Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Alhambra hosts first musical for 2021

On January 7, 2021 the Alhambra Theatre and Dining will kick off its 53rd season with “Singin’ in the Rain”. The show was originally slated for 2020 but was cancelled due to the pandemic. Craig Smith, Managing Partner for the Alhambra, the nation’s longest-running dinner theater, made a promise to those who were planning to attend the sold-out show that their tickets would be honored when it runs – and decided to kick off the 2021 season with this very special show to fulfill that wish.

Adapted from the 1952 movie of the same name, Singin’ in the Rain offers a lighthearted depiction of Hollywood in the late 1920s, with the three stars portraying performers caught up in the transition from silent films to “talkies.” Set in Hollywood in the waning days of the silent screen era, it focuses on romantic lead Don Lockwood, his sidekick Cosmo Brown, aspiring actress Kathy Selden, and Lockwood's leading lady Lina Lamont, whose less-than-dulcet vocal tones make her an unlikely candidate for stardom in talking pictures.

The stage musical sticks largely to its namesake film version, which is often regarded as the greatest musical film ever made. It topped the AFI's Greatest Movie Musicals list and is ranked as the fifth-greatest American motion picture of all time in its updated list of the greatest American films in 2007. In 1989, Singin' in the Rain was one of the first 25 films selected by the United States Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

The Alhambra will open the 2021 season with limited seating due to its policy of strictly adhering to COVID-19 protocols. “Our role in this community is to provide entertainment and a respite for our family of guests,” said Smith. He continued, “We will always put their experience first, and this is what they told us they wanted.” With Season Partners having renewed at an even faster pace than for 2020, Smith feels reassured in the decisions he and his team made. “We’re delighted to make the seating work, and even more delighted that our guests are responding with such love and support.”

On the Menu Executive Chef DeJuan Roy creates a new menu for every Alhambra show, usually borrowing influences from the script to shape his selections and recipes. The menu for “Singin' in the Rain” features:
First Course: Warm Spinach Salad, red onions, chopped egg, ripe tomatoes, croutons and warm smoked bacon vinaigrette *GF* without croutons or, Country Ham & White Bean Soup (Chef DeJuan's Family Recipe).
Second Course: Braised Pork Shanks, mushroom demi-glace, mac n' cheese, turnip greens; or Shrimp & Scallop Farro Risotto lobster broth, roasted root vegetables, herb salad *GF*;or Pappardelle Pasta chicken, Tasso ham, tomatoes, asparagus, light sherry cream and fresh herbs; or Stuffed Bell Pepper plant-based meat, wild mushroom farro risotto, asparagus, tomato basil sauce *GF*.
Dessert Course: Sweet Potato Pie with whipped cream; or Ooey Gooey Buttercake.

“Singin' in the Rain”
DATES: January 7 — February 7, 2021

TICKETS: Prices start at just $48 per person.  Ticket prices include: a plated three-course meal that changes for each show, and is served directly to your table; a Broadway-style performance and complimentary parking.  Tickets may be purchases on line by or by (904) 641-1212.
     **Prices do NOT include gratuity, professional photos, nor orders from the bar**

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

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