Are you ready to step back in history? At Tommy Gun’s Garage Dinner Theatre you will be transported back to 1920s Chicago. Illegalization of alcohol has been passed into law. As the ladies are returning from service in WWI as nurses and ambulance drivers, they are bobbing their hair, and letting their hemlines get dangerously close to their knees. Young men and women are shocking their elders by dancing the Charleston. And if they (and you) know the password, they can get in to Tommy Gun’s speakeasy and get some “hooch” and some wild entertainment.
Hang on to your hat, because things are about to get knee-slapping hilarious. If you have the same type of experience as we did, we’re sure you’re in for the time of your life.
Welcome to the Roaring Twenties.
Al Capone is in the headlines, and might very well be responsible for the illegal liquor you are about to imbibe. Don’t bother to bring your own hip flask–Tommy Gun’s will provide the hooch. And the government might just play a hand in your chaotic evening. Watch out, prohis like Elliot Ness are just itching to take Capone down, and they might not care who’s in the way. If you are shy, be forewarned, there is every chance that you will be pulled up on stage at any time to perform a sobriety test given by Officer Murphy.
And I have to tell you–my son got playfully picked on and had SO MUCH FUN!! He had the best time.
After 22 years in business, Tommy Gun’s is the longest running Dinner Show in Chicago. Enjoy an evening where your waiter or waitress is in character and is bouncing back and forth between the stage and your table. Tap your feet to Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and more–all played by Chicago’s Sinfully Orchestra. Get ready for classic songs, comedy, and even some magic. And car nuts and history buffs will be excited to see Al Capone’s 1928 Model A Ford and other Twenties memorabilia.
And don’t forget the dinner in “dinner theatre” Enjoy a multi-course meal from a large menu that includes such dishes as “Big Jim” Colosimo (“fresh baked lasagna with marinara or meat sauce”) , The Kingpin (“roasted prime rib big enough for da boss”) , or Don’t Call Me Chicken(“9 oz. boneless breast of chicken with your choise of mushroom or lemon herb sauce”). But save some room in your tummy and shell out a little more cash and get some extras like the Downtown Chicago (“Chicken Wings as hot as bullets”), or Double Black Jacks (“Italian breaded Mozzarella sticks that are dynamite”).
Make your Valentine’s Week reservations early and participate in a historical re-enactment of the St. Valentines Day Massacre. It is now so popular that they’ve added shows and do the performance Thursday thru Sunday of Valentines Week.
Bring the whole family and enjoy some interactive history.
(Disclosure: We received a complimentary dinner and admission to the show.)
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