Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Seussical the Musical returns to the Alhambra

The first time Ms. “V” saw this performance of Seussical the Musical” at the Alhambra was during June 24 – Aug.2, 2015. When the Alhambra Theatre & Dining last mounted the lovable family-friendly summer show in 2017, “Seussical the Musical”, it sold every ticket. With the summer heat descending upon the north Florida venues and COVID rules lifting a little a bit, the Alhambra is preparing for another sell out run – and just in time for some much-needed summer fun. The Alhambra will open its Annual Family Summer Show on June 17.

One of the most performed shows in America, Seussical the Musical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony award winning writers, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

The Alhambra is thrilled to announce IKEA Jacksonville is the presenting sponsor of Seussical the Musical. IKEA will be using the Alhambra to treat its staff to several shows, including a behind the scenes dress rehearsal viewing. IKEA will also offer special package pricing to its legions of Family Members, what Ikea considers to be its most loyal customers.

Offered Alhambra Managing Partner, Craig Smith, “Having a global retailer like IKEA recognize the value of the Alhambra to its local community marketing plan is a milestone for what we’ve accomplished over the last 11 years. It’s meaningful for us on a lot of levels, and we are excited to work with them even more as we discover who we can help each other grow our brands and businesses.”

On the Menu: Executive Chef DeJuan Roy creates a new menu for every Alhambra show, usually borrowing influences from the script to shape his selections and recipes. Thanks to Chef Roy's culinary magic, the Alhambra is now known as much for its exceptional dining as for its theatrical productions. The menu for Smoke on the Mountain features:

First Course: (Choice of One) Summer Salad with greens, Mandarin oranges, sweet carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, golden raisins, roasted onion vinaigrette *GF* without croutons; OR Watermelon and Yellow Tomato Gazpacho with corn chips, green onions.

Second Course: (Choice of One)BBQ Smoked Chicken with sweet corn pudding and green beans; OR Filet of Sirloin with mashed potatoes, garlic sauteed spinach, red wine and mushroom demi-glace *GF*; OR Cornflake Crusted Mahi-Mahi with vanilla bean buerre blanc, pineapple salsa, coconut jasmine rice, baby carrots; OR BBQ Bowl plant-based shredded protein, barbecue sauce, barbecue baked beans, roasted vegetables, sweet corn, corn chips *GF*.

Third Course: (Choice of One) Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie; OR Peach Cobbler.

“Seussical the Musical”

DATES: June 17 — Aug.1, 2021


DRESS: “Business Casual”, or “Sunday Best”. COVID-19 Protocol is discussed HERE.

TICKETS: Prices range from $66 – $73 per person.  Ticket prices include: a three-course meal that changes for each show, 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, nor orders from the bar**

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

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