Theatre Elision presents "Ain't It a Grand and Glorious Feeling: Celebrating the Princess Musicals" featuring the music of Jerome Kern at Mojo Coffee Gallery. Tickets include dinner and dessert options. Please note seating times for each option.Buy Tickets Now
The seven Princess Musicals were written and produced between 1915 and 1918 specifically for the Princess Theater in New York City. The Princess was a small theatre, requiring simpler, more intimate shows than were common during this "Ziegfeld" era. Not only were the Princess Musicals written specifically for a smaller space, with believable stories that would resonate with the public, the shows were also designed to keep production costs low. They became a turning point in the evolution of musical theatre, not only because of their structure, but also because the music and lyrics were largely written by Jerome Kern and P.G. Wodehouse. There was much more to the Princess Musicals, however, than low-budget shows in a small setting. The stories were simple and real. They were comedies, but the humor came from real-world situations. Because they couldn't afford big stars or high production values, the shows relied on good story-telling and great music. This original musical, featuring the music of Jerome Kern and his Princess Musicals collaborators, tells a story in much the same style, but with a modern twist. The songs may not exactly fit the sensibilities of today's young men and women, but the sentiments are timeless. Surprisingly, we find that the age-old story of romance, love, and marriage hasn’t changed much in 100 years!
Performance dates and times:
Friday, June 1st ~ Saturday, June 2nd ~ Sunday, June 3rd ~ Friday, June 8th ~ Saturday, June 9th ~ Sunday, June 10th
Dinner seating at 6:30 pm ~ Dessert only seating no later than 7:00 pm ~ All shows start at 7:30 pm
Run-time is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
Ticketing includes either dinner, soup/sandwich and/or dessert depending on the performance day.
Friday and Saturday dinner choices: Curried Tempeh and Veggie Stir-Fry served over Basmati Rice (vegan); BBQ Country Style Pork Ribs with Mimi's Spinach and Cheese Cornbread served with your choice of Stir-Fry Green Beans or Caesar House Salad; OR 3-Cheese & Chicken Lasagna served with your choice of Stir-Fry Green Beans or Caesar House Salad. Dinners come with choice of dessert (see below) and coffee or tea with one refill.
DINNER CHOICES SHOULD BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE. DINNER CHOICES MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE WITH "AT THE DOOR" TICKETING.
Sunday is Soup/Sandwich night: Choose from either Mojo White Bean and Chicken Chili OR Corn Chowder AND one of the following sandwich choices: Turkey/Bacon/Cheddar with Pesto; Ham/Swiss with Cherry Mostaza; or Roasted Veggies with Herbed Cream Cheese. All sandwiches served on Ciabatta Torta roll.
All nights feature a dessert only option (with these desserts also included with the Friday/Saturday dinner choices): Apple Pie, Cheese Cake or Humboldt Creamery Vanilla Ice Cream with chocolate or caramel sauce. The dessert only option also includes coffee or tea with one refill.
The first Sunday night is "pay what you can" for show tickets with the purchase of either the soup/sandwich or dessert only option. The second Sunday is industry night with discounted show tickets with the purchase of either the soup/sandwich or dessert only option.