Unique Show – Phantasmagoria Christmas

Unique Show - Phantasmagoria Christmas

For those of you not wanting to let Halloween go, but still, like the idea of Christmas, the Phantasmagoria Christmas Carol is a unique show for you. A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas is being performed at smaller theaters throughout Central Florida, most notably on Saturday, December 22 at 2pm and 7:30pm at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in Sanford.  It could possibly be the most intriguing performance you’ll ever experience.

If you are not familiar with “phantasmagoria,” you are not alone. Until a controversial video game came on the scene in 1995 (and only continued a few years), few people had even heard of this word. Phantasmagoria is an exhibition of optical effects and illusions, usually in a bizarre fashion. Think horror theatre combined with a circus; a séance combined with a magic show; steampunk combined with Victorian fantasy. That should give you some idea of the what this unique show might offer. Now add in the story of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” and you’ve got a very interesting performance!

John DiDonna is the founder of Orlando’s Phantasmagoria. He is also a teacher at Valencia College and has directed performances at most every theater company in the Central Florida area. He often finds performers to fill his roles at other Orlando theater performances. For example, the current queen at Medieval Times Orlando dinner show has been known to perform in the Phantasmagoria troupe.

Who is This Unique Show Suitable For?

If you are not certain this unique show is for you, think again. Last year tickets to the performances sold fast. Even kids can enjoy the movement, dance, puppetry, projections, music and storytelling. Just make sure they understand this is one of the most famous ghost stories of all times. While it may be a familiar story, this performance may be the most intriguing you’ve ever experienced.

For tickets, visit the Phantasmagoria’s website and select the performance and location you’d like tickets for. Most tickets start at $20, however, VIP packages are available at some theaters which include early entry, a souvenir, drink and post-show performance.

Speaking of unique shows… Capone’s Dinner & Show is one-of-a-kind, not found in any other area. Kids of all ages will have a blast here too. You won’t find any scrooges around here though. Al’s a generous fella and puts out a spread for his guests each night and even includes unlimited beverages. Just don’t go drinking too many. A ghost of your own Christmas past may find you in the most ‘phantasmagoria’ way!

So if you are up to seeing a unique show this holiday season, check out the Phantasmagoria’s “A Christmas Carol, A Ghost Story of Christmas.” Then save a night for Capone’s and check out our speakeasy and cabaret. This time of the year, we feature a unique show filled with holiday favorites. We’ll see you, hopefully in the past, present and future!

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Dinner Show Gift Card from Capone’s

The perfect gift is a dinner show gift card from Capone’s. Here’s why. Black Friday came and went. Cyber Monday’s deals are being extended by everyone. Yet, you are still looking for that perfect gift! Even when Valentine’s Day rolls around, finding the perfect gift can be quite a task.

dinner show gift card from Capone's

Here are 5 reasons why a dinner show gift card from Capone’s is a perfect gift:

  1. It’s easy to order, easy to redeem, easy period. Just go to https://alcapones-shop.com and purchase it. The wise guys will take care of the rest.
  2. It’s appropriate for all ages. From great, great grandparents all the way down to the little kids, the show at Capone’s is fun and enjoyed by all.
  3. It means a special night will be made into a date – an evening to remember. Special memories are hard to beat when it comes to gift-giving.
  4. It’s affordable. A dinner show gift card from Capone’s doesn’t have to be expensive. Select options from $20 to $100 – or secure a reservation or VIP reservation.
  5. It’s unique. Who else on your list is thinking about giving such a great gift?! Plus, Capone’s only has one location in Kissimmee/Orlando. Feel free to add it to a vacation or staycation. Better yet, give it as a ‘teaser’ gift to let your family know you’ve planned a trip to Central Florida! What a brilliant gift!

Dinner Show Gift Card for Any Occasion

A dinner show gift card is appropriate for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, birthday or any other special occasion. In fact, any time you feel a gift is an appropriate gesture, think gift card. Think Capone’s dinner show gift card. It’s a perfect gift.

Want proof? Here a just a few testimonials…

“As a mother and grandmother, I couldn’t have asked for a better present. My family surprised me with an evening out to your dinner show. It was very special having my kids and grandkids all there together. A good time was had by all. It was a gift I’ll never forget.”
– Cheryl M., Apopka, FL

“We got gift cards to your show for a wedding present. We had never been before and had the best time. It was a great date night and we loved every minute of it! We are already planning a return trip with some friends.”
– Bill and Stacey H., Tampa, FL

If you are still looking for the perfect gift, you are certainly not alone. Here’s some advice… Let the sales and special deals keep coming (and they certainly will). You’ve got this! Buy a dinner show gift card for each person on your list. Then (as the wise guys say), forget-about-it!

