For Immediate Release

Murder Mystery on The North Shore Weekend Returns November 9-11, 2023
Glensheen - The Cabaret! returns along with multiple themed participatory dinner theater events


Grand Marais, MN – October 10, 2023 - Visit Cook County is once again partnering with Lutsong Productions to bring a Murder Mystery Weekend to Cook County November 9-11, 2023. Glensheen -  The Cabaret! returns to Cook County for two performances along with two murder mystery dinners hosted by Bluefin Bay and Caribou Highlands. 


In 2022, the Glensheen-The Cabaret!, an adaptation of the critically acclaimed musical, made its world premiere on the Papa Charlie’s stage. Despite the loss of the Papa Charlie’s venue this year, arrangements have been made to host this year’s performance at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais. 

 “We wanted to build upon the success of last year’s event by welcoming back the cast of Glensheen-The Cabaret! and adding two new dinner theater experiences to the line-up,” said Linda Jurek, Executive Director of Visit Cook County.

The murder mystery dinners are interactive dinner theater performances hosted by Twin Cities based Mystery Cafe. Guests will enjoy a three-course meal, be assigned characters, and share in the development and storytelling of this performance. 

Friday, November 10, 2023

  • Murder Mystery Dinner: Alma Murder - A Class Reunion, 5:30-8 p.m. | Moguls Grille & Tap Room at Caribou Highlands Lodge - $65
  • Glensheen - The Cabaret!, 7 p.m. | Arrowhead Center for the Arts - $35


Saturday, November 11, 2023

  • Matinee: Glensheen - The Cabaret!, Noon | Arrowhead Center for the Arts - $35 (Ticket Details Coming Soon)
  • Deep Dark History: The Shipwrecks of Lake Superior, 5-7 p.m. | Surfside Ballroom at Waves of Superior Cafe - Free, advance reservations required
  • Murder Mystery Dinner: I'll be Homicidal For Christmas, 5:30-8 p.m. | Bluefin Grille - $65


Find the complete weekend schedule and detailed descriptions at:


Link to photo assets and press release here



Visit Cook County, Minnesota 
Visit Cook County encompasses the northeastern Minnesota communities of Lutsen, Tofte, Schroeder, Grand Marais, the Gunflint Trail and Grand Portage, commonly referred to as “the Arrowhead” and the “North Shore of Lake Superior.”  Grand Marais, Minn., has earned several national accolades — most recently, it was named America's Best Small Lake Town by Travel & Leisure Magazine, USA Today’s Best Midwestern Small Town, and Outside Magazine’s The 16 Best Places to Live in the U.S. 2016. Rekindle your sense of adventure by exploring the Superior National Forest or paddling through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Discover what makes the communities of Cook County, Minn. “Naturally Unforgettable.” Connect on social media using #donorthmn, Twitter @CookCoVisitorsFacebook, or Instagram @donorthmn. Learn more at


For interviews and more information:

Kjersti Vick - Marketing & Public Relations Director

Kjersti Vick Marketing & Public Relations Director

Linda Jurek - Executive Director

Linda Jurek Executive Director