Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Things To Do

May 1, 2014

‘Funeral for a Gangster’ held over through May 24

CROSSVILLE — They’re having a ball at the Curtain Call and holding their murder mystery over until Saturday, May 24, due to the overwhelming response. Are you looking for an evening of fun, food and adventure? The Curtain Call Dinner Theatre is inviting you to travel back with them as they take a step back in time to 1928 and join the Mob sendoff which is about to take place for the late Vito "The Gut" Marzetti, who was gunned down last week in a gangland slaying. It will be an evening you won't forget!

The theatre will be transformed into "Ruby's Place," a popular speakeasy where the grieving family is holding "services" for the Don. They include Joey "The Lump," the youngest son (a bootlegger, and he ain't overly bright); Frankie "Marbles," the eldest of the three (he rarely shows glimpses of his own personality, preferring to hide out in various alter egos); and the proprietor of the club, Ruby "Fingers" Marzetti, Joey's sister and a manger of the speakeasy (an ex-showgirl, she is street-wise and smart). And, of course, Lena, the grieving young widow (despite the difference in their ages, and the fact that Vito tipped the scales at close to 400 lbs., they seemed happy enough). Or is she? Maybe she just wants to find the Godfather’s stash and needs her stepchildren (and the audience) to help figure out Vito’s last game. A G-man leads the way in discovering who murdered Vito (after his third helping of moo goo gai pan — he wasn’t called "The Gut" for nothing!) and the location of the cash.

You will be encouraged (optional) to attend dressed in your favorite roaring '20s style garb. It is here that as you enter in the spirit of the occasion you become friends and family of the deceased Vito Marzetti who have come to pay your last respects and your table will team up to search for clues to help find his murderer. If you wish, please be prepared to give a short eulogy for poor Vito.

The shows involve a bit of audience participation and you can get "involved" as much as you like or just figure out who-dun-it. This is a lively and fun murder mystery that will keep you laughing and guessing all night long. A delicious Italian dinner is catered by Sammy Jo's trained Italian chef who will be opening Sammy Jo's Pizza and More in the VF-Crossville Outlet Center very soon. The meal will give you a "Taste of Italy" (salad, chicken parmesan, five cheese lasagna, fried zucchini, garlic bread sticks, and Italian confections for dessert), all prepared from fresh ingredients. Drinks are coffee, tea and lemonade, and you can purchase soft drinks for a dollar. There is free popcorn during the show. The cost is $30 for adults and includes the meal, beverage, popcorn, show and taxes; gratuities are optional. You may BYOB. If you have special dietary needs (i.e. gluten free, vegetarian, heart smart), please contact the theatre in advance so that their caterer can accommodate you.

"Funeral for a Gangster" by Eileen Moushey is produced by special arrangement with Mysteries by Moushey, Inc. (minor revisions by Dennis Donald). Reserve your seat now for an evening of theatre, food and fun with the acclaimed Curtain Call Players in this interactive performance, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday through May 24. Tickets can be purchased at the theatre located in Suite 129 (A entrance, first door on left) of the VF-Crossville Outlet Mall or by calling 931-337-7469. Tickets must be picked up or paid for one day in advance of date attending. See pictures on Facebook at Curtain Call Dinner Theatre (Crossville) and "Like" them!

1
Text Only
Things To Do
  • City Lites.jpg 'Friday Night Air' features City Lites

    The “Friday Night Air” summer concert series continues Friday at the Spirit Broadband amphitheater in downtown Crossville with the City Lites Band. They are a very popular four-piece band from Crossville that has performed throughout Tennessee and the Southeast for more than three decades. Their lineup features Marty Gibson on guitar and vocals, Flavy Miller on bass and vocals, Glenn Holverson on saxophones and Wade England on drums. The song list includes a wide variety of musical styles from swing, country, '50’s and '60’s, rock and more. Something for everyone to enjoy! The performance is free to the public and begins at 6 p.m. and is sponsored by the Historic Palace Theatre and the city of Crossville.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gypsy, Front Page News open this weekend

    They're gearing up for a very exciting week both at the Cumberland County Playhouse and at the Rhea County Courthouse in Dayton!

    July 17, 2014

  • LexVinDance260_2.jpg Vintage Dance Society opens PAART season

    The Performing Arts Alliance of Rural Tennessee (PAART) is pleased to announce the first event in it’s 2014-15 season: the Lexington Vintage Dance Society will perform "Downton Abbey Era: The Titanic to the Jazz Age" in period costumes. This performance will take place Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Palace Theatre in Crossville.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • gypsy hombres.jpg Gypsy Hombres take stage Sunday

    For years, there has been a persistent legend in Nashville about a crazy gypsy ‘Fiddler on the Roof” who dances as he plays the violin on the roof of his Victorian house. Cumberland County Playhouse will prove the legend is 100 percent true as The Gypsy Hombres take the stage Sunday.

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • 'Gypsy' opens July 18 at CCP

    Beginning July 18, everything’s coming up roses as the Playhouse brings one of the greatest American musicals of all time to life… “Gypsy”! From the unforgettable first notes of its legendary overture to the final white hot spotlight, “Gypsy” is considered by many to be “the best musical ever,” as it tells the story of the archetypal stage mother, Rose, and her daughters, June and Louise.

    July 10, 2014

  • wildman.jpg ‘Wild Man’ takes Palace stage Aug. 23

    Look out, Crossville, here comes the coolest guy in town and his name is Rafael R. Soriano, also known by fans everywhere as “Wild Man,” but he calls himself “Wild Man Billy Ralph!”

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • KOTR Steven Whitson Picture.jpg 'An Evening with Steven Whitson' to benefit Kids on the Rise

    ds on the Rise will be hosting a fund-raising concert Aug. 2 at the Palace Theatre. The local non-profit agency will present An Evening with Steven Whitson.

    July 2, 2014 2 Photos

  • Fair Park-big band p8.jpg Big Band Sound to entertain at Fair Park dance

    The famous local “Big Band Sound” will be playing for your listening and dancing enjoyment on Saturday, July 12, 7-10 p.m. The 20-piece band will be performing at the Fair Park Senior Center which is located at 1433 Livingston Rd., across from the fairgrounds. No matter your budget you can enjoy this one night with a donation, which will go to the band. Light snacks will be available. Come and enjoy yourself with the music you love!

    July 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • ACPL offers free movies

    A different movie is shown every Tuesday in the Cumberland Meeting Room at the Art Circle Library at 2 p.m. for free. All are welcome. For more information, call Charlie at 484‐6790, ext. 223. See the featured films below.

    July 2, 2014

  • York 1.jpg Palace to screen York documentary July 25

    On Friday night, July 25, at 6 p.m., the city of Crossville will host a 100th anniversary remembrance of World War I with a screening of a new documentary about the most celebrated hero of the war, Tennessee’s own Sergeant Alvin C. York.

    June 26, 2014 1 Photo

AP and the Gulf Oil Spill
AP Video
Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Obama Voices Concern About Casualties in Mideast Diplomacy Intensifies Amid Mounting Gaza Toll AP Exclusive: American Beaten in Israel Speaks Obama Protects Gay, Transgender Workers Raw: Gaza Rescuers Search Rubble for Survivors Raw: International Team Inspects MH17 Bodies Raw: 25 Family Members Killed in Gaza Airstrike US Teen Beaten in Mideast Talks About Ordeal 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide