Alhambra Presents Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST June 15- July 21
In what has been a closely guarded secret until Tuesday when it was released to its newsletter and season ticket subscribers, the Alhambra Theatre & Dining announced that its summer show will be Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The show will be Alhambra’s longest engagement of the year, running from June 15 through July 31. Tickets are now on sale to the public. The Alhambra has traditionally staged a family-oriented show for its summer time period. Recent summer shows have included Shrek!, Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonkaand Cinderella. Last year’s summer show, Seussical: The Musical, was a sell out, and the Alhambra expects the same for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
It is important to note that this is not the Broadway touring show which rolled through Jacksonville in 2015. While the Alhambra show features the same great script and memorable songs, the Alhambra will cast, costume and mount its own production, adding its own touches that are unique to the market and to its intimate setting. “One of the many things that make the Alhambra a unique experience is its size,” commented Managing Partner, Craig Smith. “Our size creates an intimacy and an authenticity for our audiences. So this show will be a completely fresh and different look than that of the national show that came through the market briefly last year.”
About the Show
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award®-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over 13 years and was nominated for nine Tony® Awards, including Best Musical.
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Note Earlier Show Times and Family Pricing for Summer Show (only)
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will run at the Alhambra for a limited engagement June 15 – July 31, 2016. Show time is 7:30 PM for evening shows. Doors open at 5:15 PM and dinner will be served until 7:00 PM. Matinees on Saturday are at 1:15 PM. Doors open at 11:00 AM and the meal starts at 11:15 AM. Sunday matinee is at 2:00. Doors open at noon and the meal starts at 12:15 PM. Ticket prices start at $35, and includes dinner, show and parking. Call the box office at 904.641.1212 orwww.alhambrajax.com.