by Wilbur Tague
The Myers Dinner Theatre is a very special and quaint destination in the Wabash Valley located in beautiful west central Indiana. Hillsboro sits in the heartland between Indianapolis, Lafayette, Terre Haute, and Danville, Illinois, and is near some of Indiana’s most beautiful spaces. State parks with sweeping views, rolling hills, rock formations, and even waterfalls are very close to this hospitable, charming town. This area of Indiana features 31 covered bridges, one of the largest collections of covered bridges in the world. A quote from the Myers Dinner Theater’s web site states that Hillsboro, Indiana is known for being “the home of 600 happy people and a few old soreheads.” It’s a real place with real people.
Cars and charter buses head to Hillsboro, Indiana, for a very special Christian dinner theater. Guests enter into a turn of the century department store featuring jewelry, purses and various women’s tops. Also theatre ticket information is available in this area. Guests then proceed into a waiting room where the buffet will be presented. Upon entering the actual theater, Donna “Grandma” Myers greats each guest with a hug just like you had arrived at grandma’s house. Staff quickly escorts guests to their assigned seats. Pitchers of water and iced tea are available on each table. Servers are also available with hot coffee.
“Grandma” Donna then appears in front of the stage to explain the menu that was prepared by her husband, Richard. The dinners always coordinate with the play. For example, with the play “Sister Act” which has a Catholic theme, fish was a part of the menu. Two different salads, tossed and broccoli, were placed on each table along with wonderful dinner rolls. While guests were eating their salads, female models (actors) came to each of the tables modeling a top and a purse that were available for purchase in the “department store”. Also dinner rolls and broccoli salad were available for “take home” purchase. Then a host starts releasing tables of guests to get their food. The meal was excellent. She also mentions the eight bathrooms that are decorated in eight different themes. They might remind you of your grandma’s bathrooms. Donna and Richard Myers want you to feel at home in their theatre as if you’re visiting Grandpa and Grandma
This intimate theatre seats 145 guests with excellent viewing and sound. Overall, the play was excellent and engaging. The Meyers Dinner Theatre uses professional, semi-professional and advanced amateur actors. Several professionals are from out of state to be in the production. The theatre casts real people – tall, short, thin & stocky. The performance, food, and Hoosier hospitality of the Myers Dinner Theatre was excellent. Find the latest production and directions on their website at www.myersdt.com.