Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Meanwhile, Back at Cafe Du Monde..." Encore Presentation

"Meanwhile, back at Cafe Du Monde...", the food monologue show, April 26, 2011 at Ernest Orleans Restaurant.

Monologue presenters include

Chef Ernest Palmisano -Owner/Chef of Ernest's Orleans Restaurant - Growing up Ernest was raised in his Father's restaurant that was the legendary place to see and be seen in downtown Shreveport - the kind of place where people dressed for dinner. His stories are entertaining and not to be missed along wiht the amazing buffet of the favorite dishes that make Ernest's Orleans the best restaurant in Shreveport! You don't want to miss the marinated crab claws! His beautiful wife, Tina Marie, has been in the show twice has been influential in the success of "Meanwhile, Back At Cafe Du Monde..." - you don't want to miss her famous tamales!

Diego Martinez - President of Millennieum Films - Attended the University of Southern Mississippi where he studied Film Production, near his native New Orleans. After college he started and headed an Internet Service Providing company, one of the first in Mississippi. In 1998 he moved to Medellin, Colombia where he taught English for five years. Diego returned to Louisiana to pursue his passion for film production. After working on a number of productions as an Art Department Coordinator, Diego made the transition to Production Supervisor on three Millennium Film projects. In June of 2008, Diego joined Nu Image/Millennium Films as President of Millennium Studios, and as Executive Producer overseeing Louisiana productions. Currently, he is responsible for the construction of the new studio facility being built in the Ledbetter Heights neighborhood in Shreveport with a grand opening in March.

Robert Darrow - Shreveport Little Theatre's Managing and Artistic Director - earned his MA in Liberal Arts from LSU-S in 2002 and a BA from Centenary in Theatre/Speech and Eduction in 1981. He attended Circle in the Square in NYC. In 1990, Darrow helped establish The Philadelphia Center, a non-profit, social service agency and served as its executive director for the first five years. He began his career as a child actor, appearing in over 100 local productions and has directed over forty productions. In March of 2011, Darrow completed a decade's long quest of rebuilding the Shreveport Little Theatre after two fires destroyed the original historic structure.

Ryan Glorioso - Casting Director/Owner - Glorioso Casting - After graduating with a BA in Theatre from Louisiana’s Northwestern State University in 1996, Ryan relocated to L.A. where he worked as an actor for 8 years. Ryan established his career in casting and became a member of the Casting Society of America in Louisiana's blooming film market. Just four years after establishing his company, Glorioso Casting, Ryan stands as a constant and respected member of Louisiana's film community. Some projects recently cast locally by Glorioso Casting include; The Expendables, Butter, Super, Straw Dogs, Leaves of Grass and Wonderful World. Two of Ryan's films premiered at The 2010 Sundance

Tom Pace - A returning emcee, Tom has been in the Shreveport shows from the first show on September 2010 and is one of the biggest fans and supporters of "Meanwhile, Back At Cafe Du Monde..." since he was born in New Orleans where eating at Cafe Du Monde. was a weekly event!

Deborah Allen - Artist, Writer and Blogger - Presently contributing writer for the Film Industry Trade Magazine, Filming Louisiana, contributing writer for Shreveport Blog. Board member for Hope for the Homeless, and Board member for the Youth Action Group, Young Unique Positive People, Member of the Highland Restoration Association and Case Manager of the Philadelphia Center.

Rob Jenkins - Based out of Shreveport, LA Rob Jenkins is the busiest full time magician in the state doing on average 8-10 shows per week. He has been a full time comedy/magic professional since 1998 and has been featured at the Nations top Comedy Clubs and Casinos. Rob headlines Las Vegas 3 times per year and is often called upon to consult some of the biggest names in magic. Rob will be featured in the new Motion Picture "Leaves of Grass" starring Edward Norton. He can also be seen on A&E's "The Exterminators".

Sandy Davis - Director of Homeland Security - Bossier/Caddo Parish Returns for his 3rd time as a headliner to "Meanwhile, Back At Cafe Du Monde...." a favorite of audiences as his stories of cooking as a fireman keep audiences in hysterics!

Peggy Sweeney-McDonald - Creator/Producer of "Meanwhile, Back At Cafe Du Monde..." is very excited to return to one of her favorite venues! The Shreveport shows have been very special as they welcomed us with open arms from the first show! Tina and Ernest Palmisano have become dear friends along with all the other fabulous headliners and emcees who have blessed our shows in Shreveport! So excited about the new headliners, Debbie Allen, Ryan Glorioso, Diego Martinez and Robert Darrow! This will be a very special evening!

Tickets $40 Plus tax and gratuity includes delicious dinner buffet and the show! Reservations Recommended - Call (318) 226-1325. Doors open at 6:30pm for dinner and show begins at 7:30pm

For more information or call Peggy Sweeney-McDonald 310-709-2851 or email -

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