DonDisantis2About Backstage Productions

Backstage is an entertainment company originally formed by Don Disantis to promote his orchestra and vocal engagements throughout Northeast Ohio. Don and his orchestra appear all over Ohio at various lounges, resorts, weddings, and private parties. Backstage has now been expanded to include mystery shows, as well as other forms of entertainment. Whether your looking for live music, mystery shows, Renaissance shows, comedians, or any other type of entertainment, give us a call at 440-567-3532 and let us help you make your next event a special one.

This much fun can KILL you!

If you are looking for a break from the ordinary and usual forms of entertainment, let Backstage Productions present you and your guests with an interactive mystery show. It’s sure to put a smile on the faces of those who attend. I don’t know why, but people seem to enjoy seeing a crime occur right in front of their very eyes! Particularly when the poor victim later takes several bows at the conclusion of the show. And our actors, excuse me, victims never miss an opportunity to take a bow.

Your job, as detectives, is to gather information from the characters so you can figure out “who done it” and why. Who knows, if you are any good at this, there may be a job for you at the FBI.

Our Next Show(s):

DelCiello’s in Ravenna – 161 N. Chestnut Street – 44266

Friday, May 17, 2019 – 6:30 Curtain

The Piccadilly Hillbillies

When Lady Benton died unexpectedly, and of mysterious circumstances, Lord Benton had no desire to remain living in Benton Manor without her. He brokered a deal with an agent, from the United States, to sell Benton Manor to a wealthy southern couple from Kentucky. The announced final sale of the Manor does not sit too well with the staff, who now wonders what will happen to them after the sale, if not in the employ of Lord Benton. Complicating issues even further, is the discovery that the wealthy couple from Kentucky is not anything like what Lord Benton had envisioned. Their appearance, at the final dinner social to be held at Benton Manor, shocks and appalls everyone enough that bodies begin to appear. Fortunately, a distant descendant of, Sherlock Holmes, none other than Hemlock Holmes, the most renowned detective in the country, is one of the guests of the evening. Hemlock will unravel the mystery of the recent deaths, but also the mystery surrounding the unexpected passing of Lady Benton. Stay alert; Hemlock will need your help!

SETTING   The pub room of Benton Manor where Lord Benton is hosting his final dinner party. Dress is business appropriate, but black tie is never discouraged.

Dinner choices include: Veggie Premivera over pasta, Mediterranean Cod with veggies and red potatoes, Chicken Parmigiana over spaghetti, Lasagna or an 8oz. sirloin steak with baked potato and broccoli. Salad, bread and desert are included with each choice.

$45.00 per person for dinner and a show! Cash Bar on site.

DelCiello’s in Ravenna – 161 N. Chestnut Street – 44266

Call: 330-839-7420 for ticket reservations and dinner choice. 

Prizes for 1st and 2nd place “detectives”. DelCiello’s gift cards for $100.00 and $50.00!


And these characters are some of the CHARACTERS.

Da “Boys”

boyzTony “Tommy Gun” Testardo, Paulie “Punchie” Provologne, Sean, “The Irishman” O’Casey, Frankie “Big Money” Russo, Herman “The Vermin” Heinrich, and Sir Reginald Smyth Benton are just a few of the fascinating characters you may encounter at one of our mysteries.

Da “Girls”

Pinky_GuestYou’ll just love Tina “Pinky” Martelli, and her cousin, Andrea “Little Pinky” Martelli. Not to be out done, you may come across a “Toots,” a “Babe,” or a “Doll.” Don’t think of them as being very domestic, though. The only laundry they do is with $$$. And don’t let them fool you. As soon as you think you’ve found your “Little Mary Sunshine,” she will likely rain on your parade.

These, and many more…

colorful characters await you for your next party or corporate event. A variety of mystery “Themes” is available for you to choose from, with many features tailored to your specific organization or group. Please give us a call to discuss pricing details, Mystery Packages, and Themes. I’m sure we can find a way to “Make you an offer you can’t refuse!

“Past “Crime” Scenes

Ohio Theater, Cleveland (corporate show).The Country Club of Hudson (corporate show). Our actors have also performed in Murder Mystery productions at Punderson Manor, Mohican State Park, and other state parks around Ohio.