If you read my last post-or if you just know my parents-you’ll remember that I believe them to be truly the most self-sacrificing, generous people I know. Example #422: The Candlelight Dinner Playhouse. They love performances-theatrical & musical. They have taken us to countless performances (the Arvada Center has fantastic shows, too!). Over the years we’ve seen at The Candlelight: Wizard of Oz, The King and I, Huck Finn (or was it Tom Sawyer-I can’t remember the actual name of that one) and most recently Fiddler on the Roof. The girls love it. El Guapo and I love it.
Since it’s a Dinner Playhouse you get a full meal included in your ticket price. The dessert and drinks (I think) are extras. The food is really good and the best part of all-the cast are the servers and are often in costume and character while serving. How fun to get your Shirley Temple served to you by the Wicked Witch of the East (or is it West?) with her green hands extending out of her black dress?!
The performances are fantastic! Most often they are musicals. I always cry, always. I love musicals on stage or on the screen. To think that these actors are serving us dinner and drinks and within five minutes are on stage acting as though it’s all they’ve been preparing for and thinking about is quite amazing. Often the same actors are in different plays; it’s fun to see “The Lion” as “Tevye”. The photo above is with Tevye and his wife Golde. They played opposite each other but are also husband and wife. They are genuinely wonderful people and phenomenal actors.
I hope you get to go sometime soon.