Good afternoon all here’s hoping your Monday has been swell!
Saturday night we surprised my mother-in-law, Claudette, with dinner and a show at Grapevine’s Texas Star dinner theater. We had done this a few years ago for my sister-in-law and Claudette had such a blast, we thought we would do it for her milestone birthday. The woman just turned 80 and does not look it in the least!
I think we laughed harder at this show than the first one, I had no clue “who done it” but that didn’t deter me from trying to figure it out. The dinner was delicious and the acting was over the top fantastic. You can tell these are trained and seasoned actors that put on this production, which is an interactive one by the way. They walk all through the dining area, poking fun at the diners, sometimes touching you, sometimes just talking to you. At one point, my brother-in-law found his head being “molested” by one of the women characters-Helen Brimstone. (She was running her fingers through his hair and basically messing it up)
I love going to this place, we always have a good time. Now, the tickets are a little spendy but hey, you are getting dinner and a show so really, it isn’t that much. Gratuity has to be paid separately but they really bust their butts making sure you have everything you could ever want or need at your table. Lone Star Murder Mysteries and Lagniappe Productions are the brain child of director Chris Whatley and his wife Phyllis Addison and any show you see at the Texas Star is well worth the money, in my humble opinion. Phyllis passed away last year and the acting troupe dedicates each and every performance to her memory. Not only was she part owner but a talented actress herself, as well as a director and philanthropist. Portions of each production’s proceeds go to several different charities including American Cancer Society, KERA, and HSNT-(Humane Society of North Texas).
I almost forgot, if you solve the mystery, you are in the running for a T-shirt that says I Solved the Mystery and sports the Texas Star Murder Mystery logo.
I included a few fun pics from our party as well as the characters who played their parts to perfection. The next time you plan to be in or around Grapevine Texas, you owe it to yourself to (book ahead) take in dinner and a show and then enjoy historic main street and or the many wineries around town. As for us, we waited for our party next door at Chill Bar and had a yummy beverage until it was time to check in. I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we enjoyed our evening and I’m sure Claudette will remember her 80th birthday with a smile.
For information on how to book a ticket to the show, go to texasstardinnertheater.com, or call 817-310-5588. This particular show runs through November 11, 2017, every Friday and Saturday night.