Comedy-Mystery Dinner Theater
at The Lemp Mansion

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Dinner Theaters are featured year-round!

Performed by
Jest Murder Mystery Company
Our lively period-piece who-done-it features a delicious dinner and audience participation. Great for groups.

Dinner Theater Schedule


"The Christmas Killer"
Nov 5th,  2021 - Jan 8th, 2022

Join classic Christmas characters like Frosty the Snowman, Rudolf, Grandma and Santa’s Elves for the annual Misfit Toys Banquet event hosted by Chatty Cathy herself.  It’s going to be a great party so long as the wrong element doesn’t show up.  We’re talking about that slimy, no good, rotten, Ricky Stitch of course.  Why, I wouldn’t touch him with a 39 ½ foot pole!  Gee, sure hope he doesn’t try to ruin Christmas…again.  If he does, I’m sure someone will show him who makes the candy canes around here! But how will we figure out whodunnit…was it you?

Dress up and join the fun! Become a part of the story and participate at your comfort level during this interactive Jest Murder Mystery Company dinner theater show!


Covid19 Requirement: All actors will wear masks or shields during Jest Murder Mystery Company shows and will keep a distance of at least 6 feet from guests.  Seating is limited to accommodate social distancing. Guests are required to wear masks and practice social distancing to keep themselves, our servers, and performers safe until it is no longer necessary. Thank you for complying with this safety requirement.  

2022 Schedule
Lemp Mansion show, Bullets in the Bathtub, Jan 14th - May 7th

"Bullets in the Bathtub"
Jan 14th - May 7th, 2022

Mob bosses, flappers, bootleggers and crooked cops will abound as event attendees are transported back in time to Trixie's speakeasy right in the heart of the roaring 20's. There will be plenty of rowdy characters at this fun, interactive event but none so dangerous as Harry "Bullets" Hyde. He’s the boss of the bosses and he is not too keen on "The Familys" taking over his territory. Parts will be passed out at the door and guests can participate as much or as little as they would like too. Some might be famous gangsters of the past, others may dodge the cops as they bootleg over state lines and a few might even be fun, flirty flappers. When a group like this gets together, it’s almost inevitable that somebody ends up "sleeping with the fishes". Let the finger pointing begin at this wildly interactive Jest Murder Mystery Company show!

Don your favorite fedora or flapper dress, get ready to point fingers and guess who-dun-it. You may be surprised to find a murderer in your midst!


Lemp Mansion show, The Comic Book Killer, Jan 14th - May 7th

"The Comic Book Killer"
May 13th – Aug 27th, 2022

Calling all superheros and villains! There’s trouble afoot for you both! Evil Doctor Weevil is back and he’s trying to erase your very existence! The time has come to join forces against true evil and restore balance to the comic universe. But who will be the hero or heroes and rid this plain of Evil Dr. Weevil forever? Could it be you? Quick…to the Prius! Dawn your cape and spandex and meet us the famously haunted Lemp Mansion for a mystery like no other! Here I come to save the daaaaaay!!!!

Become a part of the murder mystery and participate at your comfort level during this interactive Jest Murder Mystery Company dinner theater show!


Lemp Mansion show, Dead! Like me., Sep 2nd – Oct 29th

"Dead! Like me."
Sep 2nd – Oct 29th, 2022

Death is in the air as guests join Marilyn Monroe, Babe Ruth, Juliet and her Romeo, Nixon and other grizzly ghouls as they emerge from the Land of The Dead for the annual Brotherhood of Obituary Occupants Union Meeting (That’s BOO for short). Be sure to leave your pulse at home because everyone at this party is dead... even you! There are lots of shadowy characters at this fun, interactive murder mystery but none are as sneaky as P.T. Barnum himself. He’s always got some devious slimy trick up his translucent sleeves. Gee, hope nothing happens to him! But just in case it does... will you figure out who-dun-it? Or will all waggling fingers be pointing at you?

Embrace your inner dead person and dress as your favorite specter. Then join your fellow walking dead and find out what happens when the ectoplasm hits the fan at this interactive Jest Murder Mystery Company Show!


Lemp Mansion show, A Dickens of a Killing, Nov 4th, 2022 – Jan 7th, 2023

"A Dickens of a Killing"
Nov 4th, 2022 – Jan 7th, 2023

Baaaaa Huuuumbug!!! Ebenezer Scrooge will be back to his old tricks and is bound to make a few enemies at this Christmas Party chock full of Charles Dicken's Characters. Just when Beep (The Minstrel) gets everyone in the Holiday Spirit, Scrooge barges in and starts talking about gruel. Geez, hope no one snuffs Scrooge out before he stops bellowing! Guests will dive into the fictious world of Charles Dickens and join Pip, Martha Cratchit, Oliver Twist, The Ghost of Jacob Marley, Tiny Tim and so many more in this cheerful murder mystery parody of a Holiday Classic. Whether you want to participate a little or a lot, you're sure to have a jolly good time, in jolly olde England, where there is sure to be "A Dickens of a Killing!"

Dress up like your favorite holiday character and let the finger pointing begin at this wildly interactive Jest Murder Mystery Company Show!


Public Comedy-Mystery Dinner

Every Friday and Saturday night at 7:00 p.m.
$55.95 per person*
Gratuity included.
Menu includes:
House Dinner Salad
Boneless Breast of Chicken served with Potato and Vegetable
(Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free available)
Wines Served with Entree
Cash bar is available.

*Pricing does not include tax.

Please call for reservations, (314) 664-8024 or contact us here.

Private Comedy-Mystery Dinner

Available any day, any time. Private room fee - from $200.00 to $2900.00.*
Comedy-Mystery Actors fee priced per event.

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The Lemp Mansion will reschedule events that are required to be postponed due to natural disaster, acts of God, government mandates or circumstances beyond our control. Refunds WILL NOT be issued due to these circumstances.