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  Just Desserts

Comedy Dinner Mystery by Craig Sodaro

41 pages

1 m, 4 w


Judge Reginald P. Cogsworth, a curmudgeon who hates sweets, is judging a charity bakeoff, albeit grudgingly. Countless entries have been whittled down to three: a tart submitted by Lucy "Scooter" Bright, owner of a nail salon; a Depression-era style cake by Edna Mae Carter, the local librarian; and a rich torte created by Margaret Mason, a local society lady. In the middle of tasting all the goodies, the judge falls dead, and it's up to Miss Peabody, the head of the contest, and the audience to determine the murderer. There are clues in the theatre, some hidd...

  Til Death Do Us Part

Comedy Mystery by Craig Sodaro

67 pages

5 m, 11 w


You are invited to the most offbeat wedding of the season, where murder takes center stage and all the guests are suspects. Neither the groom's parents nor the bride's former boyfriend want the marriage to happen. The family lawyer has a little something up his sleeve and it might involve an enigmatic guest who dies mysteriously before revealing who she really is. When the lawyer is also murdered, amateur sleuth Miss Peabody conducts an investigation punctuated by the traditional wedding events in which the audience can also participate, such as throwing the ...

  Shop Til You Drop - Dead!

Comedy Mystery by Craig Sodaro

49 pages

2 m, 4 w


The hit TV game show "Stop, Shop, and Bankroll" has come to your town to tape a few segments, bringing its dashing host, Benny Sharpe, and the lovely hostess, Loreli Lawless. As usual, the director is worried about her temperamental stars, but between Loreli's new feather dress and Benny's vanity, trouble is guaranteed. Contestants from the audience participate in the shopping part of the game, until Benny cashes in his chips - poisoned by person or persons unknown! Miss Peabody, the cookies-and-cream librarian who's no stranger to murder, attempts to keep or...

  Bingo Spells Murder

Comedy Interactive by Robert Mattson

36 pages

4 m, 3 w


Father O'Sullivan is desperate. But who wouldn't be? The bank is about to foreclose on his church buildings and orphanage. He's got young people struggling with questions of love, developers struggling to turn the house of God into the Condos of God, a gangster struggling with the English language, and a bookkeeper who's just a struggle for everyone. Plus, he's hosting a Bingo night as a last chance to raise enough money to get himself out of this mess. So, what happens when his bookkeeper is killed and the money is stolen? It's time for Father O'Sullivan to ...

  A Wing and a Prayer

Audience Participation by Craig Sodaro

47 pages

2 m, 6 w


Rev. Longacre is gathering a small group of church members together at a potluck supper to broach the subject of starting a building fund. Duty-bound Hazel arrives first to set up everything and tell the Reverend she hasn't yet found out who's been sending him anonymous love letters. Several others arrive including Annie, the church secretary who is hiding something under her coat, and Lillian, the richest woman in town who seldom attends Sunday services. Before Rev. Longacre is able to give his two-hundred-plus reasons for the drive, Lillian startles everyon...

  Dead Men Don't Need Dress Rehearsals

Mystery by William D Nutt

59 pages

3 m, 5 w


Everyone seemed to hate Derek Moore, so no one is surprised when the smooth-talking actor is found dead in the middle of a dress rehearsal. Archie Lewis, a well-intentioned but goofy detective who happens to be in the theater, offers to solve the case, but things turn out to be more complicated than he had anticipated. Why does the female stagehand, Ed, talk only in lines from classical literature and popular songs? Why does the laconic Francis keep covering for the unsmiling Jessica? Is there more to naive Terri than devotion to Derek? Do Maria's wisecracks ...

  Murder at the Masquerade

Interactive Musical by Get-A-Clue Productions

49 pages

2 m, 3 w, 1 flexible


Wealthy millionaire Walter Scottsdale is hosting his annual masquerade party. But tonight's guests have more than partying on their minds. Someone is embezzling from his company, Stone Rich Jewelers, and Walter is none too happy about it. The vibrant cast of characters includes Romeo and Juliet, Little Orphan Annie, and the Lone Ranger. But where's Tonto? That's where you come in. Audience participation can range from a role in the show to simply dressing up in costume! This masquerade party is the perfect place for mistaken identity and therefore a perfect p...

  Secret of Cell Block 7

Interactive Musical by Get-A-Clue Productions

44 pages

5 w


You've been sent to jail, so prepare to be "booked" by a singing Marcia Clark wannabe. In your holding cell, you will meet four zany women who are awaiting trial for murder. As the plot unfolds, so do the motives. Who killed Roger Mills? Could it be his pretentious sister, a co-worker who thinks she is Elvis, that sweet little girl next door, or his massage therapist who happens to deal drugs on the side? Your audience will be actively involved in this campy comedy by sifting through the physical evidence in the case and finally choosing the ending they want ...

