Tim Finnegan’s WakeSep 27 2013
- 0 Comments
An interactive dinner comedy this show can be performed anytime of year but it is our top selling program every March. It is filled with tender ballads, rowdy reels, raucous comedy, outrageous characters, and plenty of audience participation as guests are invited to get up and say a few words about the departed. This very successful show has been performed for audiences across North American every year since opening in Toronto, Ontario in 1998.
Fifteen years of standing ovations, this is the original Tim Finnegan’s Wake that Boston and Cape Cod audiences have died laughing at since March 2000, the same Tim Finnegan’s Wake that knocked ‘em dead in Toronto, Canada in 1998 & 1999, and the same Tim Finnegan’s Wake that you can experience for yourself this year anywhere in North America. Since 2005 dear departed Tim has been on the road – his wake has been performed from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Las Vegas; from Seattle to Naples, FL.
The cast of zany characters may be increased or decreased, depending on the size of the audience but typically includes a cast of five, a 3 piece Irish band and you. Yes YOU! Audience members are encouraged to get up and participate in the show. You may recite a poem, dance a jig, sing a song, make an Irish toast or give a eulogy (meaning, tell any old joke you know and insert Tim’s name).
HOW IT WORKS: Tim Finnegan’s Wake is a portable, interactive dinner show we bring to you. It can be performed at a restaurant, a banquet center, a hotel dining room or even a private residence. You book the dining room, invite all your friends, and we bring the music, the comedy and the blarney! The show starts the moment your guests walk through the door, greeted by the widow Maureen as though they are life-long friends and family of the Finnegans. “Look who it is! It’s yourself. And standing up too!!! I thought for sure you’d go long before Tim, what with the way you carry on. Come give us a hug luv, while you’re still conscious. By the way, I don’t know if you heard but I’m single again.”
DURATION: The show is designed to run the length of a meal plus one hour.
AUDIENCE SIZE: 50 – 500.
SPACE: A dining area large enough to hold your guests and a performance area of at least 12’ X 12’ for the cast and to lay out Tim’s body.
EXCEPT FROM A NEWSPAPER REVIEW: “Lots of fun at Finnegan’s Wake! This wake is actually an interactive comedy dinner show that is like going to a celebration at the Knights of Columbus with 200 of your best Irish friends. Everyone came ready to have a good time, and by the end of the night, everyone did. We sang, we danced, we told stories and jokes and maybe even had a fight or two. Tim Finnegan surely would have been proud of the sendoff that was grand enough to ‘wake the dead’.” ~ Jim Dorman, The Patriot Ledger
OBITUARY NOTICE Much beloved Tim Finnegan, 43, of South Boston passed away at Sisters of Mercy Hospital and Veterinary Clinic in Dorchester of complications after receiving minor brain surgery (very minor) for an injury that occurred when he fell from a ladder. He was born in County Cockadoodledoo, Ireland and has been a resident of South Boston since 1980. No record can be found of Mr. Finnegan’s ever having worked anywhere but his wife assures us that he put a Herculean amount of work into not finding gainful employment. Mr. Finnegan is survived by his wife, Maureen; his twelve siblings including sisters Sheila Mary O’Stone and her husband, Paddy, Evelyn Mary O’Shea and her husband, Rick, Eileen Mary Trout and her husband Rain Bo, Colleen Mary Rooney and her husband, Peppy, Bernice Mary O’Furniture and her husband Paddy, and Anita Mary Mann (divorced); and brothers Sean Joseph and his wife Irene Mary, Ciaran Joseph his wife, Karen Mary, Donovan Joseph and his wife, Sinead Mary, Patrick Joseph and his wife Patricia Mary, Francis Joseph and his wife Peggy Mary, Joseph Joseph and his wife, Mary Mary. When asked how she felt about the death of her brother-in-law Joseph Joseph’s wife said she was “quite contrary”.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his wake. Tim was to be cremated but there was concern as to what might happen if a flame was put anywhere near the body. He will now be buried instead. Attendees are encouraged to pour whiskey on the grave. You may, if you chose, filter the whiskey through your kidneys first. The widow requests that instead of flowers you make donations to either AA or TWMFWDHLHWSFAF (The Widow Maureen Finnegan Who’s Drunken Husband Left Her With SFA Fund).
