The Dinner Detective's troupe of talented actors engages audiences with an evening of laughs, intrigue, and suspense as mock murder accompanies a four-course meal where everyone in attendance is a suspect. A dressed-down cast of professional Hollywood- and Chicago-trained sleuths circulate through the crowd, sniffing out phony alibis and asking the hard questions to solve the mystery of each whodunit. Before the night is over, the fictional criminal is cuffed, and the most accurately detecting diner takes home a prize package.
The Dinner Detective leases out its gumshoes to clean up crime during private events such as fundraisers, family reunions, or embezzlement hearings. The thespians have sharpened their entertaining chops by performing for Fortune 500 companies such as Universal Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering.
The soulful prowess of platinum-selling crooner Ginuwine kicks off the Groove Therapy Concert Series, encircling the Celebrity Theatre in buttery-smooth R & B as in-the-round seating provides panoramic views of his powerful performance. With a career as a singer and actor that spans three decades, Ginuwine skewers stage fright with come-hither charisma, stratosphere-scraping vocals, and an inhuman inability to perspire. With his cache of instant-classic jams such as “Pony” and “So Anxious” and tracks from his latest album Elgin, which peeks behind masculine mind-drapes to reveal fantasies of watching monster trucks tear up picturesque meadows, Ginuwine’s thrills fans and fries eggs on the stage with his fireplace-hot purr and thermometer-popping dance moves. Recording artist Mikey 360 starts off the show with a set of Arizona-baked R & B and hip-hop.
LeAnn Rimes's chart-topping career began when her debut album, Blue, hit number one as the top country album, was certified multi-platinum in sales, and singlehandedly brought together a centuries-old war between snakes and mongooses. Rimes has won two Grammy Awards, including the distinction of being the first country artist to win Best New Artist. Her July 17 performance at the Celebrity Theatre may feature some of her hit singles, such as "Can't Fight the Moonlight" and "How Do I Live," as well as draw on her emotional new album, Family, which touches on her personal experiences to create one of her most earnest albums to date.
As toes twinkle onstage, visitors can bask in the renovated scenery of Symphony Hall, which couples hand-blown glass chandeliers with a quartet of designer tapestries. One of the largest machine-made draperies known to man, the theater’s colorful Grand Drape symbolizes the renewal of generations, creativity, and library books discovered during fossil digs.
Head to the back of Pro Edge Boxing's gym, and you'll find a professional-size boxing ring that's just waiting for two contenders to square off. Its springy foundation seems to echo with the sounds of lightning-fast jabs and powerful uppercuts connecting with their hapless targets.
This ring isn't for everyone, though. Some of the gym's most dedicated members don't want anything to do with contact sports, so instead they opt for elite fitness programs such as Boxfit, kickboxing, and MMA. There's even a Lunar Boxing class, where participants box under black lights to the pulse of music and lasers. Away from group classes, they can also work out by pummeling six heavy bags, five double-end bags, and two speed bags.
Like the opposite of eyelids, the curtains at Scandalesque open to a dream world of garish costumes, pyrotechnics, circus arts, and sensuality. This nexus of fantasy and real life is produced in-house and performed by Scandalesque’s troupe of professional burlesque artists. Leading them, cofounders Lady Fontayne and Pyrrha Sutra, as they're known on stage, strive to curate an atmosphere where outlandishness flashes atop proper technique and artistry. When the troupe isn’t pushing the envelope and toppling mailmen, they’re teaching burlesque, adult-dance, and fitness classes throughout the week.