Mystery dinner theater makes a comeback at Notre Dame Prep

Murder's In The Heir cast. (Submitted photo)

Murder’s In The Heir cast. (Submitted photo)

It’s been five years since Notre Dame Prep, located at 9701 E. Bell Road in Scottsdale, produced a drama production in dinner theater fashion.

With the NDP Players presenting “Murder’s In The Heir” by Billy St. John, this comedic whodunit, with audience participation, seemed ideal for Notre Dame Prep’s dinner theater, according to a press release.

The show times are 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct 15. The Thursday evening show will be traditional general admission seating. The Saturday matinee will be afternoon high tea theater with family-style service. The evening show is family-style dinner theater.

“It will be quite a fun evening and so different from a regular theatrical production,” said director Bonnie Wilson, NDP’s drama instructor, in the release. “Our waiters are also characters in the play.”

The waiters for the high tea and dinner theaters will give hints to the audience about who the killer might be. At all the performances, the audience will vote on who they think perpetrated the murder of billionaire Simon Starkweather, and so the audience will chose the ending for each show, the release stated.

Nearly every character in this rollicking mystery has the weapon, opportunity and motive to commit the unseen murder. Each performance could have a different ending.

Tickets are available at ndpsaints.org/boxoffice. Tickets for the Thursday night performance are $10 for adults, $5 for students. For Saturday high tea theater, admission is $15 for adults and $15 for students. Saturday evening dinner theater tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students.

“It’s great fun at a great price,” Ms. Wilson said in the release.

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