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Musical Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre 2017-11-13T18:25:53+00:00

Musical Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at Grand River Raceway is an award-winning musical comedy dinner show, written and performed exclusively for Grand River Raceway by Tim Clarke Productions. These hilarious and interactive shows change with each run and offer fresh storylines based on research and historical facts, and include charming renditions of the songs you love!

Enjoy a delicious, homemade 3-course meal in the Lighthouse Restaurant at Grand River Raceway as fab songs and hilarity abounds in this unique whodunit night-out with your family and friends.

Frequently Asked Questions

Doors open at 6:00 for cocktails; guests usually arrive between 6:00 and 6:25 pm. the three-course homemade dinner and live Murder Mystery begins at 6:30.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre shows take place in the Lighthouse Restaurant, which is in the building beside the main building (just a few steps west).

The production is scripted and includes musical numbers. Some of the show is shaped by the actors’ improvisation and interaction with the audience.

All ages are welcome; while the scripted portions are ‘PG’, we cannot guarantee the show will remain so once the audience participation begins, so please consider these factors when determining whether the show is suitable for children.

Dinner begins after Act 1 (approximately 7:00 p.m.). After act 2, dessert is served and the characters engage the audience to plead their innocence. The audience is invited to determine the perpetrator of the crime, voting by secret ballot. One of the correct respondents is randomly drawn to win a prize.

The evening concludes with the unveiling of the villain and announcement of the random draw winner.

The show begins at 6:30 pm and the evening wraps up around 8:30 pm. The actual performance is three acts totalling 50 minutes.

Seating is assigned, so there is no need to arrive before the doors open at 6:00 p.m. Guests are seated at tables of 8. If you are purchasing tickets separate from the rest of your party, please advise us at (519) 846-5455 ext. 288 before the date of the show so we can seat you together.

Please advise us at (519) 846-5455 ext. 288 before the date of the show if you have a food allergy/intolerance. The more notice you provide, the better we can accommodate you.

Casual! Or a little dressy! Whatever you prefer is fine with us. (Jeans are welcome. Or, be a real hit and dress according to the theme of the show — we LOVE that, and you could win 2 tickets to the next show!)

A $10 slots gaming voucher is guaranteed for inclusion with all 19+ ticket purchases for 2017 shows. We have not advertised this inclusion in our 2018 shows, but it may still be provided. The $10 slots gaming voucher is provided by the gaming operator, the OLG. A new gaming operator will take control of the Slots At Grand River Raceway in 2018. Until this new operator is determined, and the details of the new operation are confirmed, we cannot guarantee the inclusion of the $10 slots voucher, but hope it will still be offered.

Complete FAQs in this handy PDF.

Dress-up according to the theme of the show you’re attending, and you could win 2 free tickets to our next show!
All costumes will be showcased at the end of the show, and the cast will select the winner.

Remaining 2017 Shows

November 23 – SOLD-OUT
November 24 –  SOLD-OUT
November 25 – SOLD-OUT
November 30 – SOLD-OUT
December 1 – SOLD-OUT
December 2 –  SOLD-OUT

The Christmas Show:
Our annual Christmas Show features a traditional turkey dinner and is full of song and intrigue lull you into the festive spirit (or spirits?!) of the holiday season. {Great for Xmas work parties!}

A Very Merry (Scary) Adult Contemporary Christmas
Grammy-winning music producer David Foster summons easy listening superstars Celine Dion, Josh Groban and Rod Stewart to his studio to record a song that he promises will become an instant Christmas classic. Little do the trio realize that the song is a solo … and the competition to record it will be cutthroat.

FOR ALL 2017 SHOWS:
• Doors open at 6:00 pm
• Show begins at 6:30 pm
• Held in the Lighthouse Restaurant
• Tickets $53 {Price includes taxes, gratuity and *$10 gaming voucher (19+)}
Dinner is served buffet-style. With advance notice, we can accommodate dietary restrictions (min. 10 days). Call (519) 846-5455 ext. 288 to advise.

2018 PLAYBILL

Every show in every production was 100% sold-out in 2017!

Our 2018 Playbill is set, with twice as many shows, featuring four exciting new productions and encore runs of The Canadian Folk Explosion and The Wizard Of Oz.

