Musical theatre sets life lessons to invigorating song and dance, which is not unlike real life if your roommate is Liza Minnelli. Let someone else sing for your supper with today's Groupon: for $104, you get a three-show subscription to see Happy Days, Tuesdays with Morrie, and The Marvelous Wonderettes, along with a buffet-style dinner, at Stage West in Mississauga (a $203.18 value, including HST). Choose from three subscription packs with varying dates:
Pack One: Happy Days on Thursday, March 31 Tuesdays with Morrie on Thursday, June 9 The Marvelous Wonderettes on Thursday, August 18
Pack Two: Happy Days on Wednesday, April 6 Tuesdays with Morrie on Wednesday, June 15 The Marvelous Wonderettes on Wednesday, August 24
Pack Three: Happy Days on Thursday, April 14 Tuesdays with Morrie on Thursday, June 23 The Marvelous Wonderettes on Thursday, September 1
Stage West sates bellies, hungry jazz hands, and famished funny bones with an evening that includes a hot dinner buffet (drinks not included) alongside the spectacle of musical theatre. Arriving audiences find their seats in the tiered 600-seat Las Vegas–style theatre, then at 6:30 p.m. can forage the all-you-can-eat buffet, followed by showtime at 8:06 p.m.
Bow ties and varsity sweaters abound as the old gang rallies to save Arnold's malt shop from demolition in Happy Days, a salute to The Fonz and friends that kicks off the subscription. The autobiographical Tuesdays with Morrie, starring Jamie Farr of MAS*H fame, follows a journalist who reconnects with an ailing college professor for a final master class on life and Fabergé-egg crafting. The Marvelous Wonderettes closes the season with four girls at the 1958 Springfield High prom who belt classics from the '50s and '60s, such as "Lollipop" and "Dream Lover."
Audiences are advised the dress code requires finery such as dress shirts, slacks, blouse/sweater combos, skirts, and an imported shoulder parrot when donning pirate garb.
- The choreography is lively, infused with fifties jive dancing. The dance team has great energy, and the opening night audience gasped at some of the moves. – Mary, Happy Days, Entertain This Thought
- The production enjoyed a long run in Los Angeles, and with good reason. For a certain generation — and all fanciers of the girl-group sound — this is an utter charm bomb. – Andy Webster, The Marvelous Wonderettes, New York Times
Stage West keeps visitors comfortable and entertained with hotel accommodations, live comedies and musicals, and elaborate buffet dining. The concept was the brainchild of the Pechet family, who opened the first Stage West Theatre Restaurant in the Mayfield Inn in Edmonton in 1975. After making several trips to the U.S. to research dinner theatre, the family opened two more locations in Calgary and Mississauga, bringing shows headlined by internationally performing stars.
The Mississauga site recently became a part of the Ramada Worldwide family, and now, after dinner from the renovated buffet and a show in the Las Vegas–style theatre, guests relax in a heated saltwater pool and jacuzzi. The hotel also features a giant, three-storey indoor waterslide ideal for keeping kids busy, gaining a quick burst of adrenaline, or testing whether a suitcase is waterproof.
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