  Eclipsed!

Comedy by Lisa Patrick-Wilkinson

46 pages

3 m, 3 w


Become the celebrated guests of Lord and Lady Moon at the coveted annual Moonlight Masquerade Charity Gala. When a diamond Tiffany necklace scheduled to be auctioned off at the event mysteriously disappears, it becomes clear that someone present isn't quite what or who they appear to be. But things take a decidedly sinister turn as members of the entourage turn up quite indubitably, irrevocably dead. Could one of the remaining blue-bloods be responsible? Could someone in the audience help solve these heinous crimes? Can the crimes even be solved, or will the ...

  Occupation: Murder!

Audience Participation by Billy St. John

55 pages

6 m, 9 w


Who would suspect that before the live telecast is over for the TV quiz show "It's a Living!" the hardest problem to solve would be, "Who killed Tony Fabrizi, the show's sponsor?" And why was he murdered? Was it for the now missing diamond bracelet he had brought for the commercial, or was he shot for personal reasons? Homicide detective Lt. Jim Slate, along with Amanda Maxwell, a little old lady amateur sleuth, discover that most of the TV show's cast had motives to murder the man - including his Italian wife with a fiery temper. Rounds of the fictional game...

  Lethal Lecture

Comedy Mystery by Craig Sodaro

41 pages

2 m, 4 w


Every time Polly Peabody's in charge of something, it's murder - literally! In this hour-long play, she's program chairperson for Professor Hazelton Crandall's presentation, "Journey Through the Pharaoh's Tomb." Unfortunately, the poor professor needs his own tomb before Act I ends, because he's murdered. Miss Peabody narrows the suspects to four: the professor's estranged wife, who wants to sell the artifacts; the professor's vivacious, if vacuous, girlfriend; his longtime colleague and friend; and a reporter who'd do anything to get a story and keep his job...

  Act of Murder

Comedy Mystery by Billy St. John

77 pages

4 m, 5 w, 2 flexible parts


Lt. Kenneth Paris must discover who poisoned TV actress Linda Parker during the final dress rehearsal of the play in which she was to star. But this play has as many laughs as it does suspects! When the actors and crew repeat their backstage movements at the same time as the "on-stage" actors perform the very melodramatic "Kisses to Die For," the whole play turns into a farcical three-ring circus! Almost everyone had good reason to want to kill Linda, but which one had the opportunity? With so much action on stage, it won't be easy to tell. Paris enlists the ...

  Offed at the Bake-Off

Comedy Interactive by Matt Steele and Mike Steele

80 pages

6 m, 10 w, 2 flexible


Flashback to 1955, the stormy evening before the 33rd annual Knotting Bake-Off, brought to you by J & J Toothpaste. The contestants have gathered at the Knotting Inn down at the Jersey Shore, each hoping that their perfectly crafted baked good will win the coveted blue ribbon. It seems someone’s dessert is more deadly than tasty, though, when they discover an entire gaggle of bratty students have been poisoned during a press conference. It is clear that someone at the inn has a sweet tooth for murder. But who could the culprit be? The egotistical bake-off...

  Never Play with Dead Things

Farce by Kamron Klitgaard

48 pages

4 m, 3 w, 2 flexible, 10 or more zombies


The premise is simple: A group of students dig up a corpse as a prank but the dead get upset and rise from the grave, trapping the students inside the mausoleum. Which character has the power to stop the Zombie menace? The audience gets the opportunity to band together in groups to solve the mystery. This part of the play is called the Clue Quest and happens during the intermission. Clue Characters (Zombies) are scattered around the building at strategic locations to give clues the audience groups. All the clues lead to the identity of the character with the ...

  Dinner in Oz

Dinner Theatre by Kandie St.Germain-Kelley

43 pages

7 m, 7 w, 15 flexible


Adapted from the novel, "The Wizard of Oz," by L. Frank Baum.  7 m, 7 w, 15 flexible. Much doubling possible. Extras as munchkins and winged monkeys.  Trapped in Kansas and longing for a mall, Dorothy and Toto are suddenly whirled off stage, right into the audience, where a yellow brick road weaves in and out of the tables and munchkins are serving food. In this outrageous version of L. Frank Baum's lovable book, the Tin Man has frozen in front of a computer, and the Cowardly Lion stands on a guest's chair to escape a mouse. As the plot unfolds, we eventually...