Local Meal Deals for Theatergoers Abound
This winter, restaurant owners are offering theater patrons a chance to be their guest with same-day discounts. We’ve rounded up a list of participating eateries that are offering up a sampling of their culinary arts—from shrimp purloo at The Porch to banh mi pizza at Firestone Public House—before an evening of the performing arts. On with the show!
SACRAMENTO BALLET'S THE NUTCRACKER (through Dec. 21)
Choreographed by Sacramento Ballet’s Ron Cunningham, the classic production has returned for its 27th year. The season features approximately 500 children that help tell the story of young Clara and her vivid dreams set to the sounds of Tchaikovsky’s classic score. Community Center Theater. 1400 J St. sacballet.org
RUNAWAY STAGE'S THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Jan. 2–25)
Runaway Stage Productions presents this story of Wednesday Addams who faces the daunting prospect of introducing her boyfriend to her “mysterious and spooky” family. 24th Street Theater. 2791 24th St. runawaystage.com
CAPITAL STAGE'S SANTALAND DIARIES (through Dec. 28)
Capital Stage presents this one-man play based on a 1992 essay by humorist David Sedaris about his stint playing a Christmas elf at the Macy’s department store in New York City. Capital Stage. 2215 J Street. capstage.org
The Deals: Theatergoers will receive 25 percent off any entrée and drink at Hoppy Brewing Company on the day of the show. Also, the brew pub, as well as a number of other local eateries like Tamaya Sushi, Tapa the World and Der Biergarten, offer Capital Stage subscribers a 10 percent discount anytime.
CALIFORNIA MUSICAL THEATRE'S DIRTY DANCING (Dec. 26–Jan. 4)
This stage adaptation of the hit 1987 film of the same name follows the story ofhttp://californiamusicaltheatre.com Baby, a conservatively raised young woman who falls for Johnny, the provocative dance instructor at her family’s summer vacation spot. And yes, the steamy couple will two-step their way through the songs you know and love, like “Hungry Eyes” and “(I’ve Had) The Time of my Life.” Community Center Theater. 1301 L St. californiamusicaltheatre.com
The Deal: The following restaurants are offering a 10 percent discount off your meal if you bring in your ticket on the same day of the performance for a pre- or post-show repast (most offers limited to food only): Cafeteria 15L, Capitol Garage, Downtown & Vine, Lucca, The Porch, The Press, Tequila Museo Mayahuel and Ten22 (Ten22 discount is for Sun.-Thurs. shows only and expires Dec. 31).