Murder’s Day – A Dinner Theater Experience

STC Theater is partnering with WT Productions for a murder mystery dinner theater fundraiser event.

Murder’s Day, written and directed by Debbi Dennison and Carl Zeitler, will be a one-night only performance at North Avenue Pub & Grill in their private dining room on Saturday May 6. A social hour begins at 6 PM and the performance begins at 7 PM.

During the social hour, characters will interact with audience members. They may provide details that can be used as clues to help you determine the killer later that evening. Salad and an appetizer will be served just prior to the show beginning. There will be a meal break when the entrée will be served. Once the main course is over, the performance will resume until dessert is served. During this time, predictions of whodunit and why will be collected. The show will conclude with the big reveal. Once over, several prizes will be awarded to those who guess correctly or come up with very creative responses.

Murder’s Day features Debbi Dennison, Mackenzie Grattan, Tom Ochocinski, Stephen Pickering, Nikolai Sorokin, Julane Sullivan, and Carl Zeitler.

It would be the typical Mother’s Day dinner, but this family is anything but typical. Mom has to celebrate a week early because her five offbeat children can never agree on anything. There’s Neil, her favorite, who is most interested in himself, fashion, and being pampered. Anything or anyone else is a distant second. There’s Jane, who goes all out to get her mother to notice and praise her. There’s Mikey, who is part of the local forest preserve police but desperately wants to join the city force. There’s Carrie and Terry, twins who are inseparable and have the tendency to finish each other’s sentences. They believe they’re identical twins even though they are not. Then Uncle Paul shows up out of the blue. He hasn’t been around for decades. What does he have up his sleeve? And what’s the deal with Jeremy, the maître d’? One of these characters will die, and the rest of them will be suspects. Can you solve the case of Murder’s Day?

Patrons have three entrée choices: vegetarian rigatoni with vodka sauce, roasted chicken with roasted potatoes, or pan-seared salmon with roasted potatoes. All meal options include house salad, bruschetta, soft drinks, water, coffee, tea, and a slice of cheesecake. There will be a cash bar available for other beverages during the social hour and meal break.

Tickets are $61 for the vegetarian rigatoni, $69 for the roasted chicken, and $69 for the pan-seared salmon per person. Tickets include the meal items, performance, tax, gratuity, and all other fees. Proceeds will go to STC Theater, a local community theater in its first year. Please help support the arts. 

Tickets are ONLY available online HERE and MUST be purchased by April 29 in order to have meal orders, staffing requirements, and seating arrangements ready for the night of the event.

North Avenue Pub & Grill is located at 27W371 North Ave. in West Chicago. Free parking is available.