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Review: GRUMPY OLD MEN at Alhambra Theatre And Dining Photo Review: GRUMPY OLD MEN at Alhambra Theatre And Dining
by Jordan Higginbotham - August 16, 2022

Grumpy Old Men has opened at the Alhambra Theatre and Dining! The musical based on the 1993 movie follows two (as you guessed it) grumpy old men, John Gustafson and Max Goldman. The two had been feuding for decades, which all started with a woman they both liked. Years later, a new woman comes to to...
Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Alhambra Theatre And Dining Photo Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Alhambra Theatre And Dining
by Jordan Higginbotham - June 26, 2022

What did our critic think of THE WIZARD OF OZ at Alhambra Theatre And Dining?The cult classic “Wizard of Oz” opened at the Alhambra Theatre and Dining on Friday night, and if you are looking for a sweet and nostalgic performance to distract you from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this is t...
BWW Review: 42ND STREET at Alhambra Theatre And Dining Photo BWW Review: 42ND STREET at Alhambra Theatre And Dining
by Jordan Higginbotham - May 14, 2022

“Hear the beat of dancing feet, It’s the song I love the melody of Forty-Second Street.” 42nd Street opened at the Alhambra Theatre and Dining on May 13th. The musical follows the production of a musical called “Pretty Lady.” We observed an extremely talented girl from Allentown, Pennsylvania, Peggy...
BWW Review: BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS at Orange Park Community Theatre Photo BWW Review: BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS at Orange Park Community Theatre
by Jordan Higginbotham - April 04, 2022

Brighton Beach Memoirs began its run at Orange Park Community Theatre on April 1st. Make no mistake, this is no April Fools prank, the cast and crew have put on a lovely performance for Orange Park and the surrounding areas....
BWW Review: ANASTASIA at Times Union Center For The Performing Arts Photo BWW Review: ANASTASIA at Times Union Center For The Performing Arts
by Jordan Higginbotham - March 30, 2022

  “Have you heard there’s a rumor in St. Petersburg? Have you heard what they’re saying on the streets?” Anastasia has made its stop in Jacksonville! The musical based on the beloved 1997 movie, follows the story of the two Russian men attempting to pass off a street sweeper as the sole surviving me...
BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES at Alhambra Theatre And Dining Photo BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES at Alhambra Theatre And Dining
by Jordan Higginbotham - March 26, 2022

It’s “nothin’ but a good time” at Alhambra Theatre and Dining in Jacksonville! Rock of Ages opened at Alhambra Theatre and Dining on March 25th and audiences went wild. The musical follows two aspiring artists making their way in Los Angeles. While we follow the two artists, a rally is going on to p...
BWW Review: CATS at Times Union Center For The Performing Arts Photo BWW Review: CATS at Times Union Center For The Performing Arts
by Jordan Higginbotham - February 23, 2022

Cats opened at Times Union Center for the Performing Arts on February 22nd. Jacksonville audiences were ecstatic to see the 1983 Tony Award winner for Best Musical. The musical follows the story of cats deciding which cat will go to “Heaviside layer”, based on the T.S. Eliot poem “Old Possum’s Book ...
BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Times Union Center For The Performing Arts Photo BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Times Union Center For The Performing Arts
by Jordan Higginbotham - January 26, 2022

Dear Jacksonville, this week is going to be a good week. And here’s why because Dear Evan Hansen is stopping here this week! The incredibly heart-wrenching and beautiful show follows the story of Evan Hansen, a senior in high school who struggles with anxiety and can’t seem to “fit in.” Evan wants t...
BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at Alhambra Theatre And Dining Photo BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at Alhambra Theatre And Dining
by Jordan Higginbotham - January 16, 2022

'What's happening all over? I'll tell you what's happening all over.' Or at least what's happening at the Alhambra Theatre and Dining. The 55th season has kicked off with the opening of Guys and Dolls!...
BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY at Times Union Center For The Performing Arts Photo BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY at Times Union Center For The Performing Arts
by Jordan Higginbotham - December 08, 2021

