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Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: 1950s BBQ
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: 1950s BBQ

Sat, Jul 16



Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: 1950s BBQ

Join us for a night of wonder! The setting for this mystery is the suburban home of Tom Dooley in Kansas City, Missouri. A 3-course meal will be provided by ArtsRiot.

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Where + When:

Jul 16, 2022, 6:00 PM

ArtsRiot, 400 Pine St, Burlington, VT 05401, USA

The Deets:

Doors: 5:30pm

Show: 6pm

AGES 18+


Vegetarian option available during ticket purchase.

Setting The Stage: The 50s – hula hoops, hot rods, black leather jackets. It was the birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll and backyard cookouts. The setting for this mystery is the suburban home of Tom Dooley in Kansas City, Missouri. Tom, owner of local car dealership, “Honest Tom’s” and master of the charcoal grill, has invited his friends and neighbors over for a barbecue and Rock ‘n’ Roll party.

A sudden thundershower sends his guests rushing into the house while Tom stays behind to finish cooking the chicken. When the squall ends a short time later, Tom’s guests return outdoors to find his lifeless body lying beside the barbecue and the chicken burning to a crisp. It is a case of cold­blooded murder over a hot grill!

The Victim: Tom Dooley. The owner of “Honest Tom’s” car dealership and garage.

Prime Suspects:

Johnny Angel. A mechanic who can fix anything on wheels. When he's not covered in engine grease, Johnny is cruisin’ for chicks in his ‘57 Chevy.

Sandy D: Tom’s sweet little sister and the national hula hoop champion of 1958. Dooley would have done anything to keep his sister from getting into trouble…poor little fool.

Buddy Golly: A Rock ‘n’ Roll musician who's finally made it big in the music biz, oh boy! Buddy’s heart yearns to become a Rock ‘n’ Roll legend… will today be the day he goes too far?

Barbie Q: She’s the dazzling divorcee who's got it all: an IQ of 140, an itsy bitzy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini, and heartaches by the number.

Ivan Spudnik: A Russian rocket scientist who recently defected to America. He has high hopes of becoming a successful American capitalist.

Tiara Diamond: Tom’s pretty fiancée and the newly crowned Miss Kansas City. Tiara is burning with passion to win the state beauty pageant and move on to fame and fortune. And she’s doing it all her way.

Food will be served at the venue included in ticket price. Additional drinks are available for purchase.

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