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“Shaky start but overall okay”

Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows
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Sleuth's Mystery Dinner Show, Orlando
Ranked #13 of 70 Concerts & Shows in Orlando
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Owner description: You are invited to step into the world of comedy, mystery and intrigue at Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows. You will mingle with unusual characters…watch out! The action is fast and the laughter is contagious as you become the detective and solve the crime through a live interrogation! You’ll enjoy appetizers, salad, choice of delicious dinner (Cornish Hen, Cheese Lasagna with or without Meatballs or Prime Rib for an additional charge), choice of mystery dessert and unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks. Fantastic group rates for parties of 15 or more. Great for all ages! Shows can also travel to the location of your choice! Call for reservations
Reviewed February 17, 2013

First time to this mystery show though they told us they have 15 different plots/shows. They do both lunch and dinner shows.

There was a little confusion when we first arrived because the ticket taker clearly didn't like her job. She also told us our tickets covered "everything". Imagine our surprise after standing at the bar waiting to order soda's when the bar tender asked for $12 for 4 drinks. He explained nothing was free until we entered the main show room. Well thanks ticket taker for that. Waiting to get in to the dining room was BORING as there's nothing really to do other than shop their gift store or pay $15 for a margarita that you have to finish before going into the dining room.

The food was good, plenty of it, and the service was OUTSTANDING.

There was some kind of problem with the sound system for the first half of the show so we couldn't hear what the actors were saying and there was a table of super drunk 20-somethings that kept talking so it was impossible to hear much. NOTHING was done to curb the rude drunks for about an hour. Then the host finally started pointing out how drunk they were getting and making fun of them. Honestly they should've been escorted out but sadly they just pissed off the rest of us with their non-stop talking. At least no one at that table threw up.

The plot was good, the audience was able to participate by having random folks called up on stage to act out a short (1 minute) scene which was hysterical. Later, after the sound system started working things got better. The host went table to table allowing us to question the actors so we could determine the killer. The ending was good and there were prizes for the people who solved the murder.

We saved a ton of money by purchasing our tickets (which turned out to be a single page "voucher" we printed) from bestoforlando.com.

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

We were not at all pleased with this show - quite pricey for what we received. We were celebrating my Mom's 90 th Birthday and she could not hear the actors - they need better or more microphones. There was a very weak plot and not many clues offered. We saw a mystery with Constance in it - who was actually expertly played by a man and the star of the show. If you want to throw money away, this is the place to do it. Advertised all you care to drink - unlimited refills - we never got any - we are not big drinkers either - and not a coffee refill either.

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Reviewed February 14, 2013

Consider this entertaining venue for dinner at least once during your Orlando visit. The food is quite good (we paid extra for the excellent prime rib) and the staff is attentive. The actors / players are talented and fun, adapting easily to the improvisation an interactive performance requires. We laughed most of the evening. We were hoping for more cleverness in the actual 'whodunit', but all the suspects had a motive and it seemed the culprit was selected on the basis of a poll of the audience. The murderer seemed to be picked based on getting the fewest audience 'votes', thus being the least likely suspect. Still, aside from the lack of cleverness in the mystery, it was great fun with an entertaining cast, and clean enough for kids.

Two suggestions: First, the Orlando tourist guidebook (free, probably at your hotel) has a sizable coupon for this show. Second, call them as soon as you get into Orlando and get the schedule. There are improv shows ala 'Who's Line is it Anyway?' and comedians interspersed with the mystery show throughout the week. You should call to get the latest schedule and plan accordingly.

Again, don't expect a 'Sherlock'-esque twisty plot, but don't let that keep you from an entertaining evening. Oh, and the parking is right out front and free, unusual for something on International Drive.

Thank Ulmubi
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

the food was very good (we upgraded to prime rib).Drinks excellent except service,got a little slow towards the end.
The plot was a little lame and could have been better.
Seating arrangement novel as you are seated with strangers..But in our case this was a plus.

Thank David J
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

Overall this is a good dinner and a show. The cast did a good job and we enjoyed ourselves. Our table was in the back but I could see fine. They do try to pack as many people as possible in there, so it can get crowded. The couple they say us next to was delightful. The food (we both had rhe Cornish hen) was actually very good. For a dinner show this is pretty standard pricing. I would do this again.

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