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May’s Grand Prize Winner at Capone’s Dinner & Show

Al and the gang wish to congratulate Alex Luchen for being May’s Grand Prize Winner at Capone’s Dinner & Show Thursday, May 25th. During our “25 Years of Memories” anniversary celebration we’ll be giving some lucky stiff a grand prize on the 25th day of each month. Next month it could be you! The next grand prize will be awarded on Sunday, June 25, 2017.

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Alex, a.k.a. Hairs Malonz (now that he is a ‘made’ man) came all the way from Olathe, Kansas just to see the show! Imagine that. What a dedicated family member! Knowing Olathe is home to Garmin headquarters, it’s no wonder Hairs Malonz found his way to our speakeasy. With our location being near all of the Orlando tourist hot spots, our joint is easy to navigate to.

Hairs Malonz has only attend our speakeasy once, so the wise guys and gals knew they had to make a great first impression. Boy did they ever! Yous sees, this mob (see photo below) had straight hair when they arrived, but laughed themselves into a full head of curls. Why else would he earn the gangster name of “Hairs Malonz?!”

May's Grand Prize Winner

“Hairs Malonz” was the big winner of May’s anniversary prize, seen here with one of his gals holding the prize.

May’s Grand Prize Winner Experience

Hairs Malonz’s favorite part of the show was the singin’ and the dancin’. Those beautiful dames sure can cut a rug. Our new show features some great choreography and dance moves that will knock your socks off. Many musical numbers have remained in our new show, but we’ve revived some old favorites and incorporated new tunes too. Yous should see the new show for yourself.

The least favorite part of Hairs Malonz’s experience didn’t have nothin’ to do with the new show, but everything to do with his fellow guests. Seems some of them couldn’t keep their yappers closed and were talking too much during the performance. While we do have a lot of interaction between our cast and guests, this ain’t no hash house. The chopper squad strongly advises being considerate of others. Keep in mind that cement shoes come custom-fit.

The Grand Prize

May’s grand prize winner prize was 2 admissions to Universal Studios, 2 tickets to Capone’s Dinner & Show, plus $100! You’d think he would use the “C” note to get the curls outta his hair. But knowin’ this high-hat, he’ll probably waste his prize on paying for part of his vacation. At least the extra tickets will come in useful. It’s always a blast to be a repeat offender. Going to Universal isn’t too bad either, and going with free tickets is even better. What a fun thing to do in Orlando!

Speaking of fun things to do, Hairs Malonz discovered our joint by seeing an ad in a coupon book. Those magazines are great for tourists and locals. These magazines contain information about attractions, restaurants and shopping. These coupons save our guests 50% off tickets, plus more. Our coupons include a special code that allows an additional discount or prize when purchasing tickets online. Pick up a copy, look for our ad and find some great bargains.

Again, we’d like to congratulate May’s grand prize winner, Alex Luchen. Capone’s Dinner & Show hopes that the evening’s experience was the cat’s meow and will be a great memory for years to come.

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Favorites Revived in New Show at Capone’s

The new show at Capone’s is reviving some old guest favorites. When something is liked, it is nice to see it come around again. Unlike sweater vests, hair metal bands, velour tracksuits or mullet hair cuts, some things are pleasing to experience again. Such is the case with some of the ‘new’ features in Capone’s anniversary show.

More Audience Participation

Audience participation has always played a large role in the show. It is definitely a guest favorite. However, now there is more audience participation than ever before. Guests participate from the very beginning when they must say a secret password to enter the speakeasy. From that time on, until the evening’s end, participation escalates throughout the new show at Capone’s. Guests that welcome participation, seem to have the best experience of all.

In previous shows, mostly men from the audience were selected to ‘help out’ on stage. Now men, women and even children (seasonal) participate. While the cast has always handled nearly every situation with complete professionalism, their talent in this area is utilized now more than ever. Men and women are somewhat predictable, but kids? They do and say the darnedest things… and you can bet the wise guys and gals are prepared for it!

New Show at Capone’s Revives Old Song Favorite

Even some of the musical numbers have been revived from past shows. For example, check out the photo below from the early 1990’s. It features dancers performing the old “Cell Block Tango.” It has been revived from the very first show ever performed at this Orlando dinner show. Now this guest favorite is featured all over again in the new show at Capone’s. Wait until you see the new version!

New Show at Capone’s features old hit

“Cell Block Tango” is revived from this early 1990’s hit.

