Morgan Fairchild Makes Her Return to the Alhambra
In 1973 Morgan Fairchild made her then-Alhambra Dinner Theatre debut opposite Arte Johnson in The Seven Year Itch. As part of its "50 Years of Memories" celebration, Ms. Fairchild returns to the Alhambra, now the Alhambra Theatre & Dining, more than 40 years later as Lexie in Dixie Swim Club. Dixie Swim Club opens August 16, 2017.
Originally from Dallas, TX, Morgan Fairchild is one of America's best-known actresses. Her breakout performance as Constance Weldon Carlyle in Flamingo Road (Golden Globe Best Actress nomination), was followed by Racine in Paper Dolls, Jordan Roberts in Falcon Crest and she originated the role of Jenna Wade on Dallas. She broke ground playing Sandra Bernhardt's lesbian lover on Roseanne, and an appearance on Murphy Brown earned her an Emmy nomination. She also also recurred on NBC's Friends as Chandler Bing's mother, and most recently in Days of Our Lives playing Angelica Deveraux. Off-Broadway she played Skye in Geniuses, Lina Lamont Singin' in the Rain, Chick Boyle in Crimes of the Heart (directed by Garry Marshall) and starred in national tours of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Lorelei Lee) and The Graduate (Mrs. Robinson). Her recent appearance at the New Theatre was as Lexie in e Dixie Swim Club, where she also played Angela Forrester in Murder Among Friends. In addition, she portrayed Baroness Hardup in the Pinto, A Cinderella Christmas at the Pasadena Playhouse. Feature films include The Seduction with Andrew Stephens, Holy Man with Eddie Murphy, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Walk Hard with John C. Riley, Red-Headed Stranger with Willie Nelson and Campus Man with Kim Delaney.
Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. Dixie Swim Club focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them. And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives these friends, proving the enduring power of "teamwork," rally 'round their own' with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction.
Steel Magnolias runs August 16-September 24. Tickets start at $35 for and range to $53. Ticket price includes dinner, show and parking. For all evening performances, doors open at 5:50 PM with dinner beginning at approximately 6:00 PM. The show begins at 7:50 PM. Doors open at 10:50 AM for Saturday matiness with the meal beginning at 11:00 AM, and the show beginning at 1:15 PM. For the Sunday matinee the doors open at 11:50 AM, the meal is served at 12:00 PM and the show begins at 1:50 PM. Call the box office at 904.641.1212 or at www.alhambrajax.com.