When everyone was experiencing devastation on 9/11/2001, the town of Gander in Newfoundland, Canada was accepting passengers from 38 planes full of people who had been detoured from their various destinations. Come From Away tells this true story. The musical follows the five days the “Come From Awa...
BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Times Union Center For The Performing Arts Photo BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Times Union Center For The Performing Arts
by Jordan Higginbotham - November 03, 2021

“To us and our good fortune. Be happy, be healthy, long life! And if our good fortune never comes Here’s to whatever comes, Drink l’chaim, to life!” feels very fitting after a long 18-month hiatus due to COVID-19.  Fiddler on the Roof opened at the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts in Jacks...
BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Alhambra Theatre And Dining Photo BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Alhambra Theatre And Dining
by Jordan Higginbotham - August 22, 2021

The Alhambra Theatre and Dining is “alive with The Sound of Music.” The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical follow the von Trapp family in 1938 shortly before the second world war in Austria. A new governess, Maria Rainer comes to the von Trapp family, bringing with her music and joy that has been lacki...
BWW Review: SPONGEBOB THE MUSICAL at Players By The Sea Photo BWW Review: SPONGEBOB THE MUSICAL at Players By The Sea
by Jordan Higginbotham - July 17, 2021

“Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!” Spongebob the Musical opened at Players by the Sea on Friday night, and the crowd went wild. The musical follows Spongebob and the citizens of Bikini Bottom as they prepare for a natural disaster that could wipe out their town. Spongeb...
BWW Review: SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL at Alhambra Theatre and Dining Photo BWW Review: SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL at Alhambra Theatre and Dining
by Jordan Higginbotham - June 28, 2021

“It’s possible! Anything’s possible!” like being in a full house on opening night at Alhambra Theatre in Jacksonville after a year and a half of the pandemic! My heart was so full to see such happy faces in the theatre as we were entranced by the world that is Seussical the Musical. The fun filled m...
BWW Review: BIG FISH at Titusville Playhouse Photo BWW Review: BIG FISH at Titusville Playhouse
by Joseph Harrison - April 25, 2021

Stories have an amazing way of bringing to life experiences and concepts that otherwise might be too complex, too unfamiliar, or too uninteresting. And, while some might write off storytelling as something reserved only for childhood, it is, in fact, one of the most common ways we humans have passed...
BWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Alhambra Theatre And Dining Photo BWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Alhambra Theatre And Dining
by Jordan Higginbotham - February 27, 2021

Well, after almost one year, the media is back to limited shows in Jacksonville, FL! The Alhambra Theatre and Dining has done all they could to keep the arts alive during this turbulent time. Round of applause to the wait staff, directors, producers, actors, and everyone involved. I am thrilled to b...
BWW Review: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING at Alhambra Theatre And Photo BWW Review: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING at Alhambra Theatre And Dining
by Jordan Higginbotham - February 28, 2020

How to Succeed at Business Without Really Trying is at the Alhambra in Jacksonville, FL. The witty musical follows the story of J. Pierrepont Finch as he works his way up in a company through distinct steps, such as staying late at the office to look like an ambitious employee. The show was incredib...
BWW Review: BANDSTAND at Times Union Performing Arts Center Photo BWW Review: BANDSTAND at Times Union Performing Arts Center
by Jordan Higginbotham - February 19, 2020

a?oeRight This Waya?? to the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts to see Bandstand. Audiences were so moved by the musical on February 18. Bandstand follows the story of veterans' home from World War II as they try to qualify for a music competition. The group becomes the Donny Nova band and i...
BWW Review: RENT at Times Union Performing Arts Center Photo BWW Review: RENT at Times Union Performing Arts Center
by Jordan Higginbotham - January 15, 2020

Everything is Rent at the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts in Jacksonville, FL. Jonathan Larson's Rent takes place in New York City in the Late 80's to early 90's. The audience follows a group of characters as they discover how important it is to embrace each day they are given because the...
BWW Review: LOVE LETTERS at Alhambra Theatre And Dining Photo BWW Review: LOVE LETTERS at Alhambra Theatre And Dining
by Jordan Higginbotham - January 11, 2020

The 2020 season is in full swing at the Alhambra Theatre and Dining in Jacksonville. Love Letters officially opened January 10. The play follows the story of two childhood friends who write each other letters for well over 40 years. The audience experiences children grow up from silly a?oeDo you lik...