Come join the fun! Slainte!
If you would like to learn more about Tim Finnegan’s Wake or any of our other programs please don’t hesitate to submit a Request for Proposal. You can also contact us at
Til Death Do Us PartSep 27 2013
- 0 Comments
A comedy murder mystery dinner show with a wedding theme. Each table works as team to solve the mystery. This mystery may be performed anytime of year but it is most popular around Valentines Day and in the Spring during wedding season. We have even performed this mystery at actual wedding receptions and once at the wedding ceremony itself.
THE PLOT: The mystery takes place at the wedding of George and Martha and your group are the friends and family of the bride and groom. We have all the usual wedding characters including the happy couple, the in-laws, the Wedding Planner and the Minister, but we have also thrown in a few oddball characters to liven things up. The mystery begins the moment the guests arrive at the reception with a DJ, musician or band (depending on your budget, the size of your group and your preference) playing tasteful background music. What the guests don’t know is the DJ is just the first of the suspects they will meet. All seems normal until some uninvited characters crash the reception and things just get wilder and wilder culminating in gun shots. Don’t worry, the victim is one of our actors, not one of your guests.
HOW IT WORKS: The mystery runs the length of the meal plus one hour during which time your guests are both implicated in the murder and publicly (and humorously) interrogated by Detective David Oscar Adams as witnesses The mystery ends with all of your guests getting a chance to solve the crime and one table being declared the super sleuths. There is plenty of comedy, music and audience participation. The zany suspects (our actors) interact with your guests throughout giving your guests plenty of opportunity to become part of the show.
CUSTOMIZATION: If you are a wedding couple and you are purchasing this mystery for your actual reception then we will customize the mystery. We have you complete a questionnaire weeks before the wedding telling us about the two of you and your guests. Using this information we then write a customized mystery all about you, your family and friends.
- Live musician or band
- Dance music after the mystery
DURATION: The length of a meal plus one hour (about 3 hours)
SPACE REQUIREMENTS: A private dining area large enough to accommodate your guests and a second room where the performers can change.
GROUP SIZE: 50 – 250 persons
If you would like to learn more about Til Death Do Us Part or any of our other programs please don’t hesitate to submit a Request for Proposal. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (978) 525-2019.
Rock Around the ClockSep 27 2013
- 0 Comments
The whole gang is going to be there including dreamy Jimmy Angel, spunky cheerleader Roberta (Bobby) Sox, hilarious Lester Glick (President of the Chess Club) and radio celebrity the Fox Man who will be scouting for new talent. So gals, pull on your poodle skirts, hike up your bobby socks and get ready to shake, rattle and roll. Guys, slick back your ducktails with a little brylcreem, jump in your hot rods and cruise on over to Pop’s Soda Shoppe for a rockin’ party!
HOW IT WORKS: This is theme party gets everyone nvolved. To make it as much fun as possible we suggest that audience members come dressed in 50’s attire. Rock Around the Clock includes a spot dance, a hula hoop competition, a limbo contest, and a jive competition for your group to participate in and win prizes. We also have the 50’s version of Karaoke… Either a Karaoke machine or a live band! Anyone wanting to participate can get up either individually or with a group and sing their favorite 50’s ballad or rock n’ roll hit. The event is hosted by the Fox Man and can include (if you have the budget) the live 50’s style band – “Johnny Velcro and the Zippers!” This is a party to remember!
UPGRADES Rock Around the Clock includes a DJ but you may wish to add one of the following:
- Karaoke Machine
- Live Rock N’ Roll Band
GROUP SIZE: 50 – Unlimited
DURATION: 2 – 4 hours
SPACE REQUIREMENTS: An area large enough to accommodate your group and a dance floor. If you wish to include a band a 16′ x 16′ area for the band and Emcee are required. If your group is much larger than 100 persons a riser or stage is required for the band and Emcee.
