Thursday, March 25, 2021

‘The Eagles’ are flying into JAX for one performance only!

The Florida Theatre is pleased to announce “The Eagles – Their Greatest Hits performed by Classic Albums Live” and will be in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 8 p.m.

Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live, on stage - note for note, cut for cut. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live without all the gimmickry and cheesy impersonations. Relying only on the music, using what Martin refers to as 'the world's best musicians,' Classic Albums Live has defined itself as a mainstay in Performing Arts Centers across North America.

Martin shares some behind-the-scenes insight into Classic Albums Live’s performance of Eagles – Greatest Hits: “The Eagles sold more albums than anyone else. Think of that. Picture what 50 million albums stacked up looks like. Wow. I bought this album on 8-track. Then later on vinyl. Then I owned it on cassette. Then, dammit, I bought the CD. I stopped there and dragged the songs from my CD to my iTunes. The voices on this album are complex. The harmonies and lush detail take attention to detail and a trained ear. We’ve got it. Hearing “Take it to the Limit” performed live is a moving experience. “Best of My Love” makes you look differently at your partner – more appreciatively. And “One of These Nights” grooves. The Eagles are America’s greatest band. We’ve grown up alongside their music. We’re going to pay this album the respect it deserves and perform it note for note – cut for cut.”

This will be a socially-distanced event with health and safety protocols in place. Patrons can visit for the most up to date information on The Florida Theatre’s safety protocols and general updates, Additionally, ticket purchasers will be notified by email of specific safety requirements prior to the event.

The historic, nonprofit Florida Theatre is sponsored by Community First Credit Union. For a complete list of upcoming events or to buy tickets visit the Theatre's official website.

The Eagles

Their Greatest Hits Performed by Classic Albums Live
DATE: Sat., Apr. 17, 2021
TIME: 8 p.m.
TICKETS: $35 – $45

LOCATION:The Florida Theatre
      128 East Forsyth Street.
     Jacksonville, FL 32202
      (904) 355-2787

‘Disney On Ice’ is coming back to JAX

Courage leads the way for Disney’s most adventurous heroes when Disney On Ice presents Dream Big comes to Jacksonville April 1-4, 2021 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, continuing a multi-city tour.  Dream Big features favorite Disney friends such as Mickey, Minnie, Miguel, Moana, Elsa, Belle, Genie, and more highlighting all the magic and adventure of Disney’s tales through world-class figure skating. Audiences will be transported to exciting worlds where heroes of every kind seek to fulfill their dreams at a live experience that families will never forget!

While delivering the same magical experiences guests expect from Disney On Ice, Feld Entertainment is introducing Guest Wellness Enhancements to help keep families safe at its live events. Feld Entertainment is working closely with venue partners to establish and follow COVID-19 health and safety standards in accordance with all federal, state and local guidelines.  Additionally, Pod Seating has been created for family and friends to safely enjoy Disney On Ice while social distancing from other groups that are also in attendance. Seating capacity at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena for Disney On Ice will be reduced with the Pod Seating structure in place.  As an additional precaution, face coverings are required for guests ages 2 and older except when eating or drinking in their seats, unless otherwise exempted by law.  Full details on Feld Entertainment Guest Wellness Enhancements can be found here.

Guests looking to purchase Disney On Ice souvenirs will find the process easier than ever thanks to a new contactless shopping experience with touch-free payment and digital purchasing options.  Guests can pre-order items prior to arriving at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena or from the comfort of their seats.  Once ordered, guests can pick up their purchases at a convenient, contactless pickup station during the show.  Additional information can be found here.

Additional “Disney On Ice presents Dream Big” Show Details: Join the fearless Moana and the greatest demigod that ever lived, Maui, on an action-packed voyage to restore the stolen heart of Te Fiti. Explore the Land of the Dead as Miguel from Disney Pixar’s Coco brings the festivities of Día de los Muertos to the ice. Get tangled up in Rapunzel’s hair-raising quest to see the floating lights. Travel to the kingdom of Arendelle with Anna, Elsa and Olaf in a dramatic retelling of the sisterly love that saved a kingdom. And discover the strength, bravery and kindness that inspired generation after generation with Jasmine, Ariel, Aurora, Belle and Cinderella.

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 “Disney On Ice
presents “Dream Big”

Thurs. Apr. 1, 2021  7 p.m.
Fri. Apr. 2     7 p.m.
Sat. Apr. 3 11 a.m., 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Sun. Apr.     3 p.m.

TICKETS: Vary from $20  *Ticket pricing is subject to change based on market demand.

LOCATION: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
300 A Philip Randolph Blvd., Downtown
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
      (904) 630-3900

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Musical ‘Smoke on the Mountain’ comes to the Alhambra Theatre

What the Alhambra audience and just about everyone needs right now is a reason to sing and laugh. So is the idea behind opening “Smoke on the Mountain”, and its long catalogue of gospel-feeling music sung by the cast as the fictional Sanders Family, an offbeat troupe of traveling singers.

“Smoke on the Mountain” tells the story of a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at a country church in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains in 1938. The show features two dozen rousing bluegrass songs played and sung by the Sanders Family, a traveling troupe making its return to performing after a five-year hiatus. The young and enthusiastic Pastor Oglethorpe of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church has enlisted the Sanders Family in his efforts to bring this tiny congregation into “the modern world.” Between songs, each family member “witnesses,” providing the story of the show.

Though they appear perfect in the eyes of the congregation who wants to be inspired by their songs, one thing after another goes awry and they reveal their true, hilariously imperfect selves. By the end of the evening, the Sanders Family endears themselves to the audience by revealing their weaknesses and allowing us to share in their triumphs.

The Alhambra will continue its 2021 season with limited seating due to its policy of strictly adhering to COVID-19 protocols. “Our role in this community is to provide entertainment and a respite for our family of guests,” said Smith. “We will always put their experience first, and this is what they told us they wanted.” With Season Partners having renewed at an even faster pace than for 2020 and hosting a sold-out season opener with Singin’ in the Rain, Smith feels reassured in the decisions he and his team made. “We’re delighted to make the seating work, and even more delighted that our guests are responding with such love and support.”

Chef DeJuan Roy’s MENU for Smoke on the Mountain features:
First Course: (Choice of One) Kale Salad with shredded carrots, chopped tomato, orange, Asiago cheese, candied pecan, *GF* OR Tomato Bisque with pesto crouton.

Second Course: (Choice of One) Pan Seared Trout with lemon beurre blanc, roasted asparagus, cherry tomatoes, brown rice casserole *GF* option of Oven-Baked.  OR Fried Center-cut Pork Chop with mushroom gravy, roasted fingerling potatoes, Brussels sprouts. OR Hearty Beff & Vegetable Pot Pie slow-cooked beef tenderloin tips, gravy, carrots, celery, potatoes and onions with a flaky pie crust. OR Roasted Vegetable Pot Pie vegetable gravy, red and green bell peppers, squash, onions, carrots, celery, zucchini and potatoes with a flaky pie crust.

Third Course: (Choice of One) Lemon Pound Cake with mixed berry compote OR Cherry Cobbler.

Smoke on the Mountain

DATES: March 25 April 25, 2021

SHOW TIMES: discussed with ticket sales

DRESS: “Business Casual”, or “Sunday Best”.

TICKETS: Prices range from $45 $68 per person.  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, nor orders from the bar**

LOCATION: Alhambra Theater & Dining
       12000 Beach Blvd.

       Jacksonville, Florida 32246
       (904) 641-1212