If you take Sleep No More, Eyes Wide Shut, Cirque du Solieil and mix them in a blender you would get the new all in one entertainment and feast known as The Queen of the Night at the Diamond Horseshoe. After purchasing tickets you are emailed instructions to wear your best gowns, jewels and tuxedos. Then you go to the newly renovated Paramount Hotel, doing it's best to look like an updated version of the W Hotels' Living Room complete with a DJ lording over the space. But forget all that as you walk through a back area where you may leave your coat. You will be led down a large spiral staircase that time forgot. Right away a naked girl is noticed behind a glass wall writing cryptic verse in red lipstick and servers with trays of drinks scurry from below offering liquid courage for those in attendance to proceed into the depths of the hotel. This is not for the faint of heart. This is the lair of the Queen of the Night and once you step into the Diamond Horseshoe things get even more interesting.
This impressive and beautiful space known as the Diamond Horseshoe is a club made specifically for exploring and discovering. Everything is not as it may seem and you may have to linger to find all the hidden treasures. There are bathrooms with changing wallpaper, curious handwritten notes, a bathing naked beauty, a room made of candle wax and what looks like a work room with archaic symbols abounding.
This is the story of a beautiful girl who must choose between her love and the Queen. The Queen appears to hold the ultimate power over all, so there is the conflict. The allure of the Queen and her minions pull all the attendees into the club and we are treated to a feast for the eyes and appetite, visual and physical gluttony. The performances were top notch and everyone buys into it, you are immersed into a completely new world. I can't say enough how good these performers are. I do not want to give too much away, as this is something you have to experience for yourself. I will say be brave and try to experience as much as you can, you will want to go back. Also, the food was very good. Too often at dinner theater the food is an afterthought, not here. It is fun to barter with other tables to try their food and the clearing of the tables is the most fun I have had doing dishes. Just believe me and give yourself to the Queen of the Night!