For the past 20 years or so, my family has made it a tradition to host a Murder Mystery Dinner every few years or so. This time the mystery took place at Castle Von Morgue in Deadbolt, Transylvania at the engagement party for Neville Aster-Night and Lizzie Bordeaux. Just one problem–someone killed Neville . . .

Most of the cast--from left: Angela, Balihi, Lizzie, Aldrinktotat, Glumda, Asthmadeus and Aretha.

Most of the cast–from left: Angela, Balihi, Lizzie, Aldrinktotat, Glumda, Asthmadeus and Aretha.

Breck as Balihi (that's Bali Hai), the Rodgersandhammerstein monster.

Breck as Balihi (that’s Bali Hai), the Rodgersandhammerstein monster.

Balihi and me as Glumda, the Wicked Witch of DePressed (feeling a whole lot better).

Balihi and me as Glumda, the Wicked Witch of DePressed (feeling a whole lot better).

J'accuse! Carol as Aretha Garlique and Tony as Asthmadeus.

J’accuse! Carol as Aretha Garlique and Tony as Asthmadeus.

It's not a murder mystery unless we dance--this time to "The Monster Mash".

It’s not a murder mystery unless we dance–this time to “The Monster Mash”.

Frank as Hannibal Schecter, the kosher cannibal, considers his next lie.

Frank as Hannibal Schecter, the kosher cannibal, considers his next lie.

Hannibal confronts Angela Deth.

Hannibal confronts Angela Deth.

Tom as the mummy, King Aldrinktotat wonders about Angela.

Tom as the mummy, King Aldrinktotat, wonders about Angela.

Venetian Victoria as Angela Deth considers making a quick exit from Castle Von Morgue.

Venetian Victoria as Angela Deth considers making a quick exit from Castle Von Morgue.

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