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Labor Day Weekend Special Deal at Capone’s

Lookin’ for somethin’ fun to do over Labor Day weekend? Big “Al” here, jus’ lettin’ yous wise guys and gals know that here at Capone’s Dinner & Show, we can relate to all yous workin’ stiffs out there. That’s why we’re giving every bo and broad out there a special invitation to join us this Labor Day weekend for a special deal. It’s the end of a great Summer, so make plans now to attend our Orlando dinner show. Finish Summer off with a blast from the past!

Labor Day Weekend special dinner show discount

During this momentuous occasion, we’re offerin’ half off all tickets. To get this special Labor Day deal, go to our website and print out the coupon. Give it to the working stiff at the box office on the evening of your gang’s visit, and BAMB your gang gets into my joint for half price!

The rumble at the joint is that yous get to choose between regular admission and VIP admission. Yous work hard, so go ahead and spring for the VIP status. Be treated like a real boss on Labor Day weekend. Jus’ don’ go tryin’ to take over the joint like that mobster Bugs Moran. He’s always creating chaos ‘round here. Maybe he’s on the take with a little too much giggle juice or somethin.’ Anyways, the show is keen no matter what evening yous and your gang show up, or which ticket you choose. Don’ wait too long for VIP tickets tho – they’s goin’ faster than a cat in a rockin’ chair shop.

Be a good fella and bring your main squeeze or the entire family to my Orlando dinner show. We’re all ‘bout family ‘round here. All ages have a swell time, especially during the gangster give away when the bullets begin to fly. These fellas use some unusual ammo, and I think you’s gonna like catching a slug!

Fun Things to Do Over Labor Day Weekend

For more great things to do over Labor Day weekend in Orlando, head on over to Visit Orlando’s website. Those canaries are singin’ with all of the great Orlando deals being offered. Get a jump on these specials – some of these great Labor Day weekend deals are available now, but some will be nicked ‘fore yous know it. Jus’ be sure you save a night for Capone’s. It’s the show that’ll knock your socks off.

In closing, it’s a swell time of the year to be a workin’ stiff in the Central Florida area. Lookers put your marbles on. Yous wise heads put your fedoras on your noodle and join the gang here at Capone’s Dinner & Show. If you need some help gettin’ all spiffy, order a fedora or boa online at the same time you order your tickets. We’ll set you up pretty. Download the Labor Day deal off my website, and I’ll see yous over Labor Day weekend!

Labor Day Weekend Great Irish Hooley

Holiday weekends are great, and during the upcoming Labor Day Weekend, one festival comes to mind – The Great Irish Hooley. Taking place in Disney Springs, the traditional Irish social festival returns to Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant. Beginning Friday, August 30, 2019 through Monday, September 2, there are plenty of Hooley-happenings to enjoy. 2019 marks Raglan Road’s 8th year celebrating this festival (in this venue).

Labor Day Weekend entertainmentEach evening features some of the best Irish entertainment around. This year’s band lineup is very talented. Some of the highlighted acts are:

  • Strings & Things
  • HighTime
  • Billow Wood
  • The Rolling Wave
  • Maca

Experience an authentic line-up of bands featuring a lively mix of traditional Irish, Celt grass, folk, blues and soul. The only boutique Irish music festival in Central Florida, the Great Irish Hooley features shows on the Grand Room and patio stages. Check the event out on FacebookThere is no cover charge! 

Consequently, if Irish fare is what you are looking for, you’ll want to check out the dinner, lunch or brunch menu. From traditional dishes to more modern Irish cuisine, there are plenty of choices. You can even find a few gluten-free dishes including the fish ‘n’ chips and onion rings.

Raglan Road Irish DancersAdditionally, to help work off the large meal, put on your dancin’ shoes and join the Raglan Road dancers in the ceili (kay-lee) dance. The Rhythms of Raglan Dance Show entertains daily from 4:30 to 7 pm. The Raglan Dancers performing jigs and fast-paced Reels. Those 150-year-old stage boards sure get a workout!

Labor Day Weekend Fun

On the other hand, if an Irish Hooley is not what you are looking for this upcoming Labor Day weekend, the gang at Capone’s Dinner & Show will welcome you like “family.” The dames and mobsters put on a great show. So great, you’ll think you went back in time to 1930 Chicago!

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Come hungry. Mama Capone cooks up a spread like no other Orlando dinner show. It’s fresh. And hot. Plus, it’s fill-your-own-plate and unlimited drinks.

Finally, to all the workin’ stiffs out there…happy Labor Day weekend! Enjoy!

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Father’s Day in Orlando – Spend an Evening at Capone’s

With Father’s Day just a little more than a week away, you’ve probably already made your plans, right? No?! Well, you’re not alone. Unless you have a set tradition in your family for every holiday, including this special day for Dad, families often find themselves scrambling to make plans and buy gifts.

Father’s Day Neck Tie giftPlans for Father’s Day range from dinner out, excusing dad for the day so he can fit in a round of golf, go fishing, and to simply let him grill dinner for the family and relax. Popular gifts include, yes, the traditional necktie, cologne, electronics (including phones and tablets), wallets and slippers. Not so traditional gifts are also fun. These include a personalized whiskey barrel, customized grilling tools, T-shirts and DJ lessons.

