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List of MurderMysteryScripts.Net Scripts by Bill Scurato

The Christmas Carol Murders

The Curtainsville, Pennsylvania Community Theatre company is preparing a holiday production of Dickens' classic, A Christmas Carol. On the surface, a jovial group, there is more to the company than meets the eye. An egomaniacal and philandering leading man has rubbed almost everyone the wrong way. Indeed, much discord exists among company members. At this joyous time of year, all is not as it seems. Your audience will totally enjoy this holiday evening (or afternoon) of classically comic catastrophes.

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More Christmas Carol Murders (The Sequel)

Last year the Curtainsville Community Theatre Company's leading actor, Charles Heinay, was murdered by a jealous rival. This year, his evil twin, Henry, is back in town...and out for revenge . As it prepares it's annual production of A Christmas Carol, the theatre playbill is embedded with mystery, mayhem, and murder. Also...lots of fun for the audience.

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The Irish Eyes Murders

It is St. Patrick's Day at a friendly, family Irish Pub. To celebrate, a festive karaoke party is in full swing. Lots of laughs and wonderful Irish songs signal a high time. But all is not as it would appear. Suddenly, there is a scream....... and the burned-out local hero is dead. But why? And who is responsible? Is it the flirtatious hussy, the wealthy pub-owner, the way-too-happy karaoke singer, or perhaps the sweet young barmaid? It's all makes for an evening of darkly hysterical highjinks, which will keep your audience smooching the Blarney Stone

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Irish Eyes Murders (The Musical)

All of the above...Plus...a chance for your talented company to show off their singing ability in this musical version. Songs include "It's Wonderful Bein' Irish", "Rollin In The Clover", "Here For Him", and " I Could Teach You A Lot". We'll even provide you with an accompaniment cd.

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The Mother of the Year Murders

You are a special guest at the much anticipated Mother-Of-The Year Pageant. The competition is down to three finalists: Hilary Smintten, the ruthless U.S. Senator seeking a measure of revenge on her philandering husband; June Cleavage, the TVLand icon, hoping to shed her good-girl image; Livia Castrano, a tough broad who is the matriarch of a successful "sanitation engineering" firm. The competition is fierce with each contestant willing to do "whatever it takes" to win. But something goes terribly wrong. Someone is dead.!!! But why? And who is responsible? Vanity! Greed! Jealousy! And at least two cat fights! Who could ask for anything more?!.

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The Schoolhouse Masquerade Murders

The morale is at an all-time low at Heather Glen High School. The wicked, domineering principal, and her subjugated security chief have made life a living hell for teachers and students alike. The faculty and staff decide to cheer everyone up with a halloween masquerade party to benefit the local scholarship fund. Everything starts out fine, but amidst all the revelry, shots ring out. Ding! Dong! Is the wicked witch really dead? Now what? And who pulled the trigger? Scary costumes! Tricks and treats! Howling revelry for your audience.

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Irish/Italian Wedding: A Climate For Murder

It was supposed to be a joyous celebration in matrimony. Eileen loved Joey and their backgrounds didn't seem to matter. But from the moment the two families arrived for the wedding, there was tension in the air. Joey has been groomed to continue the "family tradition" in waste management. But, his wife-to-be has other ideas. Suddenly the joyous festivities take a most tragic turn. A beloved family member is sleeping with the fishes. It's a clash of cultures that will leave your audience in stitches.

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Murder In Black And White

It's an irreverent and somewhat naughty send-up of film noir detective movies. The tragic evening centers around a "live" radio broadcast from the fictitious Curtainsville Inn, circa 1940. The radio performers are excited about their first live coast to coast broadcast. But amidst all the excitement there is clearly an air of intrigue abounding. As the show goes "live" we hear a shot. Someone is very dead. In a throwback to a time gone by, your audience will get into the moment of dark shadows, and deadly motives.....and lots of laughs along the way.

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Murder At The Class Reunion

The class of 1980 at Saint Sebastian's On The Delaware, had never had a class reunion. When one was finally announced, everyone was excited. Anybody who was "anybody" planned on attending: The football hero, the class president, the head cheerleader....but when a few of the high school "nobodies" also showed up, things got tense. Suddenly someone was very dead. But why? And who was responsible? Lots of fun for your actors and audience.

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Thriller Convention Murders

Stephen Queen was a very successful writer of horror fiction. His best selling books include Victorian Day Vampires, The Delaware River Decapitations, and his most recent success, Masquerade Murder Along The Musconetcong.
Queen's home town, Curtainsville, Pa, is the site of the annual Thriller Convention, to which hundreds make a pilgrimage each year to pay homage to their favorite stars of the macabre and other assorted genres. This year Queen will return to his hometown for the first time, as a special guest of the convention. But all is not as regal as Queen may think. Suddenly there is a bloodcurdling scream and someone is very dead. It's a howling comedy with lots of great acting opportunities, and of course, ghoulish fun for your audience.

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Jingle Bell Murders (Ho! Ho! You're Dead!)

The Curtainsville Inn is gearing up for its busiest time of year. With the an ever increasing competition for the holiday party market, the Inn is determined to nab it's fair share of the pie. Among its potential revelers is F-Mate.com, a dating service promising soul mates on demand. As the Inn staff and F-Maters gear up for what all anticipate as a joyful yuletide celebration, a sense of intrigue permeates the atmosphere. A jealous look! An off-the-cuff remark! A veiled threat! Suddenly shots ring out. What begins as an evening of merriment, quickly turns hysterically ugly.

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Murder At The Bingo Hall

It was a typical Bingo Night at the St. Augustine of Hippo church hall. The regulars were all in attendance, hoping the night would be lucky. With cards and daubers in hands, they staked out their territories for a fun-filled night of bingo and fellowship. But as the caller starts the game, something goes terribly wrong. Intrigue is in the air. Your actors and audience will happily play to win the game of Murder At The Bingo Hall.

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Murder At Melody Ranch

Melody Ranch is a popular vacation destination. The modern dude ranch offers extensive amenities for men and women alike. Whether it's cowboy karaoke, lariat throwing, line dancing, or just a romantic walk on the prairie, guests are sure to find everything they are looking for....in fact, maybe a bit more. Suddenly someone is very stiff. Whodunnit we might ask? The grizzly wrangler? The flirtatious cowgirl? The banker from downtown? Your audience will be dusting its chaps with glee.

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The Rehearsal Dinner Murders

Everyone was excited about the pending nuptial of Willamina Phates, heiress to the Micro-Loft technology fortune. Friends and relatives had gathered from near and far to attend the splendid rehearsal dinner on the eve of the big day. But as the guests arrived it became clear that all was not as festive as it appeared. Suddenly there entered the blue screen of death! Macs and PCs will finally agree: The Rehearsal Dinner Murders will download your audience with tears of joy.

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The Dumb And The Desperate

In the picturesque Victorian village of Craven Morehead, New Jersey, all is not as it seems. The town's most prominent citizens seem embroiled in various and sundry sordid escapades. The community is enveloped in jealousy, deception and conspiracy. All the classic soap fun is here: amnesia, a quack doctor, good/evil twins, and a battery enhanced romance! Cast and audience alike, will have hysterical fun with The Dumb And The Desperate.

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last updated 26 Feb. 2010