Happy shopping everyone!

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Love Audience Interaction? Meet Bullitts: Featured Wise Guy

Guest Service Spotlight

Most of my guests are lookin’ for a fun time and audience interaction when they attend Capone’s Dinner Show. So’s that’s why havin’ palookas… I mean personable fellas, workin’ at my joint is so important. Yous sees all the dames, servers and wise guys at my speakeasy are special, but this month’s featured ‘goon’ is Bullitts. (Don’t ask me why he spells it that way, it’s just the way it is.)

Meet Bullitts, he offers plenty of audience interaction at Capone's Dinner & Show

Bullitts made his way down from Pawtucket, RI several years ago. In February of 2004 he joined our gang and has been a loyal member of ‘the family’ ever since. Probably ‘cuz he needs the kale to feed his ever-growing family. Yous sees Bullitts has seven children – hince the name, Bullitts. Yous can believe we’ve heard him say, “no ‘shooting blanks’ jokes, folks” more often than we can count! Even at home, Bullitts has an audience, so it jus’ stands to reason why he’s so good at gettin’ a crowd involved. One thing’s for sure, all those mouths to feed keeps Bullitts on his toes and workin’ hard at my joint.

One of the things Bullitts likes best ‘bout working at this Kissimmee dinner show is the atmosphere. He loves interacting with guests and being a goofball. There’s nothin’ like a goofy gangster runnin’ ‘round makin’ people laugh. Speakin’ of runnin’ ‘round… There was a time Bullitts’ hands were full of glassware and his belt decided to break. Wow! What a show! Even with his pants fallin’ down – stopping the show in laughter – Bullitts didn’t skip a beat. What a pal!

Audience Interaction at Capone’s

At Capone’s Dinner & Show, one of our guests’ favorite part is the audience interaction. We can get everyone involved somehow. Even the kids. Then there are some people that jus’ love to heckle. If you’s one of ‘em, Bullitts can out-heckle the best of hecklers! I’d bet on it, if I were a gamblin’ man. Alternately, if you’d rather not get so involved, ask for a table farther away from the action when yous make your reservation. We understand not everyone loves being in the spotlight like Bullitts does. He likes it so much that he wishes we had more than one show a day! Yous know what? Some days we do have two shows! Visit our showtimes page and see when matinees, early shows and late shows take place. More than likely Bullitts will be here waitin’ on yous.

As it is (unfortunately), there are times our guests take the audience interaction a little too personal. Our wise guys are pretty quick to pick up on the high-hats that can’t take a joke. But seriously folks, if Bullitts can joke with a lady in a wheelchair tellin’ her he’s going to switch out her oxygen tank with laughing gas, then yous can lighten up too, capisce?! It’s not like we’re going to put yous in front of the chopper squad if yous smile a little. Forget-about-it…We’re here to have fun!

How to Meet Bullitts – Buy Discounted Dinner Show Tickets!

If you’d like to meet Bullitts, or any of my wise guys and gals here at Capone’s Dinner & Show, we’ve made it easy. Jus’ make your reservations online and get half price tickets! Come to our speakeasy an’ be part of the great audience interaction that Bullitts an’ the gang make happen every evening. Your entire family (including your 7 children) will enjoy the show and can play a part in the action. The laughter will do yous good, and the evening will be one for the history books.

Make Reservations

While you’re a guest at Capone’s Dinner & Show, be sure to meet Bullitts. He’s here nearly every night of the year. When he’s not, well, you can only imagine what he’s doin’ at home. We love our family & invite you to be a part of it too! Join us one evening soon.

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Holiday Show Begins Thanksgiving Day at Capone’s

On Thanksgiving Day Capone’s Dinner & Show opens its spectacular holiday show with songs of the season, festive holiday décor and elaborate costumes. For many families vacationing in Orlando, Capone’s has become a tradition. After all, the dinner show has been pleasing audiences for over 25 years! Adding new features and updated scripts, keep the show fresh and fun. Not to mention the audience interaction, which is never the same two nights in a row!

