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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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Capone’s Receives (another) TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Capone’s Dinner & Show has received another TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence! We’d like to thank everyone for their positive reviews! This will mark the 7th year of winning this award. Capone’s was first awarded this honor in 2011. We’ve repeated every year since! Talk about a repeat performance!

2017 Certificate of Excellence

TripAdvisor honors top-rated lodging businesses, restaurants, attractions and more, as reviewed by travelers on the world’s largest travel site. To be eligible, a business must maintain an overall rating of four or higher (out of five), as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor. The volume of reviews received within the last 12 months is also taken into account.

“Capone’s is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said John Kucik, President at Capone’s Dinner & Show.  “We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive reviews.”

Helping Capone’s Receive the Certificate of Excellence

Since a Certificate of Excellence has been awarded 7 years in a row, the new show isn’t the only reason for this year’s award. No doubt it has helped receive more positive reviews. The continued excellent wait staff, great ticket value and a host of other reasons have helped as well. Not only have the positive reviews appeared on TripAdvisor, but also on Facebook and Google.

Positive Reviews for Capone’s Dinner & Show

Our Orlando dinner show is listed on TripAdvisor as a Kissimmee attraction, so next time you are online, take a moment to read the reviews of all the attractions in Orlando and Kissimmee. If you are planning a trip away from this area, check out the millions of reviews on Trip Advisor. It is the world’s largest travel site and is a great way to plan the perfect trip. If you’ve been to Capone’s Dinner & Show and have a moment while you’re online, we’d appreciate a positive review.

If you are ever disappointed in your experience at Capone’s, be sure to speak with your server before you leave the theater. We’ll do what we can to make you happy. If you have suggestions for our dinner show, be sure to fill out our online “Ask Al” form. We appreciate your comments and suggestions. We’re looking forward to another busy year and another year of excellence!

Congratulations to Capone’s and their staff and thank you to all of our guests who have sent in a favorable review to TripAdvisor. Job well done!

Happy Mother’s Day Weekend from Al’s pals!

Just a quick note from Al and the gang at Capone’s Dinner & Show to wish all Mother’s a very Happy Mother’s Day weekend. We certainly hope that whatever your plans are for this special time, you’ll think of Mom and include her (if you can).

Special Mother’s Day Show

Our Mother’s Day Show is filling up fast. There’s no shame in treating the lady in your life early if you must. Friday and Saturday shows may not offer a free flower for all the dames, but there will still be plenty of laughs. Besides Mom won’t have to do the dishes after eating at our delicious buffet. Our evening shows start at 7:30 p.m. this weekend.

Capone's Characters at Mother's Day dinner show in Orlando

The above Orlando dinner show photo features who else, but new “momma” Bunny June with Fingers and Francis Alouicous Salvatorio, Jr.; AKA “Little Pinky.” The parenthood experience was featured in the 2013 show. There were many hilarious moments in which all mothers related to during this scene. The current show (2017 anniversary show) has even more funny instances. The all-new show is faster paced and a delight for the entire family.

Read Some Recent Reviews of the New Show at Capone’s…

Orlando dinner show review sent in by ‘G. Shorey’ on Facebook, written April 30, 2017.

“After years watching your old show and enjoying ever minute of them. You all rose to the high level of another great performance of smiles grins and laughter ? The food, waiter Vito and staff made it special too! I know it was new and the new will be perfected even more. Good luck in the future. I’m sure the Shorey’s and friends will be there many mores times.”

Another Orlando dinner show sent in by ‘K. Kunecki’ on Facebook, written May 3, 2017.

“My daughter and I loved the show. laughed a lot! Food was great. Our waiter was wonderful…Definitely will be back:)”

Another Orlando dinner show sent in by ‘Frankiefluffy’ on Trip Advisor, written May 6, 2017.

“Great funny value for money night out – Went here last week it was first night of the new show and was great very funny night time show including food and drinks, plenty of food choice and very tasty, glasses were filled up as soon as you took a sip from them, staff and area all in character settings. You can go dressed up or casual, large free car park . Still suitable for children if you need to take them with you. Will recommend and go again on our next visit.”


The wise guys/gals and Al, here at Capone’s Dinner & Show, thank everyone for their positive reviews. We love our repeat offenders! We also love having your friends and families join us year after year as our guests. You are the reason our show and service continue to be the best in Central Florida.

Don’t forget to treat mom this weekend if you’re able. Of course, we think a dinner show is a perfect way to have fun with your entire gang! See you at Capone’s and happy Mother’s Day!

