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Murder and a Meal

Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre has been serving up heaping platefuls of belly-laughs since 2005

 

Enjoy a fully interactive entertainment experience, which lets YOU in on the action!  Each performance takes place in the Encore Room at Arizona Broadway Theatre, bringing you face to face with some of the funniest actors in the valley while you enjoy a delicious meal.

Upcoming

June 8, 2024 | 2:30 P.M. & 7 P.M.

Murder at Miss Mary’s
The born-into-wealth Mrs. Mary Astor-Turf has been receiving messages from the great beyond! She believes her long-deceased grandfather has been trying to send her a message from the afterlife, and she enlists the help of a renowned and eccentric psychic medium to help her to communicate with him any way she can. Unbeknownst to Mary, every person that knows her thinks that she is crazy and wants to put her wealth to good use; her unfaithful husband Teddy and his deceitful mistress. Heck, even her own brother wants a cut of the dough! We look forward to seeing you at the séance!

August 17, 2024 | 2:30 P.M. & 7 p.m.

How to Murder a Millionaire
All Dirk Dagwell wants is a bride, and having recently retired young, finds an opportunity with cable access TV’s morally bankrupt show How to Marry a Millionaire. Its tacky host, Remus Philbrick, would have been a better fit as a two-bit comedian on a 1970’s cruise ship. There to fight for the millionaire’s wallet – that is, “affections” – are Tonya (who is a bombshell but severely lacks brains), Carleen (who is better suited for beer and nuts rather than wine and caviar), and Dharma (an expert in apparently everything). Will choosing a bride be the last choice he ever makes?

September 27, 2024 | 2:30 P.M. & 7 p.m.

Deadly Housewives
After the mysterious death of their dear neighbor and BFF Mary Ruth, the trio of housewives – Summer, Chastity and Janet – are determined to discover whether it was suicide or MURDER…? In their quest, they encounter several strange characters. Thus, these lovely ladies residing on Hysteria Lane are dreadfully in need of your help. They’re… well, they’re desperate! Perhaps you can aid this misguided group of eccentrics in their endeavor to solve the mystery. Go ahead and give it a whirl, you might get lucky! You can thank us later… maybe with a tip!

November 8 & 9, 2024 | 2:30 P.M. & 7 p.m.

Murder on the Poopdeck
All Cosmo and Fannie wanted to do was enjoy their second honeymoon. Too bad they boarded the wrong ship. Instead of a vacation, they are now starring in a reality show. The Flippant Weasel is a train wreck on water, and its Captain sees only dollar signs. The only thing that could make it worse is murder. Now Cosmo must find the killer before someone else dies, but can he and Fannie navigate through the crazy staff?

January 10 & 11, 2025 | 2:30 P.M. & 7 p.m.

Murder on the Movie Set
You are extras on a 1940’s movie set where things are bound to go terribly wrong during tonight’s shoot. There is something less than “joie de vivre” going on, and it’s not just the fly in the soup… it’s a Whodunit! Was it the frazzled director, the hunky leading man, the ditzy starlet, the aging diva or the flamboyant, sharp-tongued wardrobe master? One thing is certain – Hollywood will never be the same again!!!

February 28 & March 1, 2025 | 2:30 P.M. & 7 p.m.

Faire is Foul
Hear ye, hear ye! Countess Anne Frances welcomes you to the Royal Banquet where Renaissance Festival actors will recreate a traditional dinner with the King and Queen, ladies in-waiting, pirates, jesters, and…murder? Everyone has a secret up their costumed sleeve, but don’t let that keep you from making merry. Huzzah!!!!

Before You Go

Doors open at 2 p.m./6:30 p.m. | Performance and dinner begins at 2:30 p.m./7 p.m. 
  • These events are held in the Encore Room.
  • When you arrive at Arizona Broadway Theatre, present your ticket to the check-in desk, located by the Encore Room. Guests will be given a table assignment (tables can sit up to 12 people). One course of dinner is served between each act (i.e., Act one, salad course, Act two, Main entree, Act three, Dessert and Act four). During the show, cast members randomly select audience member to participate in the show. During the meal portion, cast members interactive with the audience. Prior to Act four, all audience members fill out and turn in their crime reports. Winners are randomly selected from those crime reports with the correct answers.
  • Most Murder and a Meal performances are appropriate for audiences 13+.  The shows are written and performed as comedies.
  • Advance purchase is required and shows do sell out quickly.