Here’s some information on shows and events we’ve done recently!


Date: March 10, 2017
Show: Murder if You Will
Location:  Fort Calgary
Smoking Gun launched the new script by Janet St. Germain, Murder if You Will. Set in an old mansion, which Fort Calgary is perfect for, friends and family are gathered for the will reading of the late Jack Danforth. We soon learned that his death was not natural and suddenly a suspect list was created: his gold-digging wife Cynthia, his long lost son Sheldon, the maid and of course the butler.
An impromptu talent contest amongst the guest ensued, as per Jack's last request -he was such a showboat, after all, and loved to make fools out of others. Impressive group of talent (some questionable) in the room, the crowd went wild! Back to the mystery, guests used evidence and clues to solve the crime! We found our bumbling fool and our super sleuth, and it was another Case Closed!!     


Date: February 18, 2017
Show: Vegas Vendetta
Location:  Calgary
Rarely do you get a perfect storm of a party like this! The Vegas Vendetta theme was taken to heart and to the extreme for Harold's 50th birthday. From renting the Lake Bonavista Downs Community Hall and decorating it up Vegas style to having so many guests come dressed up, set a party atmosphere! It was a shame Nico was murdered, since this was the party of a lifetime, to die for really! We had a Chippendale dance off to the theme from Magic Mike, a chorus line of kicking gals vying for the stage and an Elvis impersonator contest, that Bugsy Malone won hands down! All in all a tremendous eve of murder, mayhem and birthday celebration.


Date: January 23, 2017
Show: Resort to Murder
Location:  Calgary
Being a mortgage broker might not seem like a dangerous business, but when Smoking Gun Entertainment was brought in for the Year End Corporate Celebration, the results were deadly! We helped Complete Mortgage Solutions celebrate a successful 2016 by bringing our "Passion Pleasures" staff to their event... but unfortunately not everyone survived the night! The chef, the masseur, the herablist, and the psychic were all supposed to ensure a pleasurable evening had by all, but someone had other plans and before the night was through, the Washington Avenue Grill in White Rock would turn into a crime scene of hilarious murderous fun!


Date: January 14, 2017
Show: Resort to Murder Carnival
Location:  Calgary
Life is a carnival! Or so we thought, but when half the audience brought their very young children we modified all the murder and mayhem to be hopefully less traumatic for young viewers. We had so much fun helping run the games and stations that emulate carnival and midway amusement all in a very festively decorated setting. This Canadian Tire store's staff sure got into the fun of all the attractions and the show and with keeping guns and blood out of it we had some great responses, and hilarious "poo emoji" pillows for the bumbling fool answers!


Date: January 13, 2017
Show: Resort to Murder
Location:  Calgary
A full moon, Friday the 13th, and at a brewery; perfect recipe for murder!

For a bunch of electricians, there certainly were a bunch of live wires in attendance! Audience members were fighting for the limelight as the competition was fierce to eat and then in the skills contests. The Sparks were flying when people started trying to figure out who had the best motives for murder! Everyone had a decadent night at the Big Rock Brewery where the dinner is as good as the great local beer. A triumphant second show for Altex, this fun company of wannabe actors!


Date: December 23, 2016
Show: Murder at Mistletoe Mall
Location:  Fort Calgary
Well if you're going to finish the season on a high note, tonight was it! For a public show with lots of small groups or couples, it was a collaborative and family like atmosphere. Our new Elf was doing cartwheels and the splits and making people nearly choke with laughter at her spunky nature.  Not only did the super sleuth sit on Santa's lap but a whole table of ladies needed their Santa pictures for their social media. A rollicking good time was had by all and Mistletoe Mall's debut run this season was a smashing success. Congrats and thanks to writer and actor Ally Lane for a new hit!


Date: December 22, 2016
Show: Murder at Mistletoe Mall
Location:  Fort Calgary
When the show starts with the mall cop doubling the elf into the room on the handles of his scooter, you know it's going to be a special show!

