BWW Review: Café Nordo's TO SAVOR TOMORROW Flies High with Laughs

The cast of To Savor Tomorrow at Cafe Nordo
Photo credit: Bruce Clayton Tom

Ladies and Gentlemen, please fasten your seatbelts, put your tray tables and seat backs in the upright position and hang on as Café Nordo presents an evening of fun and food with their 60's spy send up, "To Savor Tomorrow". And as usual with the Café Nordo shows, if the laughs weren't enough for you then the delectable food will be.

We're jetting off on flight 892 on our way to the opening of the World's Fair in 1960's Seattle to catch a glimpse of the world of tomorrow. But the occasional inductees into the Mile High Club aren't the only shady dealings on board, as it seems most of our flight crew are international spies. There's Bambi (Opal Peachey) the Stewardess from Tennessee or is she Svetlana the spy from Russia? Or how about the pair of Chinese bartenders Jiang Ping and Lin Biao (Sara Porkalob and Richard Nguyen Sloniker) who have more on their minds than pouring your next red martini. And of course the American's have sent along their best and ... well ... not their brightest with our co-pilot Bob Trippe (Mark Siano). And all of them are after the culinary secrets inside the briefcase of Professor Peter Proudhurst (Evan Mosher). Oh and when they're not trying to kill each other they're serving you a delicious meal. I mean it is First Class after all.

Conceived by writer Terry Podgorski and Executive Chef Erin Brindley, the evening may be a bit long but the laughs and the gastronomical delights just keep on coming. Not to mention the incredibly perfect 60's style music from Annastasia Workman and her killer trio.

Siano slays with his swagger and not quite right axioms. Peachey is divine as the sultry Russian agent and equally fun as her bubbly southern alter ego. Sloniker is quite dashing as the junior agent who has more going for him than he's letting on. And Mosher once again turns in some wonderful speeches as he did with the last Nordo offering but this time not as drunk but just as excited about the prospects of the future. But it was Porkalob who stole the show each time she switched from meek and giggling stereotypical server to bloodthirsty killer with a penchant for scents. Truly hilarious!

Their last show had more in the way of singing, which I prefer, but that doesn't mean the evening wasn't a hysterical thrill ride from Podgorski's stunning set to Brindley's amazing food (love those blinis) to the hijinks from the cast. And so with my three letter rating system I give "To Savor Tomorrow" a full and happy YAY. Just watch out for some of these spies. One of them may try to recruit you as they did me. "No I'll just use the knife for my roast beef, thanks."

"To Savor Tomorrow" performs at Café Nordo through June 5th. For tickets or information visit them online at

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