Tuesday, August 15, 2017

TV veteran Morgan Fairchild makes her return to the Alhambra

Morgan Fairchild made her debut at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre opposite Arte Johnson in The Seven Year Itch.  As part of its “50 Years of Memories” celebration, Ms. Fairchild returns to the Alhambra, now the Alhambra Theatre & Dining, more than 40 years later as ‘Lexie’ in “Dixie Swim Club”.  If you did or didn’t get a chance to see the cast back in 2013, then you’re in for a real treat with some of the actresses from 2013 along with a couple of new ladies.

About Morgan Fairchild: Originally from Dallas, TX, Morgan Fairchild is one of America’s best-known actresses.  Her breakout performance as Constance Weldon Carlyle in Flamingo Road (Golden Globe Best Actress nomination), was followed by Racine in Paper Dolls, Jordan Roberts in Falcon Crest and she originated the role of Jenna Wade on Dallas.  Morgan broke ground playing Sandra Bernhardt’s lesbian lover on Roseanne, and an appearance on Murphy Brown earned her an Emmy® nomination.  Fairchild also recurred on NBC’s Friends as Chandler Bing’s mother, and most recently in Days of Our Lives playing Angelica Deveraux.

Off-Broadway Morgan played Skye in Geniuses, Lina Lamont Singin’ in the Rain, Chick Boyle in Crimes of the Heart (directed by Garry Marshall) and starred in national tours of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Lorelei Lee) and The Graduate (Mrs. Robinson).  Her recent appearance at the New Theatre was as Lexie in Dixie Swim Club, where she also played Angela Forrester in Murder Among Friends.  In addition, she portrayed Baroness Hardup in the Pinto, A Cinderella Christmas at the Pasadena Playhouse.  Feature films include: The Seduction with Andrew Stephens, Holy Man with Eddie Murphy, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Walk Hard with John C. Riley, Red-Headed Stranger with Willie Nelson and Campus Man with Kim Delaney.

Let’s talk about Dixie Swim Club: Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships.  Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives.  Dixie Swim Club focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years.  As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them.  And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives these friends, proving the enduring power of "teamwork," rally 'round their own’ with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction.

Dixie’s menu inspired by Executive Chef DeJuan: (Choice of One for each entree)
First Course: Tomato Basil Bisque or Country Ham Salad (spring mix, tomato, balsamic drizzle, baguette *GF* without baguette).

Second Course: Prime Rib (French green beans, herb-whipped mashed potatoes, au jus, creamy horseradish *GF*), or Baked Cornmeal-dusted Flounder (lemon butter, cauliflower rice, tomato, caper relish), or Food Network Award-Winning Canned Ham (panko-crusted ham with moutarde (mustard), fingerling potatoes, mushrooms, sautéed Swiss chard, light mustard crème), or Black Bean and Cheese Enchiladas (cool ranch sauce, Spanish rice).

Third Course: Coconut Cream Pie, or Warm Peach Cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream.
*Gluten-Free* and Sugar-Free desserts available upon request

Dixie Swim Club
DATES: August 16 — September 24, 2017

Evening shows Tuesday through Sunday start at 7:50 p.m.  Doors open at 5:50 p.m., and dinner begins shortly afterwards.  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 11:50 p.m.

DRESS: “Gala Night” (Friday August 18, 2017) attire is “Dressy/Formal/Black Tie”.  All 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.
   **Prices do NOT include gratuity or orders from the bar**

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