This groundbreaking musical follows the lives of the performers, stagehands and dock workers on a Mississippi River show boat, over 40 years, from 1887 to 1927. The premiere of Show Boat on Broadway was a watershed moment in the history of American musicals, marking a theatrical movement from follies and reviews to what we know now as magical songwriting and storytelling. The musical contributed such classic songs as “Ol’ Man River,” “Make Believe” and “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man.” Show Boat’s most recent revivals received the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.
Arts Notes: Alhambra set to throw a 50th birthday party Posted December 4, 2017 12:08 pm By Charlie Patton Craig Smith, managing partner, and Tod Booth, artistic director of the Alhambra Theatre & Dining, recreate a photo taken in 1967, of Ted Johnson, managing partner, and George Ballis, artistic director, of the soon-to-open Alhambra Dinner Theatre. […]
Posted October 12, 2017 03:02 pm Jacksonville.com By Charlie Patton The ghoulish Addams Family first appeared in a one-panel cartoon Charles Addams drew for the New Yorker in 1938. That eventually led to television’s “The Addams Family,” which ran for two seasons on ABC 1964-1966. Many subsequent TV appearances, some live action, others animated, followed. Finally, […]