Oct. 17-Nov. 18: Alhambra Theatre & Dining stages 1776, A Musical Revolution

Featuring Star of Stage and Film, Kevin Anderson as John Adams

Jacksonville, FL — It’s the summer of 1776, and the nation is ready to declare independence. … if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! 1776 follows John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the Second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence.  1776 opened at Jacksonville’s iconic Alhambra Theatre & Dining on October 17 and runs through November 18.

The seminal event in American history blazes to vivid life in this most unconventional of Broadway hits. 1776 puts a human face on the pages of history as we see the men behind the national icons: proud, frightened, uncertain, irritable, charming, often petty and ultimately noble figures, determined to do the right thing for a fledgling nation.

Starring in the lead as John Adams is Kevin Anderson. Kevin has starred in over 30 film and television productions and over 30 stage productions worldwide from Steppenwolf (35-year ensemble member) to Broadway, Off-Broadway, Dublin, and London’s West End. He has been nominated for a Tony Award, (Death of A Salesman), Outer Critics Circle Award (Come Back Little Sheba), Golden Globe, Viewers for Quality Television, TV Critics Association Awards (Nothing Sacred), and has won Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards (Death of A Salesman), and Theatre World and Jefferson Awards (Orphans). Some of his most memorable performances include Orphans (with Albert Finney), Sleeping with the Enemy (with Julia Roberts) Sunset Boulevard (with Patti Lupone), RFK in Hoffa (with Jack Nicholson), and Biff in Death of a Salesman. He is perhaps best known for his performance as Father Ray in ABC’s Nothing Sacred.

About the Menu

Executive Chef Dejuan Roy will be cooking up a culinary experience fitting of Jacksonville’s iconic dinner theater, the longest-running such theater in America.  First Course (choice of one): Sweet potato soup *GF* or Cesar salad with cornbread croutons *GF* without croutons; Second Course (choice of one): Slow Roasted New York Strip with au gratin potatoes, zucchini squash, carrot medley *GF; Aunt Mae’s Fried Chicken Alabama BBQ sauce, gravy, buttery white rice, lima beans; New England Broiled Cod with tomato, basil, garlic sauce, vegetable spaghetti, oven-roasted fingerling potatoes *GF*; Vegetable & White Bean Chili over brown rice;  Third Course (choice of one): Centennial Parfait or Apple Galette with fresh whipped cream.

Do Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up runs September 12, 2018 through October 7, 2018 at the Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL. Alhambra tickets start at just $38 and include a three-course meal that changes for each show, a Broadway-style performance and complimentary parking. Tickets can be purchases on line at www.alhambrajax.com or by calling 904.641.1212.

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