Visitors to the Peninsula as well as long time local Alaskans are raving about the new Alaskan Dinner Show at Hooligans in Soldotna. Near the bridge in Soldotna, Hooligans, formerly the Good Night Inn, Hog Heaven, and The Bunk House, has under gone extensive renovations under the new proprietorship of Sally Hoskins, better known as Sourdough Sal. Hoskins and her daughter Molly Mahurin created the Alaska Dinner Show, "Back in the day when I use to sing with the Skyview Swing Choir, I kind of diddled around with the idea of an Alaskan dinner show type of thing and it has been something I've always wanted to do, and now it's happening right here in Soldotna," Mahurin told the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce.
Hooligans Alaskan Dinner Show also features an hour long performance by Alaska's Official Balladeer, Hobo Jim. Performances are on Mondays and Thursdays and includes a 5 course meal served by the show's performers, "Throughout the entire dinner, there are 5 Klondike Girls that dance and sing and serve the meal while remaining totally in character, these were true 'working women,' with personalities that ranges from being completely drunk to being completely innocent and sweet. We have a lot of Alaskan jokes and stories, then after enjoying a delicious desert, Hobo does his show that he's known around the world for that includes his new as well as hit songs," added Mahurin. "The music is kind of Moulin Rouge on steroids," said Terri Zoph-Schoessler, whose real job is an English teacher at Skyview High School.
Alaska Show Klondike girls Terri Zoph-Schoessler, Emily Sims, and Molly Mahurin
All in all the Alaskan Dinner Show shapes up to fun for the entire family, "We've had kids as young as 3 and as old as their late seventies enjoy the dinner, sing a long with Terri, and have a great time at the show," said Emily Sims, one of the Klondike Girls. The show will continue at Hooligans through July. There are 60 seats available for each show, the cost for the dinner and show is $45 for adults, $35 for children under 12, and $39 for seniors 62 and older. Reservations can be made by calling 262-9951.
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