L-R: Evan Mosher, Jose Amador, Heather Refvem


You have received the opportunity to experience a night of organic dreams. 

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Single tickets are available today for Nordo’s most extravagant and subversive production yet: ONĒRUS™

Join us in a world where corporations have dominated congress and Cascadia is the center of a tech hub where citizens are connected to the Cloud 24/7 through a Sync-Disc implant. An unfortunate side-effect is the inability to dream.

Enter Onērus™, a company that has developed a machine to extract organic dreams from members of society deemed “Deviant” for their resistance to the Sync-Disc technology. Of course, this dream extraction does no harm to the Deviant and only results in furthering society for the greater good. Despite rumors to the contrary, Onērus™ clients have absolutely no reason for concern.

Led by Nordo co-artistic directors Erin Brindley and Terry Podgorski, you will experience what dreams taste like, how they sound (via an original score by Annastasia Workman) and how humanity can possibly break free from this eerily familiar dystopia. 

The cast features the talents of José Amador, Madison Jade Jones, Opal Peachey, Richard Nguyen Sloniker, Heather Refvem, Sharon Barto Gouran, Devin Bannon and Evan Mosher.

Onērus™ will open for business on Thursday, September 21st at 8pm. We encourage you to make sure your credit accounts are clear and reserve your seat for the Sci-Fi Dinner Theater spectacular you’ve only dreamed about. 

P.S. We’re here from the future to educate you – our loyal followers – on the pronounciation of our futuristic new show. All together now!

   “Oh-NEAR-us” Onērus™


Cafe Nordo’s Culinarium
109 South Main Street
Seattle, WA 98104

Heather Refvem as “CFO Dement”

Praise for ONĒRUS™!

“Heather Refvem’s CFO Dement is wealthy and, well, demented. And it’s great.” Orwellian ONERUS Sets New Standard for Sci-Fi Dinner Theatre at Cafe Nordo (Amelia Reynolds, Broadway World Seattle)

“Onerus Sci-Fi Theatre Cautions a Tech Centric Future” (Becs Richards, Seattle Weekly)

“All Thoughts Are Our Thoughts” at Cafe Nordo (Ronald Holden, Cornichon)


Seattle Immersive Theatre Presents: Krampus Christmas

Krampus Christmas



Opens December 2nd

Krampus Christmas – Seattle’s Newest Holiday Tradition

Seattle Immersive Theatre has a little something special all wrapped up for you this holiday season! Notable local playwright Kelleen Conway Blanchard and award-winning director Paul Thomas, together with the Seattle Immersive Theatre team, gift you this scary-merry holiday happening that will plunge you directly into the Christmas demon’s realm.

Krampus Christmas unfolds as a kind of carnival ride through your Christmas nightmares. Krampus, Jolly Saint Nick’s devilish counterpart, punishes the naughty while you explore a world where you can peek through the walls, make your way through the Christmas present maze, and explore the eerily beautiful snowy wonderland. Krampus Christmas invites you to a darkly funny immersive experience of holiday justice, plunging you into a multi-sensory spectacle- if you dare.

With a terrifyingly jolly elf as your guide- you live the nightmare along with all of the other bad girls and boys. Ever wondered what happens if you’re on the naughty list? Get ready to find out.

Featuring: Randall Carpenter, Lindsay Evans, Sara Henley-Hicks, Shelby Isham, Jonathan Lee-Vroman, John Leith, Ashton Lundy, Heather Refvem, Stefan Richmond, Helen Roundhill, Katie Shaugnessy, Devon Thorsell, Renado Tozier, Shelby Windom, Eleanor Withrow, Daniel Wood, Mahria Zook


Café Nordo Presents: Hotel Nordo

Café Nordo Presents: Hotel Nordo


Cafe Nordo’s Culinarium
109 South Main Street
Seattle, WA 98104

This Fall – housed in a 125 year old former Pioneer Square hotel – Cafe Nordo will release the dark history hidden in the walls of its Culinarium with their chilling ninth original theatrical dining experience HOTEL NORDO. Each plate of surrealist cuisine is paired with an episode

of this Hotels history, beginning with a 1927 wedding that ended in tragedy. Tripping through the decades from the twenties through the present day, Hotel Nordo tells four haunting tales of memories, death, loss, and regret. Audiences are encouraged to don their drop-waist dresses, spats, and boas and raise a toast at the ill-fated wedding that whets the Hotels appetite for human suffering.

