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Marilyn, Michael and Elvis visit the Mayhem & Mystery stage Monday

Tamra Francis (standing) during Mayhem & Mystery's production of "Hollywood Holiday" at the Spaghetti Warehouse in downtown Dayton, Monday, November 1, 2010.
Tamra Francis (standing) during Mayhem & Mystery's production of "Hollywood Holiday" at the Spaghetti Warehouse in downtown Dayton,
Monday, November 1, 2010.

Photo: MediaMoments.com/ Peter Wine

Dayton OH – November 8, 2010

It takes a lot to rattle a superstar, and there are several to choose from in Mayhem & Mystery’s latest production, “Hollywood Holiday” at the Spaghetti Warehouse.

Would you like to be the owner of the Not Quite Right Celebrity Impersonators?

You’ll have to interview people because business is booming, and you need more acts.

Part of the fun at the Spaghetti Warehouse on Monday nights is audience interaction, and this time you could be taking the role of Sam, the owner of the NQRCI.

But beware because Leon has been an Elvis impersonator for 15 years, and he blames Sam for his slow business. (Others, suspect it may be that he’s let himself go a bit.)

Jerry Francis does a great job as Elvis, and there’s just enough of Leon showing through to understand why he’s working with the NQRCI instead of Vegas.

Jerry’s wife Tamra is Abbigayle and is quite convincing as she portrays Marilyn Monroe.

Jene Rebbin Shaw during Mayhem & Mystery's production of "Hollywood Holiday" at the Spaghetti Warehouse in downtown Dayton, Monday, November 1, 2010.
Jene Rebbin Shaw during Mayhem & Mystery's production of "Hollywood Holiday" at the Spaghetti Warehouse in downtown Dayton, Monday,
November 1, 2010.

Photo: MediaMoments.com/ Peter Wine

Abbigalye has been Marilyn now for seven years, and she’s quite happy. So far.

But trouble could be around the next corner for her if Sam keeps hiring new talent.

Vicky’s bookings have been suffering a bit since Sam starting hiring more people, even though she has a variety of people she impersonates.

Played by Jene Rebbin Shaw, Vicky is just the right combo of naive and cunning. You’ll enjoy her characters from the Wizard of Oz.

And then there’s Shannon. She’s just joined the NQRCI team, after Sam suggested she’d make a good Michael Jackson.

She does a great MJ, but isn’t happy that Sam is getting a cut of her earnings just because he suggested it.

Alisha McDarris during Mayhem & Mystery's production of "Hollywood Holiday" at the Spaghetti Warehouse in downtown Dayton, Monday, November 1, 2010.
Alisha McDarris during Mayhem & Mystery's production of "Hollywood Holiday" at the Spaghetti Warehouse in downtown Dayton, Monday, November 1, 2010.

Photo: MediaMoments.com/ Peter Wine

Alisha McDarris plays MJ, and it gave us chills to watch one of the world’s biggest pop stars come back to life.

So now the stage is set, and the actors are in place.

You’ve finished your salad, and while your meal is prepared in the kitchen, out come the Not Quite Right Celebrity Impersonators to entertain you.

“Hollywood Holiday” is Mayhem & Mystery’s 49th original script.

Written by Jerry and Tamra Francis the eleventh season has been gangbusters so far, and this time of year is prime time for Mayhem & Mystery, with holiday crowds.

But keep your detective hat on while you enjoy the show.

If you’re one of the top three to solve the mystery, you could win a prize.

So by the time your dessert arrives, you’ll need to know who the killer is, how they did it, and why they did it. Or just make something up.

Part of the fun is listening to Jerry or Tamra read some of the more unusual responses turned in, but don’t worry... they won’t reveal names unless you’re a winner.

And this show proved to be more difficult than others for the house detectives to solve.

Audience members (standing) take part in the action during Mayhem & Mystery's production of "Hollywood Holiday" at the Spaghetti Warehouse in downtown Dayton, Monday, November 1, 2010.
Audience members (standing) take part in the action during Mayhem & Mystery's production of "Hollywood Holiday" at the Spaghetti Warehouse in downtown Dayton, Monday, November 1, 2010.

Photo: MediaMoments.com/ Peter Wine

Not one correct answer. But they selected prize winners anyway.

Maybe you’ll do better, and get the right answers.

“Hollywood Holiday” is running on Monday nights through the end of December in Dayton (Mayhem & Mystery also perform at the Columbus Spaghetti Warehouse.)

There’s also a special Friday night show in Dayton on November 19th.

The crowds are bigger during the Spaghetti Warehouse’s holiday season, so since they can’t make the room bigger, they add more shows.

In Dayton, this means Wednesday night shows on December 8, 15, 22 and 29.

And a very special Friday show on New Year’s Eve.

Seating for dinner starts around 6:30pm, and the show starts around 7pm.

Tickets are $25.95 per person (plus tax, beverages and gratuity.)

Reservations are required, and can be made at 937-461-3913.

For first timers, the Spaghetti Warehouse is at 36 W. Fifth Street in downtown Dayton.

On the web

Slideshow: Mayhem & Mystery's "Hollywood Holiday" (part 1)

Slideshow: Mayhem & Mystery's "Festival Fracas" (part 1)

Slideshow: Mayhem & Mystery's "Festival Fracas" (part 2)

Slideshow: Mayhem & Mystery's "Vacation Vengeance" (part 1)

Slideshow: Mayhem & Mystery's "Vacation Vengeance" (part 2)

Slideshow: Mayhem & Mystery's "Fiesta Siesta" (part 1)

Slideshow: Mayhem & Mystery's "Are You Brighter Than a Night Light?" (part 1)

Slideshow: Mayhem & Mystery's "Are You Brighter Than a Night Light?" (part 2)

Slideshow: Mayhem & Mystery's “I’ll Be Home Shopping For Christmas”

Article: I’ll Be Home Shopping For Christmas.

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Mayhem & Mystery Interactive Theatre web page

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