Did you know…

  • 73% of Americans plan to celebrate or acknowledge Father’s Day.
  • There are more than 70.1 million dads in the U.S.
  • Neckties lead the list of Dad’s Day gifts.
  • There are approximately 16,010  hardware stores or 7,009 home centers in the USA and 22,000 sporting goods stores where gifts for this occasion are purchased.
  • More than 85 million Americans participated at a barbecue in the last year — it’s probably safe to assume many of these barbecues take place on this special day for Dad.
  • It is expected that 102 million Father’s Day cards will be given this year in the United States, making this holiday the fifth-largest card-sending occasion. (Source: Hallmark research)

Father’s Day Suggestion

Regarding your Father’s Day gift and plans, we have a suggestion for you. Bring your dad and the entire family to Capone’s Dinner & Show! Dad & Mom’s tickets will only cost $34.99 each*. Additionally, kids are only $22.99 each *when you use this coupon or make your reservations online. This cost includes the show, a dinner buffet, endless drinks, dessert & more. Plus, this Father’s Day, every paying guest receives a FREE GIFT! A shot glass for Dad and a fun fedora hat for the little ones! Bada-bing! There’s your gift and dinner!

Finally, just call 407-397-2378. Let them know big daddy ‘Al’ sent you and wants you to have half-price tickets and the best seats available. No matter how you celebrate Father’s Day in Orlando, or what popular gift you give your dad, Capone’s Dinner & Show wishes all Dads the Happiest of days!

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St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Show & a Little Irish Mobster History

Everybody knows Capone’s Dinner Show is Italian, right? Well, knowing a little Irish mobster history will help connect this Kissimmee attraction to a delightful St. Patrick’s Day dinner show. Leprechauns, pots of gold and four leaf clovers are not mentioned at this speakeasy, but legends of another type are. One legendary figure is even written into the script!

St. Patrick’s Day Ticket Special

A Little Irish Mobster History

There are no shortages of Irish mobsters in American history. Bootleggers, syndicate bosses and notorious godfathers controlled nearly everything at one time around Chicago, Philadelphia, and Boston. This dates back to the late 1800s. Remember the Great Chicago Fire in 1871? You know the one…

Late one night, when we were all in bed,
Misses O’Leary left a lantern in the shed.
And when the cow kicked it over,
she winked her eye and said,

“It’ll be a hot time in the old town tonight.”
FIRE, FIRE, FIRE!

This children’s song sprang from the infamous James ‘Big Jim’ O’Leary era of Irish mobster history. Seems his parents owned the barn where the famous fire was thought to have started. The arsonist cow was never proven guilty. However, O’Leary proved to be one of the most notorious Irish mobsters of all times. He controlled the gambling on Chicago’s South Side in the 1890s.

The mobsters at Capone’s Dinner Show also do a little ‘gambling’ upstairs in the Four Deuces Lounge. Upgrade to VIP tickets and experience a little of what ‘Big Jim’ controlled. Have a hot time in the old town!

Looney Characters & Mug Shots

Newspaper SouvenirAnother connection at this St. Patrick’s Day dinner can be found in the second most famous Irish mobster of all times – John Patrick Looney. If you’ve seen the movie “Road to Perdition” starring Paul Newman, this mobster is already familiar to you.

Looney was an attorney who started his own newspaper in Illinois. It was 1905 and there was a lot of money to be made extorting powerful people with the threat of running unflattering stories in the news. After he sold the newspaper business, he turned his attention to gambling, brothels, speakeasies and protecting illicit liquor traffic during the Prohibition era. Like Capone, Looney was eventually sentenced to prison for his crimes.

The St. Patrick’s Day dinner show connection with Looney can be found in a few ways. First, there are a lot of ‘looney’ characters in this show! Secondly, you can make headlines in the newspaper. Press coverage will even include a photo of your gang! It will only cost a small amount of ‘extortion’ money for you to keep a copy for yourself.

St. Patrick's Day dinner at Capone's

Mobsters Meet at this St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Show

The third and fourth most famous Irish mobsters have a direct connection with Al Capone. Dean O’Banion controlled the bootlegging operations in Chicago’s North Side. In the 1931 film “The Public Enemy,” Jimmy Cagney’s character was based on O’Banion. This gang united with the Italian South Side mobsters in their bootlegging operations. This partnership included boss ‘Papa’ Johnny Torrio and his second-in-command, Al Capone. There was a little falling out – if you know your history. Does the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in 1929 ring a bell?

Wanted George 'Bugs' MoranLastly, if you’ve attended the St. Patrick’s Day dinner show at Capone’s before, you may recognize the name George ‘Bugs’ Moran. This Irish mobster shared a lifelong rivalry with Al Capone. Their bootleg operations were filled with back-and-forth retaliations during the Prohibition era. ‘Bugs’ was slang for “crazy” and George lived up to his name. He popularized drive-by shootings when he’d drive by Capone’s properties and pepper them with gunfire.

At Capone’s Dinner & Show, Bugs Moran’s character has been written into the script. He is every bit as crazy but in a good, funny way. Of course, Al’s gang doesn’t want anything to do with this Irish mobster. The cast may even warn you about him. Seems he’d like to take over this ‘operation’ as well. The hysterics will leave you in stitches.

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There are many other Irish mobsters and their history is fascinating. If you’re interested, read about the 13 most famous Irish mobsters. Even without history, what makes a St. Patrick’s Day dinner so special at Capone’s Dinner & Show is YOU! Bring your gang whether you’re Irish or not. Expect to have a good time. Get into the era and let the characters at this speakeasy show you a good time. You might just create a little personal history along the way.

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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!