Hilarious Dinner Theatre Murder Mysteries
AND THEN THERE WAS ONE (A Spoof)
This dinner theatre classic is a spoof of the most famous murder mystery ever.
AND THEN THERE WAS ONE, TOO (Also a spoof)
Is it a sequel? A rip off? Or a spoof of the spoof? Whatever, it's a zany companion to the original .
Pioneer - 5M-5F
MURDER AT THE PIE AUCTION
A pie auction that serves up murder by the slice.
Pioneer - 4M-6F
DINNER AT EIGHT, DEAD BY NINE
Who doesn't love Eleanor? Everyone it seems. And who would want to murder her? Who wouldn't want to murder her?
Pioneer - 6M-5F.
DEATH OF A HOT SAUCE SALESMAN
Better have plenty of cold iced tea on hand. This is one spicey murder mystery.
Pioneer - 5M - 5F
So you think the pen is mightier than the sword? Think again! This group of poison pen critics is about to be cut down to size.
Heuer Publishing - 4M-6F
WRITE ME A MURDER
It seemed easy enough. Write a play, earn a bundle. Or is that offer just too good to be true?
Heuer Publishing - 5M-5F
WHERE THERE'S A WILL, THERE'S A MURDER
When ten distant relatives are each left one million dollars, what could possibly go wrong? Are you kidding? The real question is will anyone make it through the weekend alive? 4M-6F
Heuer & Brooklyn Publshers
When this thirty-year high school reunion sets sail, watch out! Petty grudges and jealousies are about to resurface.
Brooklyn Publishers - 5M-5F
LOVE, PEACE, and MURDER
Oh no, it's ony rock n roll but you'll like it. Twenty years after Woodstock that final reunion tour really will be the last one. 5M-5F
Lazy Bee Scripts -- www.lazybeescripts.co.uk.
THE SHOW CAN'T GO ON (BUT IT MUST) -- With less than 24 hours until opening night, what can go wrong? Plenty. The director is arrested for plagiarism and the script is pulled. Only tickets have been sold, guests invited, and dinners ordered, so the show must go on. But wait! There's hope of the worst kind. An amateur playwright and director with more ego than talent arrives to save the day. How bad can it be? Horrible and disaster don't come close to describing this murder mystery turkey that will leave your audiences breathless with laughter. Brooklyn Publishing
Murder at the Art Show
Sloane Akers is doing her best to keep her art gallery afloat, but conniving Jason Smote has other plans. He wants to tear the gallery down and replace it with a sports complex. The night of the make or break showing, petty jealousies surface, a masterpiece is stolen, precious art is destroyed, and murder is unveiled. 5F - 5M - with extras -- Pioneer Drama Service
During a sudden storm, Captain Savage Raines goes missing at sea. The wreckage of the Half Shell is found, but with no sign of the old salt who named his three daughters Misery, Calamity, and Decadence.
Sheriff Shoals thinks the incident is suspicious since the shipwreck was just a day after Savage announced his retirement and revealed plans to divvy up Peg Legg Seafoods. Those plans favored only his bootlicking twin daughters, leaving the rest of the family with plenty of motive for sabotage.
Reeling in audience members to help sift through the evidence, Sheriff Shoals casts a wide net to try to catch the guilty party. Clue packets, audience participation, and fun seafaring costumes and themes are sure to make this fishy murder mystery a seafood delight for actors and audiences alike!
2M - 5F - 3Flexible
To publicize her new wine, vineyard owner Chardonnay Boudreaux invites wine expert Beau Jolie to host a wine tasting. The tasting immediately turns sour when Beau discovers the wine is contaminated with gasoline. Before anyone can cry sour grapes, Beau Jolie drops dead. Police Chief Moscato launches an investigation, only to be faced with another murder. Are the two murders and the ruined wine the work of one person or more? Could it be Chardonnay’s sister Brie or their estranged stepbrother Marlowe? Perhaps French cheese master Henri Chablis or longtime manager Madeira Lambrusco had a hand in the crimes? Ripe with suspects and motives, this mystery is looking like a vintage murder.
Stiff competition from nearby Medieval World threatens to drive the annual Renaissance Faire out of business. Attendance is plunging, especially at the traditional Shakespeare production. Who wants to spend three hours on a wooden bench watching a play they don’t understand? To survive, the faire needs a new vibe that appeals to younger audiences. Enter a new director and her plan to stage a program called Great Death Scenes from Shakespeare. It seems like a killer idea, until the famous Shakespearean actor playing Romeo goes missing, and he is replaced by a brash, young actor of questionable talent. As a major storm approaches, the missing actor is found murdered most foul. Someone, it seems, believes the pen is not as mighty as the sword. Great Death Scenes from Shakespeare is about to get real.
With its play-within-a-play structure, the characters, Renaissance costumes, and improvisational nature of the performance are a nod to Commedia dell’arte.