Gigi Sharp and The Meringues’ newest song, Sweet Sugar, is a hit single, topping the charts. And, Gigi has just learned that she has been nominated for a Grammy award for the song and is currently touring the nation, promoting a new album. Gigi is a fabulous singer. The Meringues are her backup singers and any one of them would like to see her deflate and go away.
Gigi Sharp and her backup singers are characters in Karen Vuranch’s newest murder mystery production, “Murder Among the Meringues.” This murder mystery dinner theater, performed by the In Cahoots Players, is scheduled at Chief Logan Lodge March 23 with dinner beginning at 6 p.m.
In addition to Gigi Sharp, there are the Meringues as the backup singers. Rebel Cleft is a wild child who wants to break her contract and break out on her own. Bea Minorloves Gigi’s son, but Gigi is not about to let her precious son marry a back-up singer. Wanda Major loves being in The Meringues, but she longs to be the lead singer. And Ivory Tickler has been keeping a secret about who really wrote that Grammy nominated song. Two others to watch out for are: Gigi’s assistant, Emma Offskey a rather glorified lackey who was married to Gigi’s no-account, gambling brother. And there is agent and manager, Brandy Jackson.
A killer lurks as the play unfolds and someone will be “done” before the night is over. As the evening progresses, the murderer must be found. Clues are given and the audience will have the chance to interrogate suspects and solve the dastardly deed.
Dinner and performance cost is $68.98 per couple and an overnight package in a king or queen room for two is $130 and includes an express breakfast. Dinner entrees include parmesan chicken and spaghetti, meatloaf, rotisserie chicken, vegetables, fresh bread and for dessert, meringue pie. Reservations are required and available by calling 304-855-6100.
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