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AWESOME 80s PROM Is Back and ONLY $15!

 Peoria Cabaret Theatre is going back in time again on Saturday, May 17th for a show only (no dinner) performance of THE AWESOME 80S PROM! Admission is only $15!

Called “Totally Rad” by the New York Times, THE AWESOME 80S PROM is an interactive show in the style of Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding set at Wanaget High’s Senior Prom . . . in 1989! Dig out your parachute pants and your prom dresses, tight roll your jeans, hairspray up your bangs and watch the 80’s drama unfold. Who knows, you may even get to dance with The Captain of the Football Team. And this time, you don’t have a curfew!

Reserve your seats by calling The Waterhouse at (309)494-9100 or email thewaterhouse@aol.com. The performance takes place in the Broadway Lounge at The Waterhouse’s new location in The Maxam Building on 316 SW Washington St. (Next to the Riverfront Museum.) Lobby doors open at 6:30 pm (you don’t want to miss the cast entrances!) Doors to the PROM open at 7:00pm with a full cash bar available.

View the SHOW VIDEO and PICTURES FROM PREVIOUS PROMS here.

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AWESOME 80s PROM Is Back and ONLY $15!

 Peoria Cabaret Theatre is going back in time again on Saturday, March 29th for a show only (no dinner) performance of THE AWESOME 80S PROM! Admission is only $15!

Called “Totally Rad” by the New York Times, THE AWESOME 80S PROM is an interactive show in the style of Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding set at Wanaget High’s Senior Prom . . . in 1989! Dig out your parachute pants and your prom dresses, tight roll your jeans, and hairspray up your bangs and watch the 80’s drama unfold. Who knows, you may even get to dance with The Captain of the Football Team. And this time, you don’t have a curfew!

Reserve your seats by calling The Waterhouse at (309)494-9100 or email thewaterhouse@aol.com. You can find the seating chart HERE.  The performance takes place in the Broadway Lounge at The Waterhouse’s new location in The Maxam Building on 316 SW Washington St. (Next to the Riverfront Museum.) Lobby doors open at 6:30 pm (you don’t want to miss the cast entrances!) Doors to the PROM open at 7:00pm with a full cash bar available. 21 and over only please.

View the SHOW VIDEO and PICTURES FROM PREVIOUS PROMS here.

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Awesome 80s Prom Cancelled

We are very sorry to announce that our performances for THE AWESOME 80s PROM scheduled for July 27 & 28th, 2012 have been cancelled.

For those who purchased tickets already, they will be refunded in full on Thursday by ArtsPartners.

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“Awesome 80s Prom” is back for 2012!!

UPDATE: We are very sorry to announce that our performances for THE AWESOME 80s PROM scheduled for July 27 & 28th, 2012 have been cancelled.

The flux capacitor is set and Peoria Cabaret Theatre is ready to go “Back in Time” again with our wildly popular The Awesome 80s Prom for one weekend only, July 27th & 28th, 2012.

Called “Totally Rad” by the New York Times, THE AWESOME 80S PROM is an interactive show in the style of Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding set at Wanaget High’s Senior Prom . . . in 1989! Dig out your parachute pants and prom dresses, tight roll your jeans, hairspray up your bangs and watch the 80’s drama unfold. All of the characters from your favorite 80s movies will be there competing for prom king and queen. Who knows, you may even get to dance with the Captain of the football team. This time, you don’t have a curfew!

Admission is $37pp which includes our rad two entrée combination dinner buffet, show, taxes and gratuity. A full bar is also available to loosen up your dancing shoes!

Click on the microphone in the top right corner to buy your tickets online or click here.

This is the only scheduled PROM open to the public in 2012, so don’t miss your chance to party like it’s 1989!

View the SHOW VIDEO and PICTURES from the PROMS!

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Awesome 80s Prom Pictures are up!

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7-23-11 Awesome 80’s Prom!, a set on Flickr.

Pictures from the July 22 & 23 productions of THE AWESOME 80S PROM are up on our flickr page!

There you can tag yourself in the photos, save and share them on your favorite social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Google+!

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The Awesome 80s Prom Is Back!

The flux capacitor is set and Peoria Cabaret Theatre is ready to go “Back in Time” again with our wildly popular The Awesome 80s Prom for one weekend only, July 22nd & 23rd.

Called “Totally Rad” by the New York Times, THE AWESOME 80S PROM is an interactive show in the style of Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding set at Wanaget High’s Senior Prom . . . in 1989! Dig out your parachute pants and prom dresses, tight roll your jeans, hairspray up your bangs and watch the 80’s drama unfold. All of the characters from your favorite 80s movies will be there competing for prom king and queen. Who knows, you may even get to dance with the Captain of the football team. This time, you don’t have a curfew!

Admission is $37pp which includes our rad two entrée buffet and dessert, and a full bar is available to loosen up your dancing shoes!

***GNARLY GROUP DEAL: Book a party of 8 and get two FREE t-shirts and a bag of 80s candy!***

Click on the microphone in the top right corner to buy your tickets online or click here

 This is the only scheduled PROM open to the public in 2011, so don’t miss your chance to party like it’s 1989!

