Mysteriously Yours: SpeakeasySaturday, May 17, 2014
Flappers and gangsters and guns... oh, my!
When a recent invitation from Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre landed in my inbox, I knew I couldn't resist the opportunity to get dressed up in 1920's themed costume. I didn't have much in the way of flapper dresses but a black dress paired with my new gold sandals and a floral hair clip seemed to have done the job. My date Deborah (@Mom2Michael) was so kind as to give me a couple of long pearl necklaces and loan her black feather boa to make the outfit complete. Once we arrived at Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre, we met a group of equally colourful characters dressed in Roaring 20's garb.
We first met East Side Marion, a singer and actress with a great singing voice. We also met Sam Spade, the private dick who ends up solving the murder mystery.
One of my favourite characters was Al Capone, portrayed by the same actor who played Lupo the Big Bad Wolf in Once Upon a Murder. His Robert De Niro impression was extremely well done.
The story took place in Emerald City Night Club, New York, so it wasn't surprising to meet a character by the name of Dorothy. I wish I had a better photo. Her outfit was stunning!
As you can imagine, the storyline took inspiration from the Wizard of Oz and included funny twists and hilarious puns. The audience involvement was lots of fun, especially when the 'mayor' made a special appearance. While this particular show wasn't my all-time favourite, it still landed among my top three alongside Apprentice to Murder and Once Upon a Murder.
As always, the food was wonderful and I thoroughly enjoyed the roast breast of chicken topped with caramelized Dijon onions, roasted almonds and rosé wine cream sauce served on a bed of quinoa and with a side of green beans. Delicious!
And of course, I opted for some Black & White Cake. My favourite!
Apprentice to Murder (You're Fired!) - Spring 2012
The Fine Art of Murder - Fall 2012
Once Upon a Murder - Winter 2013
Uptwon Abbey - Summer 2013
Getting Hitched - Winter 2015