Death at the disco

The Yellowpoint Drama Group’s latest murder mystery, Saturday Nite Murder, will offer dinner, dancing and a little death at the disco.

The Yellowpoint Drama Group’s latest murder mystery, Saturday Nite Murder, will offer dinner, dancing and a little death at the disco.

The Cedar Community Hall will be transformed into “The Palace” disco club in 1976 where the “murder” will take place, leaving participants to mull over the evidence and question the suspects.

Murder mystery dinners are an interactive form of theatre where the show is done on the floor with the audience instead of a stage. Cast members will provide the colourful characters and set the scene.

“The characters are all connected to the club in some way … there’s the owner of the club, one of the regular dancers there (the John Travolta type) and his girlfriend, and another fellow who’s a musician who’s upset about the fact that disco has taken over and musicians are now out of work,” said Brian March, Yellowpoint Drama Group president. “The characters have a lot of fun with the audience.”

Attendees are encouraged to dress in the 1970s disco theme.

A mini dance lesson will take place on the dance floor during the night, adding to the fun.

“You can change your name, you can be anybody you want to be for that night,” March said.

“You could even be a suspect.”

The mystery will unfold during dessert.

Murder mysteries are a fun night out, and the drama group has had success with them in the past, selling out some seasons.

“They’re a good draw for people who like mysteries in particular,” March said. “But you don’t have to be a mystery lover to go to one of these; you’ll have a lot of fun.”

Funds raised from the event will benefit the Yellowpoint Drama Group, which enters its 60th season this fall and is one of the oldest community theatre groups in B.C.

The group puts on two regular productions every year, as well as a few theatrical events and fundraisers.

“We’re not a big club, but we always welcome new members,” March said.

Saturday Nite Murder takes place Sat., Feb. 4 at Cedar Hall (2388 Cedar Rd.).

The reception starts at 6 p.m., with the dinner and show at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $30 per person and are available by reservation only.

Call 250-722-3067 for tickets or more information.