- $85 for two VIP tickets to a murder-mystery show presented by the Dinner Detective (up to a $157.95 value)
- When: any show through February 23; not valid New Year's Eve. Shows usually start by 6:25 p.m.
- Where: Midtown Arts Center
- Seating: general admission
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to see the show schedule.
VIP packages include:
- Two tickets with a four-course dinner and two non-alcoholic drinks
- One bottle of wine
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.
The Dinner Detective is recommended for ages 17 and up.
Midtown Arts Center
Completed in 2010, the Midtown Arts Center 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 Miss Saigon and The Producers. The 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 will soon excite youngsters with children’s shows and promises to abolish all pop quizzes.