Cafe Nordo is back with another Christmas concoction of delight! The View from Santa’s Lap was one of my favorite date nights to date. Find out why Cafe Nordo is the holiday tradition you didn’t know you needed to start. So.very.merry :).
I received a complimentary ticket for review purposes. All opinions are honest and mine alone.
The tagline for Cafe Nordo A View From Santa’s Lap is “The Nostalgia of Holidays Yore festooned with whimsical murder“. Honestly, how can you resist such a tasty description? Last year, we attended Christmas is Burning and were blown away by the non traditional take on a Christmas production. This year, I was curious to see how they would follow up such a number. So we left the baby with my wonderful parents and tracked down to Pioneer Square for a mid week holiday date night.
The Low Down
“Small town girl Becky June Beasley-Jones, (played by Seattle drag royalty Butch Alice) is on the run from the law for a crime she did not commit and takes refuge in the sprawling Klootzak’s department store on Christmas Eve. Little does she know there is a killer on the loose among the festive holiday bargains. Can Becky June put a stop to these whimsical, heart-warming murders before she herself ends up stuffed in a stocking? Beloved local writer and puppeteer Scot Sgt.Rigsby Augustson returns to Nordo to continue a holiday tradition, this year with Food! Music! Mermaids!”
We thought this was one of the most hilarious Nordo shows to date (and that’s saying a lot!). The plot was creative and the actors delivered it brilliantly. Butch Alice was perfection, David Gehrman’s variety of voices and facial expressions were comedic genius, and Susanna Burney had me in stitches (often without saying a word). Great cast!
The shadow puppets were back and they are a fan favorite, I know. I have to admit they’re not my favorite BUT , I thought they added a fun and unique touch this time without taking up too much time. A little shadow puppet goes a long way in my opinion ;-).
You know I’m about the food at Nordo!