Award-Winning Best Murder Mystery Show
Offering much higher quality shows than typical restaurant shows
that sell seat reservations and tickets. Our mobile shows perform
exclusively for CORPORATIONS, PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS,
FUND RAISERS, EVENT PLANNERS and personal parties.
We DO NOT sell tickets or take reservations for dinners.
- 5-Star YELP rating beats all competition!
- Murder Mystery Parties for 12 – 125 guests
- Professional Movie and TV Actors perform
- Original plots, Authentic Police crime tools
- Wireless mics, Music, Sound FX, PA used
- Your Option: Use some of your own actors
Over 8,000 Events Booked!
Call us for a friendly phone discussion about your event.
Over the years, we’ve learned that TEXTING just isn’t accurate or thorough enough to give you the facts you need to plan your Murder Mystery event. We will both benefit by a more accurate form of communication: Human Conversation!
Our Murder Productions Company has won the “Hall of Fame” award for delivering the Best Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Show in California several years in a row. Click on awards photo [above] to read press releases and news articles.
The San Francisco Review Board awards trophies based upon several professional criteria. In the news release sent out to the press and the internet world-wide, the impartial review board states, “This company enhances business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the San Francisco Bay Area as well as California a great place to live, work and play.” Other award recipients: Intuit Corp., Edward Jones, Best Buy, Trump Palace, Microsoft Store, INC. Magazine, Dollar Rent-A-Car, Merrill Lynch, American Red Cross, and Dyson Corp.
We are proud of our long established reputation for producing the best Murder Mystery Shows in the United States. This is supported by 1) the awards we have won, 2) hundreds of referral letters and testimonials we have been sent from past clients, 3) positive newspaper reviews, and 4) YELP reviews.
Click on red YELP logo above to link to reviews of our shows.
A Higher-Caliber Murder Mystery Show
The majority of our clients are Corporations from the Silicon Valley with company locations all over the world. Silicon Valley companies and Fortune 500 firms demand an optimum performance from vendors they hire, and on this level, we endeavor to meet or exceed their expectations. We often see dinner guests from India, Pakistan, Japan, Korea, China, the Philippines, Australia, Europe, South America, Central America, and Russia. Our shows have attained a delicate balance of humor and sensitivity to all cultures, and proof of this comes when we hear uproarious laughter during our plays. Our corporate guests range from top management of CEO’s and on down through the ranks to all departmental levels of administration, marketing, sales, training, and human resources departments.
Best Scripts – Best Actors – Most Shows Performed
We are one of a very few talent agencies that can boast a perfect track record of highly rated productions that all started back in 1971! Over the decades, our entertainment agency morphed from booking headliners and famous recording acts into a singular form of entertainment: murder mystery dinner shows. For the past 20 years, our scripts contain the secret formula that we are famous for in winning over audiences. Intelligent, refreshing and original plots, clever humor, and plausible forensics all go into the mix that makes us stand out from all competitors.
Actors who perform in our shows are established television and film professionals; not the usual local theater actors who do public restaurant shows as a side hobby. There is a BIG difference between amateur actors that profess to be professionals – and our movie / TV industry professional actors we provide! Our positive reputation can be traced back many years among corporate audiences and private individuals who have hired our shows.
We Cast PROFESSIONAL Actors – NOT part-time theater actors!
All our actors are TRUE professionals from the MOVIE and TELEVISION industry. Compare this caliber of talent to the part-time hobbyists that all other murder mystery companies use from local schools and theater groups. But, competitors use the descriptive phrase “Professional Actors” because their actors are paid $30 – $50 per dinner show. REAL professional actors are fulltime career professionals earning a living by acting in movies, television and independent films.
Managers of Restaurants, hotels, and dinner trains that sell tickets for mystery dinner shows ARE NOT theatrical producers. They are trained to serve FOOD, not to write and produce mystery plays!
Negative reviews about corny scripts, bad actors and cheesy shows are the direct result of food industry managers trying to fake a murder mystery play! Customers NEVER REALIZE THIS FACT when buying tickets to attend a public mystery dinner. If you buy an $80 mystery dinner ticket, you will witness an amateur production over 95% of the time (based upon national surveys).
Check at least three (3) resources to verify the quality of a play:
- Look for ACTUAL referral letters from clients posted on the murder company’s website. Briefly typed “quotes” that do not show the client source and contact info are most often fake customer. Honest thank you letters include emails and phone numbers to double-check with.
- Does the Murder Mystery show have positive press reviews and newspaper articles that critique the quality of the show? Reprinted articles support reliability and longevity.
- YELP and other reviewer oriented websites may contain some truth, some fiction. Due to inside politics and advertising sales, ‘Critic Reviewed’ web comments cannot always be trusted. See explanation below:
YELP is not as reliable as it used to be. Their “algorithms” do not recognize and block fake reviews. Fake and positive “five star” reviews are also generated on websites like GroupON, Living Social or the Dinner Detective – especially when these marketing websites pay YELP for extra advertising! As a general rule, if you find several bad reviews mixed in with about the same number of positive reviews, then this is a strong indicator of a mystery company that is is really terrible, but posts enough fake, positive reviews to counter-balance the bad ones.
After 18 years, our first, fake YELP review was posted on our YELP page in July 2017. It is completely fake since the critic “Kim L” refers to a public show held in a restaurant. She critiques the “owner” of a the unnamed venue – which cannot possibly pertain to us since we do not produce shows in any sort of public food venue. (We do perform only for private catered events.) Also, this critic’s review missed our timeline by several months since we weren’t even in the San Francisco Bay Area for several months last year. The fake review reads like an amateur, under-educated person wrote it. It is probably a “hit piece” written by any of the lower caliber mystery show restaurants in San Francisco.
Enthusiastic responses from our clients…
“You guys did a fantastic job with our group!”
Marilyn Merydith, Intel
We loved having you and I appreciate all of the hard work you put into making our event a success! Out of any vendor I’ve ever worked with (both professionally and personally) you were always so responsive and quick to answer any questions/concerns that I had. Our guests loved the show and I’ll be sure to refer you to anyone else looking for an interesting way to spice up their event. Thank you, Andrea
(Corporate Dinner Event – San Francisco)
“Thank you for being a part of our [television] show. You guys were a great addition!”
KPIX Television, CBS Network, San Francisco
“The actors are top notch since they regularly appear in movies and TV shows. They mingled well with our guests, and they were definitely the hit of the party! The play and script was surprisingly believeable and realistic. It wasn’t way over the top or too cheesy. It was funny at the right points, but then serious at other points which made the drama so intriguing.”
Dennis Yardley, Yelp Review (San Francisco)
“Our team had a lot of fun…the meeting was incredibly effective because of the murder mystery dinner play.” Cheryll O’Mara, Intel Corp.
“Detective Schlitt — looked and acted the part with a commanding stage presence. He has a booming voice and is able to keep everyone riveted in full attention. Note to hecklers or people who are talking at their tables— you will be sorry! Detective Schlitt is merciless and funny. ”
Matt Cohen, Auburn, CA (Guest at public show in Loomis, CA)
See all 200 client thank you letters under the “REFERRALS“
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A GOOD Murder Mystery Show isn’t cheap.
A CHEAP Murder Mystery Show isn’t good.
Is your event worth risking negative audience reactions? Think for a moment about how many years your co-workers, family or friends will remember a dumb and cheesy mystery show.