Last night was opening night for The Taffetas at Pinnacle Dinner Theatre in Littleton. Why do I care? Because my wife is in the show.
The Pinnacle is a new dinner theatre in the Denver area that just opened a month ago. For all you long-time, Denver theatre buffs, it is in the theatre formerly known as The Ascot. It was re-opened as The Pinnacle by David Pritchard of Country Dinner Playhouse repute.
I went to see the show last night, and I have to say, all biases aside, that it was really good. The theatre is great. It's huge and has a very classic style.
The food was good too. Granted, it wasn't like eating at Del Frisco's or Flemings, but for dinner theatre food, it was great. Also, it was served by the waitstaff - no waiting in the buffett line at the Pinnacle.
The show was great too. It was opening night so there were a few minor gaffes, but all in all, it was very entertaining. Now, you may be saying, "Your wife is in the show, of course you liked it." And you'd be right. However, I generally read and learn the lines and music to every show my wife is in. When we started going through the script for The Taffetas, I have to admit I was less than excited about it. But hearing the four-part harmony and the blending of the four female voices was really more than I expected. The show was entertaining and moved along very well. Although the songs are from an era that my parents would appreciate, I found myself enjoying the wholesome goodness of the lyrics from a period in America's history filled with innocence and patriotic pride.
As I said before, the theatre is huge for a dinner theatre, and since it just opened, there were very few people at the show. Once the theatre-going public discovers the charms of The Pinnacle, it promises to be the premiere dinner theatre in Denver.