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2023 Shows

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A Recipe to Die For

Four celebrity bakers, Phyllo La Grasso, Gioia Del Monte, Becky Bay and Guy Fury, will compete for the position of Pastry Chef at your restaurant. Each will be asked to prepare an original Valentine’s Day dessert recipe, and each new concoction will be tasted and rated. On hand to oversee the bake-off will be Danny Glaze, the master of ceremonies, and celebrated food critic Francine Lydecker, who, along with several audience members, will act as judges. Murder is also on the menu and it will take a visit from local CSI investigators to determine whodunit and why.

Available now!

Murder at the Speakeasy

Infamous bootlegger Dutch Schultz has opened a new speakeasy, the Abba Dabba Club, to give girlfriend Lu Lu a place to sing but flapper Rosie isn’t having it. You’ll dance, dine and gulp the best hooch anywhere until tempers flair, bullets rain and the law shows up. One body will fall and it doesn’t look like the Charleston did it.


Performed in March 2023 Mohonk Mountain House as part of their Mystery Weekend and available anytime.

Murder at the Mansion

The year is 1890 and the Vanderbilts dominate Hudson Valley society. Your evening begins when Frederick and Mrs. Vanderbilt host a summer garden party; you'll mingle with their wealthy neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. John Astor IV, as well as Vassar professor Percy Longfellow. You'll be fussed over by loyal butler, Horace, and fortune-hunting maid, Charlene. Katherine Kerry, a reporter on the scene, observes much more than glitz and gaiety when she witnesses a murder.

Beginning April 2023, this show is available and can be customized for any historic venue

Vaudeville Frolic of 1923

This vintage variety show features a master of ceremonies and 9 outstanding acts. This all-star, road show extravaganza includes song, dance, comedy, music, sketches, novelties, curiosities and more. Allow yourself to be enchanted by an art form we are all indebted to! Before Broadway, before Hollywood there was vaudeville, and it flourished in every city and every town in America. And now, it’s back!

Beginning July 2023, this nostalgic delight will be available for public and private party performances.

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The Murderous Monster Mash-up

It's a Halloween reunion of all of your favorite guys and ghouls.! But wait, is that the Wolfman's gal on Dracula's arm? It seems like everyone's patience is as thin as the veil between the living and the dead. The dead can't die again...or can they?

Our 2023 Halloween mystery dinner show will be available for your private event or company party on October 1st.

And, our year would not be complete without...

A Christmas Carol

Yes, A Christmas Carol. Murder Cafe has been performing a dinner theater version of this holiday classic since 2000. Now in its 23rd year, this family show is a tribute to the spirit of a traditional holiday. You will experience the joy of Christmas as you're invited to feast with the Cratchit family including Bob, Mrs. Cratchit, Belinda and everyone‘s favorite - Tiny Tim. In scenes right of out Dickens’ classic book, you’ll be treated to visits from Ebenezer Scrooge, his Nephew Fred, the Man of Goodwill, the ghost of Jacob Marley and the three spirits of Christmas. In addition, holiday carolers will entertain at your table.

Now booking 2023 public performances.

These popular shows are always available for private company parties, fundraising events and just because!

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Murder at the Mic

You’re invited to enter the glamorous and cutthroat world of karaoke competition. Someone is killing the contestants at your annual Karaoke Clash. Jock Monte Bloch will invite audience members to sing from a pre-selected playlist. The contestants competing for the trophy include punk rocker Jools, hard rocker Judd, Broadway diva Berdie Zimmerman, lounge legend Jerry Saks and America’s sweetheart April-May.


Murder at the Mic is one of our most popular whodunits, and one that premiered in 2012. Perfect for your company party. 

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Murder Mystery Improv Show!

It's interactive and new for 2022. Invite four professional stand-up comics to your next event. They will work with your guests, or audience, on creating a complete whodunit on the spot. Using suggestions the comics will create theme, characters, plot, and a murder and a motive. As with all Murder Cafe shows it's a whodunit but not scripted.

A perfect show for a private or company party or just because!

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A game show your guests will die for!

You supply two cunning contestants. Mobster Big Mo, the emcee, will have your contestants try to match the answers to fill-in-the-blank questions with six celebrity panelists. There’s enough drama out there, how can you not love this?

A perfect show for a private or company party or just because!

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Twisted Cabaret

Music, Comedy and a Touch of Mayhem!

Twisted Cabaret showcases the very best in live music and comedy – a campy fusion of classic American songs with cutting edge and old-school comedy and audience interaction. This roller coaster ride of a variety show features the vocal stylings of Lydia, wickedly funny business, keyboard wizardry and knockout punches by our emcee. This hot show begins and ends with a bang. Don’t miss it!


This show can be customized for any event.

MURDER CAFE: 25 Years! 27 Original Plays! 1000 Performances!
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