February 18, 19, 20, 2022

February 25, 26, 27, 2022

March 4, 5, 6, 2022

Synopsis

The players at The Murder Mystery Playhouse are rehearsing a new show, “Putting a Little English On It.” It’s a not-so-good attempt at a British murder mystery, complete with cheesy dramatic music and British accents. As expected at the final dress rehearsal, the lights go out and a character dies onstage — only this murder wasn’t in the script! The authorities are quickly called, and soon the company finds themselves replaying the death scene. When yet another person dies at the end of the same scene, the cast finds themselves replaying the same scene over and over for other investigators, a theatre critic, and even the playwright himself! But every time they get to the end of the scene, someone else ends up with a fire poker in the chest. The actors are left scratching their heads at the strange circumstances and also worried that they could be next. It all culminates in a wild surprise ending in which the actors must work together to defeat the murderer before he murders them all.

Location

Sandhill Crane Vineyards
4724 Walz Rd.  Jackson, MI 49201
(directions below)

The seating capacity for this venue is 60 patrons per performance. This event will sell out quickly!
Due to the size of the venue and unique dinner table seating arrangement, as tickets are sold it may become difficult to find a table with the number of seats your party requires. With this in mind, we strongly encourage you to secure your tickets as soon as possible!

Ticket Price

Tickets will go on sale to the public: Date to be determined.
$30 includes the performance, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a complimentary beverage of your choice. Must be 21 to enjoy the delicious beverages from the bar. (Tip not included.)

Important Ticket Info

  • No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets must be purchased online or over the phone only at CenterStageJackson.org/TICKETS or (517) 262-0855.
  • The box office closes by 5pm the night before each performance to give the kitchen time to prep (applies to Friday, Saturday, AND Sunday performances).
  • No “performance only” seats are available. Performance and food must be purchased together.
  • 40 seats are available at each performance. Order early, as this is a popular event with assigned seating!
  • Center Stage Jackson comp tickets will cover only the price of the performance ($15). Persons using comp tickets must still pay for the price of the food ($15)
  • Center Stage Jackson reserves the right to adjust the seating at a table in order to ensure that there are no “orphan” seats. We will NOT split up your party or change the table that you are seated at.
  • We will have a waiting list for each performance, in the unlikely event that seats open up after a performance sells out. To be added to that waiting list, email: admin@centerstagejackson.org.

Menu


Personal charcuterie board and one complimentary beverage. Alcohol served to 21 and over, of course. A complete list of wine available for purchase can be found at SandhillCraneVineyards.com.

Frequently Asked Questions


Check out our Dinner Theatre FAQ page here!

Exchanges, Returns, & Waiting List

Tickets may be exchanged for another performance up until noon the day of the original performance, space permitting. Entrees may be exchanged up until noon the day of the performance.

Tickets are non-refundable, though if you find yourself unable to attend, please contact us. If there is a patron on our waiting list with the same number of tickets to the same performance, we may be able to help you both!

We will have a waiting list for each performance, in the unlikely event that seats open up after a performance sells out due to an exchange. To be added to that waiting list, leave us a message with your first and last name, phone number, number of seats, and entrees preferences. Make sure to keep an eye on your phone between noon and 6 p.m. the day of the performance!

Contact: (517) 262-0855 or admin@centerstagejackson.org

Seating


Due to Covid precautions we are limiting ticket sales to 40 people maximum each night and will seat you, with your party only, in smaller separate tables.

Friday & Saturday Performances

Ticket sales close at 5pm the day before each performance. No tickets will be sold at the door
6:00pm: Doors open
6:30pm: Performance begins

Sunday Performances

Ticket sales close at 5pm the day before each performance. No tickets will be sold at the door
4:00pm: Doors open for seating
4:30pm: Performance begins

Cast

Scarlet Mays/Ms. Polly …… Victoria Carmona
Holly Hanover/Mrs. Margaret Polk …… Angie Guadanini
Sandy Smith/Gertrude Polk …… Andrea Benn
Misty Gere/The maid …… Barb Palmer
Richard Green/Mr. Frederick Polk …… Jeremy Curtis
Tom Baines/Mr. Humphrey Black …… Brian Green
Gary Ferguson/Inspector Bradshaw …… Rob Foster
Eric Stone …… Lindsey Hemming
Britt Donahue …… Sarah Noah
Susan Wells …… Brandi Tippner
Inspector Wright …… Dave Gillman
Inspector Fuller …… Melissa Mcelhone
Adele Sears …… Janet Meyer Jackman
Brian D. Taylor …… Preston Judd

Production Team

Director …… Chelsea Phillips*
Producer …… Susanna Ellis*
Technical Director …… David Gilman
Director …… Gerry Blanchard
Assistant Director/Producer …… Lisa Cryderman
Stage Manager/Costumer …… Aimie Smith
Assistant Stage Manager …… Kara DeChalk
Sound/Light Engineer …… Eddie Burkhead

Working Behind the Scenes

If you are interested in being helping build, paint the set, or work back stage, contact us at admin@centerstagejackson.org. We’d love to have you join us, no experience necessary!

Directions to the Venue

From the North
Take US 127 south to exit 43A — take I-94 east. Travel approximately 7 miles to exit 145. Turn right on Sargent Road and go about 1 mile to Brills Lake Road. Turn right. Travel about 1/2 mile to Walz Road and turn left. Travel approximately 1/2 mile to 4724 Walz Road (Sandhill Crane Vineyards) on the left. Please note that there is a long driveway leading to the building.

From the South
Take US127 north to exit 40 — take I-94 east. Travel approximately 2 miles to exit 145. Turn right on Sargent Road and go about 1 mile to Brills Lake Road. Turn right. Travel about 1/2 mile to Walz Road and turn left. Travel approximately 1/2 mile to 4724 Walz Road (Sandhill Crane Vineyards) on the left. Please note that there is a long driveway leading to the building.

From the East
Take I-94 west to exit 145. Turn right on Sargent Road and go about 1 mile to Brills Lake Road. Turn right. Travel about 1/2 mile to Walz Road and turn left. Travel approximately 1/2 mile to 4724 Walz Road (Sandhill Crane Vineyards) on the left. Please note that there is a long driveway leading to the building.

From the West
Take I-94 east to exit 145. Turn right on Sargent Road and go about 1 mile to Brills Lake Road. Turn right. Travel about 1/2 mile to Walz Road and turn left. Travel approximately 1/2 mile to 4724 Walz Road (Sandhill Crane Vineyards) on the left. Please note that there is a long driveway leading to the building.