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Jubilations Dinner Theatre

Last Saturday night we celebrated our anniversary by attending a show at Jubilations Dinner Theatre next to the Westbrook Mall in SW Calgary. This was the second time we’d been there and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The show, Corner Gassed, was a spoof on the TV production, Corner Gas. The action took place in Cat Creek, Saskatchewan, rather than Dog River and, for those who know the TV programme, the characters, thinly disguised, were hilarious.
The menu featured soup and a Weed Whacker salad; entrees included Cow Tipping (Alberta choice prime rib – delicious), Heritage Days Chicken, Cat Creek Catch (a tortilla crusted tilapia) and Prairie Pasta (Tortellini loaded with cheese and herbs and covered in garlic cream sauce). Deserts were a choice of Black Velvet cake or Apple Crisp. Cocktails such as Gas Guzzler, Diesel Delight and Moose Juice help the food go down.

During the courses the cast mingle with the audience, and help to serve the food, always staying completely in character. Members of the audience are invited to join in the production at various times throughout the play, and this takes me back to the first time we attended a show at Jubilations:

The show was Hard Days Knights, a mixture of Camelot and the Beatles songs, and the occasion, my daughter Raylene and her partner, Brian’s engagement. Unbeknownst to Ray, Brian had arranged, with the enthusiastic participation of the cast, to propose to her onstage, as part of the production. When the time came, Brian, who had left the table on some pretext, appeared on stage and told King Arthur that he could give him some pointers for his love life and Arthur called for Lady Raylene and Queen Guinevere to join them onstage. Guinevere, who had been hovering around our table, took Ray by the hand and led her up to the front, where Brian gave his speech and, on one knee, asked her to marry him.

Very romantic!

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March 24, 2012 - Posted by | Living in Canada | , , , ,

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