To add even more holiday cheer, a Gangster Shootout was incorporated into the seasonal show four years ago with much success. It’s full of action! Be ready to “catch a bullet” and win prizes. The gang at Capone’s has really stepped it up with even more prizes during the holidays and a script that will keep your gang on their feet. It’s a raucous-fun time for all ages.

Purchase your dinner show tickets now!
Thanksgiving Night – 7:30 p.m.

Half-Price Tickets

The menu during the holiday show at Capone’s includes a delicious buffet filled with traditional favorites, such as smoked turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy and more. A separate meat carving station also serves up hot, freshly prepared London Broil Steak and Herb & Cheese-stuffed Roasted Pork Tenderloin and scrumptious ham. Paired with a Soup & Salad Bar and a create-your-own Pasta Bar, your meal will truly be a feast! By the way, drinks are unlimited (including alcoholic beverages) and dessert is included too!

Carved Turkey served during holiday show

Tickets to the holiday show at full price (who pays full price though?!) are $69.99 plus tax per adult and $45.99 plus tax for children ages 4-12. Infants up to 3 years of age are free, however, they do require a ticket for seating purposes. If you purchase your tickets directly from Capone’s web site at alcapones.com, you’ll pay half price! (Adult: 34.99 + tax = $37.61 and Child: 22.99 + tax = $24.71) For those who do not want to make a purchase online, use the half-off coupon and call the box office at 407-397-2378 to make your reservation. This is a spectacular show and meal for less than $40!

Want to be treated like a VIP? For an additional $12 per ticket ($9/child), you can enjoy many perks including an option to visit Al’s Four Deuces Lounge prior to the show. You might even be challenged to a card game by one of the wise guys!

Holiday Show

The holiday show opens Thanksgiving Day and continues through January 1st. Reservations are not required, but are highly recommended. If you’re looking for a great deal on a festive New Year’s Eve, check out Capone’s New Year’s Eve Gala. Tickets for the Gala are full price, but include everything the holiday show includes and much more!

Step back in time to the prohibition era for a night of music, dancing, action and comedy. The gang at Capone’s Dinner & Show is always in character, and always ready to show you a great time. Whether it’s your first time or you are a “repeat offender,” one thing’s for sure, you’re gonna have a blast!

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Al Capone Show at Coney Island Attraction

Coney Island, look out! An Al Capone show is coming to town! During the month of November, a limited number of performances will be held at the world famous Sideshows by the Seashore in Brooklyn. The Education of Al Capone (as if told by Jimmy Durante) is billed as an “Interactive Dirty Dinner Theater About Al Capone.” The limited-time performance will feature a Brechtian Cabaret with a live jazz band, “warm beer and lousy pasta.”

Al Capone Show at Coney Island

Dick D. Zigun, founder & artistic director of CIUSA since 1980, is the writer and director of this production. The Al Capone show “samples” Jimmy Durante’s songs and routines. The words, however, have been changed to convey the story of a teenaged Al Capone. The age when he earned his nickname Scarface. The remarkable setting is only 3 blocks from the exact spot where Al Capone had the profile-changing knife fight 100 years ago!

Al Capone Show with Plenty of Audience Interaction

As with our Al Capone show in Kissimmee, this production will have plenty of audience interaction. Performers, portraying fellow gangsters/dames Frankie Yale, Clara Bow, Frank & Lena Gallucio will involve spectators. All while they hang out at the “Harvard Inn,” a dive bar and known gangster hangout in the 1918s. Food fights, fist fights, even a few murders take place in the audience. Guests are welcome to get up and dance. Also to drink beer and eat pasta (an additional $5).

If this Al Capone show sounds like a blast from the past, get tickets and go to Coney Island. The performances will take place at Coney Island USA, Sideshows by the Seashore, 1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11224. Tickets are available at www.coneyisland.com.

Sideshows by the Seashore

Coney Island USA is an IRS 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization (and a tax-deductible charity) founded in 1980. Their mission is to defend the honor of American popular culture through innovative exhibitions and performances.

If you are unable to go to New York but love the idea of experiencing a Prohibition-era cabaret, visit Al’s gang at Capone’s Dinner & Show right here in the Orlando area. Capone’s is open nearly every night. You will NOT drink warm beer or lousy pasta here. The menu features an extensive selection of fresh food and cold beverages. You WILL be transported back in time when wise guys ruled and dames were delightful.

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