Repeat offenders (returning guests) know several of the songs that are performed nightly. Often songs get stuck in your noodle after attending the new show at Capone’s. Check out this recent guest comment:

“Happy Mother’s Day!! My seven-year-old has been entertaining me all day with endless choruses of ‘fuh-get about it!!’ ‘get atta here!!’ and of course her favorite, ‘I like-a yo’ spicy meatballs!!!’ Thank you so much [C. Y.] for inviting us [to Capone’s Dinner & Show]! We had the time of our lives.”
– L. Briggs, May 14, 2017

Return to ‘the family’ and Visit Capone’s Again

If you’ve already experienced Capone’s Dinner & Show any time over the past 25 years, it’s worth another visit. Many things come and go, and trends have a way of making their way around again. Wear your velour tracksuit if you must, but return home to ‘the family’ and see the new show at Capone’s. We promise, it will be very difficult to… “fuhget about it!”

Orlando Dinner Shows Supporting Charities

Currently we know of a few Orlando dinner shows supporting charities. Does this appeal to guests? Are you more likely to purchase a dinner show ticket knowing a portion of the proceeds go towards a charity? It is rewarding to help others that are struggling with hunger, disease or in a less-than-fortunate situation. What a great way to start out the new year!

Current Charities Supported by Orlando Dinner Shows

Medieval Times supports charity

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is currently being supported by Medieval Times. The clever promotion #ChivalryInAction offers a discount of 40% off adult dinner show tickets and 25% off kids tickets with a donation of a non-perishable food item (one item per ticket). If purchasing tickets on the internet, you’ll need to use the code: FOODWEB16. The discount puts the tickets around $38/adult and $28/child (+ tax and processing fee). The offer expires on February 11, 2016.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a private, nonprofit organization that collects, stores and distributes donated food to six Central Florida counties. Their mission is to create hope and nourish lives through a powerful hunger relief network, while multiplying the generosity of a caring community. They also offer adults a culinary training program to help them get better jobs within the food industry.

Orlando Dinner Shows Supporting Charities

Walk to Defeat ALS (The ALS Association) is currently being supported by Pirate’s Town Dinner Show Theaters, including Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, Treasure Tavern Dinner Theatre and The Three Musketeers (closed). When you purchase tickets from any of these Orlando dinner shows, $5 of every dinner show ticket will be donated to the ALS Association. The online code to ensure the charity benefits from your purchase is ALS16. This deal puts the tickets at $35/adult and $30/child (not available for Treasure Tavern), plus $3/person handling fee and tax. Gratuity is not included and this charitable opportunity expires February 29th, 2016.

The ALS Association is an American nonprofit organization that raises money for research and patient services, promotes awareness about and advocates in state and federal government on issues related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The Central Florida Walk will be held Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lake Eola Park. Their goal is to raise $275,000.

NOTE: Big Al is very generous and has donated Orlando dinner show tickets to several charity functions over the years. While not all charities are supported, nor all requests granted, Capone’s Dinner & Show takes special interest in local charities and fund-raisers on a case-by-case basis.

Do Orlando Dinner Shows Supporting Charities Appeal to You?

Supporting a charity is a great feeling. If you are planning to attend an Orlando dinner show, and it just happens that a portion of your purchase will benefit others, it is a win-win for everyone. If you are a staunch supporter of a particular charity, you may even seek out every opportunity you can find to benefit that particular charity. It is even a better deal if you’ll be gaining something fun for yourself!

The question remains, however, does this affect your choice of one Orlando dinner show over another? If a portion of your ticket for one show benefits a charity and another one doesn’t, will you make reservations at the show that supports a charity? Feel free to share your thoughts by writing a comment on Al’s blog.

A Perfect Trifecta – 3 Show Day at Capone’s

3 of Al's gals from Capone's Dinner & Show

Well folks, tomorrow’s the day. We’re puttin’ on a full day of singin,’ dancin,’ laughin’ and (a lit’l) shootin.’ A perfect trifecta in the world of bettin’ when it comes to Kissimmee dinner shows.

Thursday, March 12, 2015 is a special date when my joint, Capone’s Dinner & Show, will be puttin’ on THREE shows in one day. That means you have three chances to see a winning show and indulge in a great buffet all on one perfect day. Yous don’ halfta see ’em all, but there will be 3 show times to choose from:

Matinee Show at 1:00 p.m.
Early Show at 5:00 p.m.
Late Show at 8:30 p.m.

March 12 Show Times and Ticket Options…

Matinee Dinner Show 1:00 p.m.

