7/15/2013 2:58:00 PM Wine murder mystery dinner theater returns to Blazin' M Ranch
The Blazin' M's talented troupe will come together again to portray some zany and memorable characters, including Detective Dandy, singer Cheri Chardonnay, stranger Al Catraz, along with Chef Cookie, wine snob Franc Bacchus and Jacque B. Nimble with his new bride Marilyn Merlot and even some unsuspecting guests who could be questioned as suspects.
Mystery and mayhem will once again fill the barn Aug. 9 when Cottonwood's Blazin' M Ranch presents their second in a series of themed Murder Mystery Dinner Shows, "Whose Vine Is It Anyway?"
This wine-themed evening event, featuring special complimentary wine tasting provided by Arizona Stronghold Winery, is sure to be a side-splitting outlet for the investigative persona in all of us.
As guests enter the dining queue, they will "witness" some interactive scenes that provide clues to help them guess the cold-blooded culprit of the night.
Performing to a sold-out venue last month for their second annual Father's Day Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, the returning all-star cast featuring five of Sedona and the Verde Valley's most acclaimed actors, singers and musicians.
Tom & Shondra have entertained audiences with their own shows across the U.S. and continue to be local favorites performing in a variety of venues.
Mike Gilbert is best known and loved in the Verde Valley as a talented, composer, guitarist, singer and sound designer.
Audiences have enjoyed Brad Robert's performances in acting and singing roles in venues around the Verde Valley including Canyon Moon Theatre.
Dev Ross, an actress, singer and a former writer for Disney, is currently writing morning shows for Mattel and has two film scripts under consideration by Fox Searchlight and a subsidiary of Lionsgate.
This talented local troupe will come together again to portray some zany and memorable characters, including Detective Dandy, singer Cheri Chardonnay, stranger Al Catraz, along with Chef Cookie, wine snob Franc Bacchus and Jacque B. Nimble with his new bride Marilyn Merlot and even some unsuspecting guests who could be questioned as suspects.
It will be up to the guests to vote during the Guilty Pleasures dessert service as to who they believe is the culprit. Prizes will be awarded to the persons drawn from those who correctly guess who dared to commit such a dastardly deed.
These include admission tickets to Out of Africa, the regular cowboy dinner show at The Blazin' M Ranch, along with contributions from other local merchants, activities and attraction. Grand prize, valued at over $500, includes a VIP helicopter Ride & Ranch Combo for two from Arizona Helicopter Adventures.
A keepsake custom branded wine glass and "Menus for Murder" outlining the evening's itinerary will be provided upon check-in at 5 p.m. when sleuthing begins. While enjoying the tractor pull, museum, shooting gallery, gift shops, wine tasting and other libations in the Copper Spur Saloon and the Spirited Stirrup, attendees will hone their detective skills as they watch for clues to unfold during these pre-dinner activities and attractions. The dinner bell rings at 6:15 p.m., and the suspense continues until 8:30.
Tickets are now available for this outrageous Wine Tasting Murder Mystery Dinner Show (rated PG).
Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Blazin' M Ranch in Cottonwood at 928-634-0334 or 800-937-8643. Adults: $35.95 +tax. www.blazinm.com