Mystery at the Starlight Ballroom: A Fundraiser for People’s Place


Thu, Aug 1, 2024    
6:00 pm-8:30 pm


Best Western Plus Kingston Hotel and Conference Center
503 Washington Avenue, Kingston, NY, 12401

Event Type

Mystery at the Starlight Ballroom

A fundraiser for People’s Place of Kingston.

 Celebrating their 26 years in operation, Murder Café will be presenting a new musical-comedy whodunit: “Mystery at the Starlight Ballroom”, as part of a fundraiser for People’s Place in Kingston, New York. The event will be held on Thursday, August 1st at the Venue Uptown in the Best Western in Kingston.

Murder Café’s original dinner theater performance, which offers music, mystery and comedy, will also include a buffet dinner, cash bar and contests. Tickets are $80 and can be purchased by visiting the home page of

Partial proceeds from each ticket will be donated to People’s Place Food Pantry, Community Cafe and Wellness Empowerment Center.

Murder Café’s entertainment is suitable for all ages. Guests will be eligible for prizes if they guess whodunit.

Lauren Roberts, the director of Mystery at the Starlight Ballroom, explains the plot as follows: “This show is set in a 1940’s dance hall that hosts a weekly radio show featuring the singer Madeline DeVore. Donny, the show’s master of ceremonies, is hopelessly in love with Madeline, but producer, Sidney Meanstreet, is standing in the way. The studio musician Victor Olla is furious with being replaced with recorded music, and Penny, the scriptwriter, is vying for her own moment in the spotlight. As tensions rise and secrets are revealed, a body falls, and it’s up to you to gather clues and solve the murder mystery.”