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.
Coming full circle with Jennifer Medure, who plays Grace in “Annie” Often in life we go the full circle. When I was 7 years old, my mother treated me to my first theatrical experience at what was then the Alhambra Dinner Theatre. I remember very clearly being captivated by the spectacle of the singing, dancing, […]
Dawn Wells, probably best known for playing Mary Ann Summers on the CBS sitcom “Gilligan’s Island,” is headlining the cast of “Steel Magnolias” at Alhambra Theatre & Dining. For a long time after production ended on “Gilligan’s Island,” Dawn Wells hoped to change her image as the sweet, pretty “perfect ingenue.” “I was always trying […]
Linzy Lauren, Mandi Jo John and Alexis Tidwell perform as the group The Dreams in “Dreamgirls,” now playing at the Alhambra Theatre & Dining. (Provided by Alhambra Theatre & Dining) Linzy Lauren, Mandi Jo John and Alexis Tidwell perform as the group The Dreams in “Dreamgirls,” now playing at the Alhambra Theatre & Dining. (Provided […]