Nordo Presents VIOLET'S ATTIC: A GRAND BALL FOR WICKED DOLLS
Nordo is proud to present the first production of their 11th Season, Violet's Attic: A Grand Ball for Wicked Dolls, and you're invited... if you dare! Be whisked away to a world that hauntingly tantalizes all five senses with bone-chilling live music, frighteningly unique dining, and the hair-raising story of a lonely girl and her dolls. Violet's imagination comes alive at Nordo's Culinarium September 19 - November 24, 2019 and tickets are on sale now.
The scene is set in the attic of Violet's home where playtime quickly turns spooky. "Everything in this show is scaled five times bigger - a four foot tall hatbox, sewing pins the size of swords, even the food is scaled huge making our audience and actors feel like they're the size of dolls.. Audiences are encouraged to attend in a costume of their favorite toy," said Director and Executive Chef Erin Brindley. "Dress the part! Are you a Bratz Doll, American Girl Doll, life-like baby doll?"
Inspired by what Violet might serve her dolls during a tea party the four-course menu for Violet's Attic will be mind-bending and surreal. Brindley, deep in the creative process, explained, "How fun would it be to get a paper strip of colorful disks like candy buttons, only the size of nickels, with flavors like kalamata olive, avocado cilantro, or butternut squash to spread on a giant cracker? Or, a stuffed pork loin medallion wrapped in wax paper so it looks like a giant salt water taffy. All these ideas have me giggling with delight, and that's exactly the response I want from our audience."
The dolls bop, twirl and jiggle to choreography by Alyza Delpan-Monley and an all-original score performed live during every performance, beginning with The Dance of the Broken Joints performed by Justine Davis. Composed by Annastasia Workman, the music of Violet's Attic draws inspiration from the works of Cosmo Sheldrake, Danny Elfman, and Seattle's own late great Circus Contraption. The band consists of Workman who plays piano, accordion, toy piano, glockenspiel, Dayton Allemann on guitar and flute, and Even Mosher who plays trumpet, vocals, and kaoss pad. All three use a host of toys and household items to add percussion to a darkly-tinged and whimsical score.
Transporting guests to a new world with its live music, immersive performance, and a four-course meals to match makes Nordo a full sensory experience like none other in Seattle. Single tickets are available now for Violet's Attic, or get the best prices and service by purchasing a Nordo membership, available for a limited time. Memberships range from "First Taste" for only $99 to "Chef's Harvest" for $5,000 that includes tickets to all the season shows, dinner at Chef's home, plus much more. All the juicy information can be found here.
Single tickets are $89.00 and includes the performance and a prix fixe menu. Beverage and cocktail service additional. *Suitable for audiences 18 and older Online Box Office: bit.ly/WickedDollNordo