Forget on and off broadway, there’s a new kid in town: Queen of the Night. This is where you’ll find New Yorkers, inquisitive passers through, and just about anyone and everyone in between.
The show will take you back to the days of former theatre glory – an interactive show with quirky eyebrow raising numbers that will leave you wondering if the average human body can really bend in every which way the performers make look seemingly effortless.
First and foremost, it’s a love story. To it’s core, the show has a linear narrative and the entire performance gels to entice onlookers. But it doesn’t begin when the show does – no no, it begins as soon as you walk in the door.
This is one of those ‘it’s about the experience’ shows… to a whole new degree.
So you walk in and instead of presenting your tickets you offer your name at the door list (old school style). Then, you are ushered through downstairs and offered a welcoming cocktail – a refreshing rush of vodka and rosemary was my medicine of choice.
As my date and I (I dragged along my Australian friend who was also in town) waited on the stairs to enter the show, slowly waiters selectively picked guests to enter. But this wasn’t your normal sit-down event. Guests are taken inside and interacted with in a range of quirky and obscure ways (I won’t give too much away), and it’s a good half an hour before you are seated for the show.
The show itself is a feast for the senses. Half way through the show, patrons are fed with more food than I have ever seen at a Christmas lunch – which is later followed by a spoon-fed desert (a huh – a performer will personally spoon feed you).
But the best part is that no one experience is the same – everyone’s Queen of the night experience will invariably be different. 70% of the show takes place in front of your eyes, but much of it is also happening behind the scenes in private rooms and backstage.
Book a night with the Queen here and don’t forget to dress to impress!