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Genie costume still fits Barbara Eden, much to the delight of Bill Clinton

“I Dream of Jeannie” star Barbara Eden needed themed garb last year for the 21st Life Ball HIV/AIDS charity gala in Vienna, Austria. The theme was “1001 Nights” and she agreed for a costume designer to help, but to make one that covered her up. “As I was packing, a girlfriend said, do you have your genie costume?” She did, tried it on, it fit and she packed it. Upon reaching New York, she tried on the costume designed for her. “I can’t even explain it. It was so awful,” she said. It involved “a helmet and armor.” She wore the genie crop-top and pantaloons instead.

“I was embarrassed but it was fun,” she said, adding that “President Clinton liked it.”He grabbed my hand and said, ‘I have to tell you, Elton John and I were sitting backstage and saying, do you remember when you and I were in college and watching that?’ That was a great awakening,” she said.

Eden spoke Wednesday between rehearsals for her encore appearance in Jacksonville. This time, Eden will star in “Social Security,” a comedy that opens Wednesday at Alhambra Theatre & Dining. The last time, she was mistress of ceremonies in January 1996 when Jacksonville celebrated reaching a metro area population of 1 million people. Eden said Wednesday she didn’t remember a great deal from that event, which was a quick trip. She’ll have more time this visit. Eden is in town rehearsing for the show, which is at the theater through June 8.

The shows run Tuesday-Sunday, with two on Saturday and Sunday.

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Social Security

Come see Social Security with Barbara Eden starting May 7th, 2014!


Social Security

Come see Social Security starring Barbara Eden from I Dream of Jeannie May 7th - June 8th at the Alhambra Theatre! 
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Social Security is sponsored by:


Richard Karn at the Alhambra

He is famous for his role as Al Borland on the TV show "Home Improvement", now Richard Karn is taking up temporary residence in the River City to star in "I Ought to be in Pictures" at the Alhambra Theatre. 

The show opens February 12th and runs through the 16th of March. For tickets, click here.

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Our Iconic fountain

Our Iconic lion fountain has been a Jacksonville landmark for 47 years and is a replica of the fountain in The Alhambra Palace in Granada Spain.

The "Court of the Lions" fountain in Alhambra Spain.  The Palace was built for the Royal family in 1377. The lions represent the 12 tribes of Israel.  In the 13th century, The Alhambra became a fortress, a Citadel and the residence for top government officials and the Royal Guard.  

This is the Court of Lions at present day.

Our Fountain at Night.


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Ticket Pricing       

  • Pricing Effective for the 2014 Season.

  • Sunday - Thursday Evenings $49.95 + tax per person Friday and Saturday Evenings $55.00 + tax per person
  • Saturday and Sunday Matinees - $47.00 + tax per person
  • Children 12 & under $35.00 + tax per person (no children under 5 years of age admitted excluding Shrek)
  • Military person ONLY & Seniors over the age of 60 - discount $2.50
  • All Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  Group rates available for 20 or more guests.  Please call the box office directly for pricing at 904.641.1212.
  • Click here to view our Celebration Packages
  • The box office is open on Mondays from 9 AM to 6 PM, however there are no performances on Mondays.  Box office hours on Tuesday - Saturdays from 9 AM to 9 PM.  Sunday hours are 11am - 7pm.  Theatre performances are listed under our Performance schedule and times.  
  • For show times, please see FAQ's.
  • Special Proscenium seating available for $35 + tax.  Select seats only.  Select shows only.  Restrictions apply.  Not available for White Christmas, Gala Evenings, Special Events or the Alhambra After Dark Music Series.  

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Best of Jacksonville 2013


Congratulations to the staff and to Executive Chef DeJuan Roy for their part in being named Best Dining Destination.

Our very own Craig Smith was awarded the Best Local Hero award for his part in reviving one of Jacksonville's most iconic attractions.

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