Choose Between Two Options
- $89 for two VIP tickets to murder-mystery dinner show ($152 value)
- $175 for four VIP tickets to murder-mystery dinner show ($304 value)
The Dinner Detective, an interactive murder-mystery show, intrigues and involves audiences as they enjoy four delectable courses, 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 hors d’oeuvres, salad, and an entree. 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 wine 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 catching a criminal.
Midtown Arts Center
You never know who might be in the audience at Midtown Arts Center—it could be Broadway devotees taking in a performance of Sweeney Todd, families watching The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, or comedy fans chuckling to Monty Python's Spamalot. The center is able to support such a diverse program thanks to a pair of theaters, a 200-seat auditorium that hosts kids' musical-theatre classes and a 236-seat dinner theater. In the latter, servers present gourmet meals from a menu that includes blueberry baked brie, braised pork shanks, and even creme brûlée. Before dinner, guests can hang out at the full bar and lobby, beautifully decorated spaces that perfectly complement a 200-seat ballroom that can be reserved for weddings or massive games of musical chairs.
Midtown Arts Center
3750 S Mason St.
Fort Collins, CO 80525