The birthdays in the room sat on Santa's lap and we regaled them with song. The 12 days of Christmas got a little suggestive when groups changed what their delegated number corresponded to and we had too much fun with the Christmas trivia gang who kept smacking their heads like a buzzer.


Date: December 21, 2016
Show: Murder at Mistletoe Mall
Location:  Fort Calgary
It was a jolly day at Mistletoe Mall with over 100 attendees at fort Calgary. There was an array of great ugly sweaters and plenty of involvement in the carol singing and Christmas trivia. The 12 days of Christmas is forever going to be quoted WITH our new version including booze and other interesting replacements. "Hot Chizz" was our audience quote of the night.


Date: December 17, 2016
Show: Resort to Murder Christmas
Location:  High River

What a picturesque town for us to do a holiday fave!  Nearly 200 employees of Western Financial and their dates enjoyed a romp through the North Pole Resort so thoroughly we barely needed a mic to keep their attention! You'd swear these guys had moved a dead body before but no one would admit it! Some even thought their co workers were guilty which made for some hilarious solutions.


Date: December 16, 2016
Show: Resort to Crime
Location:  Vancouver
A fun time in the luxe setting of Vancouver Country Club for "Resort to Crime"! The clients didn’t want a murder, so we customized the show and ballot for them and renamed it! 40 guests from TCG International joined the Passion Pleasures gang, and eventually got to the bottom of Wanda's kidnapping and Pepe's close call. Our guest Richard player did a great job, as did Matthew when it was time to haul off the culprit! 


Date: December 16, 2016
Show: Resort to Murder Christmas
Location:  Calgary
We got to witness the zoo lights in -30'C on our long trek through the zoo to the event building. Crisp and beautiful! The event for Loyalty One has certainly solidified their loyalty! They are already looking forward to the next time they can book us! It could have been the wine, but the laughs were flowing loud and full and whether it was cleaning up a dead body or fighting for their right to eat, this great group was so fun it was criminal!


Date: December 16, 2016
Show: Mafia Murders
Location:  Vancouver
There were 250 human guests spread out among thousands of sea creatures at our masquerade mafia murder mystery in the Vancouver Aquarium! What a setting for a Venetian themed masquerade party with a modern mafia twist! The Godfather was there with 10 of his family, including his jealous brother, his orphaned niece, his sexy Moll, his Consigliere and Bruglione... everyone close to him was in attendance to remember the murders of his sister and brother-in-law on the anniversary of their deaths. One of them was also there for revenge though, and before the night was through there would be more deaths to come in an attempt to take over the mob and the spot at the top it of it all!


Date: December 13, 2016
Show: Mafia Murders
Location:  Fort Calgary
Another sold out public show for mafia murders at Fort Calgary! Big groups in the crowd were Calgary Zoo and Geometrics which made for great competition when it came to getting audience votes. Penguin manager, Josh, needed a roughing up to see if he knew anything and Mr Monopoly helped crack the case wide open.


Date: December 10, 2016
Show: Resort to Murder
Location:  Vancouver
Seven suspicious characters invaded the Holiday Festivities of Pacific Coast Fruit Products at the Coast Hotel on Comox in Vancouver’s West End last Saturday night. Despite the unseasonably wintry weather, more than 100 of the company’s guests showed up for a delicious buffet and the unwanted advances of the randy crew from “Passion Pleasures.” Surprisingly, 47 of the guests thought they could solve the murders out of this wacky bunch of coconuts. Many bad fruit puns ensued. Also surprisingly, only one sleuthy duo recognized the "juicy fruit" nature of one of our suspects, stating that “their motive for killing Wanda was that he had had too many wives and needed to come out and try a husband, maybe Herb?” for which they earned a “Bumbling Fool” award.


