Legendary entertainers made theatrical history when they broke down the fourth wall, and then, to the consternation of the set designer, broke down the second and third walls as well. Experience the magic of the stage with today's Groupon: for $48, you get dinner-theatre admission to Tuesdays with Morrie at Stage West Theatre Restaurant (a $97 value with tax included). Purchase one of the following Groupons:
- Tuesday, September 28
- Tuesday, October 19
- Tuesday, October 26
Each performance at the elegant dinner theatre is preceded by a bountiful buffet, featuring 120 items to dine on, including a sprawling dessert selection. The buffet begins at 6:00 p.m., so pile your plate and nosh in good company until 7:45 p.m., when the performance commences. MASH star Jamie Farr plays Morrie in the play, based on the New York Times–bestselling autobiographical classic by Mitch Albom about a journalist reunited with his aging and ill college professor Morrie, 16 years after the two last encountered one another. Over the course of weekly visits, the young man learns about life, love, and friendship from his wise elder, and their bond strengthens as the professor deteriorates.
While suppering is always sublime, recent wild assumptions indicate that it is most sublime and best-digested when chased by a critically acclaimed play. So serve up some culture with your nightly meal, or gift this Groupon to a know-it-all youngster for a healthy dose of his weekly wisdom.
Please note that Stage West has a semi-formal dress code.
- Farr brings as much humour as he does humanity to his portrayal of Morrie and this is what makes the play as accessible as it is moving and powerful. – Louis B. Hobson, Sun
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.