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Murder Mystery dinner theater to benefit Friends of Music

By Staff | May 5, 2017

The Friends of Music are sponsoring a murder mystery dinner theater performance at Shepherdstown’s Bavarian Inn the evening of Friday, May 19.

The event will be a fundraiser for the Friends, and everyone in the community is invited to attend.

It will combine a plated three-course dinner and an original, lighthearted murder mystery performed by Murder Mysteries Will Travel, a professional acting troupe from Winchester, Virginia.

The mystery will be entitled “Murder in the Choir Loft.” Like all the troupe’s productions, it will be a comedy that spoofs the murder mystery genre, and it will be interactive; diners will work to solve the crime, and they may play roles in the drama if they wish.

The evening will begin with hors d’oeuvres, wine and a cash bar at 6:30 p.m. This will be an opportunity to mingle with the actors, learn more about the evening’s performance, and decide whether to play a role in the performance.

There will also be a wine-pull raffle, with several dozen bottles of donated wines. All the bottles will be numbered and wrapped so their labels can’t be seen; raffle-ticket holders will get to keep the bottles that correspond with numbers they draw.

Dinner and the performance will follow at 7:15 p.m.

Dinner tickets will be $100 per person, with $45 of that amount tax-deductible. All proceeds will benefit the Friends organization and its Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra. Seating will be limited to 55 couples or 110 people.

Attire will be evening casual or your best detective outfit.

Tickets are available through the Friends website at www.friendswv.org. Or call or email the Friends office at 304-876-5765 or info@friendswv.org.

The Friends of Music is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1999 to support and promote musical excellence. It is governed by a board of directors made up of local-area citizens.

The Friends’ Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra is the only professional chamber orchestra in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and one of only three professional classical music orchestras in the state.

It was established by the Friends of Music in 2007 and has been sustained by the Friends since its inception.