Mystery Dinner Opens Soon


Front (left to right): Barbie Bergerson, Sandy Pallett, Judy Janowski; back (left to right): Jess Alberts, Pat Wolfe, Patsy Krueger

Sam Club, Private Eye, in the Case of the Malted Falcon, opens on March 15 in the Oakwood Country Club ballroom. The show will play five nights, closing on March 19, and it promises to be another great show. The menu for the dinner features a first-course plated salad, an entrée of delicious honey and garlic roasted chicken accompanied by French green beans, Parmesan potatoes, and dinner rolls. Petit fours will round out the meal for dessert.

The cast of characters will keep the audience laughing and guessing as the mystery of who stole the famous (and delicious?) Malted Falcon unfolds.

Not all the work is done by the actors in plays. Just as important are the backstage crew members. No performance could happen without the director (Sandy Pallett), whose vision and experience lend style, timing, and believability to the show. Also important is the assistant to the director (Barbie Bergerson), who communicates directly to the cast and other crew members on behalf of the director and provides her support during rehearsals. The backstage coordinator (Judy Janowski) oversees the myriad details behind the scenes during performances, in cooperation with the backstage manager (Patsy Krueger) who, in this case, is also securing and keeping track of props. Providing audience entertainment and adding color to the preshow time will be supporting cast members (Pat Wolfe, Michael Carter, and Jess Alberts).

If you haven’t yet purchased your tickets, go to Tickets (including dinner and show) are priced at $50. Ballroom C doors open at 5 p.m. for socializing, theater doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the show begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner to follow. For more information, call 480-382-6290.