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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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Hop In For Laughs “HARVEY”

ALHAMBRA THEATRE AND DINING REVIEW The delightful comedy “,” which opened on August 12, 2015 and will run through September 6, is onstage at the , at 12000 Beach Boulevard. Mary Chase’s 1944 play, about a man whose best friend is a six-foot-tall invisible rabbit, won the Pulitzer Prize and ran for 1,775 performances on Broadway. It was made into a movie in 1950 starring Jimmy Stewart as the leading character If you have never seen the play, you should, since it is one of the all-time classics. If you have seen the play or the movie, go because it …

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THE 39 STEPS – Alhambra Theatre review

The  opened ‘s “” on August 6, 2014 for a limited engagement through September 7. For Information and reservations, call 904-641-1212 or visit www.alhambrajax.com. A 1915 novel by Scottish author  was freely adapted by Hitchcock as the screenplay for one of his most famous films, a mystery thriller with a prolonged wild chase scene; a classic which shows up on cable from time to time and is available at the public library. Scottish actor/playwright  adapted the story for the stage, closely following the dialogue in the movie. The play opened in 2005 in London, went to Broadway in 2008, was …

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