Award-winning musical comedy

Musical Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

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.

Musical Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

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.

2018 Playbill

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.

Dates:
• September 21, 2018
• September 22, 2018 – SOLD OUT
• September 28, 2018
• September 29, 2018

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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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.

2018 Playbill

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.

Dates:
• October 19, 2018
• October 20, 2018
• October 26, 2018
• October 27, 2018

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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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

2018 Playbill

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.

Dates:
• November 22, 2018
• November 23, 2018
• November 24, 2018
• November 29, 2018
• November 30, 2018
• December 1, 2018

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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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

Murder Mystery

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 fully scripted and includes live 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.

Guests are seated at tables of 8 and the tables are assigned. 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 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.