Mystery dinner theater entertains unrealized detective fantasies without the grueling hours, Styrofoam coffee cups or after-hours wrangling with Angela Lansbury. Write an excerpt to a new chapter with today's Groupon: for $60, you get two tickets to Mystery Cafe for a dinner theater experience that includes a three-course dinner and unlimited non-alcoholic drinks for two (a $118.96 value). Shows are performed on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. with seating starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Suites Houston, where free self-parking is available.
Mystery Cafe's zany players have been entertaining sleuth-savvy supper guests in the banquet-style show space since 1995, inviting diners on a wacky ride of murderous shenanigans and coaxing them to figure out who committed the not-so-perfect crime. Each performance spans four acts in traditional mystery structure, integrating humor, colorful characters, and more plot twists than a game of Uno. All amateur investigators dig through clue packets brimming with mini puzzles integral to solving the evening’s mystery. At the end the show, findings are submitted and tallied; the guest who most accurately solves the crime is named Super Sleuth and openly rewarded with a piece of celebratory evidence. Between each act, dine on a leisurely three-course dinner prepared by the Sheraton Suites chefs. Call at least two days prior to your performance and choose your entree from a menu of three options, such as london broil marinated flank steak with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables or a hulking portion of penne pasta and pesto sauce.
Show performances vary depending on the evening. Current mystery musings revolve around the murder-stalking plot twists Killer Karaoke and the discovery that Marriage Can Be Murder, especially when family money and the world’s largest barbecued-baked-bean company is involved. Check for available performance dates and slip into the kind of dressy-casual attire that would make Mrs. Peacock proud.
Every Saturday night at the Sheraton Suites Houston, someone gets murdered––while dinner guests watch. Mystery dinner theater may not be a novel concept, but it's safe to say that the crew at Mystery Cafe does it right, as evidenced by their 2009-2013 streak of winning the United States Commerce Association's Houston Award for Dinner Theatres. Forks clink and brain gears whirr as theatergoers dine amid the action, where one of the cast members gets killed and the rest of the off-the-wall characters try to figure out whodunit. As the plot twists and turns like a Slinky on a waterslide, audience members take note of the evidence and submit their suspect and motive on a solution sheet. Whoever sniffs out the culprit is named Super Sleuth and garners a prize. The dress code is dressy casual, meaning anything from a prom dress to jeans is okay, but the mermaid tail should stay at home.
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