The cast of the upcoming “Murdarrr Mystery Dinner Theater” rehearse on Monday night ahead of its performance on Saturday, Feb. 6, inside the Bridge City Community Center. Tickets for the adults-only fundraiser for the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce are $40 each or $300 for a table of eight and can be purchased by calling 409-735-5671. Courtesy photo

By Tommy Mann Jr. – The Record

For one night, Bridge City will be overun with pirates as part of a fundraising event for a local organization.

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce will hold one of its most popular fundraising events, a mystery dinner theater, at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, inside the Bridge City Community Center, 101 Parkside Drive in Bridge City. Tickets are $40 per person or $300 for a table of eight.

The event is strictly for ages 21 and older as alcoholic beverages will be available at the dinner, which is being catered by Hush Puppy.

This year’s production, “Murdarrr Mystery Dinner,” is about a group of pirates who have converted their pirate ship into a restaurant, the Salty Dog Seaside Seafood and Steak House.

“The dinner theater event has become a popular fundraiser for not only the chamber, but also for the Bridge City Historical Museum, which this also benefits,” said B.J. Hanneman of the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce. “The funds which are generated from the dinner help us with chamber activities throughout the year.

In 2013, the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce opted to hold its first adults-only night for its dinner theater event and it met with great success. The 2014 dinner theater event, “Dangerous Night on a Desert Isle,” was equally as successful.

“We didn’t have a dinner theater in 2015, so a lot of people have asked about it this year,” she added. “We’ve had a good response to it already, and it’s a great way to have a fun date night.”

Hanneman said the production is approximately 90 minutes long with the social gathering beginning at 6 p.m. It will also feature a silent auction with sports memorabilia and other items.

All guests are encouraged to dress like pirates as part of the event, and a prize will be awarded for the best dressed pirate. Also, there will be fun photograph opportunities as a set of stocks, which were used for public displays of punishment typically during the 1700s, will be available for photographs.

To order tickets and pay by phone, call the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce at 409-735-5671 or e-mail at bcchamber@sbcglobal.net for more information.