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Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre “Murder is in the Air” Coming to Old Church Theatre

December 29th, 2014
– Limited tickets will be released starting January 2 for Dakota Prairie Regional Center for the Arts’ (DPRCA’s) short run production of Murder is in the Air, a comedy-mystery-whodunit interactive dinner theatre experience, opening January 23rd at the Old Church Theatre in New Rockford.

The show is set on New Year’s Eve 1928 at an elegant dinner party aboard the zeppelin “Colossus” as it floats towards New York City. The theatre’s guests are part of the production, all passengers aboard the airship, while cast members and dinner staff perform their roles all around them. As the mystery progresses, every zany character appears more guilty than the last – can you spot the murderer before the detective?

As part of the production, guests will receive a full dinner including hors d’oeuvres, a spring mix salad, entrée (choice of beef tips with gravy and garlic mashed potatoes or wild rice stuffed chicken breast with a béchamel sauce), beverage and dessert. The theatre’s own Jack’s Tavern bar will be open during the show, offering a range of wine, beer, and spirits.

The show is being staged as a collaborative project by the staff of DPRCA. The all-veteran cast includes Elliott Schwab, Jared Kolles, Erin Greiner, Jessica Dillon, Natasha Woitzel-Kolles, Joel Schock, Jon Johnson, and Kerstin Allmaras. DPRCA’s Managing Director, Deb Belquist, says, “Our organization has so much talent right here under our own roof, we thought a fun, light production like this would be a great way to keep the stage lights on and offer something new without cutting into rehearsal time for our big spring show.”

Murder is in the Air will run at the Old Church Theatre - 529 Central Ave in New Rockford – at 6:30 p.m. for four nights only: January 23, 24, 30, and 31. Tickets are on sale now at the box office at (701) 947-2174; please have entrée selections ready when making reservations. All dinner theatre tickets are $45. Guests are invited, but not required, to dress appropriately for the fancy 1928 dinner party theme of the show.

Volunteers and ushers for shows are always needed and welcome. To connect with DPRCA, visit our website at or find us on Facebook at “Dakota Prairie Regional Center for the Arts” for the most up-to-date photos, video clips, and updates.


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