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.

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

Grand River Raceway and Elements Casino Grand River have temporarily suspended operations as of midnight March 15, 2020.

All shows for this production are canceled and complete refunds will be issued to ticket-buyers.

This is the final production in our 2019-20 playbill. Our 2020-21 playbill will be announced this summer. Join our mailing list to ensure you’re notified.

 

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, 2020
• March 28, 2020
• April 3, 2020
• April 4, 2020

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

• Italian Wedding Soup
• Chicken Parmesan (Breaded Chicken breast topped with marinara and mozzarella cheese, then baked)
• Fettuccine Alfredo
• Vegetable Medley (Zucchini, Carrots, Cauliflower, Italian Green Beans, Lima Beans)
• Dessert: Pecan Pie

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 [email protected]

musical murder mystery show rolling stones

Past Shows

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.

This show has ended.

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

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!

This show has ended.

DATES:
• November 21, 2019
• November 22, 2019
• November 23, 2019
• November 28, 2019
• November 29, 2019
• November 30, 2019

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.

This show has ended.

DATES:
• January 17, 2020
• January 18, 2020
• January 24, 2020
• January 25, 2020

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?

This show has ended.

DATES:
• February 21, 2020
• February 22, 2020
• February 28, 2020
• February 29, 2020

Murder Mystery

Frequently Asked Questions

Refunds and credits are not issued unless a show is canceled.

A show will not be canceled due to weather unless there are significant road closures within close proximity of Grand River Raceway.

If a show is canceled, Grand River Raceway will send an email notification (through Eventbrite, our ticketing provider) to the individuals who purchased tickets. The email will include details about the refund/credit process.

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 [email protected] or (519) 846-5455 ext. 288.