Lindsay Lavin, Cassie Nadeau, John Guild, Eddie Varley
After a four-year run, the audience-pleasing musical, murder mystery, Truffles: Music! Mushrooms! Murder!!! is returning to New York for a brand new second “season”.
T2C was invited to meet the cast and see what was cooking.
The truffle risotto was tasty, but beware it has goat cheese in it.
They began performances on Saturday, November 2 and are set to run through December 28. They will run Saturdays at 6:30 pm at the Secret Room, 707 8th Avenue, between 44th & 45th street.
Tickets are $50 (show only), $95 (includes a three-course meal), and $150* (includes a three-course meal and VIP seating) and can be purchased by visiting TrufflesMystery.com
It’s a dark and stormy night at the Donati family restaurant, as those lovable oddballs Dante (John Guild, Amazon Prime “Livin’ Large”) and Olga Donati (Cassie Nadeau) and their daughter chanteuse Isabella Donati (Lindsay Lavin) prepare to auction off their legendary 2-pound truffle. This upsets Chef Bruno (Eddie Varley). The mushroom is stolen and a murder discovered, it is up to YOU and the rest of the Truffles (Steve Tardio) family to discover “whodunnit” before the legendary mob boss Don Fiola puts the Donatis out of business for good! Enjoy a sit-down dinner as YOU the audience participates in this musical murder mystery. From the creators and fans of the original long-running production, this re-imagined Truffles… invites you to a one-of-a-kind immersive theater experience, an evening of playful jazz, poisoned wine, and proper comedy.
Truffles was originally created by Billy Manton, Sonia Carrion, and Hal Galardi and written by Sonia Carrion. This new edition will feature a book by Gregg Ostrin, songs by Jenni Lark, Hal Galardi, Cassie Nadeau and directed by Matthew McVey-Lee pre-show parody lyrics by Austin M. Tracy.
The evening is hosted By Engine Room New York & Urbani Truffles and presented by Truffles Consortium, LLC.