Murder Mystery

Murder Mystery Dinner Train

We will see you next year!

There’s been a murder! Dine aboard to find out whodunit.

Act 1 Productions returns to the Strasburg Rail Road to bring you their popular humor, entertainment and unique style for dinner. Please plan to arrive no later than the boarding time in order to enjoy the full experience and to avoid missing any clues. “How much time should I plan?” Visit the FAQ page for tips on this and more.

Menu (Exception: October 14 & 15 use Victorian Murder Mystery menu)

  • Choice of soup or salad
  • Choice of entrée – Chicken Marsala, Broiled Cajun Tilapia Filet or Prime Rib
  • Vegetarian option – Vegetable Puff Pastry Turnover
  • Seasoned potatoes
  • Vegetable of the day
  • Dessert – Choice of Cheesecake, Shoo Fly Pie, Apple Pie or Chocolate Cake
  • Iced tea or lemonade

Event Details

Show A: The Redhead Speakeasy Murder Mystery

The Redhead Speakeasy ain’t no dive
So if you wanta jump the jive,
the mystery you will only beat
if you can figure out this heat…

in ’26 Strasburg’s whistle sung
To help sad birdies move along;
But if you don’t dig all that jazz
The clue you just might never have!

Did you know the 1920’s could be murder?
The guests are the suspects!
Wear your glad rags you dirty bums!
Come prepared for anything, but remember, this is a classy juice joint!
And for this murder mystery, ya gotta use yer noggin’ if you want to figure out who dun it?


Show B: Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer, a mystery ‘whodunit?’

Grandma got knocked over and almost trampled to death by some person in a red suit!
She’s OK, but she is one angry senior citizen!
Who could have done the dastardly deed?
Unfortunately, Grandma is using her “medication” heavily for the pain and is of no help with anything! Sigh!

Why do a mystery based on this goofy song? Why NOT! Act 1 Production’s bizarre crew brings Maddie Yuengel’s newest show to a fun PRE Christmasy life.

Lots of songs sung for the PRE Christmas season. Clues of paws, claus and more. Everyone in the family is suspect, including GRANDPA!

Puns galore in this fun, different attempted murder investigation!


Show C: The Monster Mashed, the Musical?

The Monster has been mashed!
Keeled by his own keel!
Hoist by his own petard!
Kicked by his own bucket!

Alright Enough Already.

One of our five disturbed suspects is guilty.
Dr. Dementia, Sister Ghoul, Drackie (with a lisp), Elvira and Thing.

Come dressed in your Ghoulish/Halloweenish best to win a chance at a door prize.

But remember, we are all a little disturbed!


Show D The Cry of the Conductor by Debi Irene Wahl (Friday, October 14, 2016, in conjunction with Steampunk unLimited)

“All Aboard!” cries the conductor as the train whistles its departure.

But this last departure will be forever.

For one night only, the haunting story of a mysterious derailment, deaths, perhaps murder will be read by our storytellers.

It will be up to the guests to determine what brought about the last Cry Of The Conductor


Show E The Chameleon, a murder “whodunit?” by Debi Irene Wahl (Saturday, October 15, 2016, in conjunction with Steampunk unLimited)

The Chameleon is a master of disguise. This creature is known for brazenly entering local banks, front door daytime robberies casually slipping onto the next outbound train. Sadly, this time people have been killed. Can Inspector Wilhelm William, in service to her royal highness Queen Victoria, stop this creature before it slips once again out of justice’s hands?