Sunday, October 8, 2017

‘The Addams Family’ in town before Halloween

This tune will be in your head for a while after you attend this hilarious rendition of the hit TV series The Addams Family (“They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're altogether ooky, The Addams Family.  Their house is a museum, when people come to see 'em, they really are a scream, The Addams Family.  Snap, Snap”), at the Alhambra Theater and Dining.  This is another HIT for Producer/Director, Tod Booth*, who has put his little additional twists on this presentation.

Kudos go out to Executive Chef, DeJuan Roy for his marvelously wicked dishes, some of which you can see in the photos; Choreographer, James Kinney*, makes his characters ‘come to life’ especially in the “Just Around the Corner” number; Costume Designer, Camala Pitts & Dorinda Quiles help Morticia (Stacey Harris*) with the conversion of her dress and also assists the Ancestors with their deadly makeup and garbs; Set Designers, David Dionne & Ian Black for their convertible indoor/outdoor swivel sets and minute Uncle Fester; and from Musical Director, Cathy Murphy Giddens, who manages to make the harmony of the Ancestors and lead actors, sound like a professional choir.

The stage is full of talented actors who sing, dance and run their lines as any pro from the Broadway musical.  Wednesday (Kayla Tomas) shows her musical talents in the song “Pulled”.  She almost doesn’t even need a mike.  A very authentic Lurch (Austin Palmer) is a man of few words except on “Not Today”; WOW!  The Ensemble gives the audience a great ‘treat’ with the song “One Normal Night” as the funny Uncle Fester (Shaun Rice*) mentions the JAX ‘Jumbo Shrimp’ that brings the crowd to laughter and applause.  “Thing” and “Cousin It” has a couple of small parts in the show, even if they weren’t recognized in the program.

The Ancestors: Shain Stroff*, Jake Delaney*, Alex Canty, Victoria Miller, Olivia Chernyshev, Samantha Gardner, Jamil Abdur-Rahman and Emma Hunter are the persons who steal “The Addams Family” show at the Alhambra Theatre and Dining.  Grab some tickets for you and your ‘Gurlfriend’, ‘Mummy’ or ‘Vampa’ while seats are still available.
*denotes Actors’ Equity Association*

Pictured: Pumpkin Bisque, Autumn Greens, Pan-Seared Chicken Breast, Braised Beef Short Ribs and Three Cheese Tortellini with Shrimp.  You will be Grooling and Drooling for any of these delicious meals.

The Addams Family
NOTE: This show contains strobe lights.
DATES: October 4 — November 12, 2017

SHOW TIMES: Evening shows Tuesday through Sunday start at 7:50 p.m.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and dinner begins around 6 p.m.  Saturday Matinees begin at 1:15 p.m.  Doors open at 10:50 a.m. and the brunch begins at 11 a.m.  Sunday Matinees are at 1:50 p.m.  Doors open at 11:50 a.m. and the meal is server starting 12 p.m.

DRESS: Any other shows could be “Business Casual” or “Sunday Best”.

TICKETS: Prices range from $35 – $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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