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Four Strange Dinner Theaters Not To Be Missed

Features & Advice | Tom Bastek | July 15, 2015

Four Strange Dinner Theaters Not To Be Missed

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Teatro ZinZanni – Seattle

The northwest has always been a little quirky, and Teatro ZinZanni is no different. Their show, which is made up of improv comedy, vaudeville revue, music, dance, cirque, and sensuality which takes place above, around and alongside of you while you are dining on a five course meal. Currently running is “The Return to Chaos,” a three-hour whirlwind of cirque, comedy and cabaret.

Rockwell Table and Stage – Los Angeles

The Rockwell Table and Stage is a restaurant that turns into an epic dinner theater at night. A 360-degree concert experience, it is the mash-ups that make these shows so great. For instance, playing right now is "Romeo and Juliet: Love is a Battlefield," a take on the Shakespearian classic with the music of 1980s icon Pat Benatar. They don’t hold back with talent either, bringing in the likes of ex “High School Musical” and “The Fosters” alums Corbin Clue and Ashley Argota in to perform. Past performances include "For the Record: Tarantino" and "For the Record: Baz Luhrmann."

Queen of the Night – New York City

This show has been called, “Basically Cirque Du Soleil directed by Stanley Kubrick,” and that is putting it lightly. Showing at the Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel right in Times Square, Queen of the Night is one part acrobatics and two parts music, with a heaping helping of circus, cuisine, design, and nightlife thrown in. And if you think that the food would be atypical for a dinner theater, you would be correct. The menu changes nightly and has included everything from whole lobster to an entire roast pig. This is a limited engagement, so you had better get there soon.

Alaska Cabin Dinner Theater – Denali National Park, Alaska

I know that this one is quite a distance to travel to, but when you want good entertainment, sometimes that is where you have to go to get it. The Denali Park Village is your typical tourist stop with camping, rafting, and of course tours of Denali National Park. But if you are looking for a fun and different kind of meal, head over to the Alaska Cabin Dinner Theater. Join heroine Fannie Quigley and her friends as they take you on a tour of the Gold Rush of the early 1900s in Alaska. Plus the food you get is reflective of the area with Salmon, Ribs, sides and berry cobbler.

Those are a few of the wackiest, craziest, and most eclectic dinner theaters around the country. Did I miss one? Let me know your zaniest dinner theater in the comments below.

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