For an actor to be successful in dinner theater, he or she must be adept at ignoring horrific screams of noodles being stabbed with a fork. Watch professional mealtime performers with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get two tickets to a murder-mystery show at Hunt Mysteries (a $30 value). This Groupon can be redeemed for shows at either Boccia’s D’Italia in Ogden or Spaghetti Mama’s in Sandy.
Hunt Mysteries offers lighthearted and interactive faux-murder entertainment that lets dinner guests put on their sleuthing sombreros to help solve the whodunit. Boccia’s and Spaghetti Mama’s provide the locations for a bevy of different shows, including the mafia family thriller The Altos: Lower Than Sopranos, Hunt Mysteries' original comedy murder mystery An Oscar-Winning Confession, and more. There will be special food, beverage, and dessert options for in-show consumption, but they are not included in the ticket price. Most shows begin at 7 p.m., when the Clue-esque actors arrive and mingle in character with guests for half an hour, perform the opening scene, and then enjoy mingling and dining with patrons while subtly injecting mysterious hints into their dialogue, dances, and hilarious comic antics. After each show’s featured murder, guests get 20 minutes to quiz the actors and solve the puzzle.
Although the talented Hunt Mysteries staff performs shows that involve deathly themes, the presentation is never focused on gore, and the inoffensive humor lightens the entire evening like a burning fireworks factory.
Must call at least 24 hours in advance to make a reservation. Based on availability.