Alhambra Announces 2014 Season Schedule - Pump Boys, The Color Purple, White Christmas & More
Smith commented that the 2013 season was the fourth straight season that enjoyed a double-digit increase in Season Partnership sales from the season before. Renewals have consistently outdone the prior year as well. "It speaks volumes of the team behind me," said Smith. "From the culinary team to the theatrical staff to the hostesses, if we weren't putting out an exceptional product then we wouldn't be having the success we're having with renewals."
Season Partnerships have been available to existing subscribers since the middle of September. It has been the Theatre's custom to have an advance renewal window for those who have previously been Season Partners. "Opening the reservation period to Season Partners and our most ardent supporters has become a bit of a tradition, and something consistent with what theaters like ours do all over the country," said Smith. He continued, "these are our partners, people who support us through thick and thin. Their legions are growing and we want to reward them by giving them first crack at the best seats in the house. They are passionate, loyal and involved, and they deserve to be given an advance opportunity. The good news is, there isn't a bad seat in the house so those coming in after October 1 will have have plenty of great shows and great seats to choose from."
The 2014 season will include six musicals or musical comedies and three straight comedies. Richard Karn of TV's Home Improvement will be the season's first guest star in I Ought To Be In Pictures. Barbara Eden from I Dream of Jeannie will star in Social Security. The Alhambra will debut a show it's never produced before in Alfred Hitchcock's 39 Steps, and bring back the classic,Man of La Mancha. This year the Alhambra will feature Shrek the Musical as its summer family show. The complete 2014 Season includes:
Pump Boys & Dinettes December 28 - February 2
I Ought to be in Pictures starring Richard Karn February 12 - March 16
The Color Purple March 26 - April 27
Social Security starring Barbra Eden May 7 - June 8
Shrek the Musical June 11 - July 27
Alfred Hitchcock's 39 Steps August 6 - September 7
Man of La Mancha September 10 - October 12
The Drowsy Chaperone October 22 - November 23
White Christmas November 26 - December 24
Tod Booth will return as Creative Director and Producer for his 30th season. Executive Chef DeJuan Roy will be return for his third seasons in the kitchen, continuing the Alhambra's plated, seated dinner service. "Chef DeJuan and his staff and the culinary experience has received tremendous feedback from our patrons and critics," said Smith. 2013 was a benchmark year for what we were able to accomplish on stage and in the kitchen. We won a Best of Jacksonville award from Jacksonville Magazine and received Trip Advisors' highest honors. We are excited about continuing that momentum."
Show time is typically 8:00 PM for evening shows Tuesday through Sunday. Doors open at 5:45 PM and dinner will be served until 7:30 PM. Matinees on Saturday are at 1:15 PM. Doors open at 11:00 AM and brunch starts at 11:15 AM. Sunday matinee is at 2:00. Doors open at noon and the meal start at 12:15 PM. Group sales are available. Preview night pricing for the first two nights is available for $38. Regular pricing for tickets starts at $46 for adults and $35 for children. Ticket price includes dinner, show and parking. Call the box office at 904.641.1212 orwww.alhambrajax.com.