“The murder mysteries are a community favorite at the clubhouse every year. Our subdivision association has over 900 families with plenty of talented volunteers. We have no shortage of folks that want to help with props, costumes, decor, etc. I think this was our 6th one and they/we seem to raise the bar every year.”
I was inspired to write about this particular topic because of some feedback from two of my repeat customers. Clearly I’m not the only “chief imagination officer” ’round here!
She wrote, “Our school has done 4 of your murder mystery games and this will be our 5th year. I have one great suggestion. We have our drama club students learn dancing for each play. For your country and western mystery game, The Demise of the Downhome Dealers, we did line dancing and for your pirate mystery game, The Deadman’s Chest, we did the Virginia Reel. We give out raffle tickets for all those who participate in dancing and costumes etc. The crowd loves it and then we give out small prizes in the end.”
“Whenever we need a bit more time, we call people up for various things. For Deadman’s Chest we took the pirate speak you provided and asked people to come up and read them. People loved it – we also had the drama club teach the tango to our guests. We purchase music to set the mood and we have even had live bands. It is quite a production.”
“Oh just remember that all the things you ask the audience to do give them a raffle ticket. We give everyone one as they come in for being there to support the fundraiser. We also take all the people who got the correct answer and pull one best detective.”
“This year we may go with a Hollywood Bowl style setup where people can either bring dinner to their table or sit at a table with just munchies. The ticket will include a beverage and dessert…Some guests didn’t want to buy the more expensive dinner ticket so we thought this might work too.”
If you want more inspiration you should check out all the testimonials on our website. Any creative idea that I’ve posted from my customers is seriously impressive and inspiring. Use ’em.
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ALL FEMALE CAST. This would also be fun for an all-male cast dressed in drag. We love to make the women English or Southern.
STORY: Changes are coming to the Rushmore Beauty Academy for Women – an institution where nothing has changed in its 80-year history. Bernice Rushmore, whose family founded the school, is resigning from the Board Of Regents and withdrawing her funding. As a result, men will now be admitted to the school to increase enrollment in the hopes of keeping the school afloat. Naturally, it’s all very upsetting. So we advise you to watch your back. It’s difficult to tell who is friend or foe with the future of this sacred institution at stake.
THE PLACE: Rushmore Beauty Academy for Women, Staffordshire, England (England is optional; a southern state in the U.S. is another option).
THE EVENT: A social for graduating class of 1979 (Alternatives: the 1950’s or modern day).
A TESTIMONIAL: “We successfully put on the production of Rushmore’s Revenge to an audience of 40. Nervous didn’t come into it ! However once we had started we had a great time. Many thanks for the privilege of performing. We really hope to do some more.” Maggie, Bridlington, East Yorks, UK
STORY: Director Eddie Cheek is looking for backers for his new movie, THE ZOMBIE WAS AN ALIEN, so he’s throwing a gala shindig for interested parties.
Great choice for an “Academy Awards” party.
Includes auditions for your guests!
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“Hello, Susan! I just wanted to let you know that your murder mystery play, The Final Cut, was a HUGE hit this past weekend. 92 people from my small community came out to laugh until they had tears rolling down their faces, and many told me it was the best one so far. This is the 7th one of your packages I’ve put on here in my small community. Each year it seems I hear the same thing: “Oh my gosh, I haven’t laughed that hard in ages. That was the best one yet!” So thanks so much for selling such a wonderful product.”
A very loyal customer,
Carol Grassano, special events
The Woodlands at Church Lake, Groveland, Florida
A repeat offender tells her success story here:
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“Wow. What a great time we had Saturday Night for our Western Hills Country Club version of “The Final Cut”. We hadn’t done this before and your script and ideas were perfect for our crowd of 80… It really was a hoot… I just thought you would be happy to know that your script helped make a regular Saturday Night extra special. Thecast wants to know when we can do it again! We keep on hearing comments everywhere we go! It really was amazing. Everyone had such a good time being part of and watching the performance! Thanks!” Donett May, WHCC Entertainment Committee, Mount Vernon, IN
“Our event (Final Cut murder mystery game) was great! What a riot! Thanks again for all of your help. I can’t wait to do the next one!” Patty, Sand Rock Farm, Corralitos, CA
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Circa 1920’s. Someone in the family is out to destroy the Godfather. So much for loyalty to “da boss”.
Great choice for a holiday party – make it A Very Mafia Christmas.
Corporate adaptation: Our Godfather is taking over your company or forming an alliance with your company – you’ll all be one big “family”.
REVIEW: “We received ‘The Mafia Murders’ immediately and found the instructions to be very helpful and easy to understand. We ordered the script at the last minute and pulled it off without a hitch. Using the Narrator version with everyone acting out their part as it was read, our evening was a huge success! Many laughs were had and everyone that came to the party said it’s the best party they’ve been to ever and all are asking when we will be having the next one! In fact we are planning on ordering again next year for my husband’s 60th birthday. Thank you for providing us promptly with a witty and entertaining script.” Kathy and Michael Smith, Boambee East New South Wales [READ MORE REVIEWS HERE]