Dinner no longer holds the sense of mystery it did in America's infancy, when grandpas would shoot an animal in the dark and grandmas, blindfolded, would cook it. Keep eyes wide and tastebuds entertained with today's Groupon to Blue Moon Dinner Theatre in downtown Johnson City. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get one ticket to Murder on the Oriental Rug, dinner, and dessert (a $39.99 value).
- For $10, you get one ticket to Murder on the Oriental Rug and dessert (a $20 value).
Performances will be held June 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, and 25 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m., and dinner is served at 6:30 p.m.
Blue Moon Dinner Theatre keeps bellies both full and laughing with original, Broadway-style shows and tasty American fare. Murder on the Oriental Rug twists the conventions of an old-fashioned whodunit, serving a mystery tale in which butlers can aspire to be mere set dressing instead of the impetus for an abrupt third-act twist. Theatergoers sit down to a candlelit table for an opening course of spinach dip with house-made corn chips, then dig into an entree of lemon-pepper chicken breast nesting on a bed of linguini and broccoli florets. At intermission, diners and desserters both join in a warm chocolate-chip cookie à la mode and a rousing chorus of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." Guests can sip soda, tea, or coffee with their meal, and are welcome to bring their own alcoholic beverage at no extra cost. The kitchen can generally accommodate vegetarians and those with other dietary restrictions if given 48-hours notice. Reserved seating is available in three tiers, but dessert-only attendees can only make reservations for the third tier.
215 E Main St.
Johnson City, Tennessee 37604