If you and your friends or family have ever wanted a dinner experience that is different to run-of-the-mill restaurants, or you’ve ever been undecided as to where you should celebrate a special event, chances are there has been much debate with different ideas being tossed around. But if at any time one of the comments has been, “I dunno where to go, it’s a mystery to me,” then you’ve just given yourself a clue as to the perfect destination – Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre.
Located at 2026 Yonge Street in Toronto, this interactive dinner theatre serves up delectable gourmet meals, unique murder mysteries, and plenty of laughs. The fun has been non-stop since Mysteriously Yours launched in 1987, originally at the Royal York Hotel.
The theatre greeted 2016 with a murder mystery influenced by the show TV Downton Abbey, affectionally called Uptown Abbey. The run was incredibly successful, given the theatre was packed every night with enthusiastic showgoers.
By mid-January, the humorous and talented Mysteriously Yours acting troupe switched to a new storyline called Spy School, which continues to run. The plot incorporates some of Hollywood’s most recognized spies, including James Bond, Austin Powers, Natasha (from the cartoon of Rocky & Bullwinkle), and a unique and hilarious character mash-up of Mission Impossible’s Tom Cruise, Ace Ventura’s Jim Carey, and The Bourne Identity’s Jason Bourne – an amusing character that actor Simon Esler plays to perfection.
The night we attended the theatre, the laughs were fast and furious as the actors incorporated many of the evening’s attendees into their dialogue. And chef Jo Lusted provided a delicious and distinctive 3-course, prix fixe menu that was enjoyed by all. Your choice of Beef and Sweet Potato Tagine, Chicken in Thyme Cream Sauce, Roasted Garlic Salmon, or a vegan dish of Winter Vegetable Paella was bookended by appetizers of a specialty salad or carrot soup, and desserts of Butterscotch Pot de Crème or Hazelnut Brownies with strawberries.
The diverse menu and quality of food are just one of the things that make this distinctive Toronto dinner theatre so very successful.
Coming soon, on April 8th, Mysteriously Yours will feature a new storyline called Killer Tunes, based on an awards ceremony involving a host of music superstars.
If you can’t make it out to see Spy School before it ends its run, then be sure to catch Killer Tunes, which is scheduled to run until Labour Day Weekend. The actors might not win a Grammy, but no doubt they’ll win your admiration.