“Opa!” at Strauss

Virginia Johnson, Jennifer Johnson, Vickie Krutzer, Crissy Bains, Karen Solomon

Strauss shouts “Opa!” for the opening of Mamma Mia!  The theatre has transformed the lobby of Strauss into a Greek Get-A-Way complete with a wonderful wedding altar, greek icons, historic accounts of greek accomplishments in Monroe and delicious samplings of greek treats.    Patrons attending Opening Night this Thursday, April 25th will be part of the extended Greek wedding reception at the end of the show.  

Greek favorites being served during Patron’s Night intermission include:
Hummus: pureed chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic
Tzatziki: a dip made with yogurt, garlic, olive oil, and fresh dill
Spanakopita: spinach pie made with feta cheese, butter, and olive oil Tyropita: cheese pie from various cheese, usually feta and cut in triangles
Cheese and fruit platter including Kalamata olives and pita bread
Pastitsio : a baked pasta dish with ground beef and béchamel sauce
Keftethes: meatballs in tomato sauce
Chorino filleto:  roasted pork tenderloin

Sweet Greek treats being served at the end of the show include:
Baklava: a combination of nuts, sugar and butter in crispy layers of phyllo
Kataifi: almond, walnut, and syrup pastry resembling shredded wheat 
Kourambiethes:  Greek butter cookies rolled in powdered sugar
Koulourakia: a crunchy braided cookie with a butter base and shiny egg glaze traditionally served at Easter but now enjoyed all year long
A variety of seasonal fruits 

The Strauss Greek Experience is a success because of much work from many volunteers. A big efharisto (greek Thank You) to Karen Solomon, Crissie Terzolas Bains, Angela Brown, Peggy Burns, Lilia Bois, Hannah Clark, D.H. Clark, Bill Knight, Bobbye Legan, Jorenda Stone, Hannah Clark, Kailope Poulous, Pam Kokinos Dyer, Peggy Caskey, Kathy Fluke, Jennifer Johnson, Virginia Johnson and Vickie Krutzer.

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