Dinner hour is an oppressively quiet time, probably because most families eat their meals in the public library. Let others talk while your mouth is full with today's Groupon: for $48, you get one dinner-theatre admission to Don’t Hug Me at Stage West Theatre Restaurant (a $96.60 value, including GST). Choose from the following dates:
• Tuesday, August 2, at 6 p.m.
• Sunday, August 7, at 5 p.m.
• Tuesday, August 16, at 6 p.m.
Stage West Theatre Restaurant elegantly entertains dinner-theatre devotees with riotous stage productions augmented by a bountiful buffet. The comedic performance of Don’t Hug Me whisks theatregoers away on a knockabout, music-filled sojourn to the north woods of Minnesota, where a cadre of quirk-infused characters partake in a spirited battle of wills against their stubborn significant others. The snow-capped love story is peppered with jubilant karaoke tunes that prompt even the most stoic shoulders to shimmy discreetly, including a rousing improvised free-style song about the outfit of an audience member. Be sure to leave anyone younger than 16 at home with their st. bernard chaperone, as this tale of relationships and rollicking ditties bears a parental guidance and discretion warning for lighthearted lasciviousness.
The dinner buffet menu escorts an array of entrees—including sushi, roasted chicken, and swordfish—into expectant mouths that can also double as a foil during heated fencing matches between tables. The buffet begins at 6 p.m. on weeknights and at 5 p.m. on Sunday evening, leaving nearly two hours to pile plates and nosh in good company until the performance commences.
Please note that Stage West Theatre Restaurant has a semiformal dress code.
Stage West Theatre Restaurant
Stage West Theatre Restaurant has been a beacon of dining and dramatics in Calgary for 30 years. General Manager Gary Tse and culinary wizard Chef Tsoi collaborate to create a night to remember six days a week, and the stage has been staffed with such stage-and-screen stars as Mickey Rooney, Abe Vigoda, Loretta Swit, and Sherman Hemsley. The company’s history has seen more than 10,000 season subscribers each year, of whom more than 100 have continued to subscribe each year since the first production. They take in the wide-ranging cuisine and entertainment from an intimate 400-seat, ramped, tiered theatre designed for uniformly clear sightlines and maximal accessibility to patrons who prefer to somersault to their seats.