Theater

Dinner and a Show

Broadway Palm Dinner Theater: Part of the Prather Family of dinner theaters, this local branch is now in its fifth season. The chain tends to share shows, which means we get to see out-of-towners hoofing the stage. Typical surf-and-turf menu. Current show: Funny Girl, through April 16. 5247 East Brown Road in Mesa. 480-325-6700.

Copperstate Dinner Theatre: Lately headquartered at Greyhound Park, our oldest dinner theater is run by husband-and-wife team Peter J. Hill (who directs and designs sets) and Noel Irick (who choreographs and designs costumes). This one offers prime rib and (better yet!) a full menu of cocktails. Current show: Somewhere in the Night: The Barry Manilow Songbook (see review). 3801 East Washington Street. 602-279-3129.

Arizona Broadway Theatre: Our newest dinner-and-a-show venue is a throwback to old-timey dinner theater, where one got strictly musicals in a state-of-the-art setting, as well as the occasional has-been TV star in a lead. The food is more upscale gourmet than one usually finds at dinner theater, too. Current show: Damn Yankees, through April 23. 7701 West Paradise Lane in Peoria. 623-776-8400.

KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.