On the evening of Day 59 we headed to International Drive to check out Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show. Sleuths has fifteen different dinner shows ; we saw the Halloween special (funny costumes were involved).
Before the show starts the small cast mingles among the guests in character helping the crowd get excited for what is to come. The show itself is almost three hours long separated into two halves with your meal served between. The first half of the show set up the scene of crime: women in cat costumes, audience interaction, and clues around every corner of who was the murderer. It was fun!
But, after dinner the show started to go downhill. Unlike the first half of Sleuths which is scripted, the second half is improv. Before the characters get back on stage for the second half, Sleuths reminds us there are children in the audience and all audience comments (they ask for them) should be clean. Yet as the play continues the characters themselves become very inappropriate and make way too many off-color jokes that were not needed for the plot.
In the end Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show had the opportunity to wow and it missed its mark.
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