There are a few things that I’m in love with. Cars, Mystery Shows + Dinner are three are of my favorite things. I’m not kidding; I can spend an entire Saturday watching mystery shows. Its no surprise that the idea of going to a mystery dinner theatre was overwhelmingly appealing to me, almost as appealing as driving around in convertibles , particularly the Mercedes Benz ones, the sunshine coast. Seriously, I love my Benz, and still remember falling in love with it at the lot. There is something quite luxurious about it. The only thing I regret is buying my car in red. It tends to attract a lot of unwanted attention from police officers on the road, especially since I have a lead foot. But I digress.
We were lucky enough to be guests at Mysteriously Yours in Toronto last Friday, and the evening did not disappoint. Being a stickler for punctuality, I made everyone show up at that time time printed on the reservation (6:30pm). In hindsight, we could have gotten there a bit later and it still would have fine since the show did not start till 8:45. The wait staff does a great job making sure you’re fed before the show starts.
While it doesn’t look that big on the outside, the inside of the building is beautiful, and I can imagine holding different events there, particularly because there was a stage (but the performers didn’t use it).
The dinner was divine with a 3 course meal. There was something for everyone. Between the 4 of us, we ordered everything and there wasn’t anything that we didn’t like. The lemon tart was exceptional. Having worked in a kitchen when I was younger, I understand that having everyone seated at the same time is a nightmare for the kitchen staff, but they handled it quite well.
The best part of the evening was by far the show . The actors came out ahead of the show and interacted with the audience. They stayed in character the entire time which made it that much more fun. I commend them on producing a show that was not only appropriate for children(there was a 16 year old birthday party there), but adults as well.
We also had the pleasure of meeting the owners who informed us that while the show keeps changing, they have been in business for 25 years. He also stated that no one ever spoils the ending for others. Imagine that? In the age of social media, and constant sharing, people respect the show enough to let others experience it for themselves. That is something that I recommend you do as well, especially if you’re in the Toronto area. And if dinner isn’t your thing, you have the option of just buying a ticket for the show.
I can’t wait for the next mystery because I’ll certainly be visiting again. The shows run every Friday and Saturday, with special performances on Thursdays.
You can find more information at:
Mysteriously Yours… Mystery Dinner Theatre
2026 Yonge Street, Toronto ON M4S 1Z9