Chamber plans ‘killer’ event for awards, installation

The Boulder City Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Who Won It” awards ceremony and installation is turning into a whodunnit.

For this year’s event, scheduled for Oct. 15, the chamber is presenting an interactive murder mystery.

It will be an evening of comedy, music and murder — along with the traditional awards and installation of new officers, said Beth Carden, who is on the organizing committee.

The installation and awards ceremony will be incorporated in the evening’s storyline, she added.

The cast from A Touch of Mystery will include members of the audience in its show, “All’s Fair in Love and Music.” The show is about three acts that have been hired to entertain chamber members: a diva, who is a legend in her own mind; Vinnie Vegas, a sleazy lounge singer, and his backup singers, the Vinnettes; and Troy Tritone, a has-been opera singer. Complications arise when the diva learns she is not the only headliner.

According to Carden, audience participation will be a key element of the show, and “it may not be voluntary.”

Prizes will be awarded to the winning team.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a no-host cash bar and appetizers. At 6:30, cast members will begin helping people to their seats and forming teams to solve the evening’s mystery, Carden said.

Clues will be given throughout the evening, as well as in advance on the chamber’s Facebook page. They started appearing Monday.

The annual awards and installation will be held at the Elaine K. Smith Center, 700 Wyoming St.

Carden said the Smith Center was ideal because it had a stage, as well as it played with the theme of the evening of mistaken identities because it could be confused with The Smith Center for Performing Arts in Las Vegas.

Tickets are $50 per person or $90 a couple. Only 200 tickets will be sold.

Reservations are required and must be made by Oct. 14.

For more information or to make reservations, visit the chamber’s website at www.bouldercitychamberofcommerce.com or call 702-293-2034.

Hali Bernstein Saylor is editor of the Boulder City Review. She can be reached at hsaylor@bouldercityreview.com or at 702-586-9523. Follow @HalisComment on Twitter.

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