I recently had the chance to chat with another recent arrival to Charleston: She’s been here longer than I have, but not so long that she’s become blasé about the cost of dinner and a show. As she likes to tell friends back in north Jersey – friends who regularly pay $12 in bridge tolls, $100 for dinner and $110 for a theater ticket – an evening out is just easier here.
And this fall, Tristan and Charleston Stage are again teaming up on a deal designed to make such an evening even more affordable. The “Dinner and a Show” program returns Aug. 30, offering a two-person food, wine and Dock Street Theater ticket package for $150.
In addition to a three-course meal and bottle of house wine, participants receive valet parking and a post-show dessert. The menu includes hay-smoked tonnarelli pasta; house-made mozzarella; beef rib loin with pickled ramps and Scottish salmon with ember-cooked carrots.
“Dinner and a Show” is only available Thursday-Saturday. First up on the theater’s schedule is 9 to 5: The Musical; for the complete calendar and more information, check out Charleston Stage’s website.