Extra, Extra!!

Good guy Ralph Griffey has been cast as the bad guy (Marshall Bart Mathers) in a melodrama in Riverside. He's also been challenging all of us to do push ups in an attempt to raise awareness to the fact that 22 American Vets will commit suicide today. (Told you he was a good guy!)

 

Rachel Mclaughlin will be performing in Mary Poppins at Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater

Rachel as Aldonza in Man of La Mancha

Rachel as Aldonza in Man of La Mancha

Tom Royer is doing three roles in "Gypsy" at TheatreOut in Santa Ana beginning May 27th (until July 2nd).

Robert May is directing "Rations", a new play by Mark Bowen, for New Voice one-act play fest at Stage Door Rep opening June 11.

Mike Eastman is directing "The Murder Room" at Riverside Community Players. It opens Friday May 20th and runs through June 5th.

Travis Rhett Wilson has been cast as Narrator/Mysterious Man in "Into The Woods" at the California Theatre, and in "The Snow Queen" at the California Theatre.

Gourmet Detective takes flight at Flabob Airport!

Extra! Extra!

Gourmet Detective debuts their latest va-va-voom venue, Flabob Airport Cafe! The stars were out Saturday night at glamorous Flabob Airport in Riverside! Gourmet Detective’s debut in its latest location was a runaway success.

Yvette flashes screen goddess glamour.

The Ackermans arrive on the tarmac, dressed to kill!

The Ackermans arrive on the tarmac, dressed to kill!

 

And what did the audience say?

 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review from Rosanne Sanchez!

"Had an absolute fabulous time at Flabob Cafe with the Gourmet Detective. Small intimate group of diners that made you feel you were part of the mystery. A must see. Loved, loved, loved it!"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review from Katharine Showman!

"The play was fun.  The Flabob food and cast were remarkable. They make the night memorable. We had eleven people and had a lovely time."

Hey, party planners!  Flabob Airport is a fabulous spot for a private murder mystery dinner - intimate, antique, unique …!

Be sure to get in on the fun.  Check calendar for dates.  Saturday, April 30th is our next "Nite on the Tarmac" at Flabob! Use discount code:  FLYAWAY and receive $10 off per ticket.

April Showers bring Plenty of Flowers.

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News on the Rialto:

Many exciting things going on in April.  Check out what our fabulous actors are doing when not wowing audiences with murder mystery dinner theater!

Daniel Hunt will be in Dog Sees God at Stages Theatre in Fullerton. 

Karl Jaecke is in the bubble show at the Safari Park in Escondido. He plays the Swedish rock star "Uncle Sven." He will be there 7 days a week until the 10th of April. Swing on by and enjoy the Butterfly exhibit and the new Tiger area. http://sdzsafaripark.org/butterflyjungle/

Elizabeth Casey took 30 of her middle school drama students to their first live theatre experience this spring on two outings in Riverside.

Lisa Shannon will appear in Chino Community Theatre's production of Good People in May.

 

Murder at Flabob Airport on 4/9/16!

Great news!  We're taking our award-winning murder mystery dinner show to Flabob Airport in Riverside.  Only 2.3 miles from The Mission Inn (west over the Santa Ana River) lies a little known Riverside gem:  Flabob Airport.  

This charming, truly vintage venue dates from 1925, two years before the Lindbergh boom.    It is the seventh oldest surviving airport in California!

Join us for our debut performance of Get Cartier! at Flabob Airport Cafe!

To celebrate our debut in this mysterious locale, we're offering a special discount: $20 off of our regular ticket price.  Click here and enter code:  FLABOB to purchase tickets to the show on Saturday, April 9th, for only $49 per person.  Ticket price includes murder mystery dinner, show, sales tax and ticket fees.  Beverages and gratuities not included.

Seating begins at 7:30, but come out early, stroll the runway, and experience a unique slice of Riverside aviation history.

Extra! Extra! Darling, You Slay Me! to hit the big screen!

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SoCal's Favorite Murder Mystery Dinner Show is on IMDB!

Can you picture it?  Darling, You Slay Me! on the silver screen!  (at least in the fervent imagination of our fan Strumelle)
With Tina Fey as Loretta Lukowski and Jim Parsons as Skippy Crumbein, how could it miss?
Thanks for the pitch Strumelle, now to sell it to Louis B Mayer!
Read all about it:  http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072926729/

Now playing exclusively at The Gourmet Detective ... !

Gourmet Detective Cast in the Limelight! Our actors are fabulous, but don't just take our word for it ...

Members of Gourmet Detective Riverside who performed in Spamalot on 3/19/16 at California Theater of the Performing Arts.

Members of Gourmet Detective Riverside who performed in Spamalot on 3/19/16 at California Theater of the Performing Arts.

Check out the nominees the 2015 Inland Theatre League Awards:

Caroline Lee Sanchez for Scream Queens (Founder's Award!)
Travis Rhett Wilson for Sweeney Todd
Stevie Rose for The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
Emerald Gonzalez-Castillo (Special Award!)
Steven Mueller for Almost, Maine
John Shannon for The Graduate

We are so proud of our wonderfuL, talented cast!

Up, Up and Away!

Employers gather in front of KC-135 jet at March Air Force Base for Employers Appreciation Event.

Employers gather in front of KC-135 jet at March Air Force Base for Employers Appreciation Event.

On Saturday, 3/19/16, Gourmet Detective owner/producer Alyssa Canann took a ride aboard a K-135 Air Reserve Refueler, courtesy of our own Air Reserve SMSgt William Ralph Griffey

As part of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing Employer Appreciation Day, Alyssa and eighteen other nominated employers of reservists boarded the jet at March Air Reserve Base for a three hour tour (nothing like Gilligan's!).  The jet cruised up the California coast where it met up with a DC-17 (also loaded with reservist employers) and proceeded to refuel the DC-17 in mid-air.  Incredible!

Thank you, Ralph, for nominating Alyssa to participate in this once in a lifetime experience.

We are honored to support the Air Reserve and our own favorite reservist,  SMSgt William Ralph Griffey.

Hey, Get Cartier!  fans, did you know that Bob Hope's very first USO show was performed at March Air Force Base in 1941?  Vive le théatre!

(If you've seen our murder mystery show Get Cartier!, you know we're big fans of the USO!)

News on the Rialto

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So many wonderful things happening for our actors this month!

Travis Rhett Wilson, Ralph Griffey and Caroline Lee Sanchez star in Spamalot in San Bernardino.

Get Tickets for Spamalot

Writer/Pianist Tom Shelton will be in “Sister Act” at Musical Theatre West. He’ll be playing the monsignor.

Sister Act at MTW

Rachel McLaughlan will be playing Aldonza in Man of La Mancha at Riverside Rep.

Man of La Mancha

Diana Burbano’s play “Picture Me Rollin” will be featured at the William Inge Festival in Independence, Kansas

Inge Festival

Dale Jones' plays are now available for purchase at www.Treepress.com . Here is an interview they did with him and his wife and co-writer, Valerie Speaks: http://blog.treepress.org/blog/the-secret-garden