Dinner theater is an understatement! Emotions is by far the best production in Panama right now with 3 shows a week and constantly improving the set, effects, and costumes. When I walked into the place I was expecting some B grade burlesque show with dancers, whose facial expressions would be that of lethargic lackluster, but I was happily surprised to stumble into a spectacle with very talented performers. As I was walking in, a woman in a red dress was taking the stage and without notice was hoisted into the air on a suspended ring in which she began to perform aerial acrobatics I haven’t seen since Cirque du Soleil came to town. The show just proceeded to impress me more. Located on the 5th floor of the Mirage Casino in Obarrio, you enter through the casino and immediately take a right to the private elevators.
I had the pleasure to sit down with the general manager, Maria Paradise, to talk about the Emotions show and what’s to come. If it had to be described as anything, Maria begins, “It’s not about being stagnant, doing the same thing over and over, but what we want to bring to Panama is an adaptable dinner theater and caters to its guests… offering a little bit of everything to everyone whether you’re out for a couples night, with the boys for a bachelor party, or simply want to experience something different in Panama. We all know, Panama could use something more, especially coming out of the pandemic, people need an escape.” The show blends the styles of Copacabana, Mulan Rouge, and Vegas shows into a high valu