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Café Nordo Presents: Christmas is Burning
Cafe Nordo's Culinarium
Seattle, WA
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Café Nordo Presents: Christmas is Burning
Join the elite forces of the Holiday Defense League as they valiantly struggle to save the most wonderful day of the year and try to solve the mystery: Why? Why? Why are killer robots from the future trying to ruin Christmas?

From the off-kilter mind of playwright and puppeteer Scot Augustson (AKA Sgt Rigsby) and the renowned and whimsical kitchens of Cafe Nordo comes the holiday show you were least expecting. Its Science Fiction! Its a heart-warming holiday tale! Its a tantalizing feast! It's Terminator meets Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

Sgt. Rigsby evokes the bygone era of the radioplay, with nimble musicians and voiceover artists Evan Mosher and Shawnmarie Stanton evoking over 50 characters as shadow puppets dance across the Viewscreen on the bridge of the HMS Whooville, telling a time-traveling-timeless tale of what is truly important about our Holiday Season.

The live-action crew of the space-ship is piloted by Ray Tagavilla, Opal Peachey, Roy Stanton, Libby Barnard and Alyssa Norling. Their foibles, office romances and sudden deaths will send even the Grinch himself into chuckles. A live band lead by Michael Owcharuk will delight our audiences with original carols as well as jazzy holiday favorites you cant help but be happy to hear at this time of year.

Each ticket includes a 4 course holiday feast designed by Chef Erin Brindley featuring delicacies including Reindeer Shepard's Pie and Baby Jesus Bread Loaf as well as a glass of sparkling wine. There will be a festive cocktail and wine menu with many yuletide favorites to order as well.  

THE MENU (Subject to change before Opening Night December 1st) We can easily accommodate vegetarian, omnivore, and gluten-free palates. More complicated allergies may be subject to an up charge. Please contact if this applies to you.

Baby Jesus Bread Loaf  (On Every Table! ) Swedish Saffron Loaf from Repast Bakery Swaddled in a Manger and Served with Antipasto Wreath of our Favorite Cheese and Pickled Things.

Stocking Stuffers  Empanadas stuffed with White Bean Verde and Tomato Chutney with Goat Cheese

Escape from Christmas  Local Chestnuts and Butternut Squash Soup with a Savory Gingerbread Person

Reindeer Shephards Pie  Indian Valley Blitzen stewed in Cabernet, Cloves, and Cinnamon topped with Duchess Potatoes from Olsen Farms
Jerusalem Artichoke and Lentil Shephards Pie  With Chanterelle Mushrooms topped with Duchess Potatoes from Olsen Farms

The Dawn of Spring  Housemade Nitro-Frozen Peppermint Custard

Since 2009, Café Nordo has created immersive, theatrical dining experiences garnering critical praise and in 2015 a permanent venue in Seattles Historic Pioneer Square. Relying on relationships with local farmers, ranchers, fishermen, composers, actors, and visual artists, Café Nordo serves up modern cuisine while thrilling audiences with the history, myth, science, and politics of food.

Please note, though this is a holiday show, we encourage you to bring your family that is 21+

Evan Mosher - voiceover, musician
Shawnmarie Stanton - voiceover, musician
Roy Stanton - Captain Gulliver
Opal Peachey - Time Engineer Dutch Elm
Ray Tagavilla - Yeoman Janus
Libby Barnard - Red Shirt, voiceover
Alyssa Norling - Red shirt, voiceover
Mike Catts- Bassist

Script and Puppet Design by Scot Augustson
Puppeteering: Scot Augustson and Ben Laurence
Costumes by Meaghan Darling
Direction by Shannon Kipp
Stage Management by Sarah Elizabeth
Menu Design by Erin Brindley
Set Design by Terry Podgorski
Lighting Design by Dani Norberg
Properties by Robin Macartney
Sound Design  & Projections by Evan Mosher
Composer of Opening Theme, Music Director by Michael Owcharuk
Original Music and Lyrics by Shawnmarie Stanton

Due to the intimate nature of our small dinner theater all tickets are non-refundable. We do recognize that emergencies happen, if that is the case, please email or call 206-547-6215


Cafe Nordo's Culinarium (View)
109 South Main Street
Seattle, WA 98104
United States


Arts > Theatre
Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits
Other > Holiday

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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