NEW: FRYdays at Memories
Get an AYCE Wisconsin Fish Fry or AYCE World Famous Broasted Chicken Dinner and show for just $35 on Friday nights!
FRIDAY NIGHT MENU: All You Can Eat Fish Fry (Cod) or Broasted Chicken Dinner: Broasted Potatoes, Steamed Vegetable Blend, Dinner Salad, Warm Dinner Rolls, Memories famous fluff, Dessert
Shows play Tuesdays and Wednesday Matinees
Shows play Friday and Saturday evenings with matinees on Sundays and second Saturdays marked with an asterisk*
Show plays as a proscenium production
Show plays as in-the-round production
September - October 2014
“Seniors of the Sahara”
Comedy by Barb Pease Weber- a Samuel French Production
Sylvia Goldberg’s troubles begin when the old teapot she purchased while in Israel for her grandson’s wedding turns out to be the abode of a geriatric genie named ‘Eugene’ with a bad back and a penchant for vodka and V8. Not only does this retired New Jersey teacher struggle trying to keep her new ‘friend’ a secret from her three best friends, but when Eugene’s former master tracks her down and threatens her at knifepoint, her very safety is at risk. Be careful what you wish for, Sylvia, it may just come true! A magical romantic comedy for seniors and “juniors” of all ages.
MENU: Our Famous Broasted Chicken, Cheesy Potatoes, Steamed Vegetable Blend, Memories famous fluff, Dinner Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing, Warm Dinner rolls, Apple Kuchen
October - November, 2014
“Harris Cashes Out”
Comedy by Londos D’Arrigo - A Dramatists’ Guild Production
Forty years ago, Harris Wellborn wrote an off-Broadway musical which infamously closed after just one performance. We find the now-elderly tunesmith down on his luck, living in a run-down apartment building dependent on the charity of his domineering sister- yet still dreaming of making it on Broadway. The laughs unfold when the witty Harris is thrown together with the flaky young woman and her scheming boyfriend who live down the hall. Thanks to the magic of the internet, Wellborn’s life takes a hilarious and unexpected turn when his neighbors come up with a devious plan to cash in on Harris’ past.
MENU: (Exception: Friday Nights- See “FRYDays at Memories above”) Lasagna, Oven Baked Honey Ham, Au gratin Potatoes, Steamed Vegetable Blend, Memories famous fluff, Dinner Salad with Ceasar dressing, Warm Dinner rolls, Cherrry Pretzel Torte
December 2014 *Just added: Bonus matinee Sunday, December 20th!
“LM Montgomery Christmas”
by Jeremy Tow, David Snider, and Jeany Van Meltebeke
Piano arrangements and additional music by Dwight Siemens
This family-friendly feel-good holiday musical is the perfect way to welcome in the holiday season and fill your heart with the Christmas spirit. Be transported back in time to Christmas Eve, 1910, as passengers board a train to take them to their Christmas gatherings. When the train is halted by a blizzard, this diverse group of everyday folks, each with their own challenges, worries and anxieties, are drawn together and rediscover the true meaning of Christmas.
MENU: (Exception: Friday Nights- See “FRYDays at Memories above”) Chicken Cordon Bleu, Grilled Alaskan Salmon with Sweet Mango Salsa, Creamy Garlic Parmesan Orzo, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Steamed Vegetable Blend, Memories famous fluff, Dinner Salad with Athena Feta dressing, Warm Dinner rolls, New York Cheesecake topped with chocolate and mints
2015 Dinner Theater Season
All shows $40 for dinner and show, $25 for show-only
Matinees: 11:45 am Doors Open, 12:30 pm Dinner, 1:45 pm Show
Season Ticket Packages:
Full Season Ticket- Save 25%!
Pick 6-Pack Save 10%!
Comedy by Neil Haven *Send in the Weekends
A modern-day screwball comedy introduces us to Ella, an unforgettably charming elevator operator in a historic Milwaukee hotel, whose agoraphobia (fear of crowds and open places) has her sequestered to life in the elevator, living vicariously through her passengers. She befriends Ian, a handsome traveling business man, who is also 'stuck' in his own life's confines. When the antics of his suspicious wife leave Ian's reputation on the line, can Ella help clear his name?
