Mystery Theater, Dinner Theatre, Little Theatre … Oh, My!

Jefferson City’s stages will be hopping with entertainment over the next few months.  Summit Lake Winery’s murder mystery shows, Capital City Players’ dinner theatre and The Little Theatre’s musicals have a full line up of shows.

Summit Lake Winery started hosting murder mysteries in 2002.  John Ferrier, owner, said he realized right away that they were a big hit.  Guests can participate in the performance if they so choose.

The winery has several shows scheduled for the next couple of months: “I’ll be Homicidal for Christmas” on Nov. 18 and Dec. 2; “Hitchcock Homicide” on Jan. 27 and Feb. 24; and “Hooray for Homicide” on March 31. Tickets are $35 per person, which includes wine tasting, dinner consisting of a full buffet with two entrees, sides and dessert, and the performance.  Tickets are available for purchase on Summit Lake Winery’s website, www.SummitLakeWinery.com, or at the Holts Summit location.

The Capital City Players host a variety of shows.

The Capital City Players have been providing quality entertainment in Jefferson City since 1991.  They moved to a new venue, the Shikles Center, in 2005 and put on a show every month.  The upcoming schedule includes “Great American Trailer Park Musical” in November; “Lilies of the Field” in December; “The Full Monty” in January; and “Tuna Does Vegas” in February. Each show is performed at least seven times. For more information, go to www.CapitalCityPlayers.com.

The Little Theatre of Jefferson City started in 1969 and is still performing four to five shows a year.  Throughout its history, The Little Theatre has graced the stage with more than 100 shows, ranging from the most well-known musicals, like “The Sound of Music,” to those lesser known, like “Bat Boy.” In 2011, the schedule includes “Suessical” on Jan. 6-9 and “The Lion in Winter” on April 14-16. All shows take place the Miller Performing Arts Center. Log on to www.TLTJC.org for details.

Other theater groups in Jefferson City include Scene One and Stained Glass Theater. Information about all of these theater groups can be found on the Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau web site, www.VisitJeffersonCity.com.

Written by Sarah Alsager (Stroesser), communications manager for the Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau.