If you haven’t gotten your ticket for the last show of 2014 season “White Christmas”, you may want to check thoroughly, nonetheless, you still have the opportunity to come to the Alhambra Theater & Dining and enjoy its first-ever production of the Tony® and Drama Desk Award® winning “The Drowsy Chaperon” from October 22 – November 23, 2014. The Drowsy Chaperone is a musical, and a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920’s.
About the show: The story is about a middle-aged, withdrawn musical theater fan as he plays the record of his favorite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit “The Drowsy Chaperone”. The show comes to life onstage as he disdainfully comments on the music, story, and actors.
The concept that the audience is listening to the musical on an old LP record is used throughout the show. As ‘The Man in the Chair’ listens to the show, he is torn between his desire to absorb every moment of the show as it unfolds versus his need to insert his personal footnotes and his extensive-but-trivial knowledge of musical performances and actors, as he frequently brings the audience in and out of the fantasy. As the performance goes on, through his musings about the show, more of his personal life is revealed; until, as the record ends, he is left again alone in his apartment – but still with his record of a long-beloved-show to turn to whenever he’s blue.
“The Drowsy Chaperone” debuted in 1998 at The Rivoli in Toronto and opened on Broadway on May 1, 2006. The show was nominated for multiple Broadway (2006) and London (2008) theatre awards, winning five Tony Awards and seven Drama Desk Awards. The show has had major productions in Toronto, Los Angeles, New York, London, and Japan, as well as two North American tours.
About The Menu:
1st Course: Herb marinated citrus salad with cracked black pepper, olive oil, Balsamic reduction atop mixed greens; or Manhattan Clam Chowder.
2nd Course: Oven Roasted Prime Rib Served with baked potato, green beans, With Horseradish Au Jus; or Shrimp Gratin with Orachetti pasta & tri color carrots; or Chicken Marsala with cheddar chive whipped potatoes, and Broccolini; or Falafel served with cracked wheat salad.
3rd Course: Pumpkin Almond Cake with toasted almonds & bourbon glaze; or New York Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Chocolate Ganache.
*Also available, Fruit Bowl, Chocolate Mousse or Sorbet*
“The Drowsy Chaperon”
Dates: October 22 – November 23, 2014
Show Times: 8:00 p.m. for evening shows Tuesday through Sunday. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., and dinner will be served until 7:30 p.m. Matinees on Saturday are at 1:15 p.m. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. and the brunch starts at 11:15 a.m. Sunday matinee is at 2:00 p.m. Doors open at noon and the meal starts at 12:15 p.m.
Dress: “Gala Night”, Friday October 24, 2014 is “Formal/Dressy”. All other shows could be “Business Casual” or “Sunday Best”.
Tickets: Regular pricing for tickets start at $35.00. Preview night pricing for the first two nights (October 22 & 23, 2014) are available for $38.00. Ticket prices include: a plated dinner served to your table, an incredible show and prime parking. Group sales are available upon request. Price does not include gratuity or orders from the bar.
Location: Alhambra Theater & Dining
12000 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, Florida 32246