Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A Shout Out for the Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant, Newport, Rhode Island

Welcoming visitors to the Newport Seaman's Church Institute is this 1930's handpainted map of Newport Harbor  
Surprise of surprises!  Dinner, theatre, cabaret, and friendly folks!

The Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant ( is a family owned business based on the premise that all of the actors not only act on stage, but cook, serve, sing and dance.  Unbelievable talent for an unbelievable price in the heart of Newport, Rhode Island!  [Check out Friday nights when they offer a special for two!]  A magnificent buffet which is prepared on the premises greets the theater goers -- a variety of "home cooked" entrees, salads, and desserts  that cannot be beat.  Sitting at long, cafeteria style tables, the diners have the opportunity to meet and greet one another in a casual, friendly atmosphere.  Not until everyone has finished eating do the doors to the theatre open; diners leave the dining room (where later the cabaret will take place) to enter the theater -- a theater small enough so that every seat in the house is a good seat!  [Marash Girl & entourage attended, the comedy Spreading It Around by Londos D'Arrigo, which is playing from April 3 - May 25, 2013.) Bordering on slapstick, with a serious message to convey, the actors never failed to entertain, and were not "acting" but rather "living" their parts.  [The surprise was to see the very same actors later singing, dancing and joking around in the cabaret, and then later, at the end of the evening, to have them greet us at the door as we left.]  The theatre provided one of the most entertaining evenings Marash Girl has experienced in many a year. 

The cabaret after the theatre
Standup comedy at its best!
 The Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant (102 Connell Highway • Newport • Rhode Island • 02840  (401) 848-PLAY (7529) is worth the trip to Newport, Rhode Island.  And by the way, if you hesitate to go because of the price of hotels in the city, try the Seamen's Church Institute (401-847-4260), a "Seamen's Bethel" which has "welcomed Newport mariners and visitors for over 93 years" with rates less than a third of the rates of the hotels in town . . . (

1 comment:

  1. It was so much fun! The best part was asking if the theater would run on the stage in front of us at dinner, and the response was, no, that's the cabaret stage that takes place after the theater! We were like, there's theater and cabaret!!?? We had no idea!