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Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
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The Friends of Music are sponsoring a murder mystery dinner theater
performance at the Clarion Hotel in Shepherdstown W.Va. the evening of Friday,
May 25. The event will be a fundraiser for the Friends, and everyone in the community
is invited to attend.
It will combine a seated dinner and an original, lighthearted murder mystery
performed by Murder Mysteries Will Travel, a professional acting troupe from
Winchester, Va. The mystery will be entitled "A Melodious Murder," with a
plot revolving around the murder of an orchestra singer in the 1920s.
Like all the troupe's productions, it will be a comedy that spoofs the murder
mystery genre, and it will be interactive; diners will work to solve the
crime, and they may play roles in the drama if they wish.
The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and
wine and a cash bar. This will be an opportunity to mingle with the actors,
learn more about the evening's performance, and decide whether to play a role
in the performance.
There will also be a wine-pull raffle, with several dozen bottles of donated
wines. All the bottles will be numbered and wrapped so their labels can't be
seen; raffle-ticket holders will get to keep the bottles that correspond with
numbers they draw.
Dinner and the performance will follow at 7 p.m. A choice of entrees,
including a vegetarian option, will be available.
Dinner tickets will be $100 per person, with $45 of that amount
tax-deductible. All proceeds will benefit the Friends organization and its
Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra.
Attire will be evening casual or your best detective or 1920s outfit.
The Clarion Hotel is offering rooms to those who attend this dinner at $99
for the night.
The Friends of Music is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1999 to
support and promote musical excellence. It is governed by a board of
directors made up of local-area citizens.
The Friends' Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra is the only professional chamber
orchestra in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and one of only three
professional classical music orchestras in the state. It was established by
the Friends of Music in 2007 and has been sustained by the Friends since its