Lady Luck Productions, a Toronto-based performing arts collective produced an interactive and multi-disciplinary show which thrilled a family-friendly audience ranging from age 5-65.
Hotel Albergo, a fun, flighty and fictitious story about the Albergo family fighting to save their beloved hotel from closing, combines the delicious elements of dinner theatre set in a grandiose old world venue.
TheSceneinTO checked out Hotel Albergo’s “one night only” affair and was immediately dazzled by the beautiful and diverse cast of professional dancers, actors, singers, acrobats and comedians (including a mime) who thrilled the crowd pre-show with spontaneous bouts of dancing (tap and contemporary) and improv.
The idea was to transform the theatre space into the hotel dining room where audience members would masquerade as hotel guests, which elevated the show on an interactive level. Throughout the show, the actors, singers and dancers alike weren’t afraid to cozy up to the audience, even pulling some of them on stage.
Although the show lacked continuity in terms of plot, it made up for it in enthusiasm. The costumes were stunning, the choreography was stellar and it was truly difficult not to be entertained – the (seemingly) almost all-Italian crowd hooted and hollered at every turn while young and old sang along to a collection of Italian standards.
On our way out, we were treated to espresso, cannoli sand the adorable sight of a kid’s dance party set to the feverishly proud waving of the Italian flag.
Hotel Albergo played on September 23rd at the Capitol Event Theatre