Dinner Theatre

"The Sound of Murder" is a play that highlights the golden age of radio and the future rise of television. Set in the 1940's, the story revolves around the radio station, WMDR, and their efforts to keep their program running. If their newest show does not go well, the station will run out of business. 

Strauss Theatre Center of Monroe is showing their dinner theater production of Virginia Jones and the Curse of Nergal

Dinner Theatre with CA Studios

May 29, 2019
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CA Studio is showing the production of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime" as a dinner and pie theatre at Lea's of Lecompte in Monroe. The production's dinner theatre show dates and times are Saturdays, June 1st and 8th, and Mondays, June 3rd and 10th, at 7 p.m. with tickets being $35 per person. The production’s pie theatre dates and times are Sundays, Junes 2nd and 9th, at 4 p.m. for $18 per person. While this production is suitable for children age 10 to adults, there will be some vulgar language to help illustrate adult situations.

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CA Studio performs Arthur Miller's The Crucible November 3 and 4, 10 and 11 in pie and dinner theatre at Lea's of Lecompte in Monroe. Originally written as an allegory for McCarthyism in the U.S., The Crucible dramatizes the Salem witch trials. 

The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller in 1953, is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem Witch Trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1692-3. 

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CA Studio is presenting "Much Ado About Nothing" as a dinner theatre August 18 and 25 and as a pie theatre August 19 and 25 at Lea's of Lecompte. Director Cathy Webb has put a twist on the classic play by setting in the Civil War Era.

"The show is very fitting to not only what we're experiencing right now in our cultural and political climate, but also what was going on even back into the Civil War and the 1500s," according to Assistant Director Laura Ulrich. "The issues haven't changed; the presentation has."

Strauss's Spy Thriller Takes a Turn for Comedy

Jun 5, 2017
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Friday and Saturday June 9th and 10th, and again on June 16th and 17th, Strauss Theatre Center is presenting its dinner theater, 'The 39 Steps'. This play, a spoof on an Alfred Hitchcock spy thriller, follows the journey of one man on a crazy adventure. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the play begins at 6:30 p.m.

This fast paced play begins with a murder and then follows a fugitive from Britain to Scotland. There will be iconic scenes, spies, chases, and escapes in this comedy. One of the notable parts of the dinner theater will be that four actors will play twenty-five parts. 

Mistaken Identity, Wise Fools Take Stage in Twelfth Night

Jan 5, 2017
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CA Studio and Lea's of LeCompte are presenting Shakespeare's Twelfth Night January 13-14 and 20-21. This classic Shakespeare comedy will be portrayed in a more modern fashion as a dinner theatre.

Twelfth Night is the story of two identical boy and girl twins who end up in the same place, completely unaware of each others presence. The play has its share of mistaken identity, exaggerated love, wise fools, and foolish authority figures to carry itself through the loops of a Shakespearean comedy.

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Departing from the typical murder mystery style so common in dinner theater, The Strauss Theater presents the lively comic tale The Flop Friday June 17 and Saturday June 18 at 6:30 p.m.

The play is based on the classic story of The Odd Couple, and follows the four poker buddies Murray, Roy, Vinnie, and Speed away from the famous duo. The story involves a friendly game of poker that keeps getting interrupted with hilarious results.

"Quilters" Offers Slice of Pioneer America

Mar 31, 2016
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Raising and providing for a family is a struggle easily related to, whether  it is on the frontier in the 1880's or today. Quilters portrays that struggle this Thursday and Saturday at Lea's of LeCompte in Monroe. Directed by Cathy Airhart Webb, the play is a series of vignettes featuring different aspects of frontier life -- all sewn together through the art of quilting.

"The main theme is resilience in the face of adversity, and certainly these women had it, and they had through their quilting," says Webb.

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Short stories can sometimes be more engaging and fun than long novels -- a lesson that's not missed by the Strauss Theatre. The theater hosts a run of two one act plays as part of an evening of dinner theater. Two plays, entitled Not My Cup of Tea and Lone Star, are fast-paced, funny, and entertaining.

The first play of the evening Not My Cup of Tea by A.F. Groff, is about an elderly woman with two spinster daughters. The plot follows the daughters' efforts to euthanize their mother. Terry Cunningham plays the role of the mother.