Award-winning musical comedy

Musical Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Musical Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at Grand River Raceway features award-winning musical comedy productions, written and performed exclusively for our guests.

These quirky shows tell highly original stories about the musicians who shaped the soundtracks of our lives. Heavily researched and lovingly written, each production is a fun mix of historical fiction and charming renditions of the songs you love.

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

A Killer Gift

The gift of fun.

Gift Tickets can be redeemed for any show in our 2019/2020 season (October – April).

BUYER: Purchase gift tickets by calling (519) 846-5455 ext. 288 (credit card required) or in our Gift Shop. The recipient of your gift can redeem the tickets for any show listed below.

RECIPIENT: Lucky you! Follow the instructions listed on your gift ticket to redeem your gift tickets online for the show of your choice.

Meat Loaf:
Like a Bat out of Heck

Meat Loaf’s classic debut album sold over 40 million copies worldwide. But the only thing more bombastic than the music was the tale of its creation. Join Meat, his eccentric songwriter Jim Steinman, his wunderkind producer Todd Rundgren and his duet partner/secret lover Ellen Foley for a night of music, mania and murder.

DATES:
• October 18, 2019 BUY TICKETS
• October 19, 2019 BUY TICKETS
• October 25, 2019 BUY TICKETS
• October 26, 2019 BUY TICKETS

GROUPS: Save $3/ticket when you buy 16 or more tickets for one show. Call us at (519) 846-5455 x288 to book.

To Be Announced 

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. 288 or bookings@grandriverraceway.com

A Traveling Wilburys Christmas

When George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne joined forces under pseudonyms as ‘The Wilburys’ in 1988, they quietly created one of rock music’s greatest supergroups. But what if they were rushed back into the studio to create a Christmas album? You don’t want to miss this jam session that (probably) never was!

DATES:
• November 21, 2019- SOLD OUT
• November 22, 2019 BUY TICKETS
• November 23, 2019 BUY TICKETS
• November 28, 2019 BUY TICKETS
• November 29, 2019 BUY TICKETS
• November 30, 2019 BUY TICKETS

GROUPS: Save $3/ticket when you buy 16 or more tickets for one show. Call us at (519) 846-5455 x288 to book.

To Be Announced

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. 288 or bookings@grandriverraceway.com

Bad Moon Rising:
A Creedence Clearwater Revival Murder Mystery

CCR’s murky ‘swamp rock’ sound provided a dark alternative to the peace-and-love psychedelia of the late 1960’s. Now let’s imagine the darkness inside the band, as battles raged between frontman John Fogerty and his guitar-strumming older brother Tom. Looks like we may need a different kind of revival.

DATES:
• January 17, 2019 BUY TICKETS
• January 18, 2019 BUY TICKETS
• January 24, 2019 BUY TICKETS
• January 25, 2019 BUY TICKETS

GROUPS: Save $3/ticket when you buy 16 or more tickets for one show. Call us at (519) 846-5455 x288 to book.

To Be Announced

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. 288 or bookings@grandriverraceway.com

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Rumours:
A Fleetwood Mac Murder Mystery (Revival)

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?

DATES:
• February 21, 2019 BUY TICKETS
• February 22, 2019 BUY TICKETS
• February 28, 2019 BUY TICKETS
• February 28, 2019 BUY TICKETS

GROUPS: Save $3/ticket when you buy 16 or more tickets for one show. Call us at (519) 846-5455 x288 to book.

To Be Announced 

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. 288 or bookings@grandriverraceway.com

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Let it Bleed:
A Rolling Stones Murder Mystery (Revival)

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!

DATES:
• March 27, 2019 BUY TICKETS
• March 28, 2019 BUY TICKETS
• April 3, 2019 BUY TICKETS
• April 4, 2019 BUY TICKETS

GROUPS: Save $3/ticket when you buy 16 or more tickets for one show. Call us at (519) 846-5455 x288 to book.

To Be Announced 

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. 288 or bookings@grandriverraceway.com

Murder Mystery

Frequently Asked Questions

Doors open at 6:00. Guests arrive between 6:00 and 6:25. The show begins at 6:30. Dinner is served at (approx.) 7:00.

October & November 2019 Shows: Located in The Lighthouse Restaurant, which is in the building beside the main building (just a few steps west).

January-April Shows: Located in the tiered Captain’s Quarters Dining Room, which is on the 2nd floor of the main building

Yes. Unlike conventional Murder Mysteries, this production is fully scripted and includes live musical numbers. While there is always an interactive element to all of our shows, we don’t rely on audience interaction to shape the show.

All ages are welcome, but at your own discretion. The shows are written for an adult audience and we do not offer discounted tickets for children.

Dinner begins after Act 1 (approximately 7:00 p.m.). As your dessert is served in Act 2, a murder is committed! At the end of Act 2, the characters engage the audience to plead their innocence as 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.

Doors open at 6:00. The show begins at 6:30 pm and the evening wraps up around 8:30 pm. The actual performance is three acts totaling 50 minutes.

Guests are seated at pre-assigned tables. The seats at those tables are not assigned, so if you arrive later, you will likely have to turn in your chair to view the show. 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 (preferably 10+ days before the date of the show) if you have a food allergy/intolerance. If you are buying for a group, please confirm allergies/intolerances with your guests and advise us.

 

Casual! Or a little dressy! Whatever you like is fine with us.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at bookings@grandriverraceway.com or (519) 846-5455 ext. 288.