Watching a show during dinner livens up a meal, just like juggling silverware at the table or paying a violinist to juggle silverware at the table. Get entertained while you eat with this GrouponLive deal to see The 39 Steps at Stage West Theatre Restaurant. For $48, you get one general-admission dinner theatre ticket, including a buffet dinner (up to a $96.60 value). Choose between the following performances:
- Tuesday, March 20. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7:45 p.m.
- Sunday, April 1. Dinner starts at 5 p.m., and the show starts at 6:45 p.m.<p>
In this farcical adaptation of the Hitchcock masterpiece—praised by the New York Times as an “absurdly enjoyable, gleefully theatrical riff”—a frenetic cast of four dons the hats of more than 150 characters tangled up in international intrigue. Embroiled in a fight at a theatre performance, everyman Richard Hannay is unexpectedly tied up in a conspiracy involving missing fingers, photographic memories, and an uncannily familiar string of beautiful women who may or may not be on his side.
As reported in the Calgary Sun, director Mark Bellamy first helmed the piece as a hit show at Vertigo Theatre before remounting it with a “talented, inventive, and tireless” cast at Stage West. Before the show, patrons browse a 120-item buffet where Asian noodle dishes mingle with Mexican mole and Alaskan snow crab. Playgoers may be sharing tables with their fellow guests, and should adhere to a semi-formal dress code to inspire extra vigilance against spilling mousse on one’s shirt.
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.