STC’s Murder Mystery Dinner: Sugar & Vice

NOTE:  This is event has been postponed due to precautions taken due to COVID-19.  Please check back in the future for information on rescheduling.  Thank you for supporting STC and the arts in the Springfield community.

All tickets are $35 – includes dinner and the show. Cash Bar Available. PLEASE CALL (217) 523-2787 WHEN ORDERING YOUR TICKETS IF YOU HAVE ANY DIETARY RESTRICTIONS.

Tickets MUST be ordered by the Wednesday before the performance. Seats are first come, first served.

DINNER BUFFET (No Nuts in Anything)
Mixed Field Greens Salad with Assorted Fresh Vegetables and Buttermilk Ranch and Sweet Shallot Vinaigrette Dressings
Herb Grilled Breast of Chicken with Roasted Tomato Sauce
Mushroom & Cheese Ravioli
Spinach in White Wine, Herb & Roast Garlic Sauce Italian-Style Green Beans
Steamed New Potatoes in Parsley Butter
Sliced Baguette with Butter
Double Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Coulis
NY Cheesecake with Cinnamon Apple Compote
Carafes of Fresh Brewed Iced Tea and Chilled Water
Fresh Brewed Decaf Coffee
Cash Bar


Directed by Kim Shafer

The year is 1888 and in the house of a prosperous sweet manufacturer something stirs. The stirring is done by the Cook, Mrs Enid Baggins, who is putting the final touches to the secret recipe for the Davenport Dreadnought Drops. Sales of this new product are expected to enhance the fortunes of the Davenport family. But Mrs Baggins is found drowned in her own concoction and foul play is suspected.  Can Inspector Pratt solve the case and get back to investigating a string of murders in Whitechapel? Can Miss Fry help, or is she just a nuisance? Can the audience unwrap the case of sugar and vice?

Inspector Arthur Pratt of Scotland Yard – Tanner Stephens

Millie Fry one of those new-fangled lady reporters – Katharine Baumann

Great Aunt Edna Rowntree the family matriarch – Shirley McConnaughay

Miss Treadwell Edna’s paid companion – Sydney Weber

Rolo Davenport the confectioner – Andrew Rains

Delphinia Davenport his daughter – Virginia Ferguson

Willie Mackintosh a sweet delivery boy – Graham Kinley

Frobisher Davenport’s butler – Danny Lee

Lord St John Snearing Delphinia’s suitor – Adam Perschbacher

Austere Brickwall – Tammy Guthrie

Felicity Smilesmore Jenna Crenshaw