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Alhambra’s 2nd Annual Celebrity Week begins Aug. 30

Audiences coming to see “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” at the new Alhambra Theatre & Dining will get abonus the week of Aug. 30. New owner Craig Smith announced the lineup of the Alhambra’s Second Annual Celebrity Week, during which each of that week’s seven shows will feature a cameo appearance by some of Jacksonville’s local media personalities and celebrities.

The big winner again, however, will be local charities that each celebrity will represent. The Alhambra is donating a portion of tickets sales from each show to the charity of that celebrity’s choice. Additionally, to make it a friendly competition, the celebrity with the biggest draw— the one who essentially has the most tickets sold for their show—will receive a bonus donation to his or her charity.

Currently lined up to perform at the Alhambra, and the charities for which they are raising money include:

Tuesday, Aug. 30—Ron Littlepage, Times-Union, for St. Johns Riverkeepers

Wednesday, Aug. 31—Bruce Hamilton, WJXT, for The Hope Chest

Thursday, Sept. 1—Sharon Wilbur, WAWS, for Forsaken Generation

Friday, Sept. 2—Mike Barz, WAWS, for Pat Barz Scholarship for Nursing Excellence

Saturday, Sept. 3 (m)—Patricia Crosby, WTLV, for The HEAL Foundation

Saturday, Sept. 3 (e)—Tony Boselli for The Boselli Foundation

Sunday, Sept. 4 (m)—Robby Rose, WQIK, for Camp Tracy Home

Former Jacksonville Jaguar legend Tony Boselli said, “I’m excited about making my acting debut at the Alhambra. This is a unique way for us to raise money and awareness for the Boselli Foundation, and I think it will be a lot of fun.”

“I’ve become a fan of the Alhambra since it reopened,” said WTLV news anchor Patricia Crosby. She added, “I was flattered to be asked and I’m very excited to be representing HEAL. They are an amazing organization and this is a really fun way to raise some money for them.”

On their respective nights, each of the guest stars will appear in the same scene in the second act of the show. The scene is actually not in the original script and is being “written in” by Alhambra Executive Producer Tod Booth Sr. “The guest stars are going to have a ball doing it, and the cast is excited,” said Booth.

“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” runs through Sept. 18. Show times are 8:00 p.m. for evening shows Tuesday through Sunday. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the buffet starts at 6:30 p.m. Matinees on Saturday are at 1:15 p.m. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. and the buffet starts at 11:15 a.m. Sunday matinee is at 2:00 p.m.. Doors open at noon and the buffet starts at 12:15 p.m. Group sales are available. Tickets start at $42 for adults and $35 for children. Ticket price includes dinner, show and parking. Call the box office at 904-641-1212 or visit www.alhambrajax.com.


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