Lisa Lampanelli special guest at Stratford musical revue

lisa1After a season of shows at the Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport, the Park City Players are getting into the dinner theater business with two benefit performances at Vazzano’s Four Seasons in Stratford on Friday, June 7.

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli will be a special guest.

The twist here is that the dinner shows won’t be those 1970s-era belly-busting mixes of theater and an all-you-can buffet, but a more health conscious affair.

Shelton director Nancy Lessard is putting together a musical revue made up of romantic songs and scenes that she is calling “True Love Doesn’t Weight,” which will be a fundraiser for the Obesity Action Coalition.

Lampanelli, who is Lessard’s sister, will be at the show to talk about her weight loss surgery.

“The show will be a variation on the ‘Great American Love Songs’ show we did at the Bijou,” Lessard said, adding that the owner-operator of the Stratford restaurant has been asking her to do a Park City Players show there for a long time.

Reservations can be made by calling 203-880-5000. Tickets are $50 which includes the meal and the show.

Joe Meyers