Welcome to Marriage Can Be Murder, the longest-running dinner show in Las Vegas, Nevada! It’s an interactive murder-mystery dinner show that combines suspense, humor, and dinner for an unforgettable evening of entertainment.
As the audience settles in for a night of intrigue, they become a part of the action – gathering clues, interacting with quirky characters, and putting their sleuthing skills to crack the case.
While on a trip to Las Vegas several years ago, we were guests at Marriage Can Be Murder. I have to admit, attending the show was the most fun we experienced during our trip to Las Vegas. And I say “experienced” because it is a dinner theater and the auience members take part in solving a mystery, or two. As I mentioned above, it is an interactive experience.
Wacky Characters and a Murder Mystery
The fun started even before the show began when our maître d’ came out to the line of people waiting for the performance to take our meal order. There were three choices: Chicken Marsala, Beef Brisket, or Pasta Marinara.
Once inside the venue, we took our seats. The maître d mingled among the guests and encouraged us to get to know our table mates. She also had some of us pose with others for pictures. Little did we know, those pictures would later become evidence for the mystery that would soon unfold!
Good Food and a Murderously Good Time
We started our meals with salad and drinks.
Next thing we knew, the unexpected occurred – one of the diners met an unfortunate end. It was all part of the murderous fun! As the story unfolded, two more characters soon joined the ranks of the deceased, adding to the intrigue of the evening.
Even with all of the mayhem occurring, the servers brought us our main course.
A policeman came in and questioned the audience. With the assistance of the hostess, Bertie, he questioned possible suspects. Before the end of the evening, we learned who the murderer was and his/her motive.
I would love to tell you more, but that might ruin the plot. Marriage Can Be Murder storylines and characters change every 3 months, so there will always be a new story to enjoy when you are in Las Vegas.
The actors are seriously impressive at what they do. From the nosy hostess, always thinking on her toes, to the audio whiz running the show behind the scenes, they all bring their A-game to make the experience truly engaging and entertaining.
Tips For Attending a Myster Dinner Theater
- Arrive Early: Plan to arrive a bit early to ensure you have ample time to check-in, find your seats, and get settled before the show begins. This way, you won’t miss any of the exciting opening moments.
- Get Into Character: Embrace the interactive nature of the show by getting into the spirit of things. Feel free to come dressed in a style that matches the era or theme of the show – it can add an extra layer of enjoyment to the experience.
- Participate and Interact: Don’t be shy! Engage with the actors and other guests. Your participation and interaction with the characters can influence the unfolding of the mystery and make the evening even more engaging.
- Pay Attention: Keep your detective hat on! Clues and hints might be dropped throughout the show that could help you piece together the mystery. Paying attention to the dialogue, actions, and interactions can enhance your ability to solve the case.
Marriage Can Be Murder is currently at the Orleans Hotel at 4500 W Tropicana Avenue, two miles from the strip. The recommended age is 8+, but I feel like it could be rated “T” (teen) – there are a few murders after all, plus a few adult innuendos.
Tickets and Show Time
There are three different tickets available:
- Regular Seating – $78.94 plus tax and fees and include dinner, non-alcoholic beverages, server gratuity, and the performance.
- VIP -$91.78 plus tax and fees – includes the above and priority seating along with a souvenir jello shot syringe (jello shot available with or without alcohol)
- RIP (Rest in Peace) – $109.21 plus tax and fees – includes 15 Minutes of Fame with guaranteed participation in the show, premium seating, one alcoholic beverage, a souvenir t-shirt, souvenir jello shot syringe (jello shot available with or without alcohol), and a commemorative photo.
Show times are at 7:00 pm and doors open at 6:30 pm Thursday – Tuesday. I recommend that you arrive by 5:30 to enjoy the #1 dinner theater experience in Las Vegas. The show lasts approximately 2 hours and there are two short breaks so the audience can gather clues and go to the restroom.