On television, criminal investigators are slick and relentless, which explains why most kids want to grow up to be cops, actors, or a pair of sunglasses. Shine like a snooping star with this Groupon: for $49, you get a VIP champagne package to the Murder Mystery Show presented by Imagine Affairs at Tommy T’s in Rancho Cordova (a $100 value). The package includes:
- One ticket for premier seating
- One glass of champagne
- Access to a meet-and-greet with the cast<p>
Choose between the following performances:
- Wednesday, May 30, at 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 27, at 7 p.m.<p>
Champagne loosens sleuthing muscles and helps brains tie together clues as audience members transform into detectives during an evening filled with mystery. The curtain opens on five friends who have each received a strange letter to meet at Tommy T’s theater. When one of them ends up dead, the performance becomes a whodunit that asks the audience to step up, pull out their thinking caps and portable lie-detector tests, and find the culprit. A post-show meet-and-greet lets VIPs shake hands with the cast or ask burning questions.
Dedicated to bringing in entertaining and engaging acts, Tommy T’s presents an ever-changing calendar of events. Standup performances spotlight local and national comedians and periodic open-mic nights grant fledgling comics a chance to take the stage, competing for a place in Tommy T’s comedy showcases via razor-sharp material and one-man renditions of Who’s on First.
Imagine Affairs Murder Mystery
Imagine Affairs revitalizes the classic murder-mystery template with current-day touches: Scenarios reference the modern nightclub in which the audience and actors gather, and cases are cracked by CSI-style cops, not Holmesian detectives or omniscient robots. Meanwhile, the actors leaven the dire situation with doses of improv comedy and audience interaction, which lets guests become as entangled in plot twists as they want.