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    Who We Are

    Williamsburg Dinner Theatre

    is the Pantas family’s newest venture and are starting the summer season off with the Grand opening of this Theatre. We believe all of our collected experiences, talent, positions, jobs and passion have brought us to this amazing location and are looking forward to becoming a strong part of it’s foundation.

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    2
    Apr

    Welcome Back for Another Dinner Theatre Season!


    You are all cordially invited to Our Daughter Sophie's rehearsal dinner. The chef is cooking up some wonderful food with a dash of MURDER! Come out and help solve the crime. Our Dinner Theatre will be open every Friday in 2016, unless otherwise noted.


    10
    Dec

    Hello Everyone! Seasons Greetings!


    You are all cordially invited to our Williamsburg Dinner Theatre this Friday December 18th for our final week of the season for a wonderful buffet and the live play "A Midsummer's Night Scream" featuring Holiday Tunes Interludes!
    GET A 25% DISCOUNT OF THE REGULAR $39.95 BY RESERVING YOUR TICKET BY THIS WEDNESDAY (DEC. 16TH) CALL (844) 869-7469 OR (844) 8MY-SHOW OR GO TO TICKET PAGE TICKETS AND PUT IN "FAMILY 2015" IN THE PROMO CODE.
    "A Midsummer's Night Scream" is a murder mystery comedy written by Paul Vander Hoest. You will have Lots of laughs, audience participation and there are prizes! Dress in costume or in your most hilarious holiday wear and you are eligible for even more PRIZES! This zany pun filled play will leave you dying with laughter!

    10
    Oct

    Get your Tickets for our Newest Show "A Midsummer Night's Scream"!!


    We're excited to be putting on our Newest Show with an Amazing Cast.
    After our successful run of "My Big Fat Greek Murder", we jumped right into reheasals for "A Midsummer Night's Scream". We've been burning the midnight oil to get everything just right for you. So come on out and keep the Good times and Great Food going through the Fall monthes.
    If you haven't bought your Tickets yet, Book Online Now!~OR~ Call our Toll Free Number 1-844-869-7469 (844-8MY-SHOW)

    12
    July

    Thank You for a Successful Grand Opening !!


    THANK YOU TO OUR AUDIENCE & FANS!
    Thanks to you, our Grand Opening was so successful, we wanted to share our happiness.
    If you haven't bought your Tickets yet, Book Online Now!~OR~ Call our Toll Free Number 1-844-869-7469 (844-8MY-SHOW)

    05
    July

    July 10th, Grand Opening Night!


    Come out for our Grand Opening celebration July 10th!! Book Now!

    03
    July

    Another Great Night!


    We had another Great Night! Don't miss our next performance. We are performing live every Friday throughout the Summer. Book now before reservations are sold out! You don't want to miss this night of Amazing Greek Food, Fun, and Hilarious Comedy!

    30
    Jun

    Amazing Preview Night!


    Wow! What a Great Show to a Packed house. Thank you to everyone that came out to our Preview Event. The food was great, the cast loved the audience participation, and everyone had an Awesome time. Please get the word out and invite your friends and family to book Now! Seating is limited. We look forward to seeing you Soon!

    28
    Jun

    WoW, So much more to do


    Oh my goodness, there still so much more to do before opening night, but the cast and crew are ready to entertain you! Book Now on Squareup! We are saving a Seat for You!!

    13
    Jun

    Casting Call!!!


    We are looking for some fresh, energetic and friendly faces to perform in our summer production of "My Big FAT Greek Murder"! See the "Actors" section for more details.

    01
    Jun

    Open Audtions!!

    Open audition notice will be coming soon. Are you ready for Murder? Mystery? and Intrigue? Then come out and be a part of the Action. More Casting Calls will be announced soon, so keep checking.