If you would like to learn more about Rock Around the Clock or any of our other programs please don’t hesitate to submit a Request for Proposal. You can also contact us at email@example.com or (978) 525-2019.
Play Mystic for MeSep 27 2013
- 0 Comments
This fun, interactive murder mystery is filled with psychics. So why didn’t any of them see the murder coming?! This mystery can be played anytime of year but with its supernatural theme it’s especially popular around Halloween. Your group works in teams to solve the mystery.
A fortune telling party? What a delightful idea! Well, until one of the fortune tellers gives a chilling prediction of murder! It isn’t long before her macabre prediction comes true and the body hits the floor! This is a job for psychic detective Will Dunn. Other agencies may use a medium, but your guy is Will Dunn! Unfortunately Detective Dunn’s partner has been called away on another important case… an Elvis sighting! So Will will need your help to follow up leads, track down clues, and solve this “paranormal” mystery. Perfect! Because let’s face it… your group is anything but “normal”.
Play Mystic for Me is interactive murder mystery with a cast of zany characters, a challenging mystery, and lots of leads and clues that will require your group to work in teams to solve the case. The cast is lead by a stand-up comedian who plays the role of detective and keeps the investigation and laughs going. It also includes suspects who are fortune tellers who read palms, tea leaves, Tarot cards and the bumps on your head! One of the fortune tellers is Billy Ray Psychic, the singing soothsayer (say that three times quickly) who entertains your group with his musical abilities. The fun never stops from the time your group arrives until the killer is hauled away.
How it works: Play Mystic for Me has two versions:
1. The Dinner Theater Version This version is designed to be performed during a meal. Each table works as a team to solve the mystery. Throughout dinner the characters move between tables dropping clues, interacting with your group and keeping everyone entertained. After dinner the tables are given a chance to submit their solutions and a winning team is declared. The mystery runs the length of the meal plus one hour (approx. 2 1/2 — 3 hours in total), and includes plenty of comedy, interaction and music.
2. The Mystery Game Version This version is like a live game of clue. Your group aren’t watching a mystery, they IN the mystery! Your group is gathered together and a murder happens in their midst! After that your group is divided into teams and they must move from place to place looking for the suspects and questioning them. Once time has elapsed all your guests are gathered together again to learn the identity of the killer and to announce the winning team. This mystery can be played in a mansion, on a boat, at a resort, in a museum or any venue with multiple locations where your group will search for the suspects. If you wish to add a meal to this mystery multiple food stations work best. This mystery game runs about 3 hours.
If you would like to learn more about Play Mystic for Me or any of our other programs please don’t hesitate to submit a Request for Proposal. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (978) 525-2019.
Murder UntouchableSep 27 2013
- 0 Comments
The 1920’s atmosphere is set by a Dixieland band. As your guests arrive they need to give the password to the gangster at the door (you pick the password and tell your guests in advance). Of course, with all the unsavory characters packin’ heaters it ain’t long before someone gets shot. Shortly thereafter, Eliot Mess and the Untouchables raid the joint. Is Flossy the flapper really as vacuous as she seems? Is Big Mugsy really big? Why exactly is Eliot Mess untouchable? Is it contagious? Your group will need to do a lot of investigating to find the answer to these questions and… Oh yes! Who shot Mumbles? And do we really care?
HOW IT WORKS: This 1920’s murder mystery is designed to take place during a meal. It starts during cocktails, continues through the meal and ends about an hour after desserts have been served. It includes an opening scene with the murder, a closing scene where the audience tries to solve the mystery, and a lot of audience participation, music and interaction with the characters throughout the show.
DURATION: The length of the meal plus an hour (approximately 3 hours)
GROUP SIZE: 70 – 250
SPACE REQUIREMENTS: A private dining area large enough to accommodate your group and a performance area large enough for a 3 piece band. For groups over 150 we request a riser or stage 16′ x 16′ or larger for the band and performers. You may also wish to include a dance floor for dancing during and after the mystery.
If you would like to learn more about Murder Untouchable or any of our other programs please don’t hesitate to submit a Request for Proposal. You can also contact us at email@example.com or (978) 525-2019.