The New Yorker.” Their popularity led to a 1960’s television series, two animated series, three films, a DVD, and pinball and video games. The story was fashioned into a musical in 2010, with book by and , creators of “,” and music and lyrics by . With Nathan Lane in the leading role, it ran on Broadway for 772 performances. …

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Dive Right In! “THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB” At The Alhambra Dinner Theatre

ALHAMBRA THEATRE AND DINING DUAL CRITICS REVIEW The Alhambra Theatre continues its celebration of fifty years of memories with the hilarious which opened August 19, 2017 and will run through September 24. Buy your tickets at 904-641-1212 or visit Alhambrajax.com. The  is located at 12000 Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida. You deserve one or more laughs every day, but how about two hours of wall-to-wall laughter? “Dixie Swim Club” is just the ticket; it played at the Alhambra four years ago and was so well received it is back by popular demand. This bright and breezy comedy is about five …

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A Classic Dramedy “STEEL MAGNOLIAS” at the Alhambra

ALHAMBRA DINNER THEATRE A Dual Critics Review by Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom Jacksonville’s continued the year-long celebration of its fiftieth birthday by presenting another great play from the past with Robert Harling’s “,” which opened May 24 and will run until June 25, 2017. This show has blossomed into a classic dramedy since its debut in 1987, remaining popular in the US and many other countries throughout the world. A film adaptation was released in 1989. For this choice, the Alhambra, which opened in 1967, has drawn from its history. In 1969, the theatre staged “Barefoot in the Park,” …

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Motown-Inspired “DREAMGIRLS” at the Alhambra

ALHAMBRA THEATRE & DINING REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM    Jacksonville’s opened the Motown-inspired musical, “” on April 12, 2017. It will run through May 21 at 12000 Beach Boulevard. If you want to see a show loaded with terrific voices, don’t miss this entertaining musical. For reservations, call (904) 641-1212 or visit alhambrajax.com. “Dreamgirls,” with book and lyrics by and music by , opened on Broadway in 1981, ran for over 1,500 performances, was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, and won six. The show mirrors the rise of The Supremes and lead singer …

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ALHAMBRA THEATER & DINING’S COMMEMORATIVE BOOK

A BOOK REVIEW BY THE DUAL CRITICS, DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM Jacksonville’s is celebrating an anniversary throughout 2017: fifty years of presenting outstanding on-stage entertainment. As part of the celebration, the theatre commissioned the preparation of “Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 50 Years of Memories,” a commemorative book designed to capture and share the history, events and memories of the last five decades. The first edition of the book, written by and edited by , was published in December, 2016; we noticed a number of copies being purchased by patrons at the theatre’s 2016 New Year’s Eve Celebration. As theatre …

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COME BLOW YOUR HORN – Back To Alhambra’s Beginning

ALHAMBRA THEATRE AND DINING REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM The  is celebrating its birthday throughout 2017. This cherished Jacksonville venue is now fifty years old, and the owners are making the January opening of the year-long celebration special by staging ’s “,” the theatre’s opening show in 1967. And to make it even more special, they are offering unheard of pricing for this limited showing running through January 27. You can purchase two tickets for the show for only $50.00 — and ’s wonderful table service three-course meal is included! Neil Simon is one …

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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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Dual Critics Review: SISTER ACT at the Alhambra – Make Laughs Your Habit

ALHAMBRA THEATRE AND DINING A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] The opened the musical comedy “” on September 7, 2016 which will run through October 9. The musical is based on the 1992 hit film of the same name which starred . Some changes were made during the transition to the stage. Composer , of “Little Shop of Horrors” fame added newly written music, the setting was moved from Reno to Philadelphia, and actress was cast in the leading role. The musical has been a hit from the beginning. It opened at Pasadena Playhouse in …

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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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