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Laverne & Shirley’s Cindy Williams to star in “Weekend Comedy”

Craig Smith, Managing Partner of the Alhambra Theatre & Dining, announced this morning the addition of a new comedy, Weekend Comedy, and a new guest star, Cindy Williams, to its 2013 line up.  Cindy Williams is best known for starring from 1976 to 1982 in the television situation-comedy series Laverne & Shirley, in the role of Shirley Feeney, and for her role as Laurie Henderson in the classic film “American Graffiti.”  Cindy brings her considerable talents to the Alhambra for four special weeks, September 18 – October 20, 2013.  Williams began her professional career by landing national commercials, which included Foster Grant sunglasses and TWA. Her first roles in television, among others, were on Room 222, Nanny and the Professor and Love, American Style.

In Weekend Comedy, two couples, one older and one younger have accidentally rented the same cottage for a three-day weekend. They decide to share it. The show unfolds with a comedic clash between generations.  Ms. Williams and Weekend Comedy replace on the original schedule a show that would have featured George Wendt.  Mr. Wendt had to reschedule his appearance to a later date.  Ms. Williams had a similar conflict last year and is now scheduled to thrill the Alhambra audiences.

“We could not be more excited to welcome Cindy to our Alhambra family,” said Smith.  “The few times I have mentioned it to audiences before a show, they have gasped.  She is a wonderful person and a wonderful actor, and I know Jacksonville will welcome her as we all have.  The show is fantastic and got rave reviews where it’s played.  It will be a great fall frolic here, too.”

Weekend Comedy will run at the Alhambra September 18 through October 20, 2013. Show time is 8:00 PM for evening shows Tuesday through Sunday.  Doors open at 5:45 PM and dinner will be served until 7:30 PM. Matinees on Saturday are at 1:15 PM.  Doors open at 11:00 AM and brunch starts at 11:15 AM.  Sunday matinee is at 2:00.  Doors open at noon and the meal start at 12:15 PM.  Group sales are available.   Preview night pricing for the first two nights is available for $38.  Regular pricing for tickets starts at $46 for adults and $35 for children. Ticket price includes dinner, show and parking.  Call the box office at 904.641.1212 or www.alhambrajax.com.


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