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March 9 & 10, 2018

"Death is a Cabernet, 'Ol Chum"


Grab some friends and join us for a night filled with


We are hosting another of our super-popular, fun-filled


Murder Mystery Dinners


Doors open at 5:30 pm and event will run 4+ hours


A public auction, the day after discovering the body of Malcolm Melee, owner of the Melee Vineyards and Winery.  Last night, both supporters and detractors of Melee had enjoyed an evening of wine and cheese at the Melee Vineyards in the Nippy Valley to celebrate the winery's tenth anniversary.

Over the past decade, owner Malcolm Melee grew a small operation into an international supplier of a quality Cabernet, even though his surly personality has produced more adversaries than advocates.  Melee laughed off all negative words, even dismissing the notion that someone was determined to end his reign as the king of cabernet.

Who put the cork on Melee and planned to squeeze the winery's reputation?  

Police have confirmed that their evidence points toward a homicide, committed by one of our EIGHT SUSPECTS: 

Pierre LaPaine - Winemaster

Renee Melee - Malcolm's only child

Stan Milton - Owner of the nearby Milt-Mart Stores

Nina Grigio - Writer for Wine Line magazine

Carter Cabot - Owner of Cabot Vineyards

Sue Veneer - Gift shop manager

Ben Breakfast - B&B Innkeeper 

Leelah Eagle - Attorney


Join the guests who are gathered in search of the truth behind the demise of Malcolm Melee. Circular tables, each with 8 guests, will work together to question our eight suspects. Each table will eventually submit their best "whodunit" guess for the entire group in attendance!

Seating is limited and Reservations are required by March 1

$30 per person includes a full evening of entertainment and catered buffet.

Cash bar.

Make your reservations online using credit card (recommended)

To make reservations and pay by check, send an email Karen Rohrer to request your seating.

Murder Mystery Dinner



PREVIOUS MURDER MYSTERY DINNERS, hosted by Treehouse Theater 





Magical Macabre

Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017


Set in the theater at The Mystic Inn, shortly after our own Mystic Lake native, "The Great Radinski." performed an evening of incredible illusions that defied explanation. Audience members are still in the theater, shocked to have learned that the magician was just found dead on a nearby beach!  


Gretel Auerhahn (played by JULIET KOSARZYCKI) - German clock maker
Bertrum "Budgie" Benson (JIM TISLER) - showman and Radinski's agent
Jenny Featherstone (CORRIE SKUBAL) - Radinski's on-stage assistant
Gwendolyn Jones (ROZ VOSSEN) - Welch breeder of exotic stage animals
Roger Quigley (JOHN IANNITELLO) - Australian barterer and trader
Ivan Radinski (MARTY SCHALLER) - first cousin of deceased and cell phone industry entrepreneur
Baronness von Schlossbrunn (MARGARET IANNITELLO) Hungarian noblewoman thru marriage 


Murder is Par for the Course 

Friday, March 17 and

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Set in the club house of the prestigious Porous Pines Country Club. Members, staff, and spectators gather to remember the men's regional champion, Mr. Holin Wunn. 

Catered buffet during the questioning of SIX SUSPECTS:


Sandy Trapini  (played by ROZ VOSSEN) - President of Porous Pines Golf Club

Birdie Bigelow (CORRIE SKUBAL) - Women's golf champion

Macon Green (JIM TISLER) - Greenskeeper

Carrie Bagshot (KAREN ROHRER - Fri / JULIET KOSARZYCKI - Sat) - Bigelow's Caddie
Toten Klubs (ROB ROHRER - Fri / BRUCE BITTER - Sat) - Wunn's Caddie
Nemo Brandt (MARTY SCHALLER) - CEO of Sadasi Sports Gear

 Evil Never Dies

Friday, Oct. 28  and

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016


Set in the family mansion of Grimsby Graves, a prominent resident of Reaper Junction, on October 31, 1925.  Family and town residents, arrive for his wake.  Catered buffet during the questioning of SIX suspects:


Gregory Graves (played by KEVIN SIEVERT) - Graves's only child

Penelope Crust (JULIET KOSARZYCKI - Fri / DEANNE STOKES - Sat) - Owner of Reaper Bakery

Bella Bones (ERIN NYCZ - Friday / MARGARET IANNITELLO - Sat), Mortician 

Jack Lantern (ERIC NYCZ - Friday / KEITH SHAW - Sat), Pumpkin farmer

Todd Sweeney (MARTY SCHALLER) - Reaper Junction barber

Tara Cardoli (CLARAN LaVIOLETTE) - Mystic and fortune teller


The Day the Music Died

Friday, March 18 and

Saturday, March 19, 2016


Set in the Maltie's Falcon Soda Shop during the five-year reunion for the Class of 1954, guests learned that their classmate, Rock N. Roley, was murdered!  Catered meal followed by the questioning of EIGHT classmates / suspects:


Cal Q. Layder (played by MARTY SCHALLER) -- Science wizard

Dee C. Duecer (LISA HEILI) -- Homecoming Queen

Del Toydes (DEAN SLEGER) -- three-sport Athlete

E.C. Leigh (VICKI SVACINA) -- Cheerleader

Joe K. Awledge (JOHN IANNITELLO) -- College graduate & Business Manager

Penny Lofer (MARGARET IANNITELLO) -- Rock's twin sister

Pris E. Teene (CLARAN LaVIOLETTE) -- Class President & Valedictorian

Rick C. Alcitrent (ZACH LULLOFF) -- Rebellious tough guy 

Betting on Death
Friday, March 17, 2015
Set in the Labachio Hotel in Las Vegas, guests are enjoying the Casino when police interrupt to announce the puzzling hit-and-run death of a seemingly harmless man.  Guests will enjoy a catered dinner and led thru the investigation of our six suspects.
Preston Ellis (played by PETER SCHOEPP) -- Premier Elvis impersonator
Mitsy Monroe (MICHELE SCHOEPP) -- Aging showgirl
"Wild Bill" Billions (MARTY SCHALLER) -- Professional poker player
Debra Dawn (STETZ SMITH) -- Blackjack dealer
Jess Pawnit (DAVID BOURGEOIS) -- Nearby pawn shop owner
Lisa Ride (MARGARET IANNITELLO) -- Limo company owner/driver

Death in Them Thar Hills
Saturday, March 16, 2013

Set in the 1880's Cactus Gulch, AZ, saloon, guests are gathered to remember the recently deceased gold mine owner, Dusty Jones.   The memorial ends as Sherriff Wyatt Burp interrupts to announce that Dusty Jones was murdered!  Sheriff leads an investigation of our ten suspects:

Beauregard T. Brady (played by BIFF HANSEN) -- Mayor of Cactus Gulch
Tricia Truehart (CLARAN LaVIOLETTE) -- Town doctor
Hannibal P. Hanks (ANDY LANGER) -- Newspaper editor
Abraham Patton (KEITH SHAW) -- Bank president
Cattie Adams (JENNIFER KASTEN) -- Owner of The Short Stump Saloon
Hawk-Who-Watches (JOHN IANNITELLO) -- Leader of the Holeecowa tribe
J.P. James (MARGARET IANNITELLO) -- Wild West writer
Annie Elmley (KRIS ZAHN) -- Sharpshooter and showperson
Flint Flames (SCOTT ZAHN) -- Blacksmith and horse trader
Bonnie Crockett (EMILY HERMUS) -- School teacher


Karen Rohrer - Executive Director


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