Dinner and a Show Features “Dream Girl”

For “Dinner & a Show,” fifteen local restaurants are offering specials to individuals who attend the production of the 1945 comedy Dream Girl.

Dream Girl performances will be on Feb. 18, 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lenfest Theater. Directed by Professor Domenick Scudera, the play by Elmer Rice features the character Georgina Allerton, a young woman whose head is filled with dreams – daydreams, that is. Stuck in a dead-end job and a failing relationship, Georgina allows her imagination to run Walter Mitty style, giving her dull life some fantastic, adventurous twists and turns. Ursinus College revives this lost treasure to remind us all to dream big and be spontaneous.

In addition to running for a year on Broadway, a revived 1948 screen version of Dream Girl starred Betty Hutton. In 1955, it was presented in the Hallmark Hall of Fame series starring Vivian Blaine. In 1965, Dream Girl was the basis for the musical Skyscraper.

Tickets are  $5 general admission and $2 for students and senior citizens. They can be purchased through the CEDC’s web site (see left). Tickets only can be purchased at the Ursinus Box Office (see left), 610-409-3030.

At both websites, Individuals will be issued a receipt which they should show at the restaurant on the day of the performance to get the dinner special. They will also need the receipt to give to the Ursinus Box Office in order to pay for and pick up their tickets.  Theatergoers should arrive at the box office at least 15 minutes before the show begins. 

The following restaurants are offering dinner specials to customers attending Dream Girl. Details and contact information can be found on the CEDC web site:

  • Bonjung Japanese Restaurant  
  • Copperfield Inn
  • DaVinci’s Pub
  • Forno Antico
  • Marzella’s Pizza
  • My Friends Tavern
  • Osteria  
  • Phamous Phil’s BBQ 
  • Rocco’s Brick Oven Pizzeria 
  • Shagun Fine Indian Cuisine   
  • Thai Basil Bistro
  • The Pizza Stop  
  • Tortugas Mexican Eatery
  • The Trappe Tavern
  • WIBS Wings Ribs & More