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Original Murder Mystery Shows

It's 1926 in Chicago.  You've been invited to Edith Fleisher's world famous Speakeasy, "Big Mama's."  Flappers and Floozies abound....and that's just in the audience.  Prepare to laugh, as we introduce you to a few of Poison Pen's finest folks.  Someone is going to wind up "dead," and we need your help to figure out WHODUNNIT!?! 

You Dirty Rat!

Each year, the Christmas Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts a Community Concert, and awards the coveted yard signs to those displaying the best “Holiday Cheer” at this event. This "friendly" competition each year has just about driven the locals mad with jealousy, conspiracy theories and alliances “to the death” sworn over back fences all over town.  Laughter relieves holiday stress, so come laugh with us! 

Dead in the Sled: Ho, Ho, Ho....Oh NO!

Murderous, nefarious, strange, stinky, and unusual.  No, we aren't describing your relatives!  We're describing some of the characters that are in our "Pirate" themed murder mystery.  If you like parrots, plunder, and pirates, then this show is for you!  

ARRRGH!  Pinkeye, a Pirate's Parrot in Peril

Careful...once you step foot into the "So Long Saloon," you might never again step out.  Jezebel Harvey is running a palace of ill repute and someone thinks that she needs to head for boot hill.  Cowpokes, saloon girls, and werewolves abound in this laugh-riot murder mystery/comedy.  Do you think you know Who-Dunnit?  Well, we know, and we ain't tellin'! 

So Long Saloon: How The West Got DEAD!

Everyone on the high school reunion committee thought that the party would be a blast to the past. But when old wounds are re-opened for one last time, and a classic car becomes a bone of contention...you just never know what could happen next! Buckle your safety belt, and join us for an event "to die for!"

'56 Vicky: A Flashback to Rock 'n Roll

Got Ghosts? Our paranormal investigation team may own the latest in spooky research tools. But has inventor, Bernie Snodgrass, gotten a little too big for his britches?  The ghost they're hired to hunt certainly thinks so!  Hold onto your seat...this murder mystery comedy might just scare ya!

Things That Go Bump: Adventures in Paranormal Stupidity

The Schnauzers are the baddest group of motorcycle enthusiasts on the west coast.  Or at least, that's what they like to tell everybody. Real bad guy, "Freak Out" Frank Fantome got his nickname because of a real short fuse.  But has he finally met his match?  Get ready to rev your engines as Poison Pen Players pokes fun at the biker lifestyle. 

The Last Ride:  Slaughter on the Siuslaw

Join in the fun as these Idol wannabees compete for a $10,000 prize in a contest hosted by one of the sleaziest KJs you've ever seen.  The question is...who got mad enough to kill Rico Gordie?  "Karaoke Kills Me" is our longest running and most popular show!

Karaoke Kills Me!

An ex-girlfriend stirs up trouble for the Bolognas and the Spumonis who are merging their families in this wacky wedding tale.  Hold onto your bouquet, because someone in the cast is about to get "tossed."

Fredo & Fiona's Whacked Wedding

Audience Role Playing & Team Building

Angelica Van Vleet Fleetwood and Grainger Trueblood are engaged!  But maybe the wedding won't be happening after all.  Friends and family of the happy couple (played by members of your group) have brought a roiling mess of jealousy, intrigue, lust, larceny, greed, and suspicion to the engagement party.  Your guests will laugh themselves silly in this wild tale of wedding plans gone horribly wrong!  Cast includes two of our very best improv artists, an EmCee for your event, and 12 of your crazy friends!  The best part is that you can still have fun with the fabulous Poison Pen Players at a lower cost.

A Fool and His Money

Need to jazz up an annual corporate event?  Looking for a fun way to celebrate a family reunion, birthday, anniversary, or other special event?  Let us take your group on a magical journey to Improv Island!  This popular Poison Pen Players event is a combination of two hit TV shows, "Who's Line Is It Anyway?" and "Survivor."  The difference is that we run your group through a series of improvisational games and those who don't cut it get VOTED OFF THE ISLAND!   

Improv Island

Our Newest Small Cast Show!  Coming soon! 

The Crazy Comic Capers

Buck & A Quarter Band Shows

Rat Pack & All That is a jazzy tribute to the music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, and so many more.  Featuring songs such as "Fly Me To The Moon," "Anything Goes," and "All of Me," this revue is perfect for dancing, or just sitting back and relaxing with a glass of wine and enjoying beautiful renditions of these favorites from the Great American Songbook.  

Rat Pack & All That! Toe-Tappin' Songs of Days Gone By

This successful show features the timeless music of such country music legends as Hank Williams Sr., Patsy Cline, Marty Robbins, Kitty Wells, Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Roy Orbison, Dottie West, George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Ernest Tubb, Conway Twitty, and several others.  The memorable music of these country music greats is bound to set your feet a-tappin’ and your heart a-soarin’.  Dancing in the aisles is not only anticipated, but encouraged.  

Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes? A Classic Country Retrospective

This show is the "in demand" sequel to the hit show, "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?" and features even more toe-tappin songs by Classic Country greats!  Songs by Steve Goodman, Johnny Horton, Eddie Arnold, and Freddy Fender, as well as timeless classics by Patti Page, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, Elvis, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and John Denver....just to name a few.  You won't want to miss this nostalgic revue!   

Down A Classic Country Road

Back in the 60's there were over 100 groups performing simultaneously throughout the U.S., all claiming to be Ink Spots, so popular was the music.  "If I Didn't Care", recorded in 1939 for Decca, sold 19 million copies and eventually became the seventh largest selling song in American popular music history.  If you enjoy mellow blended harmonies and energetic up-tempo swing tunes, then this jazzy show is just for you!

If I Didn't Care: A Musical Tribute to the Ink Spots

Let us take you back in time to an era when things were certainly swingin'.   Sing along as some of our most talented songsters croon the fabulous hits of the 1940's.  Chances are that you will recognize a lot of the tunes, and may even want to jump up and dance!  So, grab your fedora and dust off your wingtips.   We'll see you at the station, doll.  

Sentimental Journey: A Musical Tribute to the 1940's