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PREVIEW: The Mystery Cafe’s Murderous Mood

Patrons eating at a performance by The Mystery Cafe. Photo courtesy of The Mystery Cafe.

Murder is the holiday game at The Mystery Cafe. And not just any murder, but one involving regifting presents. This interactive, murder mystery dinner theater series (say that three times fast) is going downright homicidal as it resurrects a trio of its most popular shows for the 2022-2023 season. For those still staying in, the season includes an online interactive theatre experience.

I’ll Be Homicidal for Christmas

The Mystery Cafe season kicks off December 3rd, with a limited run of I’ll be Homicidal for Christmas at the Majestic Oaks Golf Club. This hilarious sendup of fading celebrity and the drama of behind-the-scenes television production powers up the time machine for December 23, 1978. A has-been star is betting everything on his TV Christmas Special comeback – and, naturally, bodies start piling up. Who could imagine celebrities behaving badly?

Runs December 3-30.


Alma Murder – A Killer Class Reunion

The polar vortex may come visiting in January, but the folks at Majestic Oaks will be stoking the warm fires of alumni meetups and murder. As the alumni of Mellencamp Senior High gather to mark the demolition of their old school campus with a reunion event, bodies start dropping. Are you finally ready to really show it on the dance floor? Can you find your old flame before someone stabs them?

Runs December 31, January 7, January 14, January 21, January 28.

Hollywood’s Most Wanted

Award ceremonies bring out, well, not always the best in people. Whether it’s slapping, poisoning, or stabbing, the Orson award contenders are literally dying to get their hands on the fancy statue. Can you figure out which of the world’s hottest celebrities was responsible?

Runs February 3, 4, 10, 11, 14 (Valentine’s Day), 17, 18, 24 and 25.

Across a Crowded Zoom

For those still staying in (or just not wanting to brave the cold), the Mystery Cafe season includes an online show, bookable on demand:

The suspicious death of a wealthy tycoon calls for an exceptional detective. But that call….went to voicemail.

Instead, Detective Roland Hardway is going to need your help to crack the case! But be careful, because someone in your group is a killer!

The Mystery Cafe performs at Majestic Oaks Golf Club in Ham Lake, MN.

Amy Donahue