Friday, December 30, 2016

'Come Blow Your Horn' starring the Booth family at the Alhambra

Remember to purchase your 50th Anniversary Book
If there is a “leading family” of Jacksonville theater, it may very well be the Booth family.  Marking their first time ever on stage together, Tod Booth, Lisa Valdini Booth and Jessica Booth will team up for the Alhambra’s production of the Neil Simon comedy, “Come Blow Your Horn”.  This was the first show ever performed at the Alhambra Theatre and Dining when it opened in 1967 so its reprisal is a fitting title with which to open the Alhambra’s 50th anniversary.  A limited run of only three weeks, tickets will be offered at a 50th anniversary price, just $50 for two seats.

Tod Booth was, of course, the most recent prior owner of the Alhambra, the nation’s longest-running professional dinner theater.  Mr. Booth has directed nearly every show at the Alhambra for the past 20-plus years and is currently the Creative Director for the theater.  During his early tenure, Booth starred in many shows, but has not taken the Alhambra stage since his 2012 role in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.  Lisa Valdini Booth has taken the Alhambra stage on many occasions, starring in countless roles.  She has also been the advertising “the voice” of Winn-Dixie supermarkets and runs the Alhambra’s summer theater camps.  Their daughter, Jessica Booth, now a University of Central Florida graduate working on Broadway, started her acting career at the Alhambra at nine years old.  She, too, has been in countless Alhambra shows, including: Shrek the Musical and Cinderella.  But this is the first time the three of them have acted together at the Alhambra (or anywhere), making it a historic evening and another page for the Alhambra’s scrap book.

If you’ve ever wanted to see what the Alhambra Theater & Dining was/and is all about, you now have the opportunity to see pictures, read stories and browse beyond the iconic walls of this historic dinner theatre.  The colorful “Alhambra Theatre and Dining, 50 Years of Memories” hardback coffee table book, will be a wonderful addition to any home and is available for $39.99, when you attend this performance.

Come Blow Your Horn
DATES: January 4 – 20, 2017

PLEASE NOTE NEW SHOW TIMES: Evening shows Tuesday through Sunday start at 7:50 p.m.  Doors open at 5:50 p.m., and dinner will be served until 7:20 p.m.  Saturday Matinees begin at 1:15 p.m.  Doors open at 11 a.m. and the brunch ends at 12:45 a.m.  Sunday Matinees are at 1:50 p.m.  Doors open at 11:50 a.m. and the meal service ends at 1:20 p.m.

DRESS: “Gala Night” (Friday Jan. 6, 2017) attire is “Dressy / Formal”.  All other shows could be “Business Casual” or “Sunday Best”.  To see the menu, click HERE.

TICKETS: Regular tickets $35 each; or get “Celebration Tickets” for $50 per couple.  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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