Saturday, November 18, 2017

Donna Summer and Barry White pack-out the Alhambra

Talk about Dancing in the Streets, if you want to get-down with some great romantic tunes and some terrific disco-mixes, you better hurry to the final Alhambra After Dark “The Donna Summer & Barry White Experience” shows.  This performance in JAX is highlighted by the talented lookalike and soundalike persona of Barry White, by tribute artist Jourdan Carrol (Lovingly called, “Big Daddy Boo Bear”), and the gorgeous onstage personality of Donna Summer mimicked by tribute star Rainere Martin.

Jourdan charmed the ladies with his suave baritone voice and his handsome demeanor of the famous singer Barry White.  The man gave away two dozen roses to unsuspecting recipients as he strolled throughout the theatre serenading ladies, giving them a rose and shaking their hands.  What a treat!  You may recall the songs that he sang before intermission: “Love’s Theme; You're The First, The Last, My Everything; Never Never Gonna Give Ya Up, Your Sweetness Is My Weakness, Playing Your Game, Baby, Oh What a Night for Dancing, Sho You Right, What Am I Gonna Do with You, Let the Music Play, I'm Qualified to Satisfy You, Practice What You Preach & ending his set with Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe.”  The man can sing!

After intermission the participants wanted more and they got the desires of their hearts through the rhythmic singing and gyrations of the beautiful Rainere Martin (Donna Summer) appearing in a lovely form-fitting sequin gown and stiletto heels.  This lady got up close and personal as she meandered through the Alhambra performing familiar tunes as: “On the Radio, Bad Girls, Hot Stuff, Dim All the Lights, MacArthur Park, I Love You, Heaven Knows, She Works Hard for the Money, Could It Be Magic & Last Dance”.  Both she and Jourdan ended the evening with their rendition of “Heaven Knows”.  Oh, what a night of talent!

Each performer made themselves available at the end of the night for pictures with their guests.  If you want to be whisked-back to the seventies, you still have a little time to get tickets and be prepared for the time of your life.  Also check out what’s in store from Executive Chef DeJuan Roy HERE.  OBTW, the Braised Beef Short Ribs have great taste and fall apart with the touch of a fork.  As always, look forward to the house-made rolls and flavorful desserts.

Alhambra After Dark
"The Barry White &
Donna Summer Experience"

Wed. Nov. 15 – Sun. Nov. 19, 2017
SHOW TIMES: Evening shows Wednesday through Saturday start at 7:50 p.m.  Doors open at 5:50 p.m., and dinner will be served until 7:20 p.m.  Saturday Matinee begins at 1:15 p.m.  Doors open at 10:50 a.m. and the brunch ends at 12:45 a.m.  Sunday Matinee begins at 1:50 p.m. Doors open at 11:50 a.m. and dinner will be served until 1:20 p.m.
Regular pricing for tickets is $64.  Ticket prices include: a plated dinner served to your table, an incredible show and prime parking.  Price does not include gratuity or orders from the bar.
DRESS: “Business Casual” or “Concert Best”

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