This is no joke – on April 1, 2015, for only four weeks, Mike Farrell (known as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt), will star in the production of “On Golden Pond” at the Alhambra Theater & Dining. Mike follows M*A*S*H legends Gary Burghoff, Jamie Farr and Loretta Swit who have graced the Jacksonville Florida’s theatre stage. Why cook on Easter, let Chef DeJuan do the cooking for you.
“On Golden Pond” is a classic American comedy/drama that’s every bit as touching, warm, and witty today as when it debuted on Broadway in 1979. Retired couple, Ethel and Norman Thayer, spends every summer at their home on Golden Pond. This summer their adult daughter Chelsea, whom they haven’t seen for years, feels she must be there for Norman’s birthday. She and her fiancé are on their way to Europe the next day, but will be back in a couple of weeks to pick up the fiancé’s 13-year-old son. When she returns, Chelsea is married and her stepson has the relationship with her father that she always wanted. The turbulent relationship between father and daughter, the generation gap between young and old, and the difficulties facing a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage, all combine in a drama that gives us unique insight into a modern family life. Will father and daughter be able to communicate at last on the pond?
“This is a quintessential American play,” said Alhambra Managing Partner, Craig Smith. He added, “Mike adds a unique brand of talent to the lead role and brings with him a depth and passion for the character that will truly inspire our audience. I love this show, I loved the movie and I am confident our guests will be enthralled with it.”
Mike Farrell began his career with small parts in films like “The Graduate” and “The Americanization of Emily”. Stage roles and small parts on TV eventually landed him in the soap “Days of Our Lives”, where he starred as Scott Banning for two years.
Mike has been involved in several documentaries, including co-hosting “Saving the Wildlife” for PBS, hosting “The Best of the National Geographic Specials” and had a great adventure scuba diving with his children, Michael and Erin, among hundreds of sharks in French Polynesia for “The World of Audubon”.
Together with partner Marvin Minoff he formed ‘Farrell/Minoff productions’. Farrell/Minoff’s first production was “Dominick and Eugene”, a film starring Tom Hulce and Ray Liotta. After making a number of TV movies, one of their more recent productions is “Patch Adams”, starring Robin Williams.
Mike is best known for playing Captain B.J. Hunnicutt in the popular series M*A*S*H. His eight years with the memorable show allowed the opportunity to both write and direct several episodes, earning him nominations for Director’s Guild and Emmy Awards.
“On Golden Pond”
DATES: April 1 – May 3, 2015
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 Saturdays 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, Apr. 3, 2015) attire is “Formal/Dressy”. All other shows could be “Business Casual” or “Sunday Best”.
TICKETS: Regular pricing for tickets start at $35.00 adults. Ticket prices include: a plated dinner served to your table, an incredible show and prime parking. Group sales of 20 + are available upon request. Price does not include gratuity or orders from the bar.
LOCATION: Alhambra Theater & Dining
12000 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, Florida 32246