Friday, December 29, 2017

‘Marvelous Wonderettes’ kick off the 2018 Alhambra Theater and Dining season

The 2018 Alhambra Theatre & Dining season spectacular launches with “The Marvelous Wonderettes”.  This smashing off-Broadway hit takes place at the Springfield High School Prom in 1958 where the audience is introduced to the The Wonderettes, a four-girl tour-de-force with hopes, dreams and voices as big as their crinoline skirts.  The show follows their lives and loves from their prom night until they reunite on stage for their 10-year reunion.  Audiences in other cities have been found singing and dancing in the aisles as The Wonderettes sing classic hits from the 1950’s and 1960’s including: “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid” and “Lipstick on your Collar.”

The Alhambra is coming off of a record-setting 50th anniversary campaign, which brought more than 130,000 guests through the Alhambra’s festive doors in 2017; more than 30% of whom were first-time visitors.  Said Managing Partner, Craig Smith, “2017 was a whirlwind, and it certainly propelled the Alhambra into a new dimension with momentum coming into 2018 like we have never had.”  He continued,
“Shows like The Addams Family certainly brought in a new generation of guests, and we are excited about that, but we also had a lot of folks who hadn’t been to the Alhambra in a while who wanted to see what the buzz was about. It was a great season and 2018 is already selling strong.  We’re excited to make 50 more years of memories.”

Alhambra tickets include a three-course meal (that changes for each show), a Broadway-style performance and complimentary parking.  Added Smith, “People have really started to understand what a great value the Alhambra is.  This is a real culinary experience, amazing theatrical productions and parking for around $50.  No where else in our area can someone find a great night out for such a price.”  Season Partnerships are also currently available for as little as $267 per ticket, per season, allowing guests to save even more money, lock in their seats for an entire season and receive early notification of special events such as concerts and new shows.

Get ready for a feast prepared by Executive Chef DeJuan Roy:
First Course (Choice of One):
Arugula Salad with goat cheese, toasted almonds, strawberry vinaigrette*GF* OR, Minestrone Soup.
Second Course (Choice of One): Chicken Cacciatore with herb fettuccine, OR Seared Sirloin with garlic shrimp, boiled parsley potato, broccoli au gratin *GF*, OR Shake-and-Bake Center Cut Pork Chop with buttermilk mashed potatoes, lima beans, OR Lentil and Vegetable Lasagna *GF*.
Third Course (Choice of One): Apple Strudel with caramel drizzle, OR Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with raspberry, OR
Gluten-Free and Sugar-Free desserts available upon request. *menus subject to change*

The Marvelous Wonderettes
DATES: January 3 — February 4, 2018

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 January 5, 2018) 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, professional photos, or orders from the bar**

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