An Interactive Adventure

Sylvester Bertinernie is retiring from MT Savings & Loan of Wannabee, amidst whispers of scandal and embezzlement!

Mayor Sunny Daye’s publicity campaign - You Wannabee in Wannabee - is in jeopardy.

Meteorologist Sue Nawmee predicts a storm brewing and Carrie Ahn is trying her best to keep the party going.

Interrogate suspects, examine clues, and match wits in solving the crime. The primary suspect could be you in this engaging game of intrigue. You may be cast as a doctor, lawyer or even a thief, as you are lead through the labyrinth of the MYSTERY! that you are not just watching--you are creating.


Mystery! is a fun-filled, interactive adventure, laced with music, dancing, sing-a-longs and lots of laughter. The level of involvement is geared toward the audience, with a simpler, one hour "reader's theater" version designed for older, less active seniors.

MYSTERY! is responsible for some of the best parties clients have ever hosted. It's also been used as a fundraiser, an ice-breaker, to inspire creativity and for team building. Nurses on retreat received continuing education credits for Mystery! with BLESS Yourself® embedded in it.

Comments from tickled participants include, "The most fun I've ever had!" and "Will you be back next year?"


"...thank you for the wonderful performance you gave to our residents on Halloween. I can't begin to tell you how much they enjoyed the murder mystery that was written especially for our group.....thanks again for the fun-filled evening!"
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Molly Carioti
Director, Resident Service
Knollwood, An Army Retirement Residence
Washington DC

Thanks for your dedication to bringing a shared sense of dramatic fun to retirement communities such as ours. It's a great service you are doing for all who enjoy your creative talents."

Carol Campbell
Director of Resident Services
Knollwood Military Retirement Residence
Washington DC


"The stories ingeniously weave history and rumors into entertainment and intrigue"

-- Washington Entertainment Magazine


"Jill put on such a fabulous, professional and intelligent program!! Upon completion, the residents were almost giddy with excitement and the community was ALIVE!!"
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Beth Darrell, Activities Director
Brightwood Retirement Community
Lutherville, MD


"The mystery show performance you brought to Carroll Vista was beyond expectations. The theatrical professionalism you exhibited was only enhanced by the audience participation. ....This was without a doubt, one of the best audience participation functions to be enacted at Carroll Vista. ...We look forward to having you back soon."
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Mary Margaret Payne
Lifestyle Director
Carroll Vista by Del Webb
Taneytown, MD 21787
Four times in three years!


" ... this was the #1 best event we have held in the Clubhouse EVER! You really produced a professional show from beginning to end. I appreciate the dinner music, the pacing of the evening and of course, the way you got so many of our homeowners involved in their roles! Thank you so much for delivering what you promised. It is always difficult when selecting entertainment unseen or unheard, but you really lived up to your promise."

Karen Karkuff, Lifestyle Director
Traditions of America at Silver Spring
Mechanicsburg, PA
(March, 2012, April, 2013, April, 2014 scheduled)


"When my residents talk about any event for more than a few days, I
count it as a very large success. The mystery dinner was the buzz of
the Quincy campus for months..."
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Janice Lynn Mertz, MT-BC
Village Activities Coordinator
Quincy, PA


(It'll put a smile like THIS on your face!)

NEW WORLD has played their Victorian and present day intrigues with groups ranging from twelve to two hundred. Their unique participatory drama suits almost any setting and has been a smashing success in hotel suites, country inns, bed & breakfasts, on trains and cruise ships. With NEW WORLD's improvisational style. MYSTERY! can be customized to fit your theme, locale, or event.

"The New World [Theater] Company allowed for as much or as little creativity and participation as people wanted, creating a comfort level that helped many people break out and jump into character with gusto. Feedback from participants included words like engaging, hilarious, exciting and wonderful. ... We look forward to having them repeat not only this program, but others in their repertoire."
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Moira Schuhart
Director of Activities for the Woodlands
Fairfax, VA

The good sister ...

The evil sister ...

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