Tuesday, September 19, 2017

‘Reba Willie & The Boys’ showing up at the Alhambra Theatre and Dining

The Alhambra After Dark proudly presents "Reba, Willie & The Boys!" - a tribute to Reba McEntire & Willie Nelson; and tickets are selling fast so you better hurry.  If you like great music, can’t get to Las Vegas and want to see your favorite singing stars, you want to come and partake at Alhambra Theatre and Dining in Jacksonville Florida.

Corrie Sachs is the #1 “Reba McEntire” tribute artist / impersonator in Las Vegas, and stars in the award-winning production show “Country Superstars Tribute Show” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Winner of the 2011 “Tribute Act of the Year,” Corrie is widely considered one of the best, and best known, Reba McEntire tribute artists in the country! Having performed in dozens of shows over the years, from “Country Tonight” and “Country Fever” to “American Superstars” and “Legends in Concert,” this incredible performer has REBA down to a tee!

Musicians and fans agree – Willie Nelson is an iconic figure in American music history.  “Roger Hegyi” looks and sounds so much like “The Man” that fans and friends are convinced that he and Willie were twins separated at birth!”  Not just a Willie Nelson “impersonator,” Roger has found a way to reach into the musical soul of Willie Nelson and share it with audiences wherever he performs.  “Watching and listening to Roger performing the music of Willie Nelson gives me chills!”

Chosen as the most authentic and convincing tribute act to Willie Nelson in America, the True Willie Tribute Band is fast becoming the first choice with audiences across America.  Plus, Roger and his band will pay tribute to the legendary music of Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash!

For “Reba, Willie & the Boys”- Dinner will be served as Chef DeJuan has prepared:
First Course (Choice of One) Smoked Ham & Corn Chowder, or Salad with mixed field greens, sliced grapes, tomato, scallion, peanut vinaigrette *GF*
Second Course (Choice of One) Creamy Cajun Pasta, or Penne pasta, chicken, sundried tomato, pesto, or BBQ Pulled Pork brown butter and sugar topped sweet potatoes, pole beans *GF*, or Fried Shrimp Dinner, hush puppies, fries, slaw, or Roasted Vegetable Pita spicy chickpea and spinach salad *GF without pita*.
Third Course (Choice of One) Triple Chocolate Cake with whipped cream or Pecan Pie.  Enjoy your vittles!

          Alhambra After Dark
A tribute to Reba McEntire & Willie Nelson

Thurs. Sept.21 – Sun. Oct. 1, 2017
SHOW TIMES: Evening shows Thursday through Sunday start at 7:50 p.m.  Doors open at 5:50, dinner will be served until 7:20, and show starts at 7:50 p.m.  Saturday Matinee begin at 1:15 p.m.  Doors open at 11 a.m. brunch ends at 12:45, and show starts at 1:15 p.m.; Sunday Matinee - Doors open at 11:50 a.m., brunch ends at 1:20, and show starts at 1:50 p.m.
DRESS: “Business Casual” or “Concert Best”

TICKETS: 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.

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

One Spark and Bold Events reschedule after Hurricane Irma

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, One Spark, Inc., One Spark Ventures and Bold Events, LLC have jointly decided to postpone the One Spark 2017 Innovation Festival. This year’s event has been rescheduled to take place in the spring of 2018 on Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7, at EverBank Field.  A kickoff concert will be hosted by Bold Events at the new Daily’s Place amphitheater on Thursday, April 5.

Many communities across Florida and the Southeast, including Jacksonville, suffered tremendous losses due to the storm, and will face financial, physical and emotional hardships over the coming weeks and months.  One Spark Creators were no exception as challenges with storm preparation, evacuation and response prohibited many from submitting or completing their applications to participate in this year’s event.  One Spark and Bold Events hope that postponing the Innovation Festival until April will give potential Creators the chance to recover and resume their work with the same passion, energy and conviction needed to participate in the event.

From the start, the purpose of One Spark has been to develop both new businesses and a thriving community in Jacksonville where businesses can flourish.  Hurricane Irma was a life-altering event for many individuals and businesses across the city, state and region, the effects of which will be felt for months to come.

“Community and people come first,” said Chad Johnson, Bold Events and Jacksonville Jaguars senior vice president of sales and services.  “By postponing this year’s Innovation Festival, we can better serve the needs of the Jacksonville community.  We look forward to a bigger and better One Spark at EverBank Field in a few short months.”

