Howdy Show and Dinner Extravaganza” Takes Audiences Back in Time to the 1880s West
Hollywood production company Miziker Entertainment Group hosted the premiere of an all-new dinner show experience, The Howdy Show and Dinner Extravaganza, in Mesa. Arizona. Over 400 VIP guests attended the premiere this evening, among them Arizona’s artists and performers as well as key city and state officials.
The 90-minute, Western themed experience integrates dinner and show into one interconnected performance, and offers an inviting, creatively charged atmosphere where adults and families can discover the magic of ol’ west l880s.
Produced by former Disney executive Ron Miziker and choreographed by Hollywood legend Jim Bates whose background stretches from dancing in Mary Poppins to dancing with Fred Astaire, the show embodies a sense of wonder with whimsical humor and style.
Designed with audience participation in mind, the show captivates the attention across all age groups. Scottsdale’s award winning stage actress and singer Lisa Fogel stars the show as Miss Kitty, who leads a raucous 1880s musical troupe as was done in the Gold Rush mining towns.
She is joined by a talented cast of performers who transform the show into one “rib ticklin’, knee slappin’, hand clappin” experience. The Howdy Show takes place in the atmospheric Town Hall of the Rockn’ R western town.
“We created a brand new experience with the Howdy Show, ” said Bobby Miziker, president of Miziker Entertainment. “Guests not only get dinner and a show but —everything about the experience – the venue, the cast, even the way the food is served in buckets – will take them back in time for a fun evening. Plus, they’re integrated into all the action from the moment they arrive at the Ranch, with gold panning, gun shooting and other traditional activities.”
As one of the only dinner shows in Arizona that incorporates serving the meal into the music and action, The Howdy Show’s various dinner courses are served by wait staff who are also part of the raucous singin’ and dancin’ cast.
Miziker Entertainment Group has produced shows in 17 countries and for all types of major attractions. Over the course of the last two decades, the company has established its reputation by producing one-of-kind shows and events for clients that include: Disney, Universal, Paramount and Fox Studios, the NFL Super Bowl, Olympic Games, Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush, Queen Elizabeth and the Sultan of Oman, among many others. Miziker’s currently running shows include “Lights of Liberty” show in Philadelphia and the “NightFire!” Spectacular at the Viejas Casino near San Diego.
The Howdy Show and Dinner Extravaganza includes a generous multi-course meal servedfamily-style at various stages during the performance. The entrée includes both a stuffed chicken breast and tender braised short ribs, complimented by a garden salad and followed by warm apple pie ala mode. Complimentary beverages include Miss Kitty’s Special Brew (non-alcoholic), coffee, soda, and a choice of wine and beer. Premium cocktails are also available. Silver Star general admission for adults is $39.95 at the door and $34.95 online. General admission for children ages 6 to 12 is $29.95 (children age 5 and under get in free). Gold Star VIP admission, which includes VIP check-in, front-and-center seating and an authentic piece of Howdy Gear, is
$49.95 for adults and $39.95 for children. The first season of The Howdy Show and Dinner Extravaganza runs through May 2010. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with the dinner and show starting at 6:30 p.m.
The Howdy Show and Dinner Extravaganza is located at 6136 E. Baseline Road in Mesa, just east of the intersection of Higley and Baseline Roads. For more information, please visit www.howdyshow.com.
About Miziker Entertainment
Miziker Entertainment specializes in the creation, design, production and operation of unique entertainment and spectacular show projects worldwide. The scope of entertainment projects range from dazzling themed mass audience attractions and compelling experiences, to network and international television shows to World-class events seen by millions. Founded in 1984 as Miziker & Company Inc., the company expanded in 1999 into Miziker Entertainment Group, Ltd. as a result of the increasing number and diversity of projects. Principals of the company are Ronald Miziker and son, Bobby Miziker. For more information, please visit http://miziker.com.