A full night of fun, all under one roof!

A full night of fun, all under one roof!

Murder Mystery Dinner Party


Beauty Queen Killer
Pickwick’s Newest Murder Mystery Dinner Party

The Kiddie Royale Girls have Grown Up and they’re Out for Revenge!

Written & Directed by MICHAEL ROGALINER

Music Directed by JOHN DiSANTO

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Murder Mystery Dinner Party Menu

Tossed Green Salad 
Mixed Greens, cucumbers, tomatoes and carrots, balsamic vinaigrette

Choice of Entree
Pepper-Crusted Strip Loin (lOoz) 
Charred-onion demi-glace
Yukon gold mashed potato, fresh vegetable medley

Oven Roasted Cod (9oz) 
Lemon-butter sauce
Wild rice pilaf, fresh vegetable medley

Chicken Piccata (9oz) 
Lightly-breaded chicken breast sauteed in a white-wine butter-caper sauce
Yukon gold mashed potato, fresh vegetable medley

Vegan Spaghetti & Meatless Balls 
Spaghetti squash, a meatless blend of lentil, sesame and chick pea with basil marinara

Mushroom Pasta
Wild mushrooms and basil marinara over cavatappi

Strawberry Whipped Cream Cake


ADRIENNE KROL (Rita Funkhauser) is so pleased to be in her third murder mystery at Pickwick after originating the role of Joyce Ann in Bachelorettes Gone Homicidal and Lacey LeFloria in #KillBridezilla.  She also stars as Kimi in Kimi’s Vegas Bachelorette Party Burlesque twice a month on Fridays in the Frolic Cabaret.  She would like to convey her gratitude to her parents for their persistent support.

JENNA MESSINA (Hildy Stevenson) is making her Pickwick debut in Beauty Queen Killer.  She attended Baldwin-Wallace (when it was still a college) and has been performing and directing in NE Ohio for over 20 years.  Most recently, she has been seen onstage at Cleveland Public Theatre, Dobama Theatre, Lakeland Civic Theatre, Blank Canvas Theatre and The Beck Center for the Arts.  Jenna is also a produced playwright, cabaret performer and teaches theatre classes for actors of all ages.

ALEX PETSCHE (Gracie Hart) is thrilled to be making her debut at Pickwick.  She has been performing all over NE Ohio since she was 11 years old. Some of her most recent credits include The Narrator in Joseph…Dreamcoat, Little Red in Into The Woods, Wednesday in The Addams Family, and Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. She studied musical theatre at Kent State University and currently works in children’s entertainment portraying characters for birthday parties and special events. She would like to thank her mom for being her best teacher and biggest role model, and her husband for his continuous support

SARA ROUSE (Susan Dulzer) models and acts in independent films as well as on stage.  This is her 9th Pickwick Murder Mystery.  She has played Sally TuShue in The Red Carpet Murders, Mandy Sparks in Cruise Ship Killer, Nurse Lisa in Psych Ward Whacker, Eve in Murder at the Oasis, Prissy in Toga Party Terror, Lesley in Bachelorettes Gone Homicidal, Ritz in The All Girl Prison Murder and Sofia Strasburg in #KillBridezilla as well as the showgirl Bubbles in Pickwick’s legendary Midnight Martini Show.

RYAN SANTA (Jack Milk) was most recently featured on the Hilarities main stage in Hump Day—an improv comedy game showThis is his first Pickwick murder mystery.  He graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 2008 with his B.A in Theatre. He studied sketch comedy and improvisation at The Second City and IO in Chicago.  Ryan served as Artistic Director for the sketch comedy group Pretty/Windy for 3 years taking their nerd humor all over the midwest. As an ensemble member of The Public House theatre Ryan’s credits included Dionysus in The Book of Dionysus and Thomas Plaid in Fifty Shades of Plaid.


MICHAEL ROGALINER (Producer/Writer/Director) and JOHN DiSANTO (Music Director) have created and produced original shows for Pickwick & Frolic for over 15 years. Their original Murder Mystery Comedies include Stage Struck, The Red Carpet Murders, Cruise Ship Killer, Psych Ward Whacker, Murder at the Oasis, Toga Party Terror, Bachelorettes Gone Homicidal, The All-Girl Prison Murder, #KillBridezilla and Beauty Queen Killer. Their Pickwick cabarets include multi-year runs of Burlesque, Cabaret Rock, The Stylettes and The Midnight Martini Show in the Frolic Cabaret as well as extended runs of Hump Day and Toga! in Hilarities East 4th Street Theatre.  Kimi’s Vegas Bachelorette Party Burlesque is currently running on Fridays in the Frolic Cabaret. They also staged the Frolic Cabaret’s hit run of the Off-Broadway musical Forever Plaid. John is a theatre and church music director and composer whose primary instruments include pipe organ and harp. Michael has an MFA in theatre directing from Syracuse University and has directed plays and musicals throughout NE Ohio and Central New York including such favorites as Evita, Pippin, Nunsense, Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell and Anything Goes.