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First 2014 Alhambra show - 'Pump Boys & Dinettes'

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Surprise that special someone with show tickets to the Alhambra Theater & Dining for “Pump Boys and Dinettes”. The show is presented by WQIK and features Ashley Roberson, fresh off of her critically acclaimed and popular performance in South Pacific. “Pump Boys and Dinettes” is backed by a live band and promises to be a fun show.

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“We’ve had such great response to shows like Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes, The Buddy Holly Story and Patsy Cline, that we’re really excited to kick off our season with a show like this,” said Managing Partner Craig Smith. “Kicking off the season with a big country party will really set the tone for a great season. Judging by pre-sales and season ticket renewals, we seem to have struck a great balance between new shows, classics and shows with guest stars. Plus, having Ashley back for this show will be a wonderful reprise for her and a treat for those who enjoyed her talents in South Pacific.”

About the Show: Drive a ways outta town in central North Carolina, and you'll come to a filling station, and across the blacktop is the Double Cupp Diner. You wouldn't know that this little stop on North Carolina Highway 57 is where all the action is, but once the boys get revved up with their guitars and base fiddle, it might as well be the center of the music world. The musical tells the story of four men (L.M., Jackson, Jim and Eddie) who work at a gas station and two waitresses (sisters, Prudie and Rhetta Cupp) at the "Double Cupp Diner," a dinette, located somewhere between Frog Level and Smyrna, NC. The music is mostly from the country rock/pop music genres. They perform on guitars, piano, bass and kitchen utensils. The original cast album was released by CBS Records in the U.S, and its recording of "The Night Dolly Parton Was Almost Mine" reached number 67 on the Hot Country Songs charts. The show was also nominated for a Tony Award® for Best Musical in 1982.

About the menu: Executive Chef DeJuan Roy will kick off the season with a show inspired by the Double Cupp Diner, but with a slightly more upscale and edgier flavor. The Pump Boys menu will include: Salad choices: Chop House Salad with tomato, onion, house-made croutons, & sliced grapes with peanut vinaigrette or White Bean, Sausage, and Kale soup. Entrée choices: Open Face Cheesy Meatloaf Sandwich with Vidalia onion sauce, potatoes casserole and roasted Brussels sprouts; or Dinette Chicken Potpie; or Fried Triggerfish served with baked tomato cheese grits, green apple slaw, and hush puppies; ‘Vegetarian Selection’ is an Eggplant Parmesan Sub with pesto, fresh mozzarella, and vegetable fettuccini. Dessert choices: Old Fashioned Ice-Cream Sundae with warm brownie, vanilla bean ice cream, peanut brittle, cherry, and whipped cream or the Highway 57 Cherry Pie with raspberry essence served with fresh whipped cream.

Chef Roy says, “We haven’t even scratched the surface of what my team can do with this kitchen. 2013 was really good. 2014 is going to be a true culinary adventure.”

Pump Boys & Dinettes
presented by WQIK radio
: December 28, 2013 – February 2, 2014
Show Times: 8:00 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 Saturday are at 1:15 p.m. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. and the brunch starts at 11:15 a.m. Sunday matinee is at 2:00 p.m. Doors open at noon and the meal starts at 12:15 p.m.

Dress: “Gala Night” Friday January 3, 2013 is “Formal/Dressy”. All other shows could be “Business Casual” or “Sunday Best”.

Tickets: Regular pricing for tickets starts at $47.00 for adults and $35.00 for children. Ticket price includes dinner, show and parking. Group sales are available.

Location: Alhambra Theater & Dining
     12000 Beach Blvd.
     Jacksonville, Florida 32246
     (904) 641-1212

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