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Murder Mystery Shows


Murder Mystery Shows



Your chance to be in a real-life detective story where the true killer could be any one of your guests… or even you! Our professional actors engage your guests in an interactive mystery event where someone will die (in a comedic way) and your party will have the opportunity to solve the crime as a team. We handle every aspect of your experience so you can relax and enjoy the evening.


We choose a number of the more outgoing members of the audience and they will get to play suspects, while everyone else plays a Detective. And no one will know who the killer is all the way up to the end of the show to keep everyone playfully suspicious of everyone and guessing the entire time.


We require at least 8 people for a murder mystery and we have no maximum. Typically, the actors mingle with the group to assign characters and explain how to play during 30 minutes and then perform the 2 hour show. Included are materials, clues and props for the murder mystery, and fully costumed actors along with light costuming for suspects played by audience members. We can also include a sound system with wireless microphones for the actors.


Popular Show Themes


Midnight at the Masquerade
The rustle of silks and feathers under muted conversation was probably the last thing heard by the tragically and unexpectedly deceased at the Billionaires’ Club Annual Masquerade Ball. With a mystery under each feathery façade, unmasking the killer may be quite a challenge. It’s up to you to determine which partygoer is guilty, bring this crime to justice, and save the party!

Attend the Billionaires’ Club Annual Masquerade Ball and help get this soiree back on track by trading clues with your guests, gathering information, and solving the crime before the masked menace gets away! Evening wear, ball gowns, Venetian masks, suits, and tuxes are what to wear to this high class night of masks and murder. Get ready for a glamorous evening of mystery, intrigue, and murder at this masquerade ball murder mystery party!

Crime and Punishment
Things take a turn for the gutter at Mafia Don Lou Zar's juice joint when someone is put on ice! The crowd is chock full of potential suspects. Jealous, jilted lovers, a rival Mafioso, and a pair of undercover feds make an appearance at this speakeasy and not a single person is muttering a word! Help find out who's on the level and who's on the lam by trading clues with your guests, gathering information, and solving the crime before the murderer hotfoots it out of there! Dress for this night of murderous mayhem includes flapper dresses, zoot suits, feather boas and headbands, pinstriped suits and fedoras. If you aren't feeling that jive you can dress as a private detective to help solve the crime, just don't frame the wrong guy!


Now You See It; Now You Don't
The crowd was hushed as the museum proprietor got ready to unveil the prized display of the evening, the Stomach of the Ocean Diamond, only to find it had been stolen while the crowd mingled in ignorant bliss. Now it is up to you, your guests, and the detective to find the thief and restore the diamond to its rightful place to get the unveiling back on track!

Who is the carat caper, and who will solve the crime to make this night of mystery the night of beauty it was intended to be? Dress in your fanciest evening gowns and suits. This is a museum unveiling, after all, and only the finest will do. Tonight will be an evening of high fashion and suspenseful mystery, with one thrilling conclusion. the missing diamond to its rightful place, getting unveiling back on track!


Sample Timline


  • 5:00 pm - Actors arrive for set up. They will need an outlet to power our sound system, a 6 foot table to pre-set binders full of clues, a 5 foot by 9 foot open area to perform the show, and a side room or bathroom to change into their costumes.
  • 6:00 pm - Guests start arriving. Between 6:00 and 7:00 our actors will be greeting your guests, getting to know people, explaining the rules of mystery, and assigning suspect roles. If you plan to have a buffet I would recommend having that out no later than 6:30 so they can grab some food before the show starts. If you plan on having a served 3 course dinner I would suggest having the first course out by 7:00 pm when the show begins.
  • 7:00 pm - The First Act begins. This is where the murder takes place and we introduce your guests to the suspect characters.
  • 7:15 - 7:30 pm - The First Investigation time. This is when we encourage the guests to get up from their seats, take the fake money we provide, and go around the room and bribe each other for clues. If guests want to go to the bathroom or step outside this is a good time for that. As it gets closer to 7:30, the main course comes out.
  • 7:30 pm - Act Two begins. This is when the detective comes on the scene, we play an interactive game to bring in other guests into the show, and reveal more clues
  • 8:00 - 8:15 pm - Second Investigation time. One last opportunity for the guests to bribe each other for clues. The Dessert should come out by 8:15 if served.
  • 8:30 pm - The Final Act Starts. We reveal the last bit of clues and give your guest the opportunity to guess. Once we receive those our actors will put together our certificate awards to give out to some of your guests. We reveal the killer and who won the game.
  • 9:00 pm - The actors will make their final bows, turn back into themselves, and start gathering up the material from the event.

Hot Peppers Productions
40170 Stowe Road
Temecula, CA 92591 USA
Tel. 951-491-0480