A group of Door County actors is in rehearsal to produce new dinner-style, mystery theater shows at three local venues, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
“All Over But the Shooting” is a fun, campy play in true, dinner theatre, “whodunit” fashion. The audience is invited to participate and help solve the mystery as cast members mingle. The audience members who correctly guess “whodunit” will be entered in a drawing for a gift certificate prize at each performance.
Produced by the Music and Arts School of Sturgeon Bay and directed by Carrie Counihan, the troupe is presenting the detective mystery at three local restaurant , coffee-shop venues.
“I felt it would be a style of theatre our community would really enjoy,” says school owner Mary Maloney-Innes.
Counihan agrees, “Dinner theater hasn’t been performed in Door County recently. It’s a wonderful opportunity.”
Two local restaurants, Family Thyme and John Martins, both on Third Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, are excited to become host venues for the upcoming performances. Both restaurants put together menus highlighting their best entrees and desserts for the performances. The third venue, Prince of Peace Church, will feature a dessert menu.
“We’re presenting a fun night of entertainment, paired with great food,” says Counihan. “With this experienced cast, it’s going to be a hilarious night!”
The newly-formed troupe includes local actors Jessica Adams, Marcel Bruyere, Skyler Champeau, Stuart Champeau, Carrie Counihan, Madelyn DePrey, Lola DeVillers, Pamela Johnson, Mary Maloney- Innes, Miluzka McCarthy, Hans Ribbens and Chris Weidenbacher.
Tickets for the following three performances are available at either restaurant or by contacting the Music and Arts School at 920.746.1308.
Family Thyme Restaurant (dinner) $25/person
Friday, March 16 at 6 pm
Prince of Peace Church (dessert) $15/person
Home made cheesecake and filled cupcakes including coffee
Saturday, March 17 at 7 pm
John Martins Restaurant (dinner) $36/person
Sunday, March 18 at 7 pm