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Cinderella’s Miss-Adventures — TYA

Posted on Sep 4, 2017 in Child/Youth Audiences, CTHR Playscripts, Family Audiences, Latest, New Releases, Women Playwrights/Composers

a delightful TWIST by Alexandra Grace Gaver (For Professional, Educational an Amateur. Tours well) Gather around young princes and princesses, for the story of Cinderella… but this isn’t the fairy tale you remember! Due to a fairy godmother mix up, Cinderella’s magical trip to the ball does not go as planned. Join one of your favorite princesses as she helps her friends (with some assistance from the audience) get their Happily Ever After and make it home before midnight. An exciting and interactive show that’s great for boys and girls of all ages. The twists and updates to this classic will have your audiences in stitches, and yet learning all about themselves at the same time.  A Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads Playscript. This play has a slight restriction on its performance. The Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads is...

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The Little Mermaid’s Little Sister — TYA

Posted on Aug 10, 2017 in Child/Youth Audiences, Latest, New Releases, Plays, Women Playwrights/Composers

by Jennifer Reck SYNOPSIS SOON PLAY DETAILS about 60 minutes 5 females, 3 males, 5 either The Little Mermaid: A teenage mermaid ready to risk it all to become human for a human who wants to become a fish The Little Mermaid’s Little Sister: A wily girl with a strong sense of how to look out for herself and those she loves The Prince: A love-struck, ocean-loving, teen that just can’t see what is right before his eyes The Little Prince: The Little Brother of the Prince, a helpful friend Finn, the Seadog: A trusted guide under the sea The Sea Witch: She comes off tough but definitely has a soft spot; loves to laugh at her own jokes Little Mermaid’s Stepmother: A pageant mer-mom who knows how to catch a man The Queen: She can’t wait for her...

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The Zenith Escape — a short musical TYA

Posted on Jun 2, 2017 in Award Winners, Child/Youth Audiences, Family Audiences, Latest, Musicals, New Releases, Women Playwrights/Composers

by David Crespy Music and Lyrics by Meg Phillips Crespy (Perfect for TYA companies with Professional, Amateur, College/University or High School aged actors.) In this madcap interactive children’s musical comedy, Hank & Cici Hunter are two kids sucked into the mysterious land beyond the TV screen: Zenith! Unless they save their Mom from the evil game show host, Neato Keen and his henchmen, the Couch Potatoes, they’ll be turned into couch potatoes themselves! Many opportunities for the audience to be coached into the action onstage through Creative Drama techniques. PLAY DETAILS Either 6 actors: 2m, 2f, 2either OR 7 actors: 2m, 2f, 3either HANK HUNTER — overweight ten-year-old boy CICI HUNTER — his sister, bespectacled and undernourished eleven-year-old girl MOM — their mother COUCH POTATO 1– a Creature of Zenith COUCH POTATO 2– a Creature of Zenith NEATO KEEN —...

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The Saga of Sasquatch C’lone

Posted on May 25, 2017 in Family Audiences, Latest, New Releases, Premiere Musicals

Doc Holliday’s Electronic Medicine Show (or The Battle of the Bottles) Book by Jon Robert Howe Lyrics by C. Michael Perry & Jon Robert Howe Music by C. Michael Perry Two competing Medicine Shows: “Doc Holliday’s Electronic Medicine Show” vs. “Slickery Q. Slidey’s Toilet Water Tableaux”. They both sell Sasquatch C’lone, which they both claim to manufacture from a secret recipe. Doc sells bottle after bottle. Slickery sells … well, less than that, at least not at Doc’s price. Slickery is jealous, too jealous, because he is, after all, the bottler of all the C’lone ever made. He just can’t sell much of it to anyone but Doc, because Doc has the machine to distribute it: The Buckskin-Talky-Picture-In-A-Box, broadcast on the Saddle-light Broadcasting System, to cabins and fine homes across Pioneer America. Doc suspects something as Slickery carefully hides...