Date: December 10, 2016
Show: 2 Santa’s Sleighing
Location:  Calgary
Nothing but the best, at Divino's Wine Bar with Mobiltex Data. Their guy Tyson suited up for Santa fun, and did an epic death!! Once we cleared him out things got fun with service awards for staff and MORE murder! It took some tough interrogations of the suspects but there were some very astute detectives in the group who went through all the evidence thoroughly until they felt confident in their answers and Zane (not from one direction) left the winner with an extra prize from the client in hand. Tremendous!


Date: December 9, 2016
Show: Resort to Murder
Location:  Calgary
When the chef can't cook OR eat shellfish, only a wicked woman like Wanda would plan the anniversary dinner at Rodney's Oyster House! Things got fishy when murder ended up on the menu for Cult Creatives Christmas party. Something might be off as people are ending up dead at the scene. Who would want to spoil such a good time with their personal problems when it's supposed to be a lovely eve of spa pampering?


Date: December 8, 2016
Show: 2 Santa’s Sleighing
Location:  Calgary
This was an intimate show at Fort Calgary! GESCAN went to the North Pole Enterprises to bear witness to the new CEO being announced to lead when poor Sam T Claus passed away, leaving a beautiful widow and a wealthy company up for grabs...

Who will be chosen to lead the company and maybe even win the widows heart? And who will find themselves getting the short (pointy) end of the stick?!


Date: December 8, 2016
Show: Hillbilly Wedding
Location:  Calgary
On a cold winters midday, we took the hillbilly wedding to the luxurious Lake House restaurant, with Sovereign Insurance. Right on the banks of the frozen Lake Bonavista, we got things right hot with some good hillbilly hospitality. The meal was 5 star and the setting was a Christmas postcard! Hard to believe the joint let is in with our country finest (or "once fine") attire. These cats sure knew how to luncheon and now that they're part of the "family" they'll be reminiscing about this wedding for some time to come. If only they'd taken out some life insurance policies on the soon to be murdered, they could have really come away with a windfall.


Date: December 7, 2016
Show: Mafia Murders
Location:  Fort Calgary
For a public show that was a big group of strangers, this felt like familia! Fort Calgary always puts on a great meal service, but the appetite for murder was palpable tonight as audience members were trying to figure out who done it, while dressed in their roaring 20's finest! We roughed up a rather Irish looking attendee named Brennan, when his table coughed him up as a potential suspect, and surprise surprise; 2 women won the bodyguard competition to defend The Godfather.


Date: December 4, 2016
Show: Resort to Murder
Location:  Sarnia
What a BLAST we had at our first show in Sarnia, Ontario with the Blue Cross Animal Hospital at the Sarnia Riding Club!! Mitch & Dana were wonderful, so helpful and friendly; we learned a lot from these Seasoned Pro's that's for sure! Huge thanks for coming down to show us the ropes!


Date: December 3, 2016
Show: Resort to Murder Christmas
Location:  Abbotsford
You may not expect to find Santa in Abbotsford, but that's where he was on the weekend! Now that he has a business to run and needs some more investors, he and his staff joined the Prairie Coast Equipment holiday party in hopes of entertaining them... and hopefully getting them to invest in the North Pole Resort! Unfortunately things didn't get that far because someone died and what began as a celebration quickly turned into a crime scene. While the investigation was underway, Dr. Penny Trayshon (Amanda Jane Porter) kept the crowd entertained with tractor trivia and a talent competition... well, really she just got them to make tractor noises, but if you heard how well these guys can do that, you'd agree that it's a talent too! Clues turned up, suspects began to show their true colours, and fun times were had by all... all who survived the night that is!


Date: December 3, 2016
Show: Mafia Murders
Location:  Fort Calgary
These guys know how to dress! Situated at the beautiful Clique Hotel, we played with ABCRC in the 1929 show Mafia Murders!
Most people played nice but I had to slap around Colin a bit when he wouldn't talk! The blood was flowing tonight as many attacks took place and vendettas were carried out. Luckily we had great new bodyguards to help protect The Godfather.


