|Reviewed on 2008-09-23|
| New Theatre Restaurant
"The Last Romance"
Written by Joe DiPietro
Runs through November 9, 2008
We, Kansas City area folks always look forward to going to the New Theatre Restaurant with its fine food and great entertainment. Nowhere in the USA can 'top' this great place. Even more fun is the fact that you can see famous actors and actresses. Well , you are in for a real treat because we all love the mother from "Happy Days" TV show, Marion Ross. She is here again with her special love, Paul Michael in a play written especially for them. It is the world premiere of Joe DiPietro's "The Last Romance". It may be the only time to see Marion Ross and Paul Michael in the starring roles together. It is a delightful play about seniors finding someone for companionship and many obstacles that finds its way into the relationship like a jealous sister or some hidden truths. The second act is redeeming and answers are received. There is a young man played by Joshua Jeremiah that sings in beautiful baritone for transitional moments in the play. You will enjoy his great talent. The jealous sister is played by Marie Lillo, who should earn an award for her supporting roll.
Back to the food, this time they placed on the table a basket of nice hot bread. It was kept warm with a heated tile placed in the bottom of the basket. The bread was seasoned, light in texture and went well with the salad. Truly a nice new touch for you to enjoy. As usual the entrees and side dishes were tops. I particularly liked the blackened basa fish and the cashew chicken. For new adventurers was a creole stew. It was outstanding served over rice. You won't want to miss the delicious desserts either. The featured dessert was called Gone Bananas! It will be worth your while to indulge in this special treat.
Call 649-SHOW for Tickets or visit www.newtheatre.com. They are in Overland Park at 9229 Foster, just off Metcalf and just south of 91st Street.