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Alhambra’s “Dixie Swim Club” a hilarious comedy about friendships that last forever

By Martie Thompson

Alhambra Theatre and Dining’s production of “Dixie Swim Club,” a warm hearted Southern comedy, will make you want to join the swim team. More than a “chick flick” for the stage, this comedic performance will surely produce a numerous chuckles if not outright belly laughs. The dialog is particularly sharp, with one-liners, banter and repartee that the cast aces.

Alhambra’s “DreamGirls” an entertaining sojourn back in time

By Martie Thompson

“DreamGirls,” now being performed at Alhambra Theatre and Dining, is probably most familiar from the critically acclaimed 2006 film, but the iconic musical actually started life on Broadway in 1981. The show follows the tumultuous rise of three Chicago friends, Effie, Deena and Lorrell, from backup singers to headliners in the 1960s and 1970s. The musical, while not completely sung through, hardly keeps still, sparkling with energy and momentum from one song number to the next.

Show Boat rolls along at Alhambra

By Martie Thompson

“Ol’ Man River … just keeps rollin’ along.” Throughout the 40-year time span covered by “Show Boat,” now being performed at Alhambra Theatre and Dining, the mighty Mississippi River plays a pivotal role. From the opening scene on the levee at Natchez on the Mississippi in 1887 to the final scene on the deck of the Cotton Blossom in 1927, the rolling river is always part of the show.

Alhambra’s Beauty and the Beast: This “tale as old as time” is a real beauty to behold  

By Mark Pettus

As I prepared to leave the office on my way to attend the Alhambra’s production of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” I wasn’t sure what version to be prepared for. The classic French fairy tale has been translated to film, television and the stage more than a dozen times.

Alhambra’s Executive Chef DeJuan Roy wins Food Network’s Guy Fieri’s Grocery Games


By NewsLine Staff

In what can only be described as a “come from behind victory,” Alhambra Theatre & Dining Executive Chef DeJuan Roy emerged the winner in a special Father’s Day episode of the Food Network’s Guy Fieri’s Grocery Games. The competition aired June 19.