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Brazos Belle to keep customers laughing all weekend

Nov. 11, 2004

By BRIAN D. PHILLIPS, reporter

Get A Clue Theatre will present a comedic murder mystery dinner at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Brazos Belle.

"Murder Mostly Macabre" will treat guests to a dinner party with Dr. Fritz Freakenstein, an infamous scientist who plans to announce a great scientific discovery. When the quiet dinner turns to foul play, guests will have the chance to examine clues and solve the crime.

While the plot thickens onstage, guests will be served a choice of prime rib, honey pecan-crusted Atlantic salmon and grilled chicken breast with mushroom artichoke sauce.

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Troupe member Cristen Barnes, left, performs a scene with a fellow cast member from the group's "Godfather"-themed show
The Brazos Belle hosted a murder mystery dinner with Get A Clue in August and will present a Christmas-themed mystery on Dec. 30, 2003.

"We'd been wanting to do one for a while," owner Tony Cain said. "We met up with Jessica Stone from Get A Clue, and it was a match made in heaven."

Cain said he'd like to present a murder mystery each month.

Get A Clue founder Jessica Stone said she enjoys the troupe's partnership with The Brazos Belle.

"The Brazos Belle is an awesome place to have a show," she said. "People never leave complaining."

Get A Clue Theatre is a Fort Hood-based traveling theater troupe of professional and amateur actors. They perform mystery dinner comedies all across central Texas.

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Monica Jones plays around in their moviestar-themed performance.
"We put the emphasis on our comedy," Stone said. "We really do have funny actors and a really funny show."

Stone said Get A Clue actors enjoy performing in Waco.

"People are just really into the arts, so it's a lot of fun," she said.

Three years ago, Stone moved to Texas from Oklahoma, where she performed for seven years with The Whodunit Dining Room.

Get A Clue Theatre's material is written by Earline Cottet, an Oklahoma native who wrote for The Whodunit Dining Room.

The Brazos Belle opened as The Brazos Queen in 1984 and was bought in 1999 by Cain, who changed the name. Located at 900 S. University Parks Drive, the restaurant will begin seating at 7 p.m. Tickets are $32 per person. For more information call 714-2993. And to learn more about Get A Clue Theatre, visit the troupe's Web site at www.GetAClueTheatre.com.