See below for show descriptions, dinner menus and links to buy tickets online.

Tickets are also available in the Gift Shop at Grand River Raceway.

For large groups, or to buy tickets over the phone, call us at (519) 846-5455 ext. 288.

Questions? Email or call (519) 846-5455 ext. 247.

FOR ALL 2018 SHOWS:
• Doors open at 6:00 pm
• Show begins at 6:30 pm
• Held in the Lighthouse Restaurant
• Tickets $57 {Price includes show, dinner, taxes & gratuity}
Dinner is served buffet-style. With advance notice, we can accommodate dietary restrictions (min. 10 days). Call (519) 846-5455 ext. 288 to advise.

January 19, 2018
January 20, 2018
January 26, 2018
January 27, 2018

Roast Beef Dinner

  • Bread Rolls
  • Broccoli Soup
  • Mixed Greens Salad (V) (GF) with choice of Balsamic, Vinaigrette or Cream Dressing
  • Roast Beef with Roasted Potatoes, Cauliflower, Broccoli & Carrots (GF)
    or
  • Vegetarian Manicotti (V) (GF)
  • Chocolate Mousse (GF)
  • Coffee or Tea

(V) = Vegetarian (GF) = Gluten Free

Dinner is served buffet-style. We are pleased to accommodate dietary restrictions with advance notice (preferably 10 days’ notice) by calling (519) 846-5455 ext. 247 or bookings@grandriverraceway.com

‘Rumours’: A Fleetwood Mac Murder Mystery
Soft rock’s most fabled soap opera comes to life on stage! The making of Fleetwood Mac’s classic album ‘Rumours’ was fraught with break-ups, betrayals and three-part harmonies. But what if it was marred by murder?

EARLY BIRD: Need a promo code to save $3/ticket until Jan. 1/18? Use WSS2018 at checkout!

GROUPS: Save $3/ticket when you buy 16 or more tickets for one show. Call us at (519) 846-5455 x247 to book.

February 23, 2018
February 24, 2018
March 2, 2018
March 3, 2018

Chicken Dinner

• Bread Rolls
• Broccoli Soup
• Mixed Greens Salad (V) (GF) with choice of Balsamic, Vinaigrette or Cream Dressing
• Maple Chicken with Roasted Potatoes, Baby Carrots & Green Beans (GF)
or
• Vegetarian Manicotti (V) (GF)
• Chocolate Cake
• Coffee or Tea

(V) = Vegetarian (GF) = Gluten Free
Dinner is served buffet-style. We are pleased to accommodate dietary restrictions with advance notice (preferably 10 days’ notice) by calling (519) 846-5455 ext. 247 or bookings@grandriverraceway.com

The Canadian Folk Explosion (ENCORE)
Folk legends Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and Gordon Lightfoot join together to form a peace-loving supergroup, but instead must work together to solve a grizzly murder.

EARLY BIRD: Need a promo code to save $3/ticket until Jan. 1/18? Use WSS2018 at checkout!

GROUPS: Save $3/ticket when you buy 16 or more tickets for one show. Call us at (519) 846-5455 x247 to book.

April 20, 2018
April 21, 2018
April 27, 2018
April 28, 2018

Roast Beef Dinner

  • Bread Rolls
  • Broccoli Soup
  • Mixed Greens Salad (V) (GF) with choice of Balsamic, Vinaigrette or Cream Dressing
  • Roast Beef with Roasted Potatoes, Cauliflower, Broccoli & Carrots (GF)
    or
  • Vegetarian Manicotti (V) (GF)
  • Chocolate Mousse (GF)
  • Coffee or Tea

(V) = Vegetarian (GF) = Gluten Free

Dinner is served buffet-style. We are pleased to accommodate dietary restrictions with advance notice (preferably 10 days’ notice) by calling (519) 846-5455 ext. 247 or bookings@grandriverraceway.com

Let it Bleed: A Rolling Stones Murder Mystery
Mick and Keith have put aside their personal differences so that the world’s greatest rock n’ roll band can once again kick off a massive world tour! Bandana? Check. Cigarettes? Check. Pulse? … Uh-oh. Let’s spend the night together to solve this mystery!

