The history of theatre goes all the way back to the 1970s, when audiences were eager to see "living movies." See how far these unfilmed talkabouts have come in only 40 years with today's Groupon: for $199, you get a five-show dinner-theatre subscription pack for one to see Move Over Mrs. Markham, Motown Gold, All Shook Up, The 39 Steps, and Why Do Fools Fall in Love? along with a buffet-style dinner at Stage West in Mississauga (up to a $393.41 value). Choose from the following three subscription packs with varying dates:
- Move Over Mrs. Markham on September 23
- Motown Gold on December 2
- All Shook Up on February 17
- The 39 Steps on May 4
- Why Do Fools Fall in Love? on July 13
- Move Over Mrs. Markham on September 30
- Motown Gold on December 9
- All Shook Up on February 24
- The 39 Steps on May 11
- Why Do Fools Fall in Love? on July 20
- Move Over Mrs. Markham on October 7
- Motown Gold on December 16
- All Shook Up on March 2
- The 39 Steps on May 18
- Why Do Fools Fall in Love? on July 27
Stage West sates bellies and famished funny bones with evenings that include a hot 120-item dinner buffet (drinks not included) alongside the spectacle of famed comedies and musicals. Arriving audiences find their side seats in the tiered 600-seat Las Vegas–style theatre, then at 6:30 p.m. (or 5 p.m. on Sundays), spectators can hunt and gather morsels at the all-you-can-eat buffet, followed by curtain about 90 minutes later. The season kicks off with Move Over Mrs. Markham, a fast-paced farce rife with mistaken identities and plot twists. Motown Gold peers into the past without sprinting backward at the speed of light, illuminating the birth of Detroit's Motown record label. The season winds down with Why Do Fools Fall in Love?, in which four girlfriends mellifluously reveal their love lives through 1960s hits "I Will Follow Him" and "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me."
The audience dress code requires finery such as dress shirts, slacks, and skirts.
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.
5400 Dixie Rd.
Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4T4