Dinner and a Murder: Audience Becomes Part of the Show

Looking to add a little mystery to dinner?  Murder Mystery: Hollywood Homicide at Dutch’s Daughter might meet your needs.

The Murder Mystery, under the Whodunnit for Hire flagship, is an immersive event that combines the thrill of a murder mystery with a three-course meal. The event is 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, at Dutch’s Daughter in Frederick. Cost is $85 per ticket plus tax and gratuity.

Wendy Olenik, writer and organizer of the Hollywood Murder Mystery dinner and Whodunnit for Hire, said the objective of a Hollywood Homicide Murder Mystery dinner is to engage guests in an interactive storytelling experience.

As the evening progresses, participants use their deductive skills to uncover clues, interrogate suspects, and piece together the puzzle of the crime. With each revelation, the plot thickens, creating an atmosphere of suspense and anticipation.  Olenik said she loves working with the mystery genre.

“I love to see people smile and hear them laugh,” she said. “It makes my heart sing. It is good for my soul.”

Olenik has an undergraduate degree in theater and a master’s degree in business. She has Whodunnit for Hire mystery events since 2005. Wendy’s Whodunnit for Hire events include a multitude of themes such as “1920s, 1950s, 1980s, CLUE, Wild West, Pirates and more.” She says attending the Hollywood Homicide event this Friday would be a good replacement for those non-shoppers on Black Friday.

One of the key elements that make a Hollywood Homicide Murder Mystery dinner so captivating is the attention to detail in recreating the ambiance of a real crime scene. The event organizers go to great lengths to design an alluring setting, complete with elaborate decorations, props, and costumes that transport guests into the world of the story. This meticulous attention to detail enhances the overall experience, making participants feel like they are part of a thrilling Hollywood production.

Moreover, a Hollywood Homicide Murder Mystery dinner offers participants the opportunity to showcase their acting skills and immerse themselves in their assigned characters Each guest is encouraged to fully embrace their role, bringing their character to life, and interacting with others in character throughout the evening. This adds an extra layer of excitement and engagement, as participants not only solve the mystery but also become part of the unfolding narrative.

Find Murder Mystery Party – Frederick MD on Eventbrite.

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