I got 4 tickets to the Mystery Theater as a gift for my mother. This cost about $200 so I expected quite a lot. When calling into the theater to initially purchase the tickets the man who answered the phone was completely unprofessional and rude. He explained how the evening would go, how wonderful the food would be, how interactive and engaging the how would be etc. but was condescending and impatient with me. He made me feel as if I was wasting his time, but I assumed he was busy, so I went through with the transaction…
When my mother tried to schedule a time to go to the show she was treated very poorly. She called in and booked a Saturday night, but immediately remembered that she had a prior commitment, so called them back within MINUTES. The man almost REFUSED to let her change days! She wanted to change to the Friday and he said she could not and that it was too late to do so! She had literally just spoken to him. He finally agreed to allow her to change days but made her feel bad about it. I was in the room and immediately became really worried about how her evening would play out…
When I next saw my mother I asked how the evening went- she just groaned! Horrible food (NOT what was promised when I made the ticket purchase). NO interaction from the people on stage with the audience (I was told that the staff would drop of clues at the table while the dinner was being served and that the entire evening would be highly interactive). The show was tacky, boring and not funny. My mother said at the end they simply gave the audience a piece of paper and said, “Read this and write your answers down and don’t forget to give us a tip.” Wow! All 3 of her friends were completely appalled by the show and staff.
I am so disappointed that I wasted so much money on this gift and even more disappointed that my mother and her friends had an awful time. PLEASE DO NOT PATRONIZE THIS BUSINESS! Spend your money at the Gaslight Theater instead- friendly staff and a great show, every time!
I had high hopes, based on advertising, but you should become Leary about the quality of the food and venue when they will not mention it anywhere on their advertisement. As soon as a purchased the tickets and they provided information on how to get there, only then did they say it was at the el parador. The food there is absolutely atrocious and the food at the theater was worse, which I didn't think was possible. If you advertise candle lit 3 course meal, I should not be looking forward to a budget banquet frozen TV dinner or taco bell for some type of improvement after the show. The acting was funny, but by no means is the show worth the horrible food (which the actors elude to also). Could not have been more disappointed.
Rating: Zero stars
I saw it New Years at the Viscount Hotel. The acting was funny, especially the Gypsy and the girl as the police officer. Otherwise, it felt disorganized, disorderly, unprofressional and was definitely overpriced. The sound equipment was so old and dangerous looking and shut down throughout the whole of act 1, which caused a lot of jokes to be missed, as the actors occasionally go through the crowd with mikes and interacted with us. A lady fell on the stage, and the whole backdrop feel over. The show started late, and the promise of all these after show activities never occurred, such as karaoke and magic. All in all, an ok night, but definitely not worth the price or time.
What I liked about the dining and theatrical experience most was the humor. It's a great location and the food was good. No suggestions for improvements as it was all excellent! (Super Sleuth Award prize winner:)
i dont know how the actual experience is because we never actually went there, but we had tried to plan an event with a group of friends and had called to set it up for this weekend. once we found out that several of our friends would not be available we called back to cancel our reservations, within 2 hours of setting them mind you, and were told that we would be charged anyway. the person who we talked to was rude and insisted that all reservations are a final sale. that there are no refunds or cancelling allowed. i dont know what i would be refunded for, i havent received anything yet, but they think they are allowed to charge me over $400 because we need to cancel a reservation.
And why not also an anglo playwriting award? And perhaps one for blacks, too? Just sayin'
It was a lot of FUN. Please keep up the good work. The location is pretty good. We would recomend it.
I enjoyed the entire experience. Everyone did an excellent job. Only suggestion would be to have more private tables and a little more elbow room. It's a beautiful location and very central.
You get the impression that all the "5 Star" reviews are written by the same person? The owner perhaps. In fairness, it seems like a single dissatisfied customer wrote several "1 Star" reviews too.
I and a group of friends went to this a year or so ago. The show was in a room at a restaurant that you would rent for a private party. The food was from the restaurant's kitchen and was ok (not my favorite mexican restaurant). The show was definitely campy and cheesy. But that what is is supposed to be; funny and silly. It's not Shakespeare for God's sake.
I thought the show was pricey and the food only so-so. I would still recommend it. just go into it with your eyes open.
And calling this show "pornographic"....PUHLEEZE! It has one character that is a guy in a dress playing a woman. If that is obscene, someone better dig up Milton Berle and arrest him! And Flip Wilson too!
This was horrible! I cannot believe I paid $39.00 for this! I wanted my money back. Very, very bad. If you want to see a show go to the gaslight theater! This is a low budget performance!
What a joke! Everyone at our table was staring at each other in disbelief, thinking it had to get better, but it didn't. The writing was horrible, the actors lacked talent, the costumes looked ancient and frayed. The only joy was in laughing at how bad it stunk. Don't waste your money, seriously.
This was a HILARIOUS show! Glad I saw it! I read some reviews beforehand and I was especially worried about the price. Turns out whoever wrote it was mistaken. For the price of the ticket, it was a great deal. The food was good and the show was "its-so-funny-I'm-crying" funny. There was also a lot of audience participation, which was very organic and fun to do. I'll admit that the show was a bit goofy, but that was the charm of it. The actors were perfect and seemed to enjoy performing it. If you want a serious production, this might not be for you. However, if you want to laugh at gags and have a fun time, this is the show for you!
First of all it shouldn't be called a theater, you were placed in a large room with a small stage. The tables were round so you almost broke your neck turning to watch the uber cheesey show. There was extremely blinding light that was in your face while you ate. The dinner was unsatisfactory, portions were small and had no flavor. The overall experience felt very cheap which is unacceptable at the price they charge. Find something else to do in town.
The Phone number has been changed back to 520-982-6812....'Agnes of God' has been changed to Sept 1-25, to better schedule the holiday shows for later this season.
Great singers, Funny, Lots of energy, this would be a great date, or something to see with your girlfriends. FUN!
Food was great, but most of all the show was entertaining & kept me laughing the whole time! GREAT ACTING! GREAT SHOW!
Not even worth reviewing! I was also there on Valentine weekend and ended up going to eat at another business after. Show was tacky however I will say I enjoyed Trixy. The food was less than inedible, they offered two drinks you can't get more of anything even if you ask. They serve frozen cheesecake factory cheesecake (the only okay part of the night). FOR SURE NOT WORTH THE MONEY OR THE TIME!!!!
Beautiful state-of-the-art performing arts theatre that has started bringing in some world-class concerts.
Horrible! Maybe we were expecting to much, but it's not worth $39 a ticket, the show took close to an hour to start after it's scheduled time. The whole show was very amateurish, the "actors" served as the waiters, the food was just disgusting, I too have no idea what that white sauce was nor what the heck that bland rubbery rolls they tried to pass off as chicken. I attended the 11/13/2010 and was one of the people that walked out. Don't do it listen to the reviews, I'm not one to walk out, so I don't waste my money but it was too much to handle.
In 10 years of living in Tucson, this is the worst idea I have ever suggested to my friends and family. No Mystery here give it up, the acting is pitiful, food beyond explanation and yes what was that white "sauce". Definately NOT for children bordered on pornograhic. No words can describe how I wanted to just get up and walk out like some of the other tables did but having paid $39.00 a person we saw it through to the end. One would think after 40 years you would just get better, not the case with this one, please fellow theater goers pass this one up......
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