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The story: You’re invited to one of Harold Logan’s (in)famous luaus and a fundraiser for HAAL, The Hawaiian Association of Authentic Leis.
Read more about the plot and suspects and download a game sample here: https://www.haleyproductions.com/mystery/murderonmaui.html
I should have written this long ago, but I wanted to let you know that we absolutely loved Murder on Maui. My husband played the smarmy lounge singer and I thought I would die from laughing. It was hysterical! Everyone really got into it, and we had so much fun doing it! Definitely a favorite that I would recommend to everyone! Sherrie Hansen, The Blue Belle Inn, St. Ansgar, Iowa
We did “Murder on Maui” last year and everyone had such a good time, they wanted to do it again this year. With all of the added information that you send with the script, the group thinks I am a genius, even though I give you the credit! Thanks again, Pepi Parshall
The Murder on Maui script was easy to follow and the mystery itself was cute. The company I work for did the Murder Mystery as a fun break from a training retreat conducted away from the office for all the Information System department employees. After the presentation, every one commented on how fun the event was and that it was much better than the Murder Mystery performed last year (by a professional acting group). Thanks for following up on our event and thanks for providing such a wonderful product. Neil Danzig, Columbia, MD
Here’s a is a detailed account by Kristine Tibbs of her very successful murder mystery evening. It has some nice ideas you can use: https://www.haleyproductions.com/reviews/murderonmaui.html
Here are some HILARIOUS photos to inspire you: https://www.haleyproductions.com/blog/hawaiian-murder-mystery-game-photos/
“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.
Chief Imagination Officer & Creative Director
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Or do all 3!? Yeah, that’s probably overkill huh? Ha, ha! “Overkill”.
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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