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Murder Mystery
Comedy
Dinner Shows
Since 1998 public shows, mystery weekends, private and company parties and fundraisers.
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For 26 years we've been killing audiences one laugh at a time with mystery, comedy and music.

Murder Cafe is a traveling entertainment company based in the Hudson Valley area of New York State.

Our venues include restaurants, resorts and hotels, community rooms, theaters, casinos, country clubs and cruise boats in the region: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

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A note from Frank...

When I entered the world of murder mystery dinner theater, as an actor, 28 years ago, I never thought I would be writing this. Murder Cafe exceeded all expectations and broke all previous records in 2023. In our 25th year in operation we delivered 51 performances at 24 different venues. In addition to 48 "one nighters", Murder Cafe produced mystery weekends at three major resorts. I'm thrilled to report 2024 also looks extremely promising; my new calendar has already had quite a workout. Congratulations to Murder Cafe's cast and crew for our unparalleled success in 2023 and for the ongoing support of our venues and audiences. As we enter the holiday season I remain very thankful.

- Frank Marquette, Owner-Operator

PS: We are now booking 2025!

"Just spent the weekend at Congress Hall in Cape May seeing your fabulous show! It exceeded our expectations! Wonderful performance by all the actors, we loved it!. "

Janice Tardi

Cape May, New Jersey

"It is a joy to see your amazing creativity come to life and I’ve hear nothing but great things from the guests about their experience."

Brian Silver,

Mohonk Mountain House

"What a great weekend, feedback from our guests was extremely positive. Murder at the Speakeasy was awesome, we'll see you again soon!"

Nicholas DiMeglio,

The Pridwin, Shelter Island

"Frank Marquette and his team of actors have no equal. For the past 7 years their professionalism and talent sell our shows time and time again.

Brittani Thompson,

Historic Hotel Broadalbin

Read recent reviews!

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The cast of MYSTERY AT  THE INN, a Beekman Arms and Murder Cafe weekend, February 23-25, 2024

The show was absolutely fantastic. Thank you. From the very start we felt like we were part of the event. Our table was great. We met people from Hyde Park. Virginia, South Jersey. We were so impressed with the quality and the professionalism of the cast. All of them were amazing. We even got to dance the Waltz. So much fun. It's been a while since I danced it. It was a wonderful weekend. Breakfast and dinners each day so good. The Beekman Arms was beautiful. The rooms were very nice. We came from New Jersey. Murder Cafe cast, we will definitely be back. Frank thank you so much for everything you do with the show. You also interact well with the audience. You really care about the people in the audience. It was a truly wonderful event. You bring a lot of joy to the audience. Very interactive. Thank you once more for everything!

- Joseph Bionci, Clifton, New Jersey

February 26, 2024

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I checked out one of Murder Cafe's Mystery Weekends at Congress Hall in Cape May, New Jersey and it was so much fun. If you're interested in solving a murder and having a nice relaxing weekend away, check out the next Murder Cafe Mystery Weekend.

- Time Out, New York, New York

April, 2024

July Show Calendar

Saturday, July 13th

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa

220 North Road, Milton, New York

4:00 pm. Doors open at 3:30 pm

MYSTERY AT THE STARLIGHT BALLROOM

Three course dinner, cash bar and murder mystery show.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Saturday, July 20th

Old Drovers Inn

196 E. Duncan Hill Rd., Dover Plans, New York

7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm

MYSTERY AT THE STARLIGHT BALLROOM

Three course dinner, cash bar and murder mystery show.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Saturday, July 27th

Soyuzivka Heritage Center 

216 Foordmore Rd, Kerhonkson, NY

7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm

MYSTERY AT THE STARLIGHT BALLROOM

Three course dinner, cash bar and murder mystery show.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

COMING IN AUGUST...

Thursday, August 1st

The Venue Uptown

The Best Western, Washington Ave., Kingston, NY

6:30 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm
Mystery at the Starlight Ballroom
A Fundraiser for People's Place

Buffet dinner, cash bar and murder mystery show.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!

Friday, August 16th

The Historic Hotel Broadalbin

Broadalbin, New York

6:30 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm
Mystery at the Starlight Ballroom

Three course dinner, cash bar and murder mystery show.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS:

Saturday, August 17th

Hudson House Distillery

Route 9W, West Park, New York

7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm
Mystery at the Starlight Ballroom

Ala carte dinner, cash bar and murder mystery show.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS:

COMING IN OCTOBER...

Haunted Halloween High School Reunion

At a venue near you!

Mystery Weekends 2024

Murder Cafe has expanded its mystery weekend activities!

Each venue of these venues offers an original Murder Cafe production in four parts between Friday night and Sunday morning. Accommodations and meals are provided as part of the experience.

Congress Hall

Cape May, NJ

November 1-3, 2024

A Halloween mystery set in America's oldest seaside resort.

  www.caperesorts.com/congress-hall/specials

The Hampton Maid

Hampton Bays, NY

October 25-27, 2024

A Halloween mystery set in this luxurious seaside resort.

https://www.hamptonmaid.com/

The Pridwin

Shelter Island, NY

October 25-27, 2024

Mystery at the Inn

For tickets, click here: www.caperesorts.com

Welcome
to the world of interactive theater.

WHO WE ARE

Since 1998, Murder Cafe has been delighting audiences with our professional repertory company. Our team of talented performers brings live theater directly to you, delivering an extraordinary mix of skills and talents that are sure to impress. We specialize in original scripts, period costumes, and one-of-a-kind production design that will transport you to another time and place. With our expert marketing and publicity skills, we ensure the success of each event, whether it's a public or private show, scheduled year-round in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. You can find us performing at fundraising events, company parties, country clubs, and even casinos. Don't miss your chance to experience the thrill of live theater with Murder Cafe.

Our affiliated partners include...

Mohonk Mountain House

New Paltz, New York

www.mohonk.com

The Beekman Arms

Rhinebeck, New York

www.beekmandelamaterinn.com/

Congress Hall

Historic Hotel Broadalbin

The Pridwin Resort

Shelter Island, New York

www.caperesorts.com/pridwin

Hudson House Distillery

West Park, New York

www.thehudsonhouseny.com

Best Western

The Venue Uptown, Kingston, NY

www.thevenueuptown.com/

Edgewood Mansion

Kingston, New York www.huttonbrickyards.com

Curry Estate

Hopewell Junction, New York

www.curryestate.com

The Meadowbrook

New Windsor, New York

www.themeadowbrook.com

The Eldred Preserve

Eldred, New York

www.theeldredpreserve.com

Diamond Mills

Saugerties, New York

www.diamondmillshotel.com

Buttermilk Falls Inn

Howland Cultural Center

Bannerman Island

Dutchess County, New York

www.bannermancastle.org

Bethel Woods Center

Sullivan County, New York

www.bethelwoodscenter.org

Widow Jane Mine

Rosendale, New York

www.widowjanemine.com

HV Renegades

Fishkill, New York

www.milb.com/hudson-valley

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