Date: December 2, 2016
Show: Resort to Murder Christmas
Location:  Vancouver

Santa Claus came to town! What better way to reward the staff at Aquinox Pharmacy than to take them to the North Pole Resort? Nicolas Claus (Scott McGrath) and his new wife Wanda (Dana Stoutenburg) were delighted to attend this staff holiday party in Vancouver before whisking everyone away to their glorious spa up North. Only problem is that never happened... someone died and what was supposed to be a night of celebration for a successful year at Aquinox instead became a crime scene! Luckily detective Terry Shane (Josh Rimer) was on the case and did his best to figure out who did it... unfortunately the killer wasn't done yet and things only got worse before they got better. Let's just say the spectacular view at this venue (the Vancouver Lookout) wasn't the only thing to die for that night!


Date: December 2, 2016
Show: Homicide for the Holidays
Location:  Fort Calgary
Tonight we were with the Seventh Generations Energy at Alloy restaurant. Opulence extreme: the food, the drinks, the service and the guests.
Everything about this night was glitz and glamour. 100+ delights joined us for a tantalizing night of decadence and debauchery.  The murder only seemed to increase their appetite and who could blame them at such a gastronomic experience of a venue. When there wasn't a feast for the eyes of murder and mayhem it was a feast for the other senses as course after course with wine pairings kept all at rapt attention and wanting more!


Date: December 1, 2016
Show: Mafia Murder
Location: Fort Calgary
For a public show where everyone is strangers, this group felt like one big family and the laughs just kept coming and coming! The whole room felt like one big Mafia family and the laughs just kept coming and coming.

The new bodyguard didn't even wait to be told to show us her stuff. She started flexing and strutting her stuff as soon as we asked her to volunteer for the position. Hilarious! She won, hands down. She better report for duty in the morning!!!


Date: November 26, 2016
Show: Mafia Murder
Location:  Fort Calgary

Peak Pulmonary, 180 ppl! "Is there a doctor in the house?" Was definitely used and one of the physicians in attendance was actually one of our actor's real doctor! When we asked him what Crusher should do to mend his slit throat, "walk it off!" was his medical response. Hilarious!


Date: November 26, 2016
Show: Resort to Murder
Location:  Grande Prairie

We performed out in Girouxville tonight! Maritin Deerline was an absolute blast to work with and they were completely engaged in the show! Some of the highlights of the show were when Serge (Jordy Wiens) had to cool down a gentleman's chair because he was "just too hot", and as Chef Pepe (Justin Crouch) worked the room, all of the women fell in love with him. His heavy french accent was a hit among the French town. Needless to say, he definitely stole the show as he died, asking all of the women in the room for a kiss "for the road". There were some nurses in the group who proceeded to attempt CPR. Karma (Tahnia Getson) gave out a many wise fortunes to the group. Let's not forget Dr. Penny Trayshan (Haley Caspar) who made sure everyone left just a little more knowledgeable. We had a wonderful time with this group and we hope to see them again soon!


Date: November 25, 2016
Show: Mafia Murder
Location:  Fort Calgary

Sutton group; what a big, boisterous, and awesome group. Many came in 1920’s costumes and were ready for anything! One of the senior VIPs from Vancouver was interrogated and a young up and comer of their team had to endure getting roughed up by Waldo to see if he knew anything about the theft and violence. He didn't but sported a nice black eye the rest of the eve. To top it off he even won the super sleuth of the night!


Date: November 19, 2016
Show: Resort to Murder
Location:  Calgary Lake Side Golf Course

The expression "chestermere on a Saturday night!" will certainly start being used to describe epic nights of fun, after our great time with Keystone. The murder happened at Lake Side Golf Course, in Chestermere, Alberta, on Saturday November 19th, 2016.

You never know what you're in for when entertaining out of town, or when they say 'grace' right before you're about to tear your tear-away pants off to reveal you're really a Private Dick, but thankfully they weren't too modest or secular and we just laughed bloody murder all night. It's their 35th anniversary as a company and I'm guessing they'll be talking about us for many more years to come!


