Not all date nights have to begin with dinner and end in a movie. Of course there's nothing wrong with that 'cause I do it - quite often actually - but I confess it gets a bit dry and boring after awhile. Depending on how late it is, how tired I am or where I'm at (the list gets longer the older I get) there might be a chance we'll still hit up a cocktail lounge after the movie. If I'm not in the mood for alcohol then perhaps some place for dessert or bubble tea (Chatime #FTW). Long story short it's still the "same ol', same ol'" when it comes to date nights for most couples out there.
Well, just stop. Stop being lazy and plan a night out that's different and fun. Why not think outside the box and surprise your significant other (or first date or blind date) by taking them to a dinner theatre? Case in point: Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre (Twitter: @WhodunitTO, Facebook: Mysteriously Yours Mystery Dinner Theatre) is where you want to be.
Celebrating 27 years of hilarious, interactive murder mysteries, Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre is an ideal venue for a fun evening out. I know I made it sound like Mysteriously Yours is just for couples earlier but it's really not - I've seen families there, I've seen friends celebrating birthdays there, I've seen bachelorette parties there. At the end of the day Mysteriously Yours is suitable for any occasion and for anybody looking for an entertaining night out.
We went to see Mysteriously Yours' newest production "Speakeasy!" a couple of weeks ago. We arrived to the fabulous, tiered-level venue at 2026 Yonge Street around 6:30pm (the mystery begins at 8:00pm and continues to about 10:30pm).
How it works: the Mysteriously Yours cast with the help of the diners, act out a play, during which there is a murder and a detective leads the investigation. The audience is then challenged to determine the method, the motivation and the perpetrator of the crime.
"LITTLE CAESAR" SALAD
Romaine hearts, bacon, croutons, drizzled with creamy garlic dressing
CHEF'S SOUP CREATION - A FRESH SOUP PREPARED DAILY
Butternut squash and corn soup with coconut milk and corn salsa
THE MAIN COURSE
BRAISED BONELESS BEEF RIB MEDALLIONS
Bourbon brown gravy, smashed red potatoes and green beans
BAKED SALMON WITH ROCKEFELLER AIOLI
Spinach, garlic, fennel & lemon aioli served with yellow rice pilaf & green beans
The show starts around dessert time, where we met some colourful characters. The cast members are spread throughout the room, some even sat at the table with us.
Chatting with Doc.
Here's a guest showing Dorothy some dance moves. Not sure how that started.
Al Capone and superstar East Side Marion.
Since photography and video are prohibited during the show I'll show you what we had for dessert...
PECAN RUM TART
With whipped cream
BLACK & WHITE CAKE
Chocolate brownie with white chocolate drizzle & raspberry coulis
So WHODUNIT? Fat chance I'm gonna tell you. Go and see for yourself!
Similar to my previous experience at Mysteriously Yours two years ago, I had a lot of fun (I liked this show even better actually). "Speakeasy!" was well-written and very funny' each character stood out on their own and could have been the culprit. Although the show was set in the 1920's there were several instances where the script poked fun at current news and fads, such as Rob Ford, twerking, which I thought was hilarious :) Guests celebrating birthdays or anniversaries can be included in the mystery too! Just be sure to mention the celebration when booking.
*The show and dinner were complimentary. The opinions and views expressed on this post are my own*