About One Spark, Inc.: One Spark is a nonprofit committed to fostering environments of creativity and innovation. The company does this by connecting entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world with the community, providing a platform for engagement and making the connections innovators need to move their ideas forward at One Spark branded events and festivals.  The One Spark festival is one of the most efficient ways for individuals and teams to receive market validation, direct feedback and to network with those who may be able to provide personal or professional connections to advance innovative ideas to the next stage of development. One Spark will take place April 5-7 at EverBank Field in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida. For more information visit One Spark.

About Bold Events, LLC: Bold Events serves as a one-stop concierge service for planning events at EverBank Field and Daily’s Place. This includes events at the amphitheater and covered flex field as well as the unique spaces throughout EverBank Field such as the US Assure Club, Fields Auto Group Terrace Suite and FanDuelVille. Meeting planners and concert promoters interested in touring the space, researching date availability or receiving a customized event proposal can reach out to the Bold Events team.

‘The Addams Family’ will be in JAX at the Alhambra

Actor Jake Delaney
Hurricane Irma was here, yet it’s time to be thankful as we enjoy a show and some dinner with family and friends.  The spooky Broadway sensation “The Addams Family” is the perfect show to get you into the Halloween and harvest mood.  The Addams Family musical will open October 4 at the iconic Alhambra Theatre and Dining in Jacksonville, Florida and run through November 12.  This presentation also stars Uncle Fester from the national Broadway Tour and several other Broadway Alumnae.

Said Alhambra Managing Partner, Craig Smith, “This cast is one of the most decorated ensembles we’ve had on our stage.  It is a perfect Halloween tale as we journey through our 50th anniversary season.  This show represents well our theme of “50 Years of Memories.”  He continues, “Chef DeJuan is really taking advantage of the show’s creativity for the menu and I know our guests will be thrilled with its diversity.”

In the 1940’s when cartoonist Charles Addams created his single-panel-gag-cartoons, which depicted a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre, even his crystal ball did not predict the future influence his characters would have.  While he published more than 1300 cartoons for publications including: The New Yorker, TV Guide and Harper’s Bizarre; the evolution of those who became known as The Addams Family landed on TV, movies and on Broadway.

When “The Addams Family” opened on Broadway in 2010 it starred Nathan Lane as Gomez Addams and Bebe Neuwirth as his wife, Morticia.  The Broadway show ran for 21 months, giving more than 700 performances and grossing more than $60 million. The show later opened in London before launching the US and European tours in 2011.

Actor: Shaun Rice as Uncle Fester
Patterned after the Broadway show, the Alhambra version will feature more than 20 original songs.  As stated earlier, the incredible cast features two actors who were on the US national tour: Shaun Rice will be portraying uncle Fester; and Jake Delaney who will play one of the Addams’ ancestors.  Also included in the cast will be Carlos Lopez (playing Gomez) who has appeared in a host of Broadway shows; Stacey Harris (plays Morticia) has played in Broadway’s Bells Are Ringing; and Evan Gray (playing Pugsley Addams), just closed the US national tour of Matilda.

About the Show: Alhambra guests will enjoy the crazy upside-down world of the Addams Family, where to be sad is happy, to feel pain is joy, and death and suffering are what their dreams are made of.  The family still faces the same trials and tribulations of “normal families.”  Comedy ensues when their dark, beloved daughter Wednesday falls in love with Lucas, a normal boy who knows nothing of this strange family.  We join them at dinner, a night which guarantees laughs amidst the altogether kooky hilarity of the Addams family.

About the Menu: As with all shows, Executive Chef DeJuan Roy will create a menu designed with the show (and season) in mind.  In this case fit for the “foodies” Addams family.  The First Course will feature a choice pumpkin bisque with toasted pumpkin seeds, fresh ground nutmeg or autumn greens salad with roasted root vegetables, candied pecans, blue cheese dressing.  The Second Course features a choice of pan-seared chicken breast with rosemary, lemon jus, mac n’ cheese-inspired risotto, butternut squash; braised beef short rib with buttery herb white rice, sautéed Swiss chard; three cheese tortellini with shrimp and basil; or an autumn vegetable frittata with faro and raisin salad with yogurt dressing.  The Dessert Course features a choice of Tombstone Cake (a chocolate cake with Oreo icing) or a Southern Pecan Pie with chocolate & caramel drizzle.

The Addams Family
NOTE: This show contains strobe lights.
DATES: October 4 — November 12, 2017

SHOW TIMES: Evening shows Tuesday through Sunday start at 7:50 p.m.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and dinner begins around 6 p.m.  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 12 p.m.

DRESS: “Gala Night” (Friday October 6, 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.
  **Price does NOT include gratuity or orders from the bar**

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