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Reviewed August 7, 2012
What You'll Get
Dinner theater arose by accident after Bertolt Brecht insisted on staging Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny with an all-termite cast. Feast on a visual spectacle with today's Groupon to Jumpin' Jupiter. Choose between the following options:
• For $44, you get two appetizers, four gourmet sandwiches, and four cocktails or beers on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday (up to an $88 value).
• For $120, you get four tickets to the Super Supper Show on Friday or Saturday, with a four-course chef's seasonal tasting menu and four cocktails (up to a $237.80 value, including ticket sales tax). The four courses include:
• Four appetizers
• Four soups and salads
• Four entrees
• Four desserts
The show runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., with an optional cocktail hour from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. All diners must arrive by 6:45 p.m. to be seated.
Jumpin' Jupiter regales audiences with cabaret and burlesque shows while Chef Izzy serves up a sizzling rotating menu of gourmet American fare. Friday and Saturday, lights dim, the stage brightens, and the Super Supper Show's talented stars begin strutting onstage, with a changing lineup that may feature fire-eating Sturdy Gurlesque, lovable scamp Sammich the Tramp, or the aerialist Indie-Lou. During the show, diners feast on a four-course meal. Though the menu changes, a common meal guides diners through a sampling of cheeses, including tangy amish blue and dutch smoked gouda, followed by a soup and salad seasoned with Missouri Ozark Forest mushrooms, a surf 'n' turf entree, and a dessert of crème brûlée.
During the week, the dramatic décor of the restaurant puts groups in a festive mood with the occasional performance of and free admission to the rotating Thursday show, currently The JuJu Gong Show. While sipping potent cocktails, parties of four split any two appetizers, including the crunchy crab cakes (a $10 value) or the truffle-infused popcorn (a $5 value). Gourmet sandwiches include the Chef-special Izzy burger ($10+), a half pound hybrid of Kobe-style flatiron steak and prime beef topped with à la carte options including peppered bacon ($1.50), blue-cheese sauce ($0.50), and grilled jalapeño ($1). The shrimp burger ($12) comes grilled, blackened, or fried Southern-style with a hot chipotle rémoulade sauce. Check the calendar for upcoming weeknight shows.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 29, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Must be 18+ for Supper Show on Fri and Sat. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Jumpin' Jupiter
Owner and entrepreneur Jim Callahan describes Jumpin' Jupiter as "a 1930s Hollywood glam party rolled in velvet, crystals, glitter, and gold––a place you'd expect Dean Martin to kick back, have a martini, and tell dirty jokes." As reported by the Maplewood-Brentwood Patch, the venue was inspired by Jim's favorite movie, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and features nightly shows ranging from vaudeville and Vegas-style burlesque to fire-wielding, improv comedy, synchronized whittling, and acrobatics.
Red velvet curtains flank the 27'x18' stage like pigtails, hiding corseted ladies and shirtless gentlemen awaiting their cues to juggle, belt high notes, or recite state capitals in reverse alphabetical order. Enormous chandeliers hang from the ceiling like dangling crystal earrings, casting flecks of light on tables and patrons dressed to the nines in 1930s garb. Inhabiting a full quarter of the space is a drink counter, which the staff refers to as the Titanic bar, due both to its size and its shortage of life rafts. There, patrons can chug a PBR, sip a specialty cocktail, or request bottle service with liquor ranging from Stoli elite to absinthe and Courvoisier.
Callahan has also solicited the fine-dining chops of Chef Israel "Izzy" Rodriguez, who can accompany the entertainment with several courses, small plates of steak and shrimp, or a modern take on movie popcorn with accents of truffle. Before and after the show, guests can sip a brew at Jupiter's separate lounge, or question Callahan about his in-house recording studios, an ideal space for laying down a hot beat or lying down with a cool bowl of beet soup.