|Help! Help! I Know This Title Is Long But Somebody's Trying To Kill Me
| Open: 04/20/12 Close: 05/11/12
The performers of a vaudeville variety show have been murdered–except for Drew the Dramatic Fool! Unfortunately for him, the show must go on, or he’s next. Drew attempts every act in the show, from juggling 36 balls to sawing a woman in half, in this comical examination of fears–fear of performing, fear of failure, and fear of death. When courage fails, the only answer is dramatic foolishness. Perfect for ages 5 – 105.
Dinner is available at the theater’s Waffle Iron Café before the show. The menu includes hot-off-the-waffle-iron spinach, mushroom, smoked chicken sausage frittatas; French toast; and Traditional Belgian Waffles with pure Vermont maple syrup and butter as well as the house specialty The Playhouse Pink Waffle (a pink waffle with strawberries and whipped cream). New menu additions include a chocoholic fantasy, the Decadent Dark Chocolate Waffle, entree salads and gourmet sliders.
|House Of Ghostly Haunts
| Open: 03/27/12 Close: 04/17/12
Taking its cue from the classic Spook Shows of the past, Canal Park Playhouse revives this thrilling, chilling popular entertainment for the 21st Century. Kicking off with trailers from classic cult horror films from the 1950s, the magician Cardone takes the stage for a spellbinding magic show that embraces the strange, the macabre and the fantastical.
While HOUSE OF GHOSTLY HAUNTS is family friendly, no one under age 7 is permitted. The show ends in 10 minutes of complete darkness.
A pre-or-post show dinner is available at Canal Park Playhouse’s Waffle Iron Café. The dinner menu includes waffle iron-prepared gourmet sliders, entrée salads as well as hot-off-the-waffle-iron omelets and waffles. For a truly devilish dessert, the Playhouse’s famous Decadent Dark Chocolate Waffle is perfect pre or post-scarefest.
Cardone is a magician, ventriloquist, escape artist, Dime Museum curator, Flea Circus proprietor, ghost master and the world’s first mentriloquist. This full time entertainer has captivated audiences around the world with his unique brand of old fashioned entertainment. His shows range from full stage productions for private and corporate functions to night club cabaret venues and his magic been featured on Fox 5 News, Good Day New York, A+E Biography, The IFC Network, MTV, CW’S Reality Show Stylista, Wonderground Las Vegas, Monday Night Magic’s Main Stage, The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus and as the opening act for the Miss Hong Kong Pop Show. He has also toured the world as a musician with his band and has been the main support for Blondie, Ramones, Motorhead, Bob Dylan, The Cramps, Guns and Roses, and The Dammned. Cardone holds a BFA in Theatre Arts from Carnegie Mellon University and has received grants from the Henson Foundation/St.Ann's Theatre for Puppetry and Magic. cardonethemagician.com
| Open: 03/10/12 Close: 04/01/12
Yo-yo champ Mark Hayward and celebrated contortionist Jonathan Burns team up for STUNT LAB, putting their madness to the test in the wackiest laboratory in world. Using everyday objects and their own ingenuity, this duo creates dangerous, amazing and wild experiments sure to please thrill seekers of all ages as they scientifically attempt “The Greatest Stunt of All Time.”
A Guinness Book of World Records will be broken at every show (we hope)! Kids ages 5 to 105, prepare to be awed!
Mark Hayward and Jonathan Burns’ skills have been seen on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Jay Leno Show, America's Got Talent, and The NBC Nightly News. Their talents have taken them to stages across the United States, China, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and even exotic New Jersey.
Part of Canal Park Playhouse’s Classic Brunch matinee series, brunch at the theater’s Waffle Iron café is available before and after the show. The brunch menu includes hot-off-the-waffle-iron spinach, mushroom, smoked chicken sausage frittatas; French toast; and Traditional Belgian Waffles with pure Vermont maple syrup and butter as well as the house specialty The Playhouse Pink Waffle (a pink waffle with strawberries and whipped cream). New menu additions include a chocoholic fantasy, the Decadent Dark Chocolate Waffle, entree salads and sliders.