Food preparers at George Street Café delight customers with their full breakfast, lunch, and rotating dinner menu items chock-full of fresh ingredients. The Truckers Plate ($7.99) – a breakfast menu option with three eggs, a large order of hash browns, two sausage patties, three strips of bacon and a three mini pancakes – fills up stomachs with enough food fuel to power an effective hangover cure. Kick off lunch with a cherry balsamic chicken salad with cranberries, walnuts, red onions, and more ($6.95) or opt for the Big Chicago ($9.49), which blends roast beef with mozzarella cheese, marinated mushrooms, caramelized onions, peppers, and pizza sauce. George Street Café is most famous for its colossal burgers made to-order from fresh, 100% ground beef and infused with the requested toppings. Burgers, which can also be made into wraps for carb-conscious consumers, come in petite (4oz.), regular (8oz.) and widow maker (1lb.) – named for its ability to widow eaters from their departed burgers. During the genesis of the Cowboy Burger ($7.49 for a regular), a bacon-blended beef patty lassos strips of bacon and caramelized onions, forcing them under a bun and branding them with BBQ sauce. An Apple Jack Burger ($7.10 for a regular) rotates between shots of Jack Daniels Sauce and fried Granny Smith apples to create an intoxicating mouthful. Regular and dessert pizzas such as the First Date ($11.99 for a 12") also contribute to the lunch menu.
Seasoned boat captains and crustacean prospectors Sig Hansen, Johnathan Hillstrand, and Andy Hillstrand gather to share with audience members their tales of struggle and survival during crab season on the high seas, as partly documented by the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch. Fishing the Bering Sea in the middle of winter demands strong wills—which can come together in times of treacherous weather and 100-foot waves or come to blows about who performs better in the three-legged crabwalk race. Selected audience members will also have the chance to don the survival suits from the Time Bandit. Following the story-swapping and previously unreleased video footage, greenhorns and avid fans will have the opportunity to launch questions at the captains, wave giant foam claws, and learn how to communicate in claw-snap Morse code.
Coach directs the spotlight toward the rich life of legendary Marquette basketball coach and CBS broadcaster Al McGuire in a one-man show starring Broadway vet Cotter Smith. Dressed in a green sweater and khakis, Smith submerses himself in the role of Emmy winner Dick Enberg, who was McGuire's broadcasting partner for more than a decade and penned Coach to honor his eccentric friend. McGuire's gravelly, streetwise personality weaves the captivating and amusing story of his life—from his NCAA championship win to a successful career as a sports commentator—which he lived to the fullest before his death from leukemia in 2001.
Girls Night: The Musical places five friends center stage as they fondly remember their past and celebrate the present during one comedic night of karaoke. After sold-out runs in Las Vegas and Fort Lauderdale and plugs on NBC and the Lifetime network, the acclaimed musical returns to the 14th Street Theatre for a limited engagement. As actresses harmonize to suffragette anthems such as “Lady Marmalade,” “It’s Raining Men," and "I Will Survive" amid vibrant set pieces, audiences laugh and cry as the theater transforms into a besties convention. The intimate table seating harks back to cabarets of yore, when every audience member was waited on by a wax figure of Dean Martin.
In the 1930s, big bands and lauded musicians played a famous bar called Weilers and would one day become Memories Dinner Theater. The music bounced off the very same 2,500-square-foot maple dance floor, tamarack log ceiling, and twin stone fireplaces that remain today, though Memories has since expanded its entertainment options beyond song and dance.
As guests feast on three-course meals, the theater's roster of top-notch actors tackle dramas, musicals, audience-interactive murder mysteries, and comedies. The laughs continue on Chicken Comedy nights, when funnyman Rob Haswell hosts renowned comedians whose jokes keep diners chortling in between bites not of rubber, but of roasted chicken and food from an unlimited buffet.
Rhythmic Circus serenades the ears and entertains the eyes with a symbiosis of sound and body that spans musical genres in the tap-dancing spectacle Feet Don’t Fail Me Now. The experiment in percussive podiatry turns performers’ feet into organic drum machines, impressing the audience as musical motifs are evoked from such nontraditional instruments as sand, folding chairs, and cellos sporting tattoos and body piercings. A live seven-piece ensemble complements the onstage action with funky forays and rhythmic romps, fluidly transitioning from salsa to soul faster than the house band at the UN. Comedic interludes evoke the music of laughter, and choreographed foot-slapping rhythms make it hard for audience members to sit still.