Review: Almost Famous Murder Mystery in Branson Was a Blast

When it comes to shows in Branson, Missouri a lot of the shows are the same thing. You will get country music, fancy costumes and a few jokes here and there. On our trip a couple of years ago, we went to the Almost Famous Murder Mystery instead. They say that they are not like normal Branson shows, and that is what we loved about them! It is located at The Lodge of the Ozarks’ Crystal Theater.

At this show, you get dinner, plus a great show to watch. The meal was a salad, chicken, mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. Later on in the night during intermission, they brought us out vanilla ice cream to enjoy. You can get tea or water during the meal. There is a bar in the hotel lobby that is also open normally but was not open the night we went to the show.

The show that we went to was their Christmas one called “It Was a Wonderful Life.” They start out by giving you a piece of paper so that you can guess who the killer is, if anyone helped them and what their motivation was for the murder. It is a lot of fun to try and figure it all out on your own. During intermission, they will pick up your papers to check them out. They even call up a few of the best ones for a prize later on.

We loved every bit of the play. I brought along children age 6 and 11. They were laughing the entire show, but there were a few jokes that went right over their head which of course the adults enjoyed. The entire performance is meant to be a bit cheezy, but that just added to it all. They did make it pretty much impossible to figure out who the killer really was though. Go into this show ready to have a fun time and with an open mind. You will be glad you checked it out! This play runs through Dec. 31, but they will have a new play starting right after in Jan. that I am sure will be great!

I was very disappointed to hear recently that this show is not open! We loved the Almost Famous Murder Mystery, but things are always changing in Branson. Hopefully, it will return at some point in the future.




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