“Christmas Carole” at the Alhambra has all the trimmings of a stupendous Christmas feast that is fit for a clerk or a business owner. You will have a choice of delectable eatables that will be served directly to your table, from appetizers to desserts. Chef DeJuan Roy consistently designs a meal that is apropos with the theme of the show and this time it’s a reminder of an authentic Christmas feast. Take a little time and view the pictures below to get an idea of what you will want to order.
Do you recall the talented actor Gary Marachek* , well he’s back once again to revise the part of (Ebenezer Scrooge). Gary emerges as the crotchety Mr. Scrooge, who engages with the audience as he taunts and teases them to extreme laughter. This is the very same man who has a very hard time just mentioning the word “Christmas”. Gary brings smiles from everyone when he interacts with the crowd in some scenes. Bob Cratchit’s Broom Dance is delightfully choreographed by Shain Stroff* (Charity Man 1) who you may remember from his appearance in “9 To 5”, “Anything Goes” and “The Drowsy Chaperone”; just to name a few Alhambra shows. The entire cast of Bruce Allen Scudder’s “Christmas Carole” gave a stellar performance at the Alhambra Theater & Dining on Gala night (the first Friday show).
Alhambra’s “Christmas Carole”
Dates: November 24 – December 24, 2015
Show Times: 8 p.m. for evening shows Tuesday through Sunday. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., and dinner will be served until 7:30 p.m. Matinees on Wednesday & Saturdays are at 1:15 p.m. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the brunch starts at 11:15 a.m. Sunday Matinees are at 2 p.m. Doors open at noon and the meal starts at 12:15 p.m.
Dress: Shows can be “Business Casual” or “Sunday Best”
Tickets: Regular pricing for tickets start at $47 – $59. Ticket prices include: a plated dinner served to your table, an incredible show and prime parking. Group sales of 20 + are available upon request. By-the-way, please remember to be kind to your server during this blessed Holy Season. Merry Christmas to all! Prices do not include gratuity or orders from the bar.
Location: Alhambra Theater & Dining
12000 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, Florida 32246
Appetizer – First Course: Soup
She Crab Bisque Soup. You may ask, “What is a ‘she crab’”? A she crab is an immature female blue crab. This is a mildly sweet creamy soup and will leave you wanting the recipe.
Appetizer – First Course: Salad
Winter Kale Salad with spiced nuts, dried fruits and herb vinaigrette *GF* This appetizer is not bitter, but has a slightly sweet enhanced taste that anyone would like.
Entrée – Second Course: Fish
Seared Arctic Char topped with Leeks and Fresh Crab, Asparagus and Citrus salad *GF* Arctic Char is a fast-reproducing fish that is a good, sustainable alternative to Atlantic salmon, which it resembles in flavor and texture.
Entrée – Second Course: Beef
Beef Tenderloin Stroganoff over Papadella pasta and Sweet peas. Are you asking, What is Pappardelle Pasta? Well, Pappardelle Pasta is a large, very broad, flat pasta noodles, similar to wide fettuccine. This dish is tender and very flavorful.
Entrée – Second Course: Turkey
The holiday feast: Carved Turkey, and Honey-baked Ham with Sweet Potatoes Soufflé, cornbread dressing and green beans. If you want the traditional Thanksgiving/Christmas meal, this is the meal for you.
Entrée – Second Course: Vegetarian
Portobello Mushroom and Vegetable stack with Butter-Bean-Ragu with Red Pepper Pesto *GF* What a festive meal for those who are not meat eaters or want a vegetarian choice for dinner.
Dessert – Third Course: Cake
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peppermint Caramel Sauce *GF* Crumbles of tiny peppermint adorn a tasty flat chocolate cake. The caramel sauce is drizzled over the top for added flavor.
Dessert – Third Course: Cream Brulee
Crème Brûlée French Toast with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. Just the right sweetness that isn’t filling, but topped off with coffee or ice tea, will prepare you for the Christmas Carole.
*Fresh Fruit cup, Ice Cream-Chocolate or Vanilla, Sugar Free Ice Cream or chocolate mousse available at all times. * (*GF – Denotes Gluten Free Items*) (Not Shown)
Gala Night Goodies
Here are some examples of the tasty treats that is usually offered after the show and right before you can meet the cast for a photo moment and autograph. Bon Appétit!