For Immediate Release 2-11-13
Natalie Walston 614-315-4697
Shanes Gourmet embarks on a new entertainment venue
The catering company has added a lineup of entertainment beyond dinner theatre
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Shanes Gourmet near German Village is known for its quality catering in Central Ohio since 1974. Shanes added entertainment to the menu when it partnered with the Cloak & Dagger Dinner Theatre (the longest running Central Ohio dinner theater Group) in 2011 to its facility off Livingston Avenue. This year, Shanes is moving beyond mystery dinner theatre in opening up the facility as a full-time entertainment venue. The lineup of acts includes improv comedy, stand-up comedy emceed by Johnny DiLoretto, bingo, salsa dancing nights and more.
“We are building on what everyone loved about Cloak & Dagger,” said Steve Emerson, writer and director for Cloak & Dagger. “Only now we will perform new material that goes beyond murder mysteries. We’re looking at adding fresh new forms of entertainment to Shanes.”
On nights that Cloak & Dagger shows aren’t scheduled, Shanes is inviting performers for “something beyond dinner theatre,” said General Manager Scott Morit. “With traditional dinner theatre the ticket price covers dinner and a show. While that is here to stay, other nights you can stop in and catch a variety of shows, enjoy some drinks and a light bar menu.”
Shanes stresses that the new venue will focus on seven-day-a-week entertainment schedule. Renovations at 447 E. Livingston Ave. include a permanent stage, theater lighting, and a new sound system.
“We had a gourmet market/catering company,” Morit said. “We will still offer the same excellent food and catering service, we’re evolving into an entertainment venue to offer more options to the great customer base we have enjoyed.”
One of our current shows is “Mayhem at the 5 Aces Casino,” a mystery set in the Kansas Territory in 1858. The show is interactive with a fake gambling parlor that opens prior to the show.
For more information or for tickets, visit: http://www.cloakdagger.com/ or call 614-842-CLUE (2583).