A lineup of top tier Seattle actors including Ray Tagavilla, Richard Sloniker, Alyssa Keene, Opal Peachey, Evan Mosher, Ronnie Hill, Heather Refvem and Corrine Magin bring Nordo co-Founder Terry Podgorski’s script to life along with an original score composed and performed by Annastasia Workman.

Chef & Director Erin Brindley’s menu weaves the tales together as the audience hurtles to the thrillers inevitable conclusion. The evening will include 4 courses of locally sourced, surrealist cuisine, with an optional upgrade to a VIP wine flight.

Since 2009, Café Nordo has created immersive, dining theatrical experiences garnering critical praise and in 2015 a permanent venue in Seattle’s Historic Pioneer Square. Relying on relationships with local farmers, ranchers, fisherman, composers, actors, and visual artists, Café Nordo serves up modern cuisine while thrilling audiences with the history, myth, science, and politics of food.



Praise for Hotel Nordo!

“It is a quirky batch of yarns, well-performed and musicalized (thanks to Nordo’s ace composer-musical director Anastasia Workman), with stylishly torch vocals by cast members Heather Refvem, Corinne Magin and Alyssa Keene.” Dinner and a show: 2 new servings from Teatro ZinZanni, Cafe Nordo (Misha Berson, The Seattle Times)

“Peachey, Refvem and Keene beautifully deliver those haunting covers” Experience the Savory and Spooky at HOTEL NORDO (Jay Irwin, Broadway World)

Seattle’s Fall Must-See, Hotel Nordo! (Angie, Chasing My Halo)

To Savor Tomorrow Reviews and Productions Stills

“…those leggy and charming stewardesses Alyssa Norling and Heather Refvem.” Cafe Nordo: “To Savor Tomorrow” (Nancy Worssam, Arts Stage – Seattle Rage)

Café Nordo’s ‘To Savor Tomorrow’ is First-Class Fun (Lara Hale, Seattle Magazine)

A Hilarious Spoof, ‘To Savor Tomorrow’ Takes a Knowing Look at Our Naive Past (Mark Baumgarten, Seattle Weekly)

Café Nordo’s TO SAVOR TOMORROW Flies High with Laughs (Jay Irwin, Broadway World)

Café Nordo: To Savor Tomorrow – A gastro-songical delight! (Miriam Gordon, Seattle Gay News)

Cafe Nordo – one the hottest tickets in town. (Carradine Michel, Seattle Music Insider)

NOW THROUGH JUNE 11th! Book your tickets HERE.

Café Nordo Presents: To Savor Tomorrow

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Café Nordo Presents: To Savor Tomorrow

APRIL 7 – JUNE 11, 2016

Cafe Nordo’s Culinarium
109 South Main Street
Seattle, WA 98104

Russian spies, vintage airliners, sexy stewardesses, dashing agents, 60s style cocktails, and a delicious four course meal await those who wish “To Savor Tomorrow”. Cafe Nordo, Seattle’s renowned food theatre artists – announce a fast paced comedy of international intrigue in the style of the classic James Bond films. “To Savor Tomorrow” opens in April in Pioneer Square at Nordo’s Culinarium – which will be transformed into the comfy retro cabin of a Boeing 707 Stratocruiser where global superpowers will fight over the food of the 21st century.

“Passengers” will enjoy a flight of cocktails paired with four courses of modernist international cuisine inspired by the food of 50 years ago – all reimagined with the finest ingredients and the magic of molecular gastronomy. Courses include Bolshevik Blini with sauerkraut and beet caviar, the All-American Pork-Belly Meatloaf, and a De-Constructed Won Ton Soup to name a few, culminating in an unforgettable evening.

As award-winning composer Annastasia Workman channels the music of Henry Mancini, the audience follow the trails of 3 spies as they scheme to steal the secrets of genetic modification. A fun and immersive food theatre experience unlike anything else in Seattle, “To Savor Tomorrow” is the perfect event to take a date to, bring a group to, or just fly solo.

