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Introducing the Alhambra's 2104 Music Series -- The Alhambra After Dark Music & Supper Club.  Join us for these great concert shows featuring some of the most renonwned tribute acts in the world. We know you'll enjoy this musical twist on the Alhambra experience -- something different with the same great quality and excitement you've come to love!

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For the Uibels, working at the Alhambra is a family affair

While Tony Triano, who played Scrooge in “Christmas Carole” at the Alhambra from 1991-2009, may be the actor audiences most closely associate with the musical, Ken Uibel is the actor with the most appearances in the show.

When “Christmas Carole” opens at Alhambra Theatre & Dining Tuesday night, Uibel will be making his 22nd appearance in the musical, first adapted for the Alhambra from Charles Dickens’ beloved novella in 1985.

Uibel was in that 1985 version, which starred Gary Marachek as Scrooge. Uibel played Bob Cratchit, Scrooge’s abused clerk. He played Cratchit a second time and also played Mr. Fezziwig, Scrooge’s generous former employer, one year.

But the role he’s played the most, the role he’s playing this year, is actually three roles in one, the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.

For the second time, he’ll play the ghost opposite Marachek, who played Scrooge four times from 1985-1990 and then returned to the role in 2011 after Triano moved to New York City and landed a role in an off-Broadway production.

Playing a role as many times as Uibel has played the ghosts can become challenging, Uibel said.

“You’ve got to try to keep it fresh,” he said.

So he very much enjoyed acting with Marachek in 2011.

(To read more, click here: http://members.jacksonville.com/entertainment/arts/2013-12-02/story/one-us-uibels-working-alhambra-family-affair)

   
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Alhambra reopens the kitchen.

Alhambra reopens kitchens, hires an executive chef.

by Charlie Patton

After two years of preparing its food offsite, Alhambra Theatre & Dining will resume preparing its food in its kitchen under the leadership of new Executive Chef DeJuan Roy.

Since reopening in 2009, the food served at the Alhambra has been provided by chef Matthew Medure's takeout business, located in San Marco.

The Alhambra’s new executive chef, who helped design the renovated kitchen, is also bringing with him his own staff, including Sous Chef Christine Seely and Pastry Chef Cheryl Sheppard. 

Alhambra managing partner Craig Smith praised Medure's contributions to helping revive the theater, which closed for two months in late 2009.

"Our intent always was for Matthew to help us right the ship, and then help us transition to an internal team with a real kitchen of our own," Smith said.

Having its own kitchen and staff provides the Alhambra an opportunity to host special events such as luncheons, fundraisers, corporate outings, weddings and parties, Smith said. It will also allow the Alhambra to better match special dietary needs and requests.

Roy was previously the Executive Chef at 95 Cordova in St. Augustine. Prior to that, he served as executive chef of The Plantation Room at the Celebration Hotel in Celebration, Fl. A graduate of the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago, Roy has nearly 20 years of culinary experience. He has lived in Jacksonville for 15 years.

"My Fair Lady" opens today at the Alhambra. On the buffet menu will be three fresh salads (served plated: English Garden, Cucumber with Onion & Tomato, or Fingerling Potato Salad with Fresh Dill); a choice of entrees (Carved Oven-Roasted Prime Rib with Yorkshire Pudding, Au Jus and Horseradish Cream, Fish & Chips, Chicken Divan) and two side selections (Cream Peas and Garlic Mashed Potatoes).  Dessert choices are Chef DeJuan’s signature Honeybun Cake and Chocolate Mousse Trifle. 

Shows are nightly except Monday with matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets start at $42 for adults and $35 for children, which includes dinner. Call the box office at 904.641.1212 or visit on line at www.alhambrajax.com.

http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/403251/charlie-patton/2011-10-19/alhambra-reopens-kitchens-hires-executive-chef

   
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Message from Craig and Partners

A periodic letter from Alhambra Managing Partner Craig Smith

As I sit and write this, the theatre is filled with children auditioning for Joseph and His Technicolor Dream Coat.  It’s a wonderful sight and sound – so many gifted kids, all wanting to spend their summer doing what they’re passionate about and doing it with us.  It reminds me how blessed I am to do what we do here at the Alhambra.  It helps me recognize that it’s not just a business.  For so many of our guests, The Alhambra truly means something more than just a night out.  The Alhambra touches people in a way unique to any business I have ever been around.  It’s inspiring.

Inspiration is exactly what I take away from this show.  The story of Joseph – however fantastic in this particular version – is a story that any one from any religion can enjoy and explore.  This show is vivid in all aspects, and I’m thrilled to share it with you and your families. 

This show also marks the half-way point for our season – and what a season it’s been!  We kicked off with Johnny Cash.  Michael Learned wowed us for a month.  Loretta Swit packed the house again.  Coming up next, we have Dixie Swim Club – if you liked Steel Magnolias you are going to love this show.  Cindy Williams will bring her considerable talents to our stage in the Fall.  Then we round out with the Broadway classic, South Pacific. Finishing up with our beloved holiday show, Christmas Carole. 

Trust me when I tell you that we are more than 50% sold out for each of these shows and last year the holiday show sold out in September.  So please, book your seats early. Nothing makes me sadder than when I get an email from a guest saying they can’t get into a show and I have no where to put them.  It’s a good problem to have from a business standpoint, but, again, that’s not always what the Alhambra is about.

In case you missed it last month, I want to again congratulate our team on winning a Best of Jacksonville Award from Jacksonville Magazine.  Winning “Best Destination Dining Restaurant” is a great accomplishment – especially since we’re not technically a restaurant! Last week we were also given a Trip Advisor award for being in their top 10% of well-reviewed businesses.  Given the millions of restaurants, hotels and attractions that are reviewed annually, this is quite something.  I owe it to our staff and to you – for “keeping us honest,” and pushing us to be the best we can be every night.  As Loretta said, we are now the Award Winning Alhambra Theatre & Dining!

Thanks for being here.  Come back and see us again soon,

Craig

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  • All ages welcome for Shrek The Musical.  
  • 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.
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Best of Jacksonville 2013

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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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