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The Wind in the Willows — Short Musical

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 in Child/Youth Audiences, Classics, Latest, Musicals, New Releases, Women Playwrights/Composers

Book, Music and Lyrics by Meg Phillips Crespy Suitable for Professional, Amateur and Educational theatres for Children and Youth, TYA Written in melodrama style — in keeping with may of the theatricals of the period in which the original novel was written and the story set — the script encourages audience participation. It chronicles the adventures of Toad and his friends with a fast-moving storyline, lots of humor, and a nod to Kenneth Grahame’s beautiful prose. Although the primary audience is children, the script also contains references for adults, in the vein of the old Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons.   PLAY DETAILS 1M, 4 actors of either gender. Several fluid settings. Running Time: 40 mins Order # 3195 Available! REVIEWS and COMMENTS: SOON PERUSAL MATERIALS Perusal Pages File available WITW PERUSAL (The PDF file contains the first half of...

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Before Nevermore: A Poe Adventure — Short Musical

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 in Child/Youth Audiences, Family Audiences, Latest, Musicals, New Releases, Women Playwrights/Composers

Book, Music and Lyrics by Meg Phillips Crespy Suitable for Professional, Amateur and Educational theatres for Children and Youth, TYA BEFORE NEVERMORE is a mashup of Poe tales including The Gold Bug, The Purloined Letter and The Pit & The Pendulum, with references to others. Aided by a raven named, Nevermind, Poe investigates a mysterious paper that was found in a bottle, creating history’s first detective fiction along the way. With a dash of audience participation, a bumbling villainous duo, jokes for young and old, and four delightful songs, this show points to many of the masterworks created by Edgar Allan Poe, and gives a humorous look into the process of how a story is discovered. The SFX clips are included with the rental of the script/show, but they should still be ordered below PLAY DETAILS 1M, 1F and...

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Reindeer Games: A Christmas Panto for Young and Olde!

Posted on Jul 13, 2016 in Christmas Shows, Latest, New Releases, Plays, Religious Titles

A play with songs by Martin R. Collin Suitable for a mixed-age group in Schools, Churches, and Community Theatres An evening of ragtag holiday merry-making, festivity, revelry, audience participation, happy yuletide songs and dances, and jollification featuring: Elves, Fairies, Children, Choristers, Musicians, Ancient Citizens, The Christmas Bear, Red Riding Hood and The Wolf, Rudolph and Clarisse, a holiday quiz show, Big-Head Characters, The Giant Blunderbore, and the retelling of the old mummers tale, Saint George and the Dragon, with Father Christmas himself!   PLAY DETAILS 55-60 minutes Traditional period and contemporary costumes Simple representational set with props (or as elaborate as you desire) Cast size: Minimum Male roles(doubled)=8. Minimum Female roles(doubled)=5. Minimum total with doubling=22. Minimum total without doubling=57+Chorus. Could be done with a lot of doubling, or even tripling, but is intended as a large-cast piece [25-100] with...

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The Ransom Note (or Sweet Katy’s Peril) — A Melodrama of Unusual Mirth

Posted on Jun 7, 2016 in Child/Youth Audiences, Latest, Musicals, New Releases, Women Playwrights/Composers

by Sheila Lynch Rinear  (Perfect for Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, Junior High Schools, High Schools and many youth theatre groups.) This show is great for fun-get-everyone-involved-fund-raisers, as well as for schools and youth groups. Want some silliness that doesn’t mean anything and goes nowhere but no one cares because they’re having too much fun? Then you have the idea of THE RANSOM NOTE. The typical melodrama characters are present in the story of money to be stolen by the Villain, a Heroine to be kidnapped, and a Hero to be educated. There are orphans, and animals, and fathers who come to the rescue. There are old time songs to be sung, talent to be auditioned, and Villains to be thwarted. It s a smile-a-minute, laugh-out-loud evening of frivolous merrymaking and a blast for your cast.   PLAY DETAILS  Large...

