The crime committed most often during mealtime is reaching over someone else to get the salt, which is why it's always a welcome distraction when a murder is committed instead. Enjoy a side of mystery with your meal with this GrouponLive deal to The Dinner Detective at the Midtown Arts Center ballroom. Murder-mystery dinner shows take place Friday–Monday at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Check the schedule for available showtimes. Reservations are based on availability, so call in advance to book. Choose between the following options:
For $84, you get a VIP package for two (a $169 total value), which includes:
- Two tickets with two entrees (a $61 value each)
- One appetizer (an $8 value)
- Two desserts (an $8 value each)
- Two drinks from the bar (a $9 value each)
- Two coffees, sodas, or teas (a $2.50 value each)
For $168, you get a VIP package for four (a $338 total value), which includes:
- Four tickets with four entrees (a $61 value each)
- Two appetizers (an $8 value each)
- Four desserts (an $8 value each)
- Four drinks from the bar (a $9 value each)
- Four coffees, sodas, or teas (a $2.50 value each)
For each package, choose from the following months to redeem your Groupon:
The Dinner Detective, an interactive murder-mystery show, intrigues and involves audiences over four delectable courses as they attempt to sleuth out the murderer in their midst and solve comedic cases. During the cocktail hour, guests create alternate identities and mingle with potential friends, foes, and bears dressed in men-suits before settling down at tables of eight for a feast that includes appetizers, salads, and entrees. A cast of colorful detectives and improv-savvy performers doubling as servers help set the stage for whodunits, as platefuls of chosen entrees—chicken confit, pork tenderloin, or tomato pasta—mysteriously vanish into stomachs.
The cast eschews themed-era period shticks in favor of comedy mysteries based on a combination of actual cold-case crimes and set in modern-day Colorado. Sips of bar beverages relax nerves as couples try to figure out the murderer and claim the evening's undisclosed prize, and a choice of coffee, soda, or tea keeps eyes alert to potential clues and accidental admissions. Desserts, like justice, fill mouths with a sweet taste as three-hour evenings end with a criminal caught.