Murder Mystery Dinner Show in Newport
Diners become detectives during this interactive and entertaining Murder Mystery Dinner Show. Dinner starts at 6pm and is $49 per person.
Come join us for dinner and a show with a twist. An audience-participation theatrical performance by Midnite Mystery Show.
The show at Hotel Viking will be set at the Grand Opening of Hotel Viking in 1926. Hotel a Viking did open 90 years ago, but the mystery surrounding this show is fun, fictional and maybe a bit spooky!
The performance is a revival of sorts; the 21st-century incarnation of murder mystery dinners popular in the 1980s and 1990s.
Established by Chris Jason, Mario P. Neves and Corrado Marcucci, the new Midnite Mystery Show has direct ties to its precursors. Jason, Neves and Marcucci all played on the Rhode Island-area dinner theater circuit in the ’90s before going on to individual success in the entertainment industry.
“My roots are in this,” said Jason who likened the Midnite Mystery Show productions to vintage Saturday Night Live and Monty Python performances.
April 20 – Death Walks A Plank!
In 1723, the city of Newport convicted and hanged 24 sailors for acts of piracy. Fast forward to 2017, when a group of historical re-enactors check in to Hotel Viking to commemorate the event, but for one, the reenactment becomes all too real.
March 16 – Deader Than Dead: A Haunted Mystery
The Newport Ghost Society is meeting at The Viking and trying to determine if it’s actually haunted. On this night, one Ghost Society member will chase their last ghost.
February 16, 2017 – Sung To Death
A group of singers check in to Hotel Viking to compete for a recording contract. One will win; others will get jealous; and one will sing his or her last song.
January 19, 2017 – Hotel Grand Opening Murder Mystery
December 15, 2016 – Christmas Party Murder Mystery
November 17, 2016 – California or Bust Murder Mystery
California or Bust details:
Heavy on improvisation and audience engagement, “California or Bust” takes place in a saloon setting. Actors in character begin to enter the scene soon after dinner is cleared. Gradually, the audience morphs into first-person observers as they become engaged in the drama and interact with the characters in an attempt to solve a murder. Mystery lovers are encouraged to channel their best Sherlock Holmes-style problem-solving skills; a gift certificate for dinner for two at One Bellevue goes to the amateur sleuth who solves the murder.
Set in Hotel Viking’s One Bellevue, the evening begins at 6 p.m. with a fall-inspired buffet dinner including a selection of chicken, beef and seafood entrées. Actors begin to enter the scene at 7:15 p.m. for the 90-minute performance. Per-person cost for the buffet dinner and show is $49 (not including tax and gratuity). Reservations are encouraged. Call 401-848-4813.