Thursday, September 1, 2016

‘Sister Act’ opens at the Alhambra Theater and Dining in JAX

The upbeat musical production, “Sister Act”, is coming to the famous Alhambra Theatre & Dining, starting September 7th.  The stellar cast of “Sister Act” features: Renee Veronica Freeman who starred as main character "Deloris Van Carter" in the national and international tours of the production.  Freeman has also appeared on the CBS drama Limitless and the NBC drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.  Joining her are Disney cast members Molly Anne Ross and Joshian Morales.

Synopsis: Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet!  Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found – a convent!  Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior.  Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover.  Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.  Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing, and a truly moving story, “Sister Act” is a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship.

About the Menu: As he does for each Alhambra show, Executive Chef DeJuan Roy has created a menu inspired by the story and music of Sister Act.  The First course features: a choice of white bean, kale and turkey sausage soup: or spinach salad with apples, raisins, red onions, warm bacon vinaigrette; the Second course features: a choice of roasted lemon chicken with garlic and herb red potatoes and Italian-style green beans; or Chimichurri-braised pork with baked barbecue black-eyed peas, white rice, garlic and Texas toast; or fried triggerfish with tomato cheese grits, Brussels sprout slaw and a lemon herb aioli; or house-made pirogi & vegetable Stew.  The Dessert course includes: a choice of Dutch Apple Pie with warm caramel, or Banana Split Cake, or fresh fruit, or chocolate mousse, or sherbet.

Based on the 1992 movie which starred Whoopi Goldberg, Sister Act originally opened in London's West End in 2009 and debuted on Broadway in 2011.  The show was nominated for 14 Laurence Oliver, Drama Desk and Tony® Awards.

“Sister Act”
DATES: September 7 – October 9, 2016

SHOW TIMES: Evening shows Tuesday through Sunday start at 8 p.m.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be served until 7:30 p.m.  Saturday Matinees begin at 1:15 p.m.  Doors open at 11 a.m. and the brunch starts at 11:15 a.m.  Sunday Matinees are at 2 p.m.  Doors open at noon and the meal service starts at 12:15 p.m.

DRESS: “Gala Night” (Friday Sept. 9, 2016) attire is “Formal/Dressy”.  All other shows could be “Business Casual” or “Sunday Best”.

TICKETS: Regular tickets priced from $38 – $62.  Ticket prices include: a plated dinner served to your table, an incredible show and prime parking.  Group sales of 20 + are available upon request.  Price does not include gratuity or orders from the bar.

LOCATION: Alhambra Theater & Dining
       12000 Beach Blvd.
       Jacksonville, Florida 32246
        (904) 641-1212

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