Murder Me Always Mystery Dinner Theatre

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Murder Me Always Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre September 25-29


Murder Me Always
Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Presented by Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre

Wednesday | September 25
Thursday | September 26
Friday | September 27
Saturday | September 28
Doors open at 5:30 pm
Dinner begins at 6:15 pm
Show begins at 7:15 pm

Sunday | September 29

Doors open at 11:30 am
Dinner begins at 12:15 pm
Show begins at 1:15 pm

BDACT Fine Arts Center – Encore Hall
Tickets: $55

Presented by arrangement with Play-Dead Murder Mysteries.

Content: General

Directed by Kevin Luebke


Monday | August 5 | 7–9 pm
Wednesday | August 7 | 7–9 pm
BDACT Fine Arts Center—Encore Hall

Do you like to mix mystery with comedy? Do you like to use subtlety to help an audience figure out whodunnit? Are you looking for a chance to be on stage with limited rehearsal time? Are you free from September 25 to September 29?

Then it sounds like you should audition for “Murder Me Always!”

Building off the success of last year’s “Sound of Murder” murder mystery, we’re once again staging a murder mystery dinner show. We’ll have about two rehearsals per week leading up to the show.

Auditions will be in Encore Hall on August 5 and 7 from 7 pm to 9 pm Please try to arrive as close to 7 pm as possible. We’ll find out what part(s) you’re interested in, and you’ll read a couple of short scenes. We’re interested in seeing the energy and elocution you can bring to a character, as well as your ability to change the reading based on direction. 

“Murder Me Always” focuses on a local theater putting on a murder mystery. Badly. Unfortunately, there have been a string of murders under similar circumstances, and the play quickly goes further awry when the murderer strikes again.

Character Descriptions

Detective Joe Mamet (male, 30s to early 50s): Our detective is living in modern times, but his personality is straight out of a 1940s murder noir picture. He’s slightly out of place and usually kept away from the public.

Wanda Hawthorne (female, played as under 40): Our Femme Fatale is both stern and sweet.

Fritz Fontaine (male, roughly the same undefined age as Dolores): He is a pompous actor who is used to being a star and being treated like one.

Drew Graham (male, played as in his 40s): A former rocker, he’s joined the local theater to meet ladies.

Henry (male, played as over 60): He’s an older, bumbling, forgetful actor who has been in hundreds of plays.

Trixie (female, played as under 40): Trixie is the assistant director for the theater production. She’s eager to please, but also has an edge.

Muffy (female, young lovebird): She’s an actor who is spoiled. She also tends to over-act in her performances.

Blake (male, young lovebird): Another over-actor. He comes across as slightly shady.

Dolores (female, roughly the same undefined age as Fritz): She’s described as  a typical loner cat lady. 

Cab Driver (any): The cab driver is a typical NY cabbie with a world of patience. 

Director (any): The unnamed director is controlling and has a slight temper. May be played by the same performer as Cab Driver, or could be an ideal role for someone new to the stage wanting a little stage time and the opportunity to observe the process.



  • BDACT Box Office
    117 W. Maple Ave., Beaver Dam (920-885-6891)
    Tuesday & Thursday 10 am–4 pm

Volunteers are needed
to usher, sell tickets, and concessions.


Choice of Seared Chicken in a Sundried Tomato Cream Sauce – or –
Mushroom + Walnut Stuffed Zucchini with Sun Dried Tomato Cream
Garden Salad & Dressing
Rolls with Flavored Whipped Butter
Garlic Parmesan Risotta
Saute of Fresh Green Bean
Strawberry Pretzel Parfait

About the Show

BDACT Fine Arts Center brings you another exciting dinner theater experience this fall! If you missed your chance to see last season’s show, The Sound of Murder, now is the time to secure your tickets to see Murder Me Always. Set in an actual theater, this play centers around a struggling amateur acting troupe that chooses to stage a murder mystery show to boost attendance. However, during their awful performance, their director is actually murdered. As an audience member, you’ll be challenged to solve the mystery before the final reveal! Will this “real” murder mystery be any better than the fake one? Is art imitating life? Is the play really the thing? Is this the original play that went wrong?

Directed by Kevin Luebke

Produced by Jennifer Bohlig and Jill Kaufmann