Date: November 19, 2016
Show: Hillbilly Wedding
Location:  Grande Prairie Vision Credit Union

Welp! We sure dun did attend the Hillbilly Weddin' last night here in Grande Prairie. Coincidently, all of our guests seem to work at Vision Credit Union in Manning, AB! Isn't that just so funny. Some of the most memorable moments were when Buck (played by one of the patrons) gave a very touching speech about how happy he was for Lily Beth (Tahnia Getson) and Donovan (Justin Hollingshead). Yet he just didn't understand why JT (Jordy Wiens) was so lovey all these years. Our wedding photographer showed up to the wedding with her fancy dancy disposable camera, and documented all sorts of fun moments. Also, Donovan and Lily Beth were just so excited to consummate their marriage that tried to make it work under the table, but had to find the right fit, but ran on out of there when they wound up under Buck's table. Turns out the linen closet was much more comfortable. Finally, to conclude the evening, awards were given out, usually someone gets a Super Sleuth award, but somehow with this group, not a single member got it right! So we handed out two Bumbling Fool awards to Anne Krahn, and Kathy & Willy. We got pictures with them, as well as our Pig Hollerin' champion, which was judged by Me-Maw (Dale Dryer) and Nellie (Alex Lambright). All while Kate (Rachelle Booth) watched over us!


Date: November 19, 2016
Show: Bag Lady
Location:  Vancouver (Private Home)    

Last night in Vancouver Steve had a birthday that he and his guests will likely never forget! A surprise party turned murder scene which included uninvited guests, shady conversations, and a bloody death, leaving everyone wondering who did it. It all made for a very surprising, shocking, and scarily hilarious celebration for an unforgettable 60th birthday! Our bag lady (Nancy von Euw) stole the show... quite literally. In between her zany one-liners and slightly inappropriate jokes she managed to put a few pieces of cutlery into her bag of treasures. Luckily detective Terry Shane (Josh Rimer) was on the scene with his oversized magnifying glass to help bring the case to a close before anyone else was hurt, or anything else was stolen! Steve and his friends surely had never experienced a birthday like this before, but unlike one of our characters last night, they'll live to tell the tale!


Date: November 18, 2016
Show: Resort to Murder
Location: Pasquale's

When 10 people want a murder mystery at a restaurant we've never performed at you never know what you're in for. And when they choose the raunchiest setting at Pasquale’s for their rating you're even more intrigued. What a tremendously fun and flirty show we had tonight, and no, those aren't standard issue leggings but I couldn't resist. Plus "Richard" was more into the show than some 1st time actors have been which made this one for the memory books. RIP Wanda, but we celebrated your life AND death to the fullest!


Date: November 17, 2016
Show: Resort to Murder
Location:  Toronto

Last nights job in Toronto turned out to be more than I bargained for with VAR Chanel; it was supposed to be a routine undercover op when suddenly it took an unexpectedly violent and deadly turn. Luckily the group I was with boasted of "strong interworking relations" so I enlisted their expertise in solving this case. The strength of their teamwork became questionable once their true inter workings were revealed, you see, there were 3 females and 5 males, but all the females gravitated toward one man, Richard or like his friends called him, Dick Lovitt. The group was carrying on laughing and arguing so much as they tried to solve it, they were over thinking and didn’t even get close, so I had to trust my gut and solve the case alone.


Date: November 14, 2016-11-19
Show: Mafia Murders
Location: Fort Calgary

For high level Scotiabank bankers coming in to Calgary from all over the continent, what better way to party together then with Mafia Murders at Fort Calgary! We "ruffed up" Jeff, the self proclaimed brother of George Clooney (debatable but a funny guy and good for makeup and getting slapped around) and returned him "black and blue". The Lasagne family (self named) were hot on the trail and one member was our super sleuth of the night after losing out to be The Godfather's new bodyguard. The tough dame who did win that position really put Waldo in his place when it was time to question the suspects. She's tougher than our rivals, the McCormick's! (Ptttew!)


 

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