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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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October 29th PROM Pictures are Up!

The photos from the October 29th 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 'October 29, 2010' set on Flickriver

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The Awesome 80s Prom on YouTube

What is it like to attend THE AWESOME 80s PROM?  Check out our promo video on YouTube below and see for yourself! 

 Don’t forget to make your reservations for our October 29th AWESOME 80s Prom Halloween Bash!  Dress in your favorite 80s outfit (available EVERYWHERE right now) or in an 80s Halloween costume and have a Thriller of an evening with us!

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It’s the Final Countdown!

 We are down to our FINAL TWO PERFORMANCES of The Awesome 80s Prom.  That means you only have two more chances to party down at the best prom in town! 

Friday, October 29th (Why not spend Halloween Weekend in the 80s?)

Friday, November 26th (Work off the turkey and pumpkin pie by busting a move with us!)

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!”   It is the perfect event for Bachelorette Parties, special Birthdays or just a fun night out with friends. 

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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