Murder Mystery Troupe


Repost from the Montgomery Advertiser: One of the nation’s top theater troupes will perform “Till Death Do Us Part” on Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. at Pike Road Town Hall. Dinner will be provided by A Catered Affair during an evening presented by the Pike Road Arts Council.

All actors are a part of the stellar Murder Mystery Company, said Kadie Crowell with the Town of Pike Road.

“This group was founded in Michigan and is now known as the nation’s number one interactive theater troupe, performing weekly across the country,” she said. “Shows feature highly-skilled performers from all across the country.”

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the Town Hall. The phone number at Town Hall is 272-9883.

Crowell said the audience will not just be sitting and soaking it in.

“The unique aspect of attending one of these shows is that nearly every audience member will play a role. The actors will interact with attendees prior to the show starting and will then choose a ‘victim,’ a ‘murderer’ and other necessary characters. You won’t have a clue who you are until the end of the show,” Crowell said. “With a delicious dinner and award-winning entertainment, this evening will be to die for. With tickets only $30 each, this may be the cheapest Valentine’s date people have ever had.”

The event will be held upstairs at the Town Hall, where about 90 people can be seated. Catered Affair is located in the heart of Pike Road Station along with the Butcher Block. The caterer is Tammy Griffin, who lives in Pike Road. Crowell said what the company has planned is sure to please, especially on Valentine’s Day.

“The theme ‘Til Death Do Us Part’ is perfect for Valentine’s Day. Before the happy couple can pronounce their vows, the police have pronounced a death and created a nuptial nightmare. This interactive show is full of mystery and mayhem that will leave guests trading clues and determined to help the happy couple solve the mystery before their wedding hour passes,” Crowell said.

Patty Payne, the town’s coordinator for the council, said the event will be the third dinner theater sponsored by the arts promotion team.

“The Town of Pike Road Arts Council was formed in 2012 as a part of the town’s ENHANCE initiative to increase residents’ quality of life. This thriving organization sustains, encourages and inspires the arts and cultural opportunities within the Town of Pike Road and in the surrounding communities,” Payne said.

Payne said the first gathering included a local professional storyteller, and the second featured a local author who talked about growing up in the Pike Road area. Upcoming events include the Third Annual Art Market that will be held at Town Hall on March 7. This art market will include approximately 20 vendors who will offer various types of art for sale.

The council also sponsors local artists who teach a variety of lessons ranging from oil painting to rug hooking. The recently formed Pike Road Town Singers is the newest branch of the arts council. The group of local men and women made their debut at the annual Veterans Memorial ceremony and later performed at the Pike Road Christmas tree lighting, Payne said.

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