January Community Circle Players

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre—Back By Popular Demand!

Assistant director Al Weigel and producer Connie Ward (photo by Shawne Cryderman)

Andrea Molberg

The spring Community Circle Players (CCP) murder mystery dinner production Spook Light Legacy is well on its way to being ready for prime time. Scripts have arrived, auditions were held in early January, and coordination activities are in full swing. Much to the delight of theatre patrons, new delicious menu options will be offered.

This season’s director Shawne Cryderman is excited to have both talented and enthusiastic Al Weigel (assistant director) and Connie Ward (producer) on her team, and they are delighted to be there. Al shared, “After having acted in the past three CCP productions, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to broaden my involvement in SaddleBrooke theatre.” CCP veteran Connie, who has filled acting and directing roles in multiple CCP productions, is expanding her theater experience by stepping into the producer spot for Spook Light Legacy. There is no doubt that CCP and SaddleBrooke audiences will benefit.

Find out what is and what is not what it seems in this original “Who done it?” The show takes place in the lobby of a dilapidated hotel whose elderly innkeepers, the Goodrests, are trying to determine which of their two ingrate children is most qualified to inherit the 100-year-old family business with its share of history and a number of resident ghostly spirits. To give their father the information he needs to put the right person’s name in the will (plus weed out the good from the evil), the adult children are invited home for a dramatic family gathering.

CCP productions are always a crowd favorite, so mark your calendar for an evening of intrigue, comedy, and the opportunity to solve this mystery! Performances will be held six nights from March 25 to 31 (no show on Tuesday, March 28) at the SaddleBrooke TWO MountainView Ballroom.

Tickets sales will be online and begin Wednesday, Feb. 15, via the SaddleBrooke TWO Calendar of Events website. The “no lines and no waiting” process lets your computer mouse do the work. Simply go to tickets.saddlebrooketwo.com and find Spook Light Legacy. The cost of the live show, three-course meal, and processing fee is $59. After lengthy deliberation, CCP raised prices for the first time in six years “because we want an excellent, delicious, enjoyable meal in this economic time of inflation.”

Thanks to the Sound System Replacement project, the new system is compatible with the T-loop for those with hearing issues. Because of the way that the T-loop is hardwired into the building, the best T-loop areas of the MountainView Ballroom will be closer to the walls, as opposed to the center of the room. For more information, please contact CCP co-founders Susan Sterling at [email protected] or Shawne Cryderman at [email protected].

See you there!