Written by Lee Hoiby and directed by Jane Kaplan, Bon Appétit! is based on Julia Child’s ground-breaking televised cooking show. The 50-minute operetta stars Gregory Award Nominee, Anne Allgood (The Sound of Music and Beauty and the Beast on Broadway) as Julia Child baking a cake onstage, and features host Julia Child Prud’homme, the grandniece and namesake of Julia Child, serving her favorite memories and stories of her great aunt to the audience. Joining them is musical accompanist Mark Anders (A Marvelous Party: The Noel Coward Celebration). The show will conclude with a slice of chocolate cake, lovingly created from Julia Child’s original recipe, for each member of the audience.
For an additional fee, audiences can also attend a pre-show dinner at the theater. Each dinner is expertly crafted by one of Puget Sound’s top chefs; and inspired by Julia Child and the show. Dinner is available as a 3 Course Prix Fixe for $50, or A La Carte. Pre-show dinners for September 29 and November 10 will feature Chef Zachary Pacleb of Brothers & Co. Chefs for other performances will be announced at a later date.