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Mystery theater comes to Froehlich’s

December 30, 2011
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

STEUBENVILLE - Celebrate New Year's Eve at Froehlich's Classic Corner, 501 Washington St., as Mystery Theatre Unlimited brings to the restaurant its original show, "The Strange Case of Dr. Jackal and Mr. Hype." Light musical entertainment will follow the show from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

In "The Strange Case of Dr. Jackal and Mr. Hype," legendary detective Sheerluck Holmes and his colleague Dr. Watson pursue a serial killer only to discover the strange scientific experiments conducted by Dr. Henry Jackal.

"It's a great way to celebrate early in the evening and then have your options open for the rest of the night," said Classic Corner owner Greg Froehlich. "You can eat a great meal, see a wonderful interactive comedy show and then you can either go to a party, go home or ring in the new year at Froehlich's where we have live musical entertainment from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m."

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The cast of Mystery Theatre Unlimited’s dinner theatre show “The Strange Case of Dr. Jackal and Mr. Hype” is scheduled for Saturday at Froehlich’s Classic Corner, 501 Washington St., Steubenville. Those involved in the production include, from left, Bert Furioli, Michael Moran, Butch Maxwell, Renee Zelenski and Ryan Sears.

In the show set in 1880s London, Holmes and Watson are determined to capture the notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper.

The chase leads them to the laboratory of a strange researcher, Dr. Henry Jackal.

The ensuing investigation leads to hilarious but deadly complications with personality switches, mistaken identities and delightful musical interludes.

The performances include audience interaction and the opportunity to solve a murder mystery, along with a three-course dinner. Performances take place in a dining room, with actors moving about and among the tables.

Audience members are encouraged to gather clues, talk to the characters and even question the survivors after the murder has occurred.

Some audience members also will play small parts during the show.

The price of $38 per person includes an elegant dinner, nonalcoholic beverage, dessert, tax, gratuity and the show itself, along with live entertainment all night long in the dining room with no cover charge.

In the dining room, children under 10 years old eat free from the kids' menu.

To make reservations or for information, call (740) 283-9901.

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