Your Organization Can Have Its Own Murder Mystery Performance
The Champaign Urbana Theatre Company has performed over 300 Seven Corpse Dinner murder mysteries since 1996, with over 7,000 satisfied attendees in Champaign-Urbana, Mahomet, Danville, Decatur, Bloomington, Normal, El Paso, Charleston, Mattoon, Peoria, Gibson City and Onarga. Our customers have included civic clubs, businesses, university groups, banks, and country clubs. We have also entertained in private homes for birthday parties – or any occasion!
CUTC can provide an evening of entertainment for YOUR next party or social gathering. Remove your guests from the toils and troubles of everyday life and immerse them in a world of suspense and intrigue. A world of mystery and conspiracy where everyone has a skeleton in their closet, all of the players have a motive for murder and one unlucky stiff ends up . . . well . . . STIFF! It’s up to your guests to question all the suspects, look for clues, eavesdrop on conversations and try to discover who did the dastardly deed!
To bring a Murder Mystery to your next event, email us for a quote.
What Is A Seven Corpse Dinner?
A Seven Corpse Dinner is an audience-interactive murder mystery event. It is not a play we are performing for you, but rather a game we are playing with you and your guests. A cast of 5 – 10 of our actors assume character roles in a plot of your choice. The actors mingle with the guests through cocktails and dinner, having conversations with the guests and with each other. Watch and listen closely! We encourage guests to snoop, eavesdrop, and be nosy!! There may be arguments, secret liaisons, notes passed, deals done, loves lost and found, agreements made and broken! After dinner, one (or maybe more) of the characters “die”. An investigator character takes charge to question suspects and find the murderer, with the help of the audience. Guests may become as involved as they like, and are encouraged to invent their own roles and relationships to the cast.
We have over 28 different scenarios available to choose from. Themes include a Texas roadhouse, class reunion, will readings, stockholder meetings, 1920s speakeasy, a WWII USO canteen, Klondike gold rush, political plots, spoofs of classic TV shows, a reality show, and many more!
Murder Mystery FAQs:
How much does a Seven Corpse Dinner cost?
The basic rate for a Seven Corpse Dinner is $600.00 for up to 80 people, plus the cost of the actors’ meals. Not-for-profit organizations qualify for a discounted rate of $500 for up to 80 people, plus the cost of the actors’ meals. If more than 80 people are in attendance, there is a charge of $5 for each additional person. Charges are based upon actual attendance. Additional charges may apply for travel outside of a 25 mile radius of Champaign-Urbana.
Plan A – Payment in full with contract.
Plan B – $125 deposit with contract, balance due the night of the event.
(Deposit refundable up to three weeks prior to the event).
If you are interested in more information about hosting a Seven Corpse Dinner, please e-mail the Murder Mystery Manager. Be sure to include:
- your name, organization
- daytime and evening phone numbers
- e-mail address
- projected date, time and location of the event
- approximate number of guests.
- Feel free to include any questions you have about Seven Corpse Dinners. We will respond as quickly as we can!
Murder Mysteries needs actors!
CUTC’s Seven Corpse Dinner Murder Mysteries feature thrills, surprises, and KILLER entertainment, and we are looking for dastardly actors and actresses to join our trope of killers. If you enjoy improvising or taking on other characters, you’ll probably do well in a murder mystery. Many of our current actors became involved after attending just one murder mystery! If you’d like to get involved, fill out this form — we’re dying to meet you!
Presented by the Wandering Minstrels
This winter, let us bring the holidays to you! We will enliven your party and warm your hearts with the songs of the season! Our cherry singers — dressed in traditional Dickensian garb — will entertain you and your guests with a selection of traditional Christmas songs and madrigals! Our troop of merry singers will bring a festive atmosphere to your home, your work, or anywhere you desire!
Appointments start at $50 for a 15-minute performance, or $80 for a 30-minute performance. We are available for longer sets as well — contact us for details and pricing!
For more information on how to bring carolers to your holiday party, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or fill our our online order form (coming soon!)