Swiss Singers present dinner-theatre mystery ‘Who Kicked the Bucket?’

The Toledo Swiss Singers, one of the area’s oldest singing groups, will be asking the question, “WHO DUNNIT?” at their eighth annual dinner-theatre mystery event, held for two nights, May 6 and 7.

The evening, titled “Who Kicked the Bucket?,” will feature a murder at the home of Monica and Marvin Moneybags — at The Chalet at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Road in Oregon. 

During the evening, there will be a mysterious cold-blooded killer on the loose. Who is the victim? When does it happen? Which character is responsible? 

“Who Kicked the Bucket?” will have audience members using evidence provided and making keen observations to carefully conduct their own investigations. Gather the clues and determine who could be the killer!

The evening will include a delicious menu: Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, glazed baby carrots, salad, dessert, roll with butter, a cash bar and, of course, the murder mystery. 

Dinner begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 with the theatre presentation following, and the presentation begins promptly at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, with dinner served after the first act. Tickets are $35.00, with $20.00 tickets for children 13 and under. All sales are final. No refunds. 

Limited tickets are available; get your tickets early! No tickets will be sold at the door.

Reserve seats by calling or texting Elaine at (419) 206-0975.

About the Singers
Currently under the direction of Micah Graber, the choir has been a cultural staple in the Toledo area since 1869 — over 154 years of celebrating Swiss culture in the area. The chorus in its current form has been around since 1924. Its aim is to retain and preserve the culture and songs of Switzerland, to live up to the singers’ ancestors’ tenets of faith and behavior, help others, and to be good citizens. 

The Singers perform two concerts annually, including a wide variety of traditional Swiss, Broadway, Gospel and American music, as well as a special performance in the spring. 

The group is part of the North American Swiss Singing Alliance (NASSA), made up of 14 choirs from Canada and the U.S. Singers compete internationally every three years; the next competition will be held in June 2024 in Pittsburgh. 

The nonprofit organization is also part of the larger German American Festival (GAF) Society, which most people associate with the festival held annually in August. The society consists of seven German-speaking societies. During the festival, the Singers set up and operate the Swiss Cheese Haus, along with the Stein Stossen contest. The GAF Festival draws more than 30,000 people on an average weekend and is the largest ethnic festival in this part of the country. 

The Swiss Singers practice Wednesday evenings at 7:00 at Oak Shade Grove from September to May.