Matinee ShowIf you are looking for an afternoon of great entertainment, our matinee shows are a perfect way to spend an afternoon! Why wait until the evening to have this much fun? Everything is included, however, there is no VIP ticket option or pre-show admission to the Four Deuces Lounge for our matinee shows. Use the button below to purchase half price tickets.

Other matinee show dates are available. For currently scheduled dates, view our website.

Early Dinner Show 5:00 p.m.

Early ShowHave something planned for later in the evening? Perhaps you are simply an early-bird. Enjoy the early show time (and usually a smaller crowd)! Use the button below to purchase half price tickets.

Late Dinner Show 8:30 p.m.

Late ShowBring the entire gang and enjoy a later dinner & a fantastic show. This is a great time to choose our VIP ticket option. Use the button below to purchase half price tickets.

Please Note: Show time on single-show nights is normally at 7:30 p.m. during the winter months. Please check the schedule if attending the show on another night other than March 12.

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Regular & VIP Tickets

PLEASE NOTE: VIP tickets are not available for the matinee on March 12.

Regular tickets are great, however, you may want to upgrade your ticket to VIP status and be treated like a real good fellow!

For an additional $11/adult and $8/kid (4-12) per ticket, VIP tickets will get you these extras:

  • early admission into Al’s Four Deuces Lounge
  • tokens for table games
  • one free drink in a take-home souvenir glass
  • center section seating or choice private tables
  • first-in-line privileges (entrance, seating and buffet)

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Me an’ the gang look forward to seein’ yous Thursday, March 12. If you can’t make it for the trifecta, we’re open 365 days of the year, so join us on a day when it is convenient for your gang. You’re gonna have a blast!

New Orlando Dinner Show: Divas are Back!

This article was first published in 2014. Since then, the Funky Monkey Wine Company [a.k.a. Bistro & Bar], where the Divas performed on International Drive, has closed. Mills Brewpub as also closed. It is unclear whether the Divas will find a new home at the time of this update. (See Hamburger Mary’s information below.)

Orlando Dinner Show featuring Drag Queens

Formerly known as Bananas, this drag queen show returns at it’s original location. Photo by George Skene.

The drag queen dinner revue theater is back at 924 N. Mills Avenue in Orlando. Some of you may also know it as the former Bananas – A Modern American Diner. Bananas was around for about four years, when it changed names to Mills Brewpub a Belgian frites bar. Some also know this Orlando restaurant location simply as Mills 50. Now this restaurant will go by Divas Dinner Theatre. Whatever you call it, you’re in for a treat if you are looking for a top-notch drag show.

For 7 months, the drag queen show moved to the restaurant group’s other concept, Funky Monkey Bistro and Bar on International Drive. The FMI Restaurant Group reopened the space on Mills Avenue with the divas in mind, and has decided to continue the drag show at both locations. The show is unique, edgy and fun. The food is decent too, making this a great alternative when it comes to the long list of dinner shows in the Orlando area.

As a fun alternative, come see a gangster dinner show!

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Figuring out the right balance of good food and fun entertainment, the new Divas Dinner Theatre should meet the mark in both areas. Bananas lacked in food quality while the Brewpub did well, however with the divas gone, the entertainment value failed. Owner Eddie Nickell, and chef Ashley Nickell, have made a great decision to merge the best of the two concepts into what should be a winner. With Brass Taps and other restaurants opening nearby, the Divas hope to bring back customers to experience both great food and a great show. Let’s hope they continue to listen and improve the quality of the entire experience. This location has a lot of potential.

The evening dinner shows will be available Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m. (seating begins as early as 7pm). Thursday features Divas Off-Off Broadway Showcase; Friday features the Divas Showcase; Saturday is Divas Las Vegas. On Sunday the all-new reinvented Sunday Gospel Brunch is held at noon (seating at 11am). Be sure to order the Bloody Marys and house-made Chicken and Waffles.

If you want to join in the fun (even try it in drag), stay tuned. In the plans for Wednesday nights is an open mic night where you can be the star. A lite bite/appetizer menu will be available from 7pm to midnight. This will be a popular mid-week night spot for many Orlando parties! Hosted by Danielle Hunter and Roxy Brooks, you’ll not want to miss these divas, along with Susan B. Whitney and Chantel Reshae. Theirs is a dinner show to remember!

Orlando dinner show tickets are not available to see the Divas, however, you are encouraged to book your reservation by calling 407-480-2200. For more information, visit divasorlando.com. Show times may vary, so please call or visit their site or Facebook for more information. Welcome back Divas, and good luck!

If you are looking for a Diva dinner show, currently, information for Dining with the Divas can be found at Hamburger Mary’s in Orlando.