I will also go to see anything written by Neil Haven, the funniest playwright southeastern Wisconsin has produced in decades. - Damien Jaques - Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
"Escanaba in Da Moonlight"
Comedy by Jeff Daniels *Send in the Weekends
When the Soady clan reunites for the opening day of deer season at the family's camp in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, thirty-five-year-old Reuben Soady brings with him the infamous reputation of being the oldest Soady in the history of the Soadys never to bag a buck. In a hunting story to beat all hunting stories, "Escanaba in da Moonlight" spins a hilarious tale of humor, horror and heart as Reuben goes to any and all lengths to remove himself from the wrong end of the family record book.
"Always a Bridesmaid"
Comedy by Hope, Jones, and Wooten *Send in the Weekends
The night of their Senior Prom, four friends swore to be in each other’s weddings… no matter what. More than 30 years later, these beleaguered bridesmaids continue to keep that vow to help stage the perfect wedding for each other despite runaway brides, fistfights at the altar and the unfortunate mistake to release doves on the first day of hunting season. Join us on this laugh-out-loud journey as these friends navigate the choppy waters of love and matrimony, and discover that careers, waistlines and even marriages may disappear, but real friendships last a lifetime.
“Nana’s Naughty Knickers”
Comedy by Katherine DiSavino *Midweeks at Memories
Bridget and her Grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite Nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into an experience she'll never forget when she discovers that sweet Grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling hand-made naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five-borough area! Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Will her Nana get arrested? Or worse- evicted?
"Some Enchanted Evening"
Musical Revue of Rodgers & Hammerstein Classics *Midweeks at Memories
More so than any composer and lyricist who have written for the stage, the songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein have become an integral part of our everyday lives. Beyond thrilling to them in their respective shows, we sing them in the shower, dance to them in ballrooms, we hear them on the radio, in clubs, and yes, in elevators and supermarkets, too. This stunning collection of compositions places five performers in a theatrical setting-both backstage as personal interplay, and performed onstage. This glorious parade of dozens of genuine hits include “I’m Gonna Wash that Man Right Out of My Hair,” “Maria,” and, of course, “Some Enchanted Evening.”
"The Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner"
Comedy by Pat Cook *Midweeks at Memories
What do you do with three geriatric sisters who just want to sit at home and talk to one another all at the same time? You move another person in with them. At least, that's what Doc Lomax does when he has a new nurse needing a place to live. A nurse with a secret, that is. In no time, Nurse Jean has them planning parties, pulling Halloween pranks and wearing jogging suits while they race each other to the corner. But when the nephew shows up with a plan to sell the family house, things seem to get complicated again, especially with Christmas just around the corner. This heartwarming piece is loaded with wisecracks and one-liners that keep the laughter flowing.
"Sex? After 60?"
A Musical Spoof on Retirement Living By Louise Epperson *Midweeks at Memories
The shortage of single men in retirement communities always seems to put them in high demand. Realizing this, a lonely widow, Chris, decides to disguise herself as a man when she moves into her new retirement home to help ensure an active social life. She quickly makes many good friends and is enjoying her new life. However, when she discovers another bachelor who is exploiting the situation by cheating and playing one woman against another, Chris is outraged. With the aid of her daughter they set him up and toy with him as they expose him, and in the process, herself. By trying to be someone she is not Chris learns to appreciate who she is and her new found friends.
"Murdered to Death"
Mystery Comedy by Peter Gordon *Send in the Weekends
This mystery comedy takes place at an elegant 1930s party in a country manor. When the festive mood turns sour after the host is murdered, the inept and bungling Inspector Pratt is brought in to solve the crime. As it becomes clear the murderer’s mission isn’t complete, Pratt must battle his own incompetence as he tries to unmask the murderer before everyone else has met their doom. Will you solve the crime before Pratt, or die laughing first?
"An LM Montgomery Christmas"
Holiday Musical by Tow, Snider, and Van Meltebeke *Send in the Weekends
This family-friendly feel-good holiday musical is the perfect way to welcome in the holiday season and fill your heart with the Christmas spirit. Be transported back in time to Christmas Eve, 1910, as passengers board a train to take them to their Christmas gatherings.