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Glorious Son of York — play

Posted on Mar 14, 2016 in Classics, Latest, New Releases, Plays, Shakespeare Plays

by Rex Stephenson  For Professional, Amateur and Educational theatre groups playing for Family, Youth and Adult audiences. Richard returns after 400 plus years to answer charges he feels Shakespeare and other historians have made against him.  He believes in his heart that Shakespeare maligned him, and if he can just explain his position he will have the place in history he rightfully deserves; But Richard doesn’t find Shakespeare all bad: He is enchanted by the way Shakespeare portrays him as a seducer of women; by Shakespeare’s unflattering portrayal of Elizabeth and Margaret; and most importantly Shakespeare’s description of his death. PLAY DETAILS 1M 1W (+ 2 optional supporting roles that can be played by the actress) Simple Setting Great for Touring About 70 minutes Order #3157 REVIEWS and COMMENTS: SOON PERUSAL MATERIALS Perusal Pages File Available here:GloriousSonOfYork PERUSAL (The...

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Your Worst Knightmare

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 in Interactive Murder Mysteries, Latest

by Jim Christian Synopsis: The announcement of the betrothal of the crown princess to a loyal knight takes a deadly turn when rival suitors and sorcery arrive uninvited. Soon, everyone is under an evil spell and no one seems to offer a way out. PLAY DETAILS: ORDER #3098 Characters: 6m 3w Queen Lavinia of Postlethwaite – gracious ruler and mother of the bride Princess Flicka – newly-engaged pristine heiress to the throne Sir Rogaine – devoted fiance of Princess Flicka Bobshot & Jabberwacky – royal court jesters and madcaps Sir Leviathan – mighty rival for the princess Sir Skiddleanthrapus – romantic rival for the princess Sir Mensa – genius rival for the princess Dortnelia of Quagmire Bog – local lunatic who professes mystical powers PERUSAL COPIES The PERUSAL PAGES file for Your Worst Knightmare will be available by clicking KnightmarePERUSAL...

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Terrorfest

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 in Interactive Murder Mysteries, Latest

by Jim Christian Synopsis: The stars of a traveling horror film festival begin dying in the styles of their screen personas’ victims . . . revealing a trail of vengeance, competition and long-standing secret identities. PLAY DETAILS: ORDER #3095 Characters: 6m 3w Louise Rasmussen – the film festival’s unsung manager Buck Fuji – star of “Vampire Businessmen of Tokyo” Gussie Gotz – doting busybody of “Curse of the Mommy’s Hand” Buddy Fox – fresh-faced ingenue that everyone takes advantage of Barbara DeVore – seductive, temptress both onscreen and off Dax Kiger – clueless punk whose zombie-biker movies are a smash Nigel Bascombe – trained British actor known for “Warpo the Clown” Floyd Kilman – plays a film evangelist with a fiendish side Oskar Weiss – German star of various gore fests PERUSAL COPIES The PERUSAL PAGES file for Terrorfest...

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Space: The Fatal Frontier

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 in Interactive Murder Mysteries

by Jim Christian Synopsis: Earthlings gathered aboard a starship find themselves caught in a deadly tug-of-war between two factions, each claiming to be the rightful crew, as they battle the mysterious and menacing Plasticon. PLAY DETAILS: ORDER #3094 Characters: 5m 3w Clint McFadden – glib, heroic commander of the starship Maggie O’Toole – grumbling maintenance officer Ultrakevin 2000 – cheery android flight attendant Zoltar – dark, brooding rival for control of the starship Ptarantula, Mistress of Pain – Zoltar’s second in command Hydro – Ptarantula’s volatile “pet” Sonny Bondurant – sci-fi fanatic from Laramie, Wyoming Gladys Bondurant – Sonny’s tabloid-addicted wife PERUSAL COPIES The PERUSAL PAGES file for Space: The Fatal Frontier are available SpaceFatalFrontierPERUSAL The PDF file is the first act of the play and all other pertinent information about the play. EMAIL us for rights and information. Be...

