Dream Cab gets intimate with move to local café

dinner and a show gets new meaning

Monique Salez, Philip Pierce and Jenny Clark star in Dream Cab: Figments live cabaret at the Superior Cafe April 23 and 24.

The wildly successful Dream Cab crew is getting up close and personal with their new show at the Superior Café in James Bay.

From the big stage at the McPherson Playhouse to the six by eight-foot stage at the centre of the cafe’s dining room with no curtain or fancy lighting, Dream Cab is getting even more intimate than the last sexy show, mounting a two-night performance April 23 and 24.

“The show was a huge success. The energy of the audience was palpable and we had to open two balconies, it was so popular,” says Monique Salez, flamenco superstar and co-creator of the show.

The owner of the Superior tracked her down after the show  last February  and offered to host the cabaret for two nights in April and two nights in May.

“They were looking for a live cabaret show and we were thinking the show would work well in a smaller, more intimate venue,” Salez says.

Dream Cab: Figments will be an adaptation of the February show, along with some new additions. “A figment is something that exists only in the imagination, it’s part of a dream, and that’s basically exactly what the show is,” Salez says. “It’s an unreal thing that exists in my imagination, and the creative cumulative imagination of the players, mainly myself and Jenny Clark. We are the wackos that dream up all this silliness. We’re going to open people’s minds to see the chords in their heads and we’re going to strum every string. This show will have you engaged and turned on — not just sexually.”

This is an edgy, inspiring and hilarious show that will tantalize your imagination as well as your tastebuds.

“Expect to have a really lovely meal in an extremely inspired space. The stage is in the centre of the room and we’ll be right there with you. We’ll be right in your lap.”

As a special treat, Salez will be performing a Led Zeppelin tune a capella. “I can rip the balls out of Led Zeppelin,” she says.

“Dream Cab: Figments is the show for all those people who don’t normally go to this kind of thing. Bring that guy who never wants to go to a theatre performance, and I bet their mind will be changed. But leave the kids at home, because the show is a little provocative for children,” Salez says.

Tickets include the cabaret show, a $25 food voucher, gratuity and HST. The ticket does not include alcohol. There are two shows each night, at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. respectively. There are only 45 seats available for each show; no reservations. M

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