Murder Mystery Dinner Show
No. California’s Premiere Mystery Party
Over 7,500 Events Performed Since 1972!
Client supplies location and food…
Our company supplies performance
- Various price packages and upgrades
- Murder Mystery Show for 12 – 200 guests
- Professional Movie and TV Actors perform
- Original plots, Authentic Police crime tools
- Music, Sound FX, wireless mics, PA used
- INSURED for $1 Million $2 Million Liability
- Upgrades for Decor or CSI clues on BIG screen
- Option: YOU supply 1-3 actors of your own!
Higher-Caliber Murder Mystery Dinner Show
We execute our plays with the same enthusiasm and precision of an actual REAL-LIFE murder investigation! Our script is clever humor mixed in with intelligent plot points and realistic evidence. In fact, our investigation style uses several aspects of actual law enforcement procedures. Television and movie producers and directors have recruit actors from our roster to appear in their productions.
Average murder mystery shows seen in restaurants and hotels lean towards low budgets and using younger actors or more amateur volunteers to play roles. Their style of drama will send actors out to meander about the room with the guests in a low-key approach, with the intention of dropping obvious clues for dinner guests to over hear. REALLY? Is this the way a real homicide gets investigated? And, some amateur murder mystery companies have their actors cluster together on one side of a dining room and recite dialogue back and forth while the audience feels somewhat detached from the investigation. None of these formats work out as well with audiences as our brand of plays! For starters, our primary suspect actors never wander in and out of the main dining room because of one reason: THEY ARE SUSPECTS IN A MURDER INVESTIGATION!
Since our original plays began decades ago, we always conduct our investigations very similar to a real homicide investigation. This means we always use a DETECTIVE who is dynamic and authoritative. He completely looks like and talks like a career detective. As he directs the investigation with his mature and confident dialogue, he literally controls the tempo and mood of the play. Otherwise, audiences wouldn’t believe his authority role. While developing the case, the Detective engages the audience throughout the show. Audiences soon learn they are free to slip in their own comments or wisecracks, and the detective’s well-honed acting skills and sense of comedic timing keeps everyone entertained. Their is often humor and laughter sandwiched between the growing evidence and clues of the impending plot.
Food Waiters Can Serve Guests Without Interference
MINIMUM NUISANCE GUARANTEE: Hotel and banquet room managers have repeatedly told us they enjoy working with our company as compared to other mystery companies. Apparently our competitors insist on manipulating the exact delivery time of each course of food. (Huh???? WHAT is that all about?)Our homicide detective ignores the job of waiters and only concentrates on delivering a great show. Our simple motto: “As far as the food goes with your staff – it’s business as usual. We won’t bother you in any way”. In a real life investigation, would the detective run back and forth to the chef, dictating when they can serve food to the guests? Of course not! That is dumb as well as aggravating for your dinner guests. Unlike most of the other amateur mystery companies, our Top Notch actors succeed in keeping our audiences riveted on the action of the play, rather than being bothered by distractions from the waiters.
Full-time, Professional Actors versus Part-Time “Wanna-bees”
Our actors are TRUE professionals – unlike the part-time amateurs that other mystery companies loosely refer to as ”Professional Actors”. Sure, they might be paid fifty bucks and a free dinner for their services, but this does not mean their acting ability is on a higher, professional par. Restaurants and hotels choose to avoid hiring good quality actors or the more established murder mystery companies because they want to make most of their profit on food. It does not occur to them to pay a higher price for quality entertainment. They think the public won’t know the difference. This may be partially correct since most ticket buyers don’t think twice about the level of acting they will see; they wrongly assume that no commercial restaurant would ever think of hiring cheap talent.
Our roster of established actors enjoy performing alongside of other high caliber actors who also film movies and TV shows for a living. No other murder mystery company in No. California has the same caliber of talent as our company! The actors in our shows take pride in their craft and they carefully nurture their name and reputation so they stay in demand among casting agencies and producers. Since we perform mostly private murder mystery events, our actors can maintain a low publicity profile while keeping their skills fresh between movie and TV projects they do.
If you want to really see a stark comparison between the quality of murder mystery companies, log unto YELP and see what kind of reviews other mystery companies are getting. Or, go click on any number of YouTube videos of murder mystery companies. You will be amazed at the amount of cheesy and amateur talent that is passing for entertainment in the mystery genre’!
Here’s a short sample of what our clients say:
“You guys did a fantastic job with our group!”
Marilyn Merydith, Intel
“The actors are top notch since they regularly appear in movies and TV shows. They mingled well with our 40 guests, and they were definitely the hit of the party! The play and script was surprisingly believeable and realistic – not 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 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)
“We received a lot of positive feedback…thank you for doing such a great job!”
Evie Roberts, private party
“You made my birthday memorable…everyone had a great time!”
Annalie Bula, private birthday party
Please review over 115 referral letters posted on the “REFERRALS“ page under the ABOUT category.