Jacqueline Monahan



By Jacqueline Monahan

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Marriage Can Be Murder 20th Anniversary Celebration at The D

Ask yourself this: Are you one of those people who have the stomach to eat, drink, and laugh while victims are shot and poisoned around you? Can you appreciate the hilarity of a uniformed police officer in micro shorts verbally sparring with a tall, sassy blonde in sequins and fishnets while a roomful of guests fall prey to being interwoven and drafted into the murderous plot?

Who Wears Short Shorts?  Law Officer Grills a Witness

Photo Credit: Mike Monahan

For 20 years, the Las Vegas dinner theater show Marriage Can Be Murder has been startling audiences (shots fired) while enlisting them in an effort to solve multiple murders. Each table or booth is equipped with stickers for name tags, pens, and small pads of paper for clues and solutions. A winner is chosen at the end of every show and a prize is awarded.

The cast and story change every three months, so if you’ve seen one, you haven’t seen them all. Color-coded entrée cards tell your server all they need to know about you. Are you Beef, Pork, Chicken, or Veggie? A bar within the showroom can be accessed directly or by roaming cocktail waitress, summoned with a shaking hand motion that will be demonstrated. If you’ve ever been to Hawaii, you’ll recognize it.

Dinner is Served - The Pork Option

Photo Credit: Mike Monahan

All of this takes place in the Showroom of The D Las Vegas Hotel, located right on Fremont Street in neon-splashed downtown Las Vegas. The Showroom is located on the second floor, close to the Vue Bar. Its balcony opens onto a view of the canopied Fremont Street Experience to give guests a front-row seat to witness the brave souls who zipline through the air above your head from the nearby SlotZilla attraction.

Back at the scene of the crime, innocent audience members are pressed into various roles throughout the evening. Are you able to dance, play an instrument, touch a dead body? Doesn’t matter, you’ll be asked to do just that at various times during the performance. It helps to be an extrovert or a ham, but that won’t save shrinking violets from being assigned a role.

Killer Cotton Candy

Photo Credit: Mike Monahan

Murders are spread out during the three-course meal of salad, entrée, and dessert. If you’ve been assigned a role in the play, you’ll be getting up to attend to the corpse a few times, all to the laughter, wailing, and applause of the crowd. If all of this death and deviousness sounds like a good time, you’re in luck. The award-winning show has been going strong for 20 years with ever-growing popularity.

Bloody Good Red Velvet Dessert


An easy way to remember where all of this takes place (The D) might be to think of the word Divorce, or better yet, Death. That walk down the aisle just might be your last.

The D Las Vegas
301 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 388-2400






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