- Frank Olivier’s Twisted Cabaret
- When: select dates between February 6 and February 23
- Where: Hale’s Palladium
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $19 for two general-admission tickets (up to $50.84 value)
- $70 for one date-night package (up to $143.04 value)
- $75 for one family-fun package (up to $186.56 value)
Family Fun packages include two general-admission adult tickets and two general-admission children’s tickets. It also includes four tickets for the post-show Hunchback tour of the theater. Tour-goers enjoy a a meet-and-greet with the cast, a private magic show, and a look at Hale’s Ales Brewery. Kids take home two magic tricks to master on their own, along with a Twisted Cabaret DVD.
Date night packages include everything listed above, along with a poster that has been kissed by the cast. VIP seating means couples sit at a table adorned with chocolates and candles.<p>
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
Frank Olivier’s Twisted Cabaret
The Hungarian knife-thrower Frankonovitchski hurls daggers at his wife Natasha, missing every time; the French mime Francel Franceau has been pulling invisible ropes for more than 25 years; and the Great Frankini can crush his head and plump it back again. The kicker? These performers all inhabit the same body. Aided by his MC, the hunchbacked Flinch, Frank Olivier changes costumes and genders, performing 16 acts, each with its own character who has its own over-the-top story, unique talents, and deeply buried reason why it's uncomfortable around hippos. Sometimes Olivier even manages to multiply himself—donning a blond wig and high-kicking between two shoddy puppets to become the Frankettes. When he was just 11 years old, watching a fireman juggle in his elementary classroom, the desire to perform struck Frank Olivier hard. So hard, in fact, that he began piecing together his one-man show right then, and it's obvious in every scene—not just in the effortless ease with which he shows off his tricks but also in the anarchic, delightfully crude energy that fuels the show. Throughout, a clownish, bumbling clumsiness lends his act an unpredictable chaos, with Olivier telling the [San Francisco Chronicle](http://gr.pn/Z9p1JX) "it makes it funnier, things go better when everything is falling apart."