Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A Superhero Sized Murder Mystery Awaits at Mysteriously Yours {review}

I love a good mystery, and I love a good night out too! Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre, in midtown Toronto, provides both, with excellent food, delicious signature cocktails, and lots of fun. Their current show is "Superhero! A Bam! Zap! Pow! Murder Mystery." Set at the big Superhero Convention, the cast of characters are reminiscent of many superheros we all know and love, without infringing copyright, and they play up those similarities as the night goes on. There's even a brief rendition of "Let It Go," prompted by the lovely Frozina.

There's a murder (of course), a villian, and a web of complicated relationships that emerge over time, which all the fans and guests must interpret to find the clues and expose the killer. The investigation is led by Canadian Shield, a truly patriotic and completely Canadian hero who wields power over his enemies with the simple exclamation, "Please!" Other characters - Axoria (fierce), El Chihuahua Furioso (passionate), Frozina (sweet and mild), Wondering Woman (a little batty), and the villain - The Rat.

The audience is actively involved in the evening's escapades, interacting with the cast as they visit each table before the show begins, and even being recruited to take small parts in the show. (You can politely decline if you are shy, of course.) If a member of your party is celebrating a birthday, engagement, anniversary, etc., you can arrange for a special shout-out as well. Everyone is encouraged to take note of clues as the evening progresses, and at the end you can complete a ballot with your conclusion on whodunit.

The show is entertaining and lively, and may go hilariously off-script from time to time. It is cheesy, as dinner theatre generally is, but in the best of ways, with lots of laughs. And while you are enjoying the show, you also get to enjoy a fabulous 3 course meal prepared by Executive Chef Justine Voutt. Choose between soup and salad, add a fish/chicken/meat/vegetarian entree, then finish with one of the dessert options.

Beef Tostadas - scrumptious, with just the right spice
Dulce de Leche Pot de Creme - I *may* have licked the bowl

So, whodunit? I'll never tell. You'll have to attend to find out. But, for the record, I did figure it out :)

Mysteriously Yours is Toronto's only interactive murder mystery dinner theatre, and is located at 2026 Yonge St. Shows are Friday and Saturday nights, with a monthly Wednesday matinee and select Thursday performances. The shows are meant for adults, with some suggestive references, but children 6 and over are permitted to attend at parental discretion. It is recommended for ages 10 and up. For all the details on upcoming performances, and to order tickets, please visit You can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets to this event to facilitate my review. All opinions on this blog, as always, remain my own.

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