    Our Team


    Aliki Marie Pantas

    Aliki Marie Pantas is an artist who shares her time between the theatre world and film industry of Hampton Roads. A passionate Director, Instructor and Coach for The Hurrah Players, and an Instructor and Director for SEE-COOP Aliki is currently a part of the teaching staff at the Actors Place, she provides private instruction and coaching for children and adults and works part time with Hutson Talent Agency. Aliki has been involved with productions for Generic Theater, Venue on 35th Street, Little Theatre of Norfolk & VIrginia Stage Company. She has had the honor of securing credits as Producer, Actor, Casting Director and Locations Scout for various local film productions. She holds a BA in Theatre from Old Dominion University.


    Glenn Semones

    Glenn Semones may be the newest member of our team but he is also one of the strongest. Often attaining super hero status with this family, his talents know no bounds. As our IT guru, marketing consultant, videoagrapher and film director, his energy is limitless and his patience could earn him Sainthood. He is a more than a welcomed addition and we are Blessed to consider him a part of us.


    George Pantas

    George Pantas (Producer/Actor) brings many years of experience in producing, marketing, and acting. His love of the screen and stage from an early age has led him to produce and be a featured player in a variety of comedy plays set in a dinner theatre style setting such as “In Search of a Liar”, “A Really Big Dummy” and “The Lazy One”. More recently, “My Big Fat Greek Island Wedding”, “Return to the Island” and “The Island Brothers” were all performed to sold out audiences.

    George is excited to bring new, fresh, vibrant talent to our area in this newest production of “My Big Fat Greek Murder”.


    JoAnn Pantas

    JoAnn Pantas (Producer/Actor) Thanks to God for the Blessings that he has bestowed on her and for this amazing opportunity to not only share and create art but to do it in such a historically important location. During her first visit to Virginia JoAnn fell in love with this area as her (now) husband, George brought the stories of battles and discoveries to life on the fields of Jamestown & Yorktown . We hope to do the same for generations to come as we also share God’s love and word along the way. With a theatrical background spanning 40 years, this theatre is a dream come true and she doesn’t know of another team she would rather be a part of. There is no greater joy in her life than to work and play and grow with her family and this company allows them to do all of that and more. Thank you for being a part of their journey and for allowing them the honor of entertaining you, serving you food for thought (and pleasure) and hopefully making you smile.

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    Current Shows

    My Big FAT Greek Murder

    “My Big Fat Greek Murder”
    a Killer Comedy written by Nita Hardy
    Take my Big Fat Greek wedding, add Murder, Mystery and Intrigue and you’re there!  Join us for The Wedding rehearsal dinner where lots of famous Greeks are in attendance. Don’t be surprised if the main selection on the buffet is Murder….Greek style!

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    Happy Spring Everyone! We're kicking off our New Season with Our Fan Favorite performance, My Big Fat Greek Murder!!!! Come out and help Solve the murder and enjoy our succulant menu items.

    Hello Everyone! Seasons Greetings!


    You are all cordially invited to our Williamsburg Dinner Theatre this Friday December 18th for our final week of the season for a wonderful buffet and the live play "A Midsummer's Night Scream" featuring Holiday Tunes Interludes!
    GET A 25% DISCOUNT OF THE REGULAR $39.95 BY RESERVING YOUR TICKET BY THIS WEDNESDAY (DEC. 16TH) CALL (844) 869-7469 OR (844) 8MY-SHOW OR GO TO TICKET PAGE TICKETS AND PUT IN "FAMILY 2015" IN THE PROMO CODE.
    "A Midsummer's Night Scream" is a murder mystery comedy written by Paul Vander Hoest. You will have Lots of laughs, audience participation and there are prizes! Dress in costume or in your most hilarious holiday wear and you are eligible for even more PRIZES! This zany pun filled play will leave you dying with laughter!

