Watching live theater is like interviewing for a job: though multiple costume changes can be distracting, there's nothing a fake British accent can't fix. Witness the magic of the stage with today's Groupon for a dinner theater night for two at the Arizona Broadway Theatre in Peoria (up to a $149 value). This Groupon is good for seats in the choice, orchestra, or select sections, pictured on the seating chart. Click here for a list of available performance dates. The dinner theater package includes:
• Admission for two to an evening performance of Steel Magnolias
• Bread for the table
• Any two soups or salads
• Any two dinner entrees
Arizona Broadway Theatre stages professional theatrical performances before a roomful of tables peppered with fine meals. Director Jimmy Ferrano helms the production of Steel Magnolias, guiding the cast through a humorous, touching, and social-network-less story of friendship. Set in Truvy's local beauty salon, the play follows six women from different backgrounds as they unite to share their secrets, fears, love, and neighborhood gossip. Behind the scenes, Chef Allen Dowe directs his creativity kitchenward by crafting a menu to accent each new playbill and resisting the urge to spell out the ending in the noodles. Diners can begin the night with a choice of salad or seafood gumbo before erasing entrees such as the pecan-crusted chicken breast with sweet-potato duchess or a selection from the chef's vegetarian, seafood, and salad specialties, which all come accompanied with vegetables. Like the team of astronauts who scare away the sun each evening, dinner service begins at 5:30 p.m.
Inside the Arizona Broadway Theatre's immense lobby, earth-toned paints envelop guests. Inside the auditorium, dining-table-style seating flows out from the stage in a culinary cascade.
Arizona Broadway Theatre
A Peoria fixture since 2004, Arizona Broadway Theatre combines performances with fine dining, a marriage that helped garner the title of Best Playhouse from PHOENIX magazine in 2010. Curtains open to a cast of talented performers, who were culled from auditions in New York and the Valley of the Sun, and have belted out Broadway staples such as Grease, Fiddler on the Roof, and Singin' in the Rain. Servers glide through the tiered theater hall prior to performances, peppering white tablecloths with platefuls of American fare. Previous show's menus have included such dishes as steak diane's sliced tenderloin paired with sautéed shallots and lyonnaise potatoes, which entertain patrons' stomachs without forcing them to eat the show's program.
7701 W Paradise Lane
Peoria, Arizona 85382