Wednesday, January 4, 2017

What to expect from the Alhambra Theater and Dining for 2017

2017 shows marking 50 years of success

“Looking back.  Looking Forward” is the theme for the 2017 year-long anniversary celebration at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, the nation’s longest running professional dinner theater.  The season will begin with a throw-back of sorts, a limited run of “Come Blow Your Horn”, the first show ever performed at The Alhambra it will open for three weeks starting January 4.  Making it an even more special run, “Come Blow Your Horn” will be offered at a 50th anniversary price of two seats for only $50.

The 2017 season will also feature three Alhambra actors from by-gone eras and not-so-by-gone eras.  Dawn Wells will star in Steel Magnolias.  Morgan Fairchild will star in Dixie Swim Club.  And Tony Triano will return to the Alhambra, reprising his role as Scrooge in Alhambra holiday classic, Bruce Allen Scudder’s Christmas Carole.  Triano last performed at the Alhambra in 2013.  You may recall that Wells is best known for her tenure on the hit TV show, Gilligan’s Island and Fairchild on Knots Landing and Dallas.

Sticking to the theme of “looking back and looking forward,” Craig Smith (Managing Partner) says that the Alhambra’s 50th Anniversary lineup features a mix of classic shows, “popular demand” shows, and some new shows.  The seasons shows and dates are as follows:
A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline,    January 27 - February 19
  starring Gail Bliss
             February 22 - April 2
Dreamgirls             April 12 - May 21
Steel Magnolias,           May 24 - June 25
  starring Dawn Wells
               June 28 - August 13
Dixie Swim Club,         August 16 - September 24
  starring Morgan Fairchild
The Addams Family
        October 4 - November 12
Christmas Carole,        November 22 - December 24
  starring Tony Triano

The season began and will continue with some special events, including a signing party for the Alhambra’s commemorative coffee table book in December of 2016 and a 50th Anniversary Birthday Bash in December of 2017 with plenty of surprises in between.  The Alhambra is putting together its Alhambra After Dark Music Series line up.  It is also hosted a special New Year’s Eve Gala that featured from Las Vegas, The Piano Men Tribute, starring Lee Alverson in a montage tribute to Elton John, Billy Joel and Jerry Lee Lewis.  You may want to get your tickets early in 2017 for next New Year’s Eve.

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 Nights” (first Friday of any show) attire is “Dressy / Formal”.  All other shows could be “Business Casual” or “Sunday Best”.

TICKETS: 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