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 in the Lighthouse Restaurant at Grand River Raceway as fab songs and hilarity abounds in this unique, killer night-out with your family and friends.

Musical Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

2019 Playbill

The Winter/Spring shows in our 2019 Playbill feature three exciting new productions and an encore run of Get Fit Or Die Trying: An ’80s Musical Murder Mystery.

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.

• Doors open at 6:00 pm
• Show begins at 6:30 pm
• Held in the Lighthouse Restaurant
• Tickets $59 (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.

Our Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Playbill will be announced on May 1, 2019.

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Killer Costumes

Win 2 free tickets
to another show

Come in costume! At each show, we award 2 free tickets to a future production. To win, dress in the theme of the show. The cast picks the winner of the costume contest at the end of the night. Fun!

A Killer Gift

The gift of fun.

Gift Tickets can be redeemed for any show in our Spring 2019 season (January – May).

BUYER: Purchase gift tickets by calling (519) 846-5455 ext. 247 (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.

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Get Fit or Die Trying:
An 80’s Musical Murder Mystery (ENCORE)

Set in the mid-’80s, superstars Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and Freddie Mercury join forces with Richard Simmons for a live aerobics telethon. But, the good cause quickly becomes an exercise in fatality.

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

PROMO CODE: Save $3/ticket when you buy before Jan. 1/19. Use promo code 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.

Roast Beef Dinner

• Bread Rolls
• Butternut Squash Soup
• Mixed Greens Salad (V) (GF) with choice of Balsamic, Vinaigrette or Cream Dressing
• Roast Beef & Gravy with Roasted Potatoes, Baby Carrots & Green Beans
or
• Vegetarian Chili with Rice (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

Bring Your Alibis ...

Hotel California:
An Eagles Musical Murder Mystery

It was the album that defined the 1970’s, crafted by country-rock superstars at the zenith of their powers. But its slick production and smooth harmonies betray the band’s inner turmoil. What a nice surprise! Bring your alibis.

DATES:
• February 22, 2019 BUY TICKETS
• February 23, 2019 BUY TICKETS
• March 1, 2019 BUY TICKETS
• March 2, 2019 BUY TICKETS

PROMO CODE: Save $3/ticket when you buy before Jan. 1/19. Use promo code 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.

Chicken Dinner

• Bread Rolls
• Butternut Squash Soup
• Mixed Greens Salad (V) (GF) with choice of Balsamic, Vinaigrette or Cream Dressing
• Chicken Breast in a Mushroom Sauce with Roasted Potatoes, Baby Carrot, Broccoli & Cauliflower
or
• Vegetarian Chili with Rice (V) (GF)
• Chocolate Creme Pie
• 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

Take A Chance On Me

S.O.S:
The ABBA Musical Murder Mystery

Four Swedes. Two women. Two men. The world’s biggest pop group, embarking on their first (and only) world tour. What could possibly go wrong?

DATES:
• April 5, 2019 BUY TICKETS
• April 6, 2019 BUY TICKETS
• April 12, 2019 BUY TICKETS
• April 13, 2019 BUY TICKETS

PROMO CODE: Save $3/ticket when you buy before Jan. 1/19. Use promo code 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.

Roast Pork Dinner

• Bread Rolls
• Vegetable Soup
• Mixed Greens Salad (V) (GF) with choice of Balsamic, Vinaigrette or Cream Dressing
• Roast Pork & Gravy with Roasted Potatoes, Baby Carrots & Green Beans
or
• Vegetarian Chili with Rice (V) (GF)
• Chocolate Mousse
• 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

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A Killer Night Out

The Best Of Five Years:
A Musical Cabaret & Dinner

There’s no murder (or mystery) but this cabaret show and dinner will commemorate the 5th anniversary of our killer Musical Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre productions. Enjoy your favourite songs and performances from past Musical Murder Mystery shows, including hits from Elvis, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, and many more.

DATES:
• May 3, 2019 BUY TICKETS
• May 4, 2019 BUY TICKETS
• May 10, 2019 BUY TICKETS
• May 11, 2019 BUY TICKETS

PROMO CODE: Save $3/ticket when you buy before Jan. 1/19. Use promo code 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.

Maple Chicken Dinner

• Bread Rolls
• Broccoli Soup
• Mixed Greens Salad (V) (GF) with choice of Balsamic, Vinaigrette or Cream Dressing
• Maple Chicken Breast with Roasted Potatoes, Baby Carrot, Broccoli & Cauliflower
or
• Vegetarian Chili with Rice (V) (GF)
• Apple Crumble Pie
• 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 – SOLD OUT
• November 23, 2018 – SOLD OUT
• November 24, 2018 – SOLD OUT
• November 29, 2018 – SOLD OUT
• November 30, 2018 – SOLD OUT
• December 1, 2018 – SOLD OUT

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

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

All Musical Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre shows are held in the Lighthouse Restaurant, which is in the building beside the main building (just a few steps west).

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, a 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 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 (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.

Our buffet dinner is designed to include an entree option suitable for many moderate allergies and intolerances. If the listed substitute is not a suitable option, we will do our best to present another option within the confines of our dinner format. If you have severe allergies/intolerances, you may also opt to bring your own meal with you, or eat beforehand. Please note that under these circumstances, we cannot offer a discounted ticket price.

Casual! Or a little dressy! Whatever you like 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!)

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at bookings@grandriverraceway.com or (519) 846-5455 ext. 247.