EARLY BIRD: Need a promo code to save $3/ticket until Jan. 1/18? Use WSS2018 at checkout!

GROUPS: Save $3/ticket when you buy 16 or more tickets for one show. Call us at (519) 846-5455 x247 to book.

September 21, 2018
September 22, 2018
September 28, 2018
September 29, 2018

Chicken Dinner

• Bread Rolls
• Broccoli Soup
• Mixed Greens Salad (V) (GF) with choice of Balsamic, Vinaigrette or Cream Dressing
• Chicken with a Mushroom Tarragon Sauce with Roasted Potatoes, Baby Carrots & Green Beans
or
• Vegetarian Manicotti (V) (GF)
• Chocolate Cake
• Coffee or Tea

(V) = Vegetarian (GF) = Gluten Free
Dinner is served buffet-style. We are pleased to accommodate dietary restrictions with advance notice (preferably 10 days’ notice) by calling (519) 846-5455 ext. 247 or bookings@grandriverraceway.com

The Wizard of Oz: The Munchkin Murder Mystery (ENCORE)
Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion for a night of music, munchkins and murder! Set at OZ CON, the annual Wizard of Oz Fan Club Convention, and includes the infamous ‘hanging munchkin’ conspiracy theory.

EARLY BIRD: Need a promo code to save $3/ticket until Jan. 1/18? Use WSS2018 at checkout!

GROUPS: Save $3/ticket when you buy 16 or more tickets for one show. Call us at (519) 846-5455 x247 to book.

October 19, 2018
October 20, 2018
October 26, 2018
October 27, 2018

Chicken Dinner

• Bread Rolls
• Broccoli Soup
• Mixed Greens Salad (V) (GF) with choice of Balsamic, Vinaigrette or Cream Dressing
• Maple Chicken with Roasted Potatoes, Baby Carrots & Green Beans (GF)
or
• Vegetarian Manicotti (V) (GF)
• Chocolate Cake
• Coffee or Tea

(V) = Vegetarian (GF) = Gluten Free
Dinner is served buffet-style. We are pleased to accommodate dietary restrictions with advance notice (preferably 10 days’ notice) by calling (519) 846-5455 ext. 247 or bookings@grandriverraceway.com

The 27 Club: A Hallowe’en Murder Mystery
Janis Joplin. Jim Morrison. Kurt Cobain. Amy Winehouse. Four musical icons, each heralded as geniuses and plagued by demons. All taken from earth at the age of 27. Put them together and you’ve got a jam band for all eternity.

EARLY BIRD: Need a promo code to save $3/ticket until Jan. 1/18? Use WSS2018 at checkout!

GROUPS: Save $3/ticket when you buy 16 or more tickets for one show. Call us at (519) 846-5455 x247 to book.

November 22, 2018
November 23, 2018
November 24, 2018
November 29, 2018
November 30, 2018
December 1, 2018

Turkey Dinner

• Bread Rolls
• Broccoli Soup
• Mixed Greens Salad (V) (GF) with choice of Balsamic, Vinaigrette or Cream Dressing
• Roast Turkey & Gravy with Stuffing, Herbed Roasted Potatoes & Hot Veggies (GF)
or
• Vegetarian Manicotti (V) (GF)
• Cheesecake
• Coffee or Tea

(V) = Vegetarian (GF) = Gluten Free
Dinner is served buffet-style. We are pleased to accommodate dietary restrictions with advance notice (preferably 10 days’ notice) by calling (519) 846-5455 ext. 247 or bookings@grandriverraceway.com

Beach Boys: A Christmas Murder Mystery
The Beach Boys were responsible for some of the sweetest pop confections of the 1960s, and their classic Christmas album is no exception! But with a troubled genius steering the ship, his domineering dad as their meddling manager, and a greedy cousin for a lead singer, this is one family gathering they’ll be lucky to survive. Pass the stuffing.

EARLY BIRD: Need a promo code to save $3/ticket until Jan. 1/18? Use WSS2018 at checkout!

GROUPS: Save $3/ticket when you buy 16 or more tickets for one show. Call us at (519) 846-5455 x247 to book.

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