Sara Porkalob – Jiang Ping
Richard Nguyen Sloniker – Lin Biao
Evan Mosher – Professor Peter Proudhurst
Opal Peachey – Svetlana Romanova
Mark Siano – Bob Trippe
Alyssa Norling – Joyce
Heather Refvem – Linda

Keira McDonald – Director
Terry Podgorski – Playwright, Set Design
Erin Brindley – Food Design, Chef
Annastasia Workman – Composer, Music Director
Nicole Beerman – Choreographer
Jarrett Mason – Bass
Matt Manges – Drummer
Bridget McCarty – Stage Manager
Kelly Stevens – Dining Room Manager
Chelsea Cook – Costume Design
Ryan Dunn – Lighting Design
Robin Macartney – Properties


Photos by Cornicello Photography

Elephant and Piggie… Reviews and Production Stills

Elephant and Piggie take the stage at Seattle Children’s Theatre (Nancy Worssam, The Seattle Times)

‘Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are In A Play!”‘ from SCT reminds us of the magic of children’s theater (Kelly Flynt, Seattle’s Child)

Seattle Children’s Theatre presents Elephant & Piggie’s We are in a Play! (Carrie, Growing My Kids Reviews)

Photos by Chris Bennion

Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”

Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!"

Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”

Presented by Seattle Children’s Theatre

Script and lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

Directed by Rita Giomi
Music Direction by Colleen Carpenter-Simmons
Choreography by Kathryn Van Meter
Starring- Cassi Q Kohl, Jon Lutyens, Nicole Beerman, Erica Nicole, Heather Refvem
Understudies- Taryn Darr and Simon Pringle


When Gerald and Piggie get together, anything is possible. They might get invited to a fancy pool costume party, learn a crazy new dance, or decide to spend the day skipping and playing ping-pong in silly hats. These two pals and their devotion to each other through ups and downs will remind you of how good it feels to put friends first. Based on the wildly popular, beloved book series, this lively musical features Gerald and Piggie and the delightful back-up singers, the Squirrelles, discovering the fun of being in a play and making the audience do exactly what they want. Bring your “bestus” friend and share the laughter.



Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde

May 8 – 31, 2015

Legally Blonde at SecondStory Repertory in Redmond Town Center

Book by Heather Hach, Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture

Directed by Matt Wolfe, 
Music Direction by Kim Douglass
, Choreography by Kate Kingery

The humorous yet inspiring tale follows Elle Woods, a typical sorority girl who can’t get enough pink in her wardrobe, whose main interests include shoes, shopping and her manicure appointment. But her superficial exterior hides a determined soul with the savvy to get her way and a surprisingly sharp wit. When her boyfriend dumps her for a more intellectual woman, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. This unlikely academic ends up teaching the intellectual elite a thing or two, and finding true love along the way.


Thursday, May 7, 2015 8pm – PWYC Preview
Friday, May 8, 2015 8pm – Opening Night
Saturday, May 9, 2015 8pm
Thursday, May 14, 2015 8pm
Friday, May 15, 2015 8pm
Saturday, May 16, 2015 8pm
Thursday, May 21, 2015 8pm
Friday, May 22, 2015 8pm
Saturday, May 23, 2015 8pm
Thursday, May 28, 2015 8pm
Friday, May 29, 2015 8pm
Saturday, May 30, 2015 8pm
Sunday, May 31, 2015 2pm Matinee


Kristin Burch (Elle), Nicholas Tarabini (Warner), Tadd Morgan (Emmett), Eric Hartley (Professor Callahan), Britt Boyd (Paulette), Brynne Geiszler (Vivenne), Hayley Ewerz (Brooke), Natalie Moe (Enid), Matt Lang (Kyle/Ensemble), Devon Allen (Nikos/Ensemble), Jelani Kee (Padaman/Ensemble), Joy Yaholkovsky (Chutney/Ensemble), Stephanie Graham (Judge/Ensemble), Heather Refvem (Whitney/Ensemble), Sarah Russell (Pilar), Tatum Ludlam (Serena), and Krista Johnson (Margot).