This week I got together with a great group of ladies from my lady bloggers group and headed over to the Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show. I will be honest, I was hesitant. I have been to a themed dinner show that won’t be named in the area and I was very unhappy with it. The idea of Sleuths was just too appealing to this mystery loving Sherlock fan. I decided to risk the worst in hopes of the best. I will tell you before I say anything else, I was not disappointed in the slightest! Now let me tell you a little more about my experience and what made it so great!
What is Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show?
Sleuths is a 2 1/2 hour mystery dinner show in Orlando. It has been running for 25 years and rotates out 13 original scripts to give you a new experience each time you visit.
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The cast of each show is filled with amazing actors with a true ability to get in character and make you believe that you really are in the location you are supposed to be visiting. The four actors in the picture above were in my show and I have to say I was blown away by them. They were simply hilarious. In talking to some of them afterwards I found out that they also star in shows around the Orlando area.
You will start your evening by entering a dining room and joining in the story at hand. I really enjoyed this part of the evening. We were able to interact with a few of the characters and take pictures. We really had a great time and I was so impressed with how well each character stayed in character no matter what was thrown at them before the show.
After the dining room is filled with the guests the show will begin. Make sure to pay attention. The solution to the crime could come from the most insignificant detail. Thankfully, you will have a sheet to take notes as you watch the show.
After the first portion of the show is complete you will enjoy a great dinner.
I chose the cornish game hen with stuffing and cranberry sauce. It was fantastic. The portions were perfect without overfilling me. The flavor on the chicken was sweet but it was balanced out by the stuffing.
You can also choose a Lazagna with meatballs if you prefer.
One of the people in our party was vegan and the Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show did a great job providing her with a wonderful meal. Not only was it beautiful, she told me it was delicious.
While you eat you will be challenged to discuss the crime at hand. Who do you think did it and why? Come up with one question from your table to interrogate the witnesses on the stage. This part of the show is improvised and it is absolutely hilarious!
There were three options for dessert but I decided to try out the Strawberry shortcake and I was not disappointed. It was delicious without being too rich.
My friend shared a bite of her Key Lime Pie with me and I am glad I chose the strawberry shortcake. I was spoiled by a Miami Key Lime Pie that is a little more tart. That being said, if you like a sweeter Key Lime Pie you will love the one served.
The Wrap Up
During dessert you will be given a chance to choose the villain. Make sure to vote carefully. A correct answer could work in your favor.
What’s included in admission?
With your admission you will get dinner, dessert, unlimited beer and wine, unlimited soft drinks, and hors d’oeuvres before the show.
What they don’t offer
I think it’s important to point out the one thing you won’t find at the Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show. You will not find an overly pushy sales environment. Once you pay to get in everything is covered. I had one group photo taken and the offer was made to buy pictures. However, there was no hard selling. The lack of constant sales pitches during the show made the show the perfect environment to relax and immerse in the experience.
Find out More
You can find out all about the Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show and all of the great shows they offer by visiting their website at Sleuths.com. Make sure to check out all the other show options they have available including a New Years Eve event and a Rocky Horror Picture Show performance coming in October.
Who should go?
This event is great for many ages. If your child is old enough to ask what certain innuendo means and you are not ready to answer questions you may want to enjoy this event without them. Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show even has group offerings. You can find out more here.
Have you been to Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show?
I would love to hear about your experience in the comments. Do you solve the crime? I falsely accused someone but maybe you were more lucky!