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Murder Under The Mistletoe

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 in Interactive Murder Mysteries

by Jim Christian Synopsis: The yearly Christmas office party at Marv-el Toys is filled with nasty surprises ranging from deadly mistletoe to presents that never should have been opened. Who gets crossed off Santa’s list this year? PLAY DETAILS: ORDER #3091 Characters: 5m 3w Marvin White – lecherous owner and founder of Marv-el Toys Jill Seville – congenial, but ditzy personal secretary to Mr. White Doreen Blair – dry, no-nonsense personnel manager Duke Traveler – loudmouthed jerk from the advertising department Dixie Kikel – snoopy receptionist with her nose into everything Wendell Tucker – brilliant inventor with a lack of social skills George Biggs – recovering alcoholic who plays Santa every year Carl Butterworth – ambitious and eager-to-please errand boy PERUSAL COPIES The PERUSAL PAGES file for Murder Under The Mistletoe will be available by clicking MurderUnderMistletoePERUSAL The PDF file...

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The Morgue, The Merrier

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 in Interactive Murder Mysteries

by Jim Christian The National Conference of The Benevolent Establishment for the Rejuvenation and Education of Forensic Toxicologists (B.E.R.E.F.T.)…and there’ll be overtime for those in attendance this year. PLAY DETAILS: ORDER #3090 Characters: 5m 3w Dr. Antoine Toklas – large, robust forensics expert with low tolerance Dr. Ned Quinn – soft-spoken and mild-mannered specimen tester Dr. Carolyn Curtis – gifted organizer who knows how to get things done Dr. Mickey Ballou – jokester who’s the watchdog for government policies Dr. Dina Quayle – bubbly and fast-talking specialist in PCP and other narcotics Verna Watkins – everybody’s right hand — tireless, even-tempered and a bit of a frump Dr. Byron Periwinkle – senior staff member from England who tends to call the shots Orlando Steele – outrageous, high-profile hair designer who is tonight’s guest lecturer PERUSAL COPIES The PERUSAL PAGES...

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Ghostwriters & Ghost Riders

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 in Interactive Murder Mysteries

by Jim Christian Synopsis: This play originated as a special charter of the Heber Valley Historic Railroad that runs up Provo Canyon to Heber City, in Utah, telling the tales of many ghosts and other hauntings along its legendary rails. It can work on any type of train trip anywhere across the country. It can also work in a theatre or a small or large room. The assemblage of characters ranges from locals to Hollywood figures to dabblers in the supernatural … leading to a chaotic conflict of interests … and death by fright! Or is it? PLAY DETAILS: ORDER #3088 Characters: 4m 4w Charlie Stiegel – cheerful storyteller who spins ghost yarns for the train Bingo Beekman – Charlie’s biggest fan…and annoyance Miranda Mines – local spiritualist and champion of lost souls Willadean & Kitty Minkus – sisters...

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Fraternal Disorders

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 in Interactive Murder Mysteries

by Jim Christian Synopsis: A fraternity reunion provides the perfect opportunity for old scandals to rise from the ashes and the members of Delta Upsilon Delta find out the hard way that vows taken in the past have lasting impact. PLAY DETAILS: ORDER #3086 Characters: 6m 2w Vaudys Hubbard – nurturing house mother for the last 40 years Ernie Ray Washburn – soldier of fortune pledge master Frank Johnson – politician and former president of the Greek council Shauna Pulley-Johnson – Frank’s driven and driving wife Chucky Tuckett – professional game show contestant Glendon Plotts – CPA and former treasurer of the Deltas Oliver Church – flamboyant art gallery operator B. S. McCue – the Delta’s old social chairman turned biker PERUSAL COPIES The PERUSAL PAGES file for Fraternal Disorders will be available by clicking FraternalDisordersPERUSAL The PDF file is...

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Doomed On The Desert’s Edge

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 in Interactive Murder Mysteries

by Jim Christian A university field trip to study toxins of desert flora and fauna turns into a one-way trip for it’s leader…and everyone has good cause to see that he doesn’t return alive. PLAY DETAILS: ORDER #3084 Characters: 5m 3w Dr. Kenneth Powers – lazy, self-serving & successful author…and plagiarist Dr. Gail Barkley – brilliant and hard-working Professor of Zoology Wally Burkis – self-styled adventurer and guide for the field trip Cookie Preston Wentworth – non-traditional student, she has returned to college for fun Lester Preston – Cookie’s out-of-work brother…an aspiring soap opera actor Jimmy Hosseppian – overachieving graduate teaching assistant Timmy Pallegrino – science nerd with no social life outside of the classroom Heather Bliss – student whose GPA is based on playing up to faculty members PERUSAL COPIES The PERUSAL PAGES file for Doomed On The...

