The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

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May 13, 2013


Medina Journal-Register — And then there was fun.

For certain, Murder at the Medina Theatre Saturday night provided plenty of laughs with a crowd quite receptive to the Vaudeville style of The Mystery Company, from Buffalo.

Almost 70 people attended the event, and while many were local, there were also members of the crowd who traveled from at least an hour away.

The show, and the opportunity to enjoy the show in the theater, were the main draw for the people.

“I haven’t been in here before,” said Mavonne Luckman of Knowlesville, who was there with her husband Chuck. “I saw the marquis, and we’ve been to things like this before so we decided to come out, and it’s been a lot of fun.”

Meanwhile, Chuck, who remembered seeing his first R-rated movie in the theater — Dog Day Afternoon— said he was impressed with the theatre’s changes, although compared to his memories, there was a slight difference.

“I remember it being bigger,” he joked.

At the same table were couple Dave McKeever and Shelly McAdoo. McAdoo said the cast was put on a great show and she expressed some hope for the murder mystery to go mobile.

“Having one of these with the (Medina Railroad Museum) and making it like ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ would be really awesome,” she said, noting the crowd’s enthusiasm.

McAdoo’s daughter Kate and her boyfriend, Zach Kujawa sat nearby. They agreed with the term “awesome.”

“This is what I expected, and I expected awesome,” Kujawa said.

Elsewhere in the room, Barb Waters said she and her husband, Bob, were happy to finally get the chance to attend a live - and local - participatory murder mystery.

“We’ve never been to something like this, and we’ve always wanted to try it but they’ve always been too far away,” she said. “This is very impressive. It’s great that Medina has a place like this. ... It’s a great venue.”

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