Looking for something fun and new to do for date night? Check out the Bissell Mansion Restaurant and Dinner Theatre.
The Bissell Mansion is host to St. Louis’ original participatory Comedy/Mystery Dinner Theatre. We visited the Bissell Mansion for our first date night in a long time, and couldn’t have had a better experience! The appetizers were so good that I could’ve eaten JUST those for dinner. I love that some of the appetizers were vegetarian friendly, too.
Worried about cost? Don’t be! The $52.95 ticket price includes:
Plus, participatory play, tax, and a tip!
We visited the Bissell Mansion in April and saw The Dapper Flappers. After we had our appetizers (we ate way too many!), we were seated in the Mystery Theater room. The staff was very accommodating and hilarious, all at the same time! We ate salad and rolls (with delicious butter). We don’t drink, so can’t comment on the wine, but the other folks next to us said it was good and got seconds (and thirds!).
The show took place during the Roaring Twenties. The Dapper Flappers took the city of St. Louis by storm – they were bootleggers supplying booze to parties. The other bootleggers weren’t happy, someone got murdered, and we had to wade our way through all of the clues to figure out who it was!
Rachel and I enjoyed a full evening of good, clean entertainment for what would cost around $100. Visiting the Bissell Mansion is something we have recommended every day since!
When I write about visiting places, I like to talk about the customer service. Most of the time, customer service is average (or below average, unfortunately). The customer service we received at the Bissell Mansion was way above average, and made us want to go back to see their next show:
Phantom of the Grand ‘Ole Opry
A long time ago… in a city far, far away… named Branson… Millions of people flock to the Grand Ole Opry House to see Tammy Whino’s one woman show, “Stand By Your Man – Even Though He’s a No-Good Worthless Drunk, Who Lives Off Your Royalties.” Poor Tammy can’t live on her royalties, which is why she’s still performing instead of retiring to the Bahamas with her own stash of botox. Tammy’s temper tantrums got her thrown out of the Golden Nugget in Vegas, so Wayne Newton banished her to Branson. Here, amid the fried chicken, line dancing, and dinner, theatre, Tammy is the Queen of the Grand Ole Opry. Or is she?
There are rumors that the Opry is haunted. Some say that Elvis Presley himself, the King of Rock and Roll, isn’t really dead. After rehab at the Betty Ford Clinic, he emerged clean and sober and vowed since he had conquered Rock and Roll, it was now time to conquer Country Western. But after Elvis made his debut, he ate a peanut butter and jelly doughnut laced with…? Did he survive? Could Elvis be lurking beneat the catacombs of the Opry? When Tammy Whino is found murdered, many suspect Elvis.
So, come down and help Kenny Rogeers, Dolly Pardon, and all your favorite country western singers as they try to apprehend Tammy Whino’s killer. It would be a crime to miss out on this much fun!
Phantom of the Grand ‘Ole Opry will run through the end of July 2012. Call 314-533-9830 for more information.
Bissell Mansion Restaurant and Dinner Theatre is located at 4426 Randall Place, Saint Louis, Missouri 63107.