View the SHOW VIDEO and PICTURES from the PROMS!

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Lebanese/Redneck Wedding and The Awesome 80s Prom are Back By Popular Demand!

To celebrate our 1st year of interactive improv comedies, two of our most popular shows are back for one weekend each in July.

After the SOLD OUT run, The Lebanese / Redneck Wedding will return for 2 more performances! July 8th & 9th!

In the style of Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding, THE LEBANESE / REDNECK WEDDING is an original interactive, improv comedy. William (Billy) Couri is a freshman congressman having just been elected to the House of Reps. His bride Trina (Not short for Katrina) Mott is a weekend on location reporter for WHOI-TV. Hilarity ensues when Billy’s traditional Lebanese family (a pillar in Peoria) and Trina’s gun toting, NASCAR loving, camo wearing kin mix!

Go “Back in Time” again with our wildly popular The Awesome 80s Prom on July 22nd & 23rd.

Called “Totally Rad” by the New York Times, THE AWESOME 80S PROM is an interactive show in the style of Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding set at Wanaget High’s Senior Prom . . . in 1989! Dig out your parachute pants and your prom dresses, tight roll your jeans, and hairspray up your bangs and watch the 80’s drama unfold. Who knows, you may even get to dance with The Captain of the Football Team. And this time, you don’t have a curfew. View the SHOW VIDEO and PICTURES from the PROMS!

Admission for either show is $37, which includes dinner, show and taxes.  See our website for menu and showtimes. Purchase your tickets ONLINE now as we expect these shows to sell out quickly!

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November 26th PROM Pictures are Up!

The photos from the November 26th final production of THE AWESOME 80s PROM are up on our Flickr page Awesome 80s Prom Peoria! There you can tag yourself in the photos or share them with your social networking sites!

To view them in a Flickriver click on the link below…

Awesome 80s Prom Peoria - View my 'November 26th, 2010' set on Flickriver

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All Good Things Must End!

Just like your senior prom and high school itself, all good things must come to an end!  Friday, November 26th will be the FINAL PERFORMANCE of The Awesome 80s Prom at The Waterhouse! 

 Don’t miss your final chance to party down with the best prom in town!  Grab your friends and family, throw on some 80s duds and work off the turkey and pumpkin pie busting a move with us as we say goodbye to the class of ’89!

 The Awesome 80s Prom is a blast-from-the-past party in the style of Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding set at Wanaget High’s Senior Prom… in 1989!    All your favorite characters from your favorite ’80s movies are at THE PROM, and just like on “American Idol”, the audience decides who wins, all while moonwalking to retro hits like “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go!” 

Menu: Kahlua pulled pork, Waterhouse chicken (boneless breast of chicken in a creamy white wine sauce with mushrooms), tossed mixed greens salad, smashed potatoes, buttered corn, glazed baby carrots, dinner rolls, and dessert.

 Call (309)494-9100 to make your reservations! Tables seat 6, 8, or 10.

 Check out our Flickr page Awesome 80s Prom Peoria to see how much fun we are having!

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The Live Theatre League Goes “Back in Time” at THE PROM

Check out this radical review of The Awesome 80s Prom from The Live Theatre League of the Greater Peoria Area’s website!

Review of Awesome 80s Prom

Peoria Cabaret Theatre (at the Waterhouse)
By Cara Rosson

I have to admit that the “Awesome 80s Prom” dinner theatre experience at The Waterhouse had me hooked at the front door. The sign there welcomed Wanaget High’s Class of 1989 to the Senior Prom. I graduated from high school in the actual 1989, so I was terribly excited to see what the Peoria Cabaret Theatre would do to take me back to my own youth, and mostly fond memories of my chartreuse sequined dress, big hair, and bad boy date Tommy McKenna.

Just walking up the stairs, you start the evening meeting characters from the show. The first one I encountered was Wanaget High’s “bad boy,” Nick Fender, played by a sexy cool Nick Miller, sneaking a sip from his flask and nodding a subtle “Hey.” I was then greeted by the very chipper drama teacher, Mrs. Lascalzo – played with aplomb by Carmen McCarthy.

After checking in, and getting my table assignment from the sweetly self-effacing freshman yearbook photographer (an adorable Hope Grandon), I headed to the bar for a margarita, one thing I was not able to do at my senior prom but definitely enjoyed about this retrospective experience. One of the perks of aging, and dinner theatre, I suppose.

The immersion back into high school and prom night was continual. There was always some crazy conversation or intrigue happening next to you, or across the room. The cast does a great job of keeping the action going, giving the audience something to watch or listen to throughout the evening. Even if you couldn’t hear what they were saying, it was usually clear what was happening, whether the captain of the football team was breaking up with the head cheerleader, or Principal Smellgrove, I mean Snelgrove, was hollering at a misbehaving student, or the head of the prom committee was freaking out over her defaced decorations. It honestly felt a bit like I was back in Goshen, NY, in 1989, looking around the room of the Pier 9 banquet hall, watching my own senior class flirt, and fight, and dance and sing. Continue reading

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