- $40 for one ticket to Steppin’ Out Entertainment presents A Christmas Dinner (up to a $67 value), including dinner
- Where: Cinzano’s
- Seating: reserved
- Ticket value includes meal, show, tax, and tip.
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- Friday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.
- Saturday, December 7, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.<p>
Steppin’ Out Entertainment Presents A Christmas Dinner
Audiences’ bellies are filled by an Italian-style dinner between acts of a cheerful tale of family ties and reconciliations. A Christmas Dinner, the 27th annual holiday offering from Steppin’ Out Entertainment, continues writer and director Karen Randazzo’s tradition of staging original, humbug-thwarting musicals. This year’s story sees a husband and wife visiting an elusive—and wealthy—aunt. The sudden reappearance of the aunt’s estranged niece raises one all-important question—is the younger woman simply after the elder’s money, or are there bigger emotions at stake? That mystery is solved across four courses as audiences savor the story’s twists and classic tunes, which Betty Tyler of the CT Post describes as “clever songs, nostalgic songs and simply pretty songs, all in the spirit of Christmas.”<p>
Steppin’ Out Entertainment
Steppin’ Out Entertainment took the inspiration for its beloved holiday show from a somewhat unlikely place: medieval England. In non-medieval 1982, Spinning Wheel Inn owner and English native Robert Butler was looking for ways to meld live entertainment and food like in days of yore. But instead of knights, horses, and holy grails, he wanted his shows to focus on yuletide cheer and regular grails. He produced his first Christmas dinner theater performance that year, and after enlisting the aid of writer, director, and Steppin’ Out Entertainment owner Karen Randazzo a few years later, saw his festive feasts become an annual tradition.
When they aren’t decking halls, Karen and Peter Randazzo of Steppin’ Out Entertainment curate a whole calendar’s worth of shows. Their company specializes in everything from murder mysteries to children’s theater, as well as classes in acting, voice, piano, and the arts. That creative multitasking likely comes easily to the pair—Karen has composed and directed original works such as Bernstein on Broadway and her own musical Another Day in Paradise, while actor and musical arranger Peter has also crafted a musical, Pecos Bill.
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