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    Our Cast

    Alex Godschalk

    Alex Godschalk (Billy & others)
    Alex Godschalk is thrilled to be joining Williamsburg Dinner Theatre! Alex was last seen at the Fort Lee Playhouse where he played as the "Young Fool" in Big River and "Mike Nulty" in White Christmas. A Chesterfield County second-grade teacher by day, Alex has also recently appeared in Born Yesterday ("Paul"), The One-Act Showcase, and Annie Get Your Gun at Henrico Theater Company. Many thanks go to his supportive family and friends! 


    Anastasia Ravenwolf

    Anastasia Ravenwolf (Sophie & others)
    Born and bred in New York City, Anna is returning to the stage after a long hiatus. An Actress from as far back as her middle school days and a strong supporter and member of Saint George Community Theatre she fondly remembers her roots in The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe & Beaches.
    Growing up a Marine Brat, Her life journey has taken her many places including Puerto Rico, New Jersey, Manhattan and she has recently landed in Virginia.
    Life as a Naturalist has her living in the woods of northern Williamsburg with Apache, a Japanese Akita. Known also as a wolf whisperer, a credit earned by working with them, Anastasia’s passion for the pups is evident, as they have become a part of her breath and name.
    Anna is happy to be making her debut with Williamsburg Dinner Theatre and would like to thank all those that have come across her path and made her who she is today.


    Colmore Shumaker

    Cole Shumaker - A native of south eastern Virginia, Colmore Shumaker's first introduction to the stage was as a musician and songwriter. His need and compulsion for creativity and expression has led him to explore many outlets and avenues of all things artistic and all with an unflinching zest for life. After working as a body piercer and touring musician Colmore returned to school for a degree in fine arts and graduated in 2009. He has since branched out into performing in theatre productions such as The Williamsburg Dinner Theatre and stand up comedy at Cozzy's Comedy Club and The Comedy Club of Williamsburg in his never ceasing pursuit of an honest, vulnerable and productive life of art.


    Hannah Pecoraro

    Hannah Pecoraro - Hannah is excited to be taking part in the Williamsburg Dinner Theater for the first time. Originally from Scotland, her previous theatrical experiences have ranged from Miranda in "Return to the Forbidden Planet", Calamity in "Calamity Jane", Hotbox Girl in "Guys and Dolls", Frau Schmidt in "The Sound of Music", Constanze in "Amadeus", and (more recently) Janet in "The Rocky Horror Show" with the Williamsburg Creative Collective at the Williamsburg Library. By day, Hannah works full time from home - theatre is one way she likes to avoid becoming a hermit. Hannah would like to thank Justin for introducing her to the Williamsburg Dinner Theater and her husband, Andrew, for his constant support.




    George Opie

    George Opie entered theater when he was unintentionally cast in Virginia Regional Ballet's "Nutcracker" production. This forced him to learn ballet, and started him on the path to addiction to dance and performance. After some supporting roles at local theaters, he now maintains steady underemployment in theater. Recent credits include Oliver Warbucks in "Annie" (Williamsburg Players), Leo/Maxine in "Leading Ladies" (Courthouse Players) and Glenn Cooper in "Rumors" (Poquoson Island Players).

    JoAnn Pantas

    JoAnn has been “back stage” for most of her theatrical career and her favorite role was teaming up with her daughter Aliki to be her stage manager, producer and co-teacher with the Hurrah Players. Then in approximately 2008 she was dragged on stage to play Erma Slocum, a church lady in Best Christmas Pageant Ever, and it changed her life forever! She has gone on to play various roles including appearances in episodes of Wicked Attractions and Happily Never After. She thanks that director, Aliki, and Hugh Copeland for opening a new world for her and her family. she also thanks God for his many Blessings and love and Connie, Aliki and George for their love and support. Lastly thanks to Angel for her unconditional love and forgiveness. for leaving her home alone during these productions.

    George Pantas

    George Pantas (Poppy and others) is extremely happy to be playing the part he was born to play: That of a boisterous Greek father proud of his Greek heritage and culture.  George has loved the theater and acting from an early age.  After all the word “theater” is a Greek word and everyone knows that the Greeks invented theater!

