Thursday, June 20, 2019

‘Disney’s The Little Mermaid’ splashes into the Alhambra

Since report cards have been available for your viewing pleasure, it’s time to reward your little scholars with dinner and a terrific musical presentation (“Disney’s The Little Mermaid”, presented by Snyder Heating & Airconditioning), at the historic Alhambra Theatre & Dining.  The singing is outstanding, the dancing is right on time, the costumes are soooooo colorful, and the spoken lines are wonderful!

The entire cast, chosen by Director/Producer Tod Booth*, is magnificent in their glowing, glamorous, colorful costumes.  As said earlier, the vocals stand out especially ‘Ariel’ portrayed by Grace Gibbons* actual performer at Walt Disney World.  Her voice and underwater mannerisms are very close to the Disney Movies’ character that we know and love.

Some other performers who have stood out to this reviewer are: Grimsby - Timothy Ellis*, Flounder - Evan Gray*, the incomparable Sebastian - Rendell Anthony DeBose, and the entire Ensemble (some of whom play multiple roles).

Ever since this writer started covering entertainment at this venue, back in 2010, there have been many memorable shows that the Alhambra  Theatre & Dining’s set designer, Ivan Black, has excelled in creating.  Besides “Disney’s the Little Mermaid” being among some of the classic Set Creations that have graced the Alhambra stage others have been: “Phantom,” Little Shop of Horrors,” “BIG” “Shrek the Musical,” “Seussical the Musical,” The Wiz,” Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” & “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”  These are just a few of the many other (try to name a few others that you feel have exceeded your expectations).  Most of these productions can be found in the “50 Years of Memories” sold in the Alhambra foyer.  Many accolades go out to the entire Production Staff for a job “well-done”.

The Watermelon & Tomato Salad, Shrimp and Leek Gratin & Ariel’s Strawberry Cupcake are my top winners.

(If you purchase a “Strobe-light Ring” for your little one, please make sure that they keep them from flashing during the Show.)  * denotes Actors Equity Association members *.

Tickets are going quickly, so if you desire to have a good time with friends and family, order your tickets TODAY!  This show is NOT just for children.  Adults have a ball too.

The Little Mermaid”

June 12, 2019 through July 28, 2019

SHOW TIMES: Evening shows Tuesday through Sunday start at 7:30 p.m.  Doors open at 5:30 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 2 p.m.  Doors open at 12 p.m. and the meal is server until 1:30 p.m.  NB: The curtain will rise at 7:30 PM for evenings shows, rather than the traditional 8:00 PM start.  (If you purchase a “Strobe-light Ring” for your little one, please make sure that they keep them from flashing during the Show.)

DRESS: “Business Casual”, “Sunday Best”, or Little Mermaid character attire.

TICKETS: Prices range from $40 – $66.  The Alhambra calls this summer’s show as its “Family Show,” offering an earlier starting time and lower pricing to attract more families to come to the historic theater.  A Family Four Pack is available for $159.  Ticket prices include: a plated three-course meal that changes for each show, and is served directly to your table; a Broadway-style performance and complimentary parking.  Tickets may be purchases on line, or by calling (904) 641-1212.
     **Prices do NOT include gratuity, professional photos, or orders from the bar**

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