review by Keridwyn Deller
If you haven’t been to Can Can for a few years, there’s a chance you haven’t had the pleasure witness the magic that is Richard Peacock. He’s a triple threat who I’ve had the joy to see in the last few Can Can Culinary Cabaret shows (Hitchcock Hotel and Lola He Was a Showgirl were two recent favorites). I absolutely love Richard Peacock’s voice. He fits in wonderfully with the comedic, sexy company of performers at this delightful theatre tucked away in Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle. The current show “House of Hearts” includes some fantastic songs that showcase his vocal talents (as well as showcasing the vocal talents of the enchanting Jasmine Jean Sim!)
While the script and loose plotline of this new production is a bit clunky, oddly trying to be a few too many genres and vibes at once, “House of Hearts” holds many of the goofy, silly, sexy, and delightful moments we’ve come to expect and love from the talented Can Can performers. One of the things I love about Can Can shows in general is how the environment and performances truly whisk you away from everyday life and “House of Hearts” is a treat for all our senses.
If you’re ordering dinner to enjoy during the show, the dishes I recommend the most are the Fall Harvest, the Burrata, and Can Can’s sweet potato flatbread with fresh figs, prosciutto, roasted pears & fennel.
Please note: if it isn’t obvious by the website description, Can Can shows are adult content. Whether you take a date or a group of friends, you’ll want to keep this in mind as you craft your invite list. See House of Hearts in the coming weeks. 😉 Get your tickets early as some of the performances are already sold out. Tickets here.
photos via Can Can Culinary Cabaret’s website