Famous Mo’s Coffeehouse & Theater opened its doors Friday night. The place is transformed and now actually looks like the cabaret style restaurant we envisioned and not the filthy construction zone it’s been for months and months. We offered a “Theater Menu Lite” so that our staff could get used to the kitchen. Before the show started, there was lots of prepping by our wonderful new staff, including Dallas and James in the kitchen, and a bit of hamming as well by two of our other new employees, Nico and Jacob.
The show started about 8PM featuring the lovely Dana Moret offering soulful jazz standards and some more modern fare, including a stirring rendition of the Beatles’ “And I Love Her” which she dedicated to her husband, Jim Papastathis III, who accompanied her on guitar. The second feature on the playbill was the talented Aaron Tomashefsky, billed as Aaron Patrick for his take on Elton John. A few friends stepped in to play with him including Tim Brisson on guitar and Michael St. John and Mott Reaves with vocals.