From the Apollo Theatre to the Las Vegas Hilton, to international acclaim, DreamGirls follows the development, conflicts and eventual breakup of the three-member female singing group called, “The Dreams.” The parallels to the story of “The Supremes” are obvious. The music is period, the characters are similar and the conflicts are as real and powerful as the stories you have heard. You will laugh and cry at the price of fame and its effect on all involved.
By Charlie Patton Feb 20, 2018 In 1982, playwright/lyricist Howard Ashman and composer Alan Menkin decided to create a musical comedy based on director Roger Corman’s 1960 movie about a plant with a taste for human flesh. It was the second collaboration between the two, who would go on to launch Disney into the animated musical business […]
Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom February 19, 2018 The Alhambra Theatre opened the 2nd show of its 51st season with the classic “Little Shop of Horrors” the l982 Off-Broadway musical by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken which in turn was base on Roger Corman’s l960 movie. It has remained very popular over the years after […]
Northeast Florida got a taste of a bygone era in Alhambra Theatre & Dining’s latest production of The Marvelous Wonderettes. The off-Broadway “jukebox musical”, written by Roger Bean, was locally produced and directed by Jacksonville staple Tod Booth. It featured four female cast members – Erica Lustig as Missy Miller, Juliana Davis as Cindy Lou Huffington, Kayla […]