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“Fun Family Outing”

Adams Mystery Playhouse
Ranked #55 of 257 things to do in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Welcome to Adams Mystery Playhouse! Colorado's ONLY full-time Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre. The best, longest running and most critically-acclaimed Murder Mystery Dinner Show in Denver! Adams Mystery Playhouse is Colorado's ONLY Mystery Dinner Theatre. Adams Mystery Playhouse in Denver CO on Denver's 7 's A-List. We're thrilled to be nominated for the Best Theater.No matter what age, guests can expect to enjoy several types of theatre during the night. Hints of melodrama, street performing, singing and flat-out-fun-interaction keep this evening moving. And, participation is as much, or as little, as you like. The five hilarious, professional actors weave together a story that youre sure never to forget. Costumes are welcomed for guests, but not required. Parking is free and the facility is handicapped accessible. Shows are Friday and Saturday nights, with Sundays, Thursdays and lunches for the public also available. Private group parties are welcomed any night or weekday, but may be at a higher price. The food consists of a yummy one-entree buffet, catered by Bella Basil, a partner company with the Cuellars for the last 14 years. Upgraded menu items are available for private groups. The cash bar is full-service and bar tabs may be run for larger parties. For corporate team-building events, birthday parties, school field trips, holiday parties, date nights any reason to bring a group together and have fun, Adams Mystery Playhouse is the place for you. Get ready to have the crime-of-your-life!
Reviewed January 10, 2013

The evening was a great way for 3 generations to enjoy an evening together. My shy 12yr old granddaughter was laughing out loud and having a grand time. The actors were great at improv. The buffet dinner was a family style affair, not fine dining, but it was a perfect time for the cast to pick audience members for participation. The participation and interaction with the audience was great fun and made the evening memorable.

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Reviewed December 9, 2012

The more one particpates here, the better the show is. The actors were actually the best part of the show, and the interaction begins once you walk in. Expect the actors to be in character as soon as you enter, and interact with them as they perform. Food was ok, drinks were ok (cheaper than most places where $8-10 drinks seem to be the new normal). Facilities (due to the age of the building) are limited, but they do a good job of telling you about their limitations. The food is catered and buffet style. If it is busy, seating is extremely tight (the bigger the audience, the better the show will be though). We went as a business trip, and it was good for the group of 10 of us.

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Reviewed October 22, 2012

As you enter the mansion you have the opportunity to take a "ghost tour" ($3 per person). If you're bored while waiting for the doors to open or like to view the upstairs of the mansion, go ahead and take the tour but it's not really worth it, even if it is only $3. While waiting, the bar is cash but then open after dinner begins. They also have scavenger hunt while waiting, so there is another option.
The dinner is buffet style; salad, fruit and main course. The main course was ok, nothing to rave about.
The show was very good, though it's based upon having an open sense of humor and audience participation. If you're good w/that, you'll be sure to have a great time.
Desert is served towards the end of the show, which was a tray of brownies and cream puffs.
We had a great evening full of laughs!

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Reviewed October 17, 2012

The catered dinner was okay, served buffet style you could take as much as you wanted, but overall it was a little on the bland side. However, the show made up for what the dinner lacked. The improv abilities of the actors was amazing and had the whole crowd in stitches most of the evening. Come ready to interact as the actors really canvas the entire dining room to get a broad sampling of audience participation. A very fun evening that the whole family can enjoy, though some of the material was on the PG-13 side, over-all, the risque comments usually went right over the heads of the younger ones in the audience.

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Reviewed October 16, 2012

I have been to the Adams Mystery Playhouse twice now. Most recently, my family attended Saturday, October 13, 2012. I have had two fantastic experiences. This is a dinner theater so when you first arrive, you can drink from the bar (made from a real casket because, after all, the house used to be a mortuary) and mingle with the actors. Then you go into dinner where the show begins. There is a ton of audience participation. The actors did a great job involving my 6 year-old as he was one of the younger members in the audience on the night of our most recent attendance. Both my husband and my 6-year old laughed the entire time. The actors are quick on their feet and it is their play on what the audience says and does that makes the show so funny. At the end, you try to figure out "who done it." You really have to pay attention to solve the mystery, but even if you dont, it is still fun. I look at the most recent negative review and don't really understand where that person is coming from. Yeah, some of the chairs dont face the stage because you sit at a ROUND table. However, while you are eating, the actors are not on the stage. They are mingling with the guests. When dinner is finished and the show is about to begin, the owner personally walks from table to table reminding guests who don't face the stage to turn their chairs around. Drinks are great. Food is good. It is catered and there is plenty of it. My guess is that this negative reviewer is posting sour grapes because he or she couldn't solve the mystery!! Anyway, this is fun for the entire family. I have a 16 year old and a 6 year old. The entire family is excited to catch the Christmas show when it comes out. My husband, who is not a big fan of anything theater related said this is one of his favorite places to go in Colorado. You don't want to miss this one. It is quirky, memorable and a whole lot of fun! (By the way, the first time I attended, I brought along a work colleague who is also now hooked and takes her family to every show. And, I should mention that I have to drive 1 1/2 hours just to get there!)

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