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Raintree Restaurant Offers New Attractions for Summer 2012

The Raintree Restaurant proudly announces a summer celebration of shows, commemorating two years of dinner theatre excellence at the venue!

Florida audiences are in for a very special summer in St. Augustine, as the Raintree Restaurant will host a commemorative series of plays to celebrate two years of year round dinner theatre. The producers will be offering encore performances of two of the favorite shows from the last two years, and culminating with the grand opening premiere of a new play in August. The Raintree is recognized nationally and internationally as one of Florida’s top destination restaurants. Combine that with consistently high quality performance from some of the state’s finest professional talent, and you have an evening of dinner theatre magic.

First up, the only public performances this year of “The Lives and Wives of Henry Flagler” by Candace Fleming, – three shows only on Thursdays, June 14, 21, & 28. The St. Augustine Record praised it as “an entertaining, memorable treat”, and the Variety Reporter as “…the very best theatrical portrayal of the Flagler legacy…”, featuring the original cast with Margaret Kaler, Darlene Jacobs, Dianne Jacoby, and Robert Gill.

Next, the return of the show that started it all at the Raintree two years ago, the acclaimed “Murder in the Olde City” by Suzy Cain. Bob Feldheim of The Record called it “a fun- filled who-done-it”, where audience members assist in the re-enactment of the story, and serve as the jury in the conviction of the guilty party. So bring an open mind and your best thespian chops, as the zany proceedings unfold, and tell the true story of a murder that happened in 1886 St. Augustine.  Again, these are the only public performances this year of “Murder”, so get your reservations quickly, – four shows only on Thursdays, July 5, 12, 19, & 26.

The teaming of “The Lives and Wives of Henry Flagler”, and “Murder in the Olde City”, with the Raintree Restaurant is a natural. The century-old Victorian building is one of the last surviving the post-Civil War period of development, and the performances there, both set in that same Victorian time period, is a perfect pairing. This is the very best St. Augustine has to offer, and a not-to-be-missed dinner theatre experience.

The coup-de-grace comes on Thursday, August 2nd with the grand opening debut of Check, Please” by Jonathan Rand, who was born and raised in Jacksonville. The run will continue with dates on Thursdays, August 16, 23, & 30. The show follows a series of blind dinner dates that couldn’t get any worse – until they do – an actual restaurant setting within a restaurant! “Check, Please” has played internationally for several years, and The Interlake Spectator says that it “…kept the audience in stitches”. Now this hysterical examination of the pitfalls of blind dating can be seen in St. Augustine at the Raintree Restaurant. Don’t delay on making your reservations early.

Tickets are $39.95 per person all inclusive, with adult beverages also served separately. Dinner will be served at the Raintree Restaurant at 6:30 PM (suggested arrival time is 6:00 PM) with the show to follow at 7:30 PM. Ticketholders take note that the dinner and show are in the upstairs dining room. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Raintree Restaurant from 2:00 PM on, seven days a week, or please call 904-824-7211 for reservations.

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