~NEW for the 2009 Holiday Season~
Scrooge on Trial©
Comedy, music and ghosts fill this delightful
Holiday mystery. And the audience truly gets to participate in this interactive courtroom comedy as you will play the jury and decide Scrooge's guilt or innocence. Did Scrooge
murder his partner Jacob Marley? Or, given that cantankerous, old Scrooge ("Bah! Humbug!) has made a lot of enemies, is he being framed? Listen to the testimony,
examine the evidence, and decide on the fate of man's life while you dine, laugh and enjoy the music. Could Christmas get any more merry than this?!
Some of our Murder Mysteries are designed to take place during a meal while others may be performed and played either with or without a meal. Some are written
to take place in a specific type of venue such as a mansion, museum or aboard a boat, while others can performed almost anywhere.
Some are period mysteries that transport your group to another time such as the Dark Ages or the Victorian period. Others have a modern
day theme. Some have a definite Holiday theme while others are popular regardless of the time of year. All of our mysteries include music, comedy and plenty of audience participation.
Here is a sampling of our Murder Mysteries. Don't see anything you like? We write all of our own mysteries so we can create an original one just for you. Just ask!
Frosty the Dead Man
When the head of your HR department (Jack Frost) gets too stringent about your company's PC policy, someone shoots him to
save the party! This modern day comedy Holiday mystery includes a DJ. Your group works in teams to solve the mystery.
Our most popular mystery year round. We send you a three page questionnaire and using the information you provide us we
create a mystery all about your organization and the group attending. Your guests are the suspects, detectives and witnesses
that assist the detective to solve the corporate murder! Comedy, music and mystery make this a hit everytime.
Good (and dead) King Wenceslas
A medieval mystery with a wandering minstrel, a soothsayer (fortune teller) and a jester. Help the sleuthing monk, Brother Cradfile
solve the assassination of Good King Wenceslas. Tables work in teams to catch the King's killer.
Murder: Now That's Entertainment!
A murder mystery and a variety show in one! Several different performers show up on the same night for the same gig... your function!
When the performers' agent arrives to sort things out someone shoots the agent. This mystery works well for larger groups.
Tables work in teams to catch the killer. Anyone not wishing to participate in the mystery will still be entertained by the variety show.
To Kill a Spy
Unlike any other, this highly interactive mystery is also a game of espionage. This one works well year round for any group
looking for something more involving! You aren't watching a mystery you are IN the mystery. Before this mystery is over you'll be stirred but not shaken.
Some of our Dinner Theater is written to be performed throughout the meal while others are performed either before or after dinner or lunch.
The Revolutionary Christmas
The year is 1776 and your group are all members of the Army of the Continental Congress gathered in the mess hall for a Holiday dinner.
This hilarious Holiday feast, designed to take place throughout a meal, is full of music,
comedy and audience participation. Three cheers for the Revolution! Three cheers for America! And three cheers for the Holidays!
Christmas in Killarney
An absolute delight this show has charm, music and laughter! An Irish Christmas hosted by Father Blarney. While his tales may be tall they
are no less entertaining. This event includes live music,
plenty of comedy and lots of audience participation as audience members are encouraged to get up and share their most memorable Christmas...
from the sublime (the last time the whole family was able to get together) to the ridiculous (the time Uncle Freddie set the
tree on fire!). Bring your own story and share it with the group. Groups on a tight budget should be able to have a Holiday
party too, so we have written a two-man version of this show with a comedian and a musician. Happy Holidays Irish style!
Holiday Game Show
All of America loves TV game shows! As this show is highly interactive and has your group getting up to play in teams it is best performed
either before or after the meal. If you have the budget we will even include a live band and the category, "Name That Tune!"
The Victorian Christmas
For slightly more refined groups this charming Holiday party includes carollers, a reading by Charles Dickens and some delightful Victorian
parlor games. It's an enchanted trip back in time.
We have a variety of entertaining Holiday Theme Parties for groups both large and small. Some are designed for more refined groups
while others are designed for groups that want to cut loose. Some make specific reference to Christmas while others are more inclusive and refer to the "Holiday" season.
All of our events have several commonalities: they are fun and utilize play;
they are appropriate for a corporate environment; and they are all designed to get your group mixing and interacting with one another. Here is a
sampling of some of our most popular Holiday Theme Parties.
Court of Good King Wenceslas
This medieval party can be adapted to groups as few as 60 persons and as large as 600 persons. It includes games, a variety of
performers incuding the court wizard, the court jester, the court soothsayer and a wandering
minstrel. For larger groups the Mintsrels Three play several of their medieval hits including that knee-slapping tune that
gets everyone chanting "Gregorian Chant No. 12". Why there's even a Jousting Match! Join the Court of Good Wenceslas and celebrate
the Feast of Stephen in royal style.
Jingle Bell Rock
A Rock N' Roll Holiday Party Sock Hop with a live band, dancing, a twist competition, a hula hoop competition, a Fifties Trivia Game, prizes and more!
The Grinchly Party is specially designed for larger groups (100 +) Your group is entertained by the
inhabitants of Who-Ville. It includes games, a variety of performers including magicians, jugglers, stilt walkers, a live
band, and more. The entire event is hosted by the Mayor of Who-Ville. And of course the
party will be crashed by the Grinch himself.
For groups hardy enough to brave the cold or for groups holding
their Holiday party in warmer climes we have a unique way to celebrate.... a Holiday Hunt!
The Christmas Carol Hunt
Another truly unique idea for your company's Christmas party. Your group is divided into teams and sent searching for the characters
from Charles Dickens "Christmas Carol", each of whom has a task for them to perform that will be fun, challenging and build Christmas spirit.
This hunt list includes both challenges AND digital photos. The hunt ends with Victorian costumed carollers, hot toddies and... a digital
slide-show so that all the teams may share their adventures while on their Christmas Carol Hunt.
The Whoville Hunt The Grinch has stolen the presents from
every “Who down in Who-ville”. Your job is to locate the stolen presents and bring them in back in order to save Christmas. The team
that returns with the most presents wins. This company Christmas hunt is filled with fun challenges and zany Who-characters.
The Holidays are all about giving. Everyone knows how good it feels to be able to give and bring happiness to someone less fortunate. Here are three
programs that will reward your employees but that will also benefit the less fortunate. It's a WIN/WIN all round.
Treats for Troops This baking competition is a recipe for fun. Mix one cup of competition, with
2 lbs of team work, stir in some extra sweet laughter and bake for two to three hours. Remove and send the treats to the troops overseas who can use
a little taste of home. The aroma of baking and the joy of giving will take your group right back to their childhood. Warm Holiday memories.
The Great American Bike/Trike Giveaway
Another "feel good" team building program for the Holidays. Your group works in teams to build bicycles and tricycles. Then they donate them to
the charitable organization of your choice. We facilitated one recently for Amgen in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Here's what they has to say...
"To end a day with 31 happy children and 170 inspired employees was a win-win for all!”
This New Orleans themed mystery includes music, mirth and murder. What more could you ask for at the Holiday Season? Well there is one more thing.
Gift giving. Book this mystery for your company's Holiday party and 10% of the fee will be donated in your company's name to the New Orleans Musicians
Relief Fund. Happy Holidays!
If you would like to learn more about any of our programs please don't hesitate to contact