    Through the years, he has acted in local theater productions playing a variety of supporting and major roles.  Cast as ”George”, one of the leads in “My Big Fat Island Wedding”, as “Theo”, another lead in “Return to the Island” and as “George” in “The Island Brothers” were roles that he will cherish forever.

    He is extremely grateful for the opportunity to have learned under the great Hugh Copeland from the Hurrah Players, Virginia’s leading family musical theater company in such productions as “Willy Wanka and the Chocolate Factory” playing “Mr. Jopeck” and the “Sound of Music” as the evil “Hans Zeller”.

    Film and television have always fascinated George and he was very fortunate to have stared in several local television commercials, and as a featured extra in two television mini series: “A woman named Jackie” and “Vanishing Son” and the independent film “Prison to Praise”.

    George is very proud of his supporting work in the television shows: “Wicked Attractions” and “FBI: Criminal Pursuit”.

    George’s longest continuing role (7 years) has been that of Vanguard Championship Wrestling’s the “VCW Commissioner”; a role that he has originated and is very proud of.
    A born educator and entertainer, George loves teaching his students at Hampton High School and the public at large as a contributing entertainment and sports writer to the military paper “The Flagship” and as the Master of Ceremonies “ (The Voice) of both the Norfolk and Newport News Greek Festivals.

    George thanks God for his continued blessings and the unconditional love of his family.  He is super excited to be sharing his Greek culture with everyone attending “My Big Fat Greek Murder”. OPA!

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    Our Location

    Williamsburg Dinner Theatre

    QUALITY INN and SUITES
    5351 Richmond Road
    Williamsburg, VA 23188
    Phone: (844) 869-7469 or (844) 8MY-SHOW
    E-mail: williamsburgdinnertheatre@gmail.com

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    Williamsburg Dinner Theatre

    Williamsburg Dinner Theatre is the Pantas family’s newest venture and are starting the summer season off with the Grand opening of this Theatre. We are located within the Quality Inn Hotel and are part of the Williamsburg Historic area.

    We have partnered with Quality Inn & Suites and their amazing in-house Cooking Staff for a true fine dinning experience as they prepare sumptious mouth watering dishes for our Buffet and your pleasure.

    We believe all of our collected experiences, talent, positions, jobs and passion have brought us to this amazing location and are looking forward to becoming a strong part of it’s foundation.

    With over 20 years combined experience in the world of Theatre, we have dabbled in many genres including children’s theatre, experimental, classical, contemporary and musical. We plan to bring that varied experience to the Williamsburg venue and offer a variety of genres, not just murder mystery, throughout the season. We are building a company that will have both the tourist and local patrons interest at heart.

    We are a year round Experience and will showcase a different production for each season. Our Premiere piece is “My Big Fat Greek Murder”, a killer comedy written by Nita Hardy.

    As a full service Company we offer several different production packages for both on and off site use.  If you are a corporation looking for a team building experience, someone looking to plan that fun and different birthday party experience for a child or adult, a school in need of an acting troupe to bring a historical event play to your school, an organization looking for a fund raising event, we can help you. Whether it be at our home base location of the Quality Inn or bring the show to you in a suitcase, we welcome the opportunity to make your event a special one and fill any theatrical needs you may have.

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    My Big FAT Greek Murder

    Welcome to a night of intrigue as you try to solve the murder yourself for prizes, laughs and fun! Join us for “My Big Fat Greek Murder” - another rollicking killer comedy by Nita Hardy

    In this funny, charming play, everyone in the world (of importance) is GREEK! Take My Big Fat Greek Wedding, add murder, mystery and intrigue and you’re there! Join us for a wedding rehearsal dinner where lots of famous Greeks are in attendance; you might even know some yourself! Don’t be surprised if the main selection on the buffet is Murder….Greek style!