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American Medical Assassination — Musical

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 in Interactive Murder Mysteries

by Jim Christian Synopsis: The prognosis is definitely negative at the Serv-U-More Hospital’s annual talent show. The prescription: take two aspirin and call in the morning . . . if you’re still alive! PLAY DETAILS: ORDER #3082 Characters: 7m 3w Kevin Walters – gynecologist and radio host of “The Love Doctor” Kay Lawrence – highly-strung, Type A administrator Harry Deifendurfer – hypochondriac physician Spark Howell – sports medicine expert and fitness fanatic Bob Rodney – sweetly absent-minded family practitioner Lugene Phipps – gabby operator of the hospital gift shop Greg Dudley – up-and-coming intern with hidden talents Leslie Framm – “popular” nurse whose talents aren’t so hidden Paul Overman – medical inspector with a flair for Shakespeare Chuck Burdick – moderately competent officer of the local police PERUSAL COPIES The PERUSAL PAGES file for American Medical Assassination is available...

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‘Til Death Do Us Part

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 in Interactive Murder Mysteries

by Jim Christian Synopsis: At the Italian wedding of the feuding Cabrini and Bordoni families, old secrets and new tempers flare as the rivalry explodes, leaving two members of the wedding party dead. PLAY DETAILS: ORDER #3097 Characters: 4m 5w Salvatore Bordoni – bullish father of the bride Amelia Bordoni – weepy, clinging mother of the bride Nina Bordoni-Cabrini – cool, authoritative bride Francesca Bordoni – tart-tongued sister of the bride Gabriella Bordoni – materialistic sister of the bride Rosa Cabrini – widowed, smother mother of the groom Vinnie Cabrini – crafty, on-the-lam brother of the groom Tizo Cabrini – blunt, protective brother of the groom Dominick Cabrini – naive, nebbish of a groom PERUSAL COPIES The PERUSAL PAGES file for ‘Til Death Do Us Part will be available by clicking Til Death Do Us PartPERUSAL The PDF file is...

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That’s The Way The Fortune Cookie Crumbles — Musical

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 in Interactive Murder Mysteries

by Jim Christian Synopsis: Set during WWII in the American Embassy on Chinese New Year, this tale weaves international espionage with a cock-eyed USO show. The hijinks escalate and soon it becomes obvious that no one is safe! PLAY DETAILS: ORDER #3096 Characters: 5m 3w Lloyd Pennington – American ambassador to China during WWI Nella Pennington – Lloyd’s gregarious and overpowering wife Allen Massey – international playboy and parasite Rev. Ezekiel Bob Jackson – Southern preacher & missionary Sweet Pea Jackson – the reverend’s precocious daughter Tony “Digger” Tod – Chicago-based foreign news correspondent Benny Kraplodowski – dull-witted shore patrolman Dotty Crandall – bubbly, self-assured USO girl PERUSAL COPIES The PERUSAL PAGES file for That’s The Way The Fortune Cookie Crumbles will be available by clicking FortuneCookiePERUSAL The PDF file is the first act of the play and all other...

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Slaughter On The Strip — Musical

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 in Interactive Murder Mysteries

by Jim Christian Synopsis: The Pink Mink Hotel provides the setting for this Las Vegas spectacular where a manipulative showgirl double-crosses once too often and misses her entrance thanks to one of her fellow entertainers. PLAY DETAILS: ORDER #3093 Characters: 5m 3w Jackie Hall – tacky lounge lizard and host for the evening Anita Lenhart – fallen Broadway legend on the comeback trail Chip Connelly – third-rate comedian who cashes in on old debts Lillian Barlow – the last surviving member of a trio of singing sisters Ivan Kominski – illusionist who fled Russia long ago with his brother… Nicolai Kominski – …and still lives in fear of the KGB Jetta Rae Parsons – high-stakes country singer Terry O’Donnell – blind pianist and musical genius PERUSAL COPIES The PERUSAL PAGES file for Slaughter On The Strip will be available...

