14/48: Nordo Food Theater Thunderdome – Dinner Theatre – Cafe Nordo

Watched
Watched “14/48 + Nordo: Food Theater Thunderdome” last night. 4 plays/sketches, 4 courses, and 4 music sets created in 4 days. As always, their portion sizes were too small. But it was a great show, considering everything was planned in 4 days.

The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Clueless – Dinner Theatre Musical – Rockwell Table & Stage

Watched
Watched “The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Clueless.” Great 90s hit song mashups. Perfect Cher portrayal. Tight harmonies. Immersive theatre … so much that an audience member touched Dionne’s boob to make sure it wasn’t fake (“as if!”). The best dinner theater show I’ve seen.

The Maltese Falcon – Dinner Theatre – Cafe Nordo

Dinner theater watching the fast-paced stage adaptation of The Maltese Falcon. My 1st exposure to noir & I'm loving it! Actors portrayed this melodramatic genre well w/o being too campy/corny. In other news, I ate truffles for the 1st time & I'm not impressed. — attending The Maltese Falcon at Cafe Nordo.
Dinner theater watching the fast-paced stage adaptation of The Maltese Falcon. My 1st exposure to noir & I’m loving it! Actors portrayed this melodramatic genre well w/o being too campy/corny. In other news, I ate truffles for the 1st time & I’m not impressed. — attending The Maltese Falcon at Cafe Nordo.

Love, Chaos, & Dinner – Dinner Theatre – Teatro Zinzanni

Attended Teatro ZinZanni: Love, Chaos & Dinner with coworkers. Very entertaining carnival/circus dinner theatre with some camp. Much better than Cirque du Soleil. So glad we didn't get called on stage though.
Attended Teatro ZinZanni: Love, Chaos & Dinner with coworkers. Very entertaining carnival/circus dinner theatre with some camp. Much better than Cirque du Soleil. So glad we didn’t get called on stage though.

Type: Dinner Theatre Show

Recommendation: So entertaining. See it! Much better than Cirque de Soleil.

Rating (Out of 5 Stars): 4.75 stars

Negatives: They pick audience members to “haze.” Among other things, some people in the audience got put in a cage and others were forced to dance. This may be a positive for you if that’s the experience you’re looking for. I usually just like to sit and watch without interaction (except sing-a-longs which I LOVE!).

Story, Script, and Lyrics:  Simple story about the campy shenanigans behind the scenes when a food critic visits a restaurant. The story, script, and lyrics were nothing to write home about but the talent performing them was top notch.

Cast and Theater Company: Impressive how the performers wittily improvise and don’t break character even when mingling with the audience members during intermissions. Most actors had some sort of circus/carnival-type talent (like trapezee) that they showcased.

Venue and Set: Circular immersive theatre. The good thing about this is that there’s no bad view. The bad thing about this is that there is no “great” view. Every seat will miss something unless your eyes see 360 degrees. This theatre company performed across from the Seattle Opera’s McCaw Hall but they got kicked out and are now performing in a circus tent at Marymoor Park.

Music and Audio: Adequate sound engineering.

Food: Okay. Your typical pretentious, small-portioned American fare.

Price: $$-$$$ (Mid to high-priced at $99+). Keep in mind that this already includes dinner so you can technically classify as mid-priced. Check Goldstar for occasional discount or search Google for codes.

Dates: October 19, 2017 to April 29, 2018

Seating: Assigned at the facility. Be aware, you may be sitting with strangers.

Linkhttps://zinzanni.com/seattle/lovechaosdinner/