Trouble at the Tropicabana

A Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at Kitsap Golf and Country Club!

SHOW DATES

Friday, October 20 - 5:30PM (doors open), 6:00PM (meal served)
Saturday, October 21 - 5:30PM (doors open), 6:00PM (meal served)
Sunday, October 22 - 12:30PM (doors open), 1:00PM (meal served)
Friday, October 27 - 5:30PM (doors open), 6:00PM (meal served)
Saturday, October 28 - 5:30PM (doors open), 6:00PM (meal served)
Sunday, October 29 - 12:30PM (doors open), 1:00PM (meal served)

Dinner theatre: $45*
*No general admission seats will be offered for this show.
**Tables seat 8 and may be purchased for $360. Individual & corporate table sponsors will be recognized at each show.

Eventbrite - Trouble at the Tropicabana (Mystery Dinner) @ Central Stage Theatre

Dinner theatre tickets must be purchased at least 48 hours before the performance and will not be sold at the door. Guests will receive priority table seating closer to the stage based on ticket purchase date and may request seating with other guests.

Dinner will be Cuban-themed food:

  • Caribbean salad and fresh baked Cuban baguettes
  • Rockfish a top a Caribbean slaw with coconut cilantro relish served with arros fritos and a sweet potato mash. (Chicken or vegetarian options available for those with dietary restrictions.)
  • Dessert: A banana-cinnamon bread pudding served with fresh cream
  • Cash bar with Caribbean themed drinks will also be available

Get ready for an hour of fatal fun as Central Stage Theatre unveils a mystery dinner show that spoofs I Love Lucy!  Take a walk down memory lane with Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel when Central Stage Theatre presents Trouble at the Tropicabana, an audience participation murder mystery by Tony Schwartz and Marylou Ambrose.

What can you expect from an audience participation murder mystery? Fun the minute you walk in the door! Doors open 30 minutes before dinner when you’ll get a chance to mingle with the cast as they drop hints about themselves and the show and give you a chance to ask questions. Then, you’ll enjoy a delicious Cuban-themed dinner, while the cast keeps a low profile. The main show starts after dinner, with desert served during a brief intermission.

The action takes place in Lucy and Ricky’s living room; then switches to Ricky’s club, the Tropicabana. You’ll hear Ricky sing some Latin favorites, see the Cabana girls dance, join in a conga line, and take mambo lessons. Besides Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel, you’ll meet movie mogul heiress Celia B. DeMilo; Mr. Big, a notorious gangster; and Ricky’s cousin Rosita, an illegal alien. Will Ricky sign a movie contract? Is Celia who she claims to be? Will Lucy and Ethel ruin Ricky’s big chance with another harebrained scheme to get into show business? What’s the escaped convict Mr. Big doing at Ricky’s club? How do the Cabana girls keep those fruit baskets on their heads? And who committed the murder? The murder? That’s right—the murder! Someone will be ruthlessly murdered at the end of the show, and it’s up to you to solve the crime! Prizes will be awarded to the first people to correctly guess both the murderer and the motive.

Cast & Crew

Michael Hanenburg | Ricky Bicardi
Amanda Pugh | Lucy Bicardi
Christine Usher | Ethel Schmertz (first weekend)
Nita Wilson | Ethel Schmertz (second weekend)
Dan Engelhard | Fred Schmertz
Amanda Pease | Celia B. DeMilo/Cookie
Eric Emans | Mr. Big
TBD | Rosita Bicardi
TBD | Cabana Girl

Christine Usher | Director
Dale Borer | Producer
Adrienne Runyan & Lorna Watson | Producers

Directions to Kitsap Golf and Country Club

FROM THE NORTH
From State Route 3 take Chico Way exit.  Turn right onto Chico Way.  Continue on Chico Way for 1/2 mile, then turn left onto NW Golf and Club Hill Road.  Park nearby the clubhouse.

FROM THE SOUTH
Follow Highway 16 North past Port Orchard to State Route 3. Continue on State Route 3 and take Chico Way exit.  Turn left onto Chico Way.  Continue on Chico Way for 1/2 mile, then turn left onto NW Golf and Club Hill Road.  Park nearby the clubhouse.

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