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Showdown At Gambler’s Gulch

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 in Interactive Murder Mysteries

by Jim Christian Synopsis: A town meeting in the Old West provides the setting for this saga in which the mayor is murdered and a notorious slate of candidates vie to become his replacement. PLAY DETAILS: ORDER #3092 Characters: 6m 2w Eustace Biddle – glad-handed mayor of Gamblers’ Gulch Zedekiah Cosgrave – humorless undertaker Tombstone Jack – right-hand “enforcer” to the mayor Lulabelle Free – clairvoyant owner of the local saloon/hotel Old Scrappy – kindly, but vague-minded prospector Mercy Trust – priggish, rigid school marm Edgar Allan Polecat – bookish Kypipawitz Indian Swampwater Sam Larue – traveling patent medicine seller PERUSAL COPIES The PERUSAL PAGES file for Showdown At Gambler’s Gulch is available by clicking Showdown…GulchPERUSAL The PDF file is the first act of the play and all other pertinent information about the play. EMAIL us for rights and...

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An Heir of Mystery

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 in Interactive Murder Mysteries

by Jim Christian Synopsis: Following the death of tycoon Hamilton Winslow, his surviving family and servants gather for the reading of the will in his British mansion. Winner takes all and the body count begins to rise. PLAY DETAILS: ORDER #3089 Characters: 5m 3w Pippa Winslow – honest, straightforward daughter of the deceased Jonathan Bashford – sardonic butler of the Winslow household Fanny Putnam – bumbling, klutzy maid William Sledgepoole – dark, brooding groundskeeper and handyman Thaddeus Winslow – gruff, aging brother of Hamilton Winslow Malcolm Winslow – Thaddeus’s social butterfly son Sybil Winslow-Smythe – Hamilton’s treacherous sister Reginald Winslow-Smythe – Sybil’s overgrown 12-year-old son PERUSAL COPIES The PERUSAL PAGES file for An Heir of Mystery  is available by clicking Heir of MysteryPERUSAL The PDF file is the first act of the play and all other pertinent information about the...

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Hail To Thee, Dear Alma Murder

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 in Interactive Murder Mysteries

by Jim Christian Synopsis: A high school reunion proves to be filled with dirty deeds and shameful skeletons as past indiscretions provide the clues as to which of the characters killed the principal on graduation night many years ago. PLAY DETAILS: ORDER #3087 Characters: 4m 4w LaDeane Fellows Dean – frustrated organizer of the reunion Kelly Knudson – former cheerleader and all-around party girl Rhino Blake – bodyguard and former football star Corky Rezac – obnoxious class-clown Portia Bleazard – successful know-it-all student turned tabloid Geoffrey Preston – blaisé exchange student from England Lance Bracken – former high school stud turned priest Janis Black/White – reformed high school druggie turned TV host PERUSAL COPIES The PERUSAL PAGES file for Hail To Thee, Alma Murder  will be available by clicking Hail To Thee PERUSAL The PDF file is the first act...

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Death On Deck

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 in Interactive Murder Mysteries

by Jim Christian Synopsis: An unpredictable Caribbean cruise goes haywire when voodoo conjures up a band of 18th century pirates whose mutinous plan leads to murder and mayhem for passengers and crew alike.   PLAY DETAILS: ORDER #3083 Characters: 5m 3w Horatio DuPont – blue-blooded captain of the luxury liner Janice Johnson – pert cruise director who carries a torch for Horatio Daedalus – inept captain of the pirate band Lightfingered Liz – jewelry-pinching pirate, devoted to Daedalus Fitz Malloy – Irish-born brains of the pirate crew Salty Pierre – lascivious Frenchman who repulses and woos the ladies Ramus the Dolt – mindless pirate with a loose tongue Leonora Pritchard – kidnapped aristocrat who is held by the pirates PERUSAL COPIES The PERUSAL PAGES file for Death On Deck  is available by clicking Death On DeckPERUSAL The PDF file is...

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