Monday, February 19, 2018

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ has believably surprising props at the Alhambra

Even if you haven’t seen the movie or the play, Little Shop of Horrors is a show that will entertain you from beginning to the end.  The cast is fabulous.  The food is fantastic and the service can’t be beat.  It just started and you have time to get your tickets while prime seating is still available.

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ exhibits great puppetry at the Alhambra Theatre and Dining and the acting is top notched.  Technical Director/Designer, David Dionne, did a wonderful job in creating “Audrey II”.  It almost would remind you of the one-eyed monster on the new Ellen Degeneres “Game of Games” show.  Kudos also go out to “Puppeteer” Luke Holt who gives life to a matured Audrey II.

If you haven’t been a Royalty Partner of the Alhambra’s, then you may not know who Jessica Booth* is t the Alhambra.  Well, Jessica stars as “Audrey” in this month’s show that will continue into March, but what many people don’t know is that she is the talented daughter of Director/Producer Tod Booth* and seasoned actress Lisa Valdini (Booth)*.  Jessica has matured right in front of our eyes and is her own star.  She has perfected the mannerisms and voice of her character Audrey to mimic that of the original movie actress
Ellen Greene.

Talk about a multi-talented actor, Daniel Robert Sullivan* plays four separate characters (Orin, Bernstein, Snip and Luce), and how he changes costumes is amazing.  Watch how much of that nitrous oxide you inhale between changes.

Suddenly Seymour, Benjamin Smith* is no stranger to the Alhambra; in fact, you might remember his singing and acting in previous shows (Big River & Seussical).

You won’t see him, but you will hear his dynamic voice.  Rendell Anthony DeBose*, as Audrey II, sings and speaks his part off stage.

Chef DeJuan Roy did not disappoint.  If you like lamb, then you should order the Ossobuco.  The Sausage and Shrimp Jambalaya will also satisfy your pallet as a choice for your main course.

Wait for it, wait for it!  The end of the show will be a total surprise, so don’t leave early.  This musical may be a little scary to very small children and you may want to contact the theatre before ordering children tickets.
*denotes Actors’ Equity Association*

Little Shop of Horrors
DATES: February 14 — March 25, 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: “Business Casual” or “Sunday Best”.

TICKETS: Prices range from $38 – $64.  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**

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

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