The Diamond Horseshoe Table-Service Dining

Beginning this coming Sunday, March 13 The Diamond Horseshoe table-service dining will begin. This is a new dining option within the Magic Kingdom Park. Lunch and dinner will be served daily at a cost of $33 per adult (plus tax) and $19 for children 3-9 years old.

The Diamond Horseshoe Table-Service Dining

The Diamond Horseshoe Table-Service Dining Menu

BBQ turkey sandwich on cornbreadThe feast will begin with a salad followed by your choice of entrée. The main dishes include the choice of BBQ pulled turkey served over cornbread, spit-roasted ham served with country beans or stewed beef served with mashed potatoes. Seasonal veggies are included as well as all-you-care-to-enjoy cornbread. Beverages of soft drinks, tea, coffee and milk are included.

There isn’t a vegetarian option on the menu, however, they’ll have something if you request it from your server. The meal is completed with your choice of dessert. An apple tart or a Campfire Brownie (a brownie on a graham cracker crust, topped with a toasted marshmallow). Yummy!

At this time, it is unclear if The Diamond Horseshoe Table-Service Dining is a seasonal option or if it will continue into the summer. Reservations are available from March 13 to May 30 by calling 407-WDW-DINE. It is also unclear if the Stage Show will return. At this price there is sure to be some sort of entertainment! Hopefully, it will be more than a piano player. In the 90’s The Diamond Horseshoe stage show, which included can-can dancers, was very popular.

If The Diamond Horseshoe Table-Service Dining is well accepted, it could very well become yet another Orlando dinner show people will return to year after year while visiting Disney. Only time will tell. However, for about the same price there is a Kissimmee dinner show that has proven itself over and over….Capone’s Dinner & Show, of course.

Stage Show & Buffet Withstanding the Test of Time

Capone’s Dinner & Show offers a true “fill-your-own-plate” buffet. You are not limited on a choice of one entrée item. Try them all! Come back to the buffet line a second time if you’d like.* Want salad? Hit the salad bar. There are several meat-less dishes offered, as well as a meat carving station. All of this, plus a show that has rewarded Capone’s a certificate of excellence five years in a row from Tripadvisor.

If The Diamond Horseshoe table-service dining in Magic Kingdom Park falls short of your expectations, head down the road to Capone’s Dinner & Show. There won’t be any saloon doors to walk through, but the secret entrance into this speakeasy will take you back to an era of fun and entertainment. The stage show is spectacular and is open year round.

 

*Buffet does not stay open all night.

New Dinner Show Concept for Cirque du Soleil

A new dinner show concept is in the works which combines a Cirque du Soleil performance with a nice dinner and champagne. It will be spectacular. The only issue is you’ll have to go to Mexico to experience it!

Cirque du Soleil features 19 shows at various venues around the world. The new Vidanta Theater in Riviera Maya will be their first dinner-and-show venue. The Canadian-based company states it will be a place where “performance and culinary creativity” meet.

The 600-seat theater is being built and promises to be a very intimate building with a natural pool and the beauty of the Yucatan’s jungle. The theater is located between the Cancun International Airport and Playa del Carmen in the heart of the resort area. It is expected to be complete sometime in May.

Vidanta Theater

Photo courtesy of PRNewsFoto/Grupo Vidanta

This new dinner show concept could easily come to Cirque’s shows in the United States. The Las Vegas and Orlando shows would be a perfect location, however, the large theater size and audience could be a challenge. Since smaller shows and a drastic change in the venue layout would be required, it appears you’ll have to go to Mexico to experience this dinner show. I have my passport – let’s go!!

Currently there is no word on the new dinner show’s theme or how much tickets will cost. The Orlando Cirque du Soleil show is themed La Nouba – the story of all stories, the site of all mysteries, where dreams and nightmares sleep side by side. Attractions tickets generally run from $63 to $150. The Vegas show at the Bellagio, “O” is an aquatic masterpiece of surrealism and theatrical romance. Show tickets generally range from $109 to several hundred dollars (VIP).

If you are looking for an intimate Orlando dinner show, Capone’s Dinner & Show offers the best show in a smaller theater setting. Raving reviews keep this dinner-and-show concept alive and well after more than 20 years. The show and cuisine are not advertised as “exquisite,” but rather “good, plenty, affordable and fun.” I highly recommend it. No need for a passport, just a secret password to enter the theater. Fun!