CAIRO, W.Va. – Gigi Sharp and The Meringues newest song, “Sweet Sugar,” is a hit single, topping the charts. And, Gigi has just learned that she has been nominated for a Grammy award for the song. Gigi is currently touring the nation, promoting a new album. Gigi is a fabulous singer. The Meringues are her back-up singers and any one of them would like to see her deflate and go away.
Gigi Sharp and her backup singers are characters in Karen Vuranch’s newest murder mystery production, “Murder Among the Meringues. The murder mystery dinner theater is scheduled for two evenings at North Bend State Park Lodge, performed by the In Cahoot Players, April 5 and 6. “Friday’s show begins at 8 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. The Saturday show is an hour earlier with the show beginning at 7 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m.” said Ken Zebo, event coordinator.
A killer lurks as the play unfolds and someone will be “done” before the night is over. As the evening progresses, the murderer must be found. Clues are given and the audience will have the chance to interrogate suspects and solve the dastardly deed. Dinner and performance cost is $50 per person. An overnight package for two is $179 includes room reservations at North Bend Lodge, dinner and play, dessert bar and breakfast. Reservations are required in advance and available by calling 304-653-2931. For more information about North Bend State Park visit www.northbendsp.com
About the mystery players
In addition to Gigi Sharp, there are the Meringues as the backup singers. Rebel Cleft is a wild child who wants to break her contract and break out on her own. Bea Minor loves Gigi’s son, but Gigi is not about to let her precious son marry a back-up singer. Wanda Major loves being in The Meringues, but she longs to be the lead singer. And Ivory Tickler has been keeping a secret about who really wrote that Grammy nominated song.Two others to watch out for are: Gigi’s assistant, Emma Offskey, a rather glorified lackey who was married to Gigi’s no-account, gambling brother. And there is agent and manager, Brandy Jackson. Cast members are Karen Vuranch and Jen Garvin from Fayetteville, W.Va.; Andrea Fout-Tinsley of Scott Depot; Merry Hanning of Oak Hill; Julie Brown of Pax Branch; Debbie Cooper and Sandi Shrewsbury of Beckley
Ken Zebo, Activities Coordinator