We are a high-end dinner theater...one stop shopping for date night. A $6 million dollar facility built from the ground up to be a dinner theater, we present Broadway musicals and a great meal all in a very luxurious setting.
The Dinner Detective's renowned 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 circulates 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 such Fortune 500 companies as Universal Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering.
Completed in 2010, Midtown Arts Center, formerly Carousel Dinner Theatre, was converted from a movie theater to a cultural and performing arts center, where an array of actors and entertainers regale audiences in the year-round murder mystery dinner show, The Dinner Detective, as well as intimate performances of Broadway hits such as The Sound of Music and the upcoming Shrek the Musical. Midtown Arts Center’s four venues accommodate events of all stripes: the Ballroom and Grand Hall both welcome private and corporate events, the Dinner Theatre grants enough elbow room to dig into hearty dinners from its menu, and Theatre One's Young Audience Series excites youngsters with children’s shows and promises to abolish all pop quizzes.
Jesters Dinner Theatre’s all-teen production of the Tony Award–winning musical Into the Woods follows a baker and his wife as they encounter a motley cast of companions and obstacles on their quest to have a child. Lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim accompany the intertwining of storylines and faces familiar from the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, such as "Little Red Riding Hood," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Rapunzel," "Cinderella," and "Snow White and Jimmy Carter Play Flag Football." Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., and the curtain rises at 7 p.m.