Thursday, July 26, 2018

‘Kiss Me-Kate’ coming to the Alhambra Theatre and Dining

Appearing in August at the Alhambra will be Cole Porter’s sparkling 1948 musical “Kiss Me, Kate”, written by Samuel and Bella Spewack.  The story involves the production of a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.  There is conflict between Fred Graham (the show's director, producer, and star), and his leading lady (his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi). Add the secondary romance concerns of Lois Lane, the actress playing Bianca, and her gambler boyfriend, Bill, and you have calamity.  Throw in some mistaken identity, a pair of surprisingly eloquent gangsters and a whole lot of romantic entanglements, and what you get is a dazzling classic.

About the show: Kiss Me, Kate was Cole Porter's response to Rodgers & Hammerstein's, Oklahoma!, as the first show he wrote in which the music and lyrics were firmly integrated into the script.  The show proved to be his biggest hit and the only one of his shows to run for more than 1,000 performances on Broadway.  In 1949, Kiss Me, Kate won the first-ever Tony® Award presented for Best Musical.  In March of 2015, it was announced that the 1949 original cast recording would be inducted into the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry for the album's "cultural, artistic and/or historical significance to American society and the nation's audio legacy."  Kiss Me, Kate will open its revival on Broadway in February of 2019; and you have the opportunity to see it here in Jacksonville, Florida.

About the Menu:
Executive Chef will be cooking up a culinary experience fitting of Jacksonville’s iconic dinner theater, the longest-running such theater in America.  First Course
(Choice of One): Chilled cucumber bisque with shrimp & dill; Caprese salad with diced tomatoes, mini mozzarella balls, pesto, balsamic glaze. Second Course (Choice of One): Southern Style Pepper Steak with white rice; BBQ Chicken with baked macaroni and cheese, collard greens; Scallops Carbonara with penne pasta, sweet peas; Roasted Vegetarian Kabobs with yellow rice pilaf, smoked tomato sauce Third Course (Choice of One) Raspberry Sorbet with Meyer lemon cookies; Key Lime Pie.

Kiss Me, Kate
DATES: August 1 — September 9, 2018

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

DRESS: “Gala Night” (Friday August 3, 2018) attire is “Dressy/Formal/Black Tie”.  All other shows could be “Business Casual” or “Sunday Best”.

TICKETS: Prices range from $38 – $64.  Ticket prices include: a plated dinner served to your table, a Broadway-style performance and prime parking.  Group sales of 20 + are available upon request.
    **Price does NOT include gratuity, professional photos, or orders from the bar**

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

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