The Waking DeadNov 22 2013
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From the author of the hit show Tim Finnegan’s Wake comes an outrageous new interactive Irish comedy. The Waking Dead is a portable, interactive dinner show we bring to you. It can be performed at a banquet center, in a hotel dining room, a restaurant, or even a private residence – anywhere in North America. You arrange the venue, invite all your friends, and we bring the music, the comedy and the Irish zombies!
The show is filled with tender ballads, rowdy reels, hilarious eulogies and zombies. Audience members are treated like friends and family of the dead and encouraged to get up and say a few words (just tell any old joke you know and insert the zombie’s name). Of course, some audience members may choose to show upo in their best zombie attire. And some audience members may “turn” during the show. If we’re not careful everyone could be a zombie by the end of the night. In fact, a couple more Irish whiskeys and I’ll be a zombie! Slainte!
HOW IT WORKS: The Waking Dead is designed to be performed during a meal. It starts the moment your guests enter and ends about one hour after dinner. It includes a musician or band (depending on the size of your group and your budget), a comedian and a cast of zany Irish characters (including zombies). It also comes with a makeup artist who will transform the ones who are “turned” into the waking dead. Any audience members who wish to come already “turned” are most welcome.
DURATION: The length of a meal plus an hour (approximately 3 hours)
SPACE REQUIREMENTS: A private dining area and a second room for the makeup artist.
GROUP SIZE: 50 – 250
If you would like to learn more about The Waking Dead 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.
Winter WonderlandSep 27 2013
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A Holiday theme party with music, games, comedy, fun characters and more. All the Holidays including Hanukkah, Kwanza, Christmas and Festivus are celebrated in this inclusive Holiday celebration.
Winter Wonderland includes a variety of entertainment such as music, comedy and zany characters. It also includes plenty of audience participation including competitions, sing-a-longs, games and so much more!
HOW IT WORKS: Winter Wonderland is designed to be performed almost anywhere at almost any kind of Holiday function; with or without a meal, at a reception or cocktail hour, or even at a house party.
- A band
- Additional characters
- Specialty performers
GROUP SIZE: 10 to unlimited
DURATION: 1 hour – a full day
SPACE REQUIREMENTS: Almost anywhere, indoors or outside.
If you would like to learn more about Winter Wonderland 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.
Who the Dickens is the Killer?Sep 27 2013
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A Holiday murder mystery dinner hosted by Mr Charles Dickens, Esquire. Lots of comedy. music, audience participation and ghostly apparitions. Each table works as a team to solve the murder of Jacob Barley.
“Barley was dead to begin with, of that there can be no doubt.”
THE PLOT: It is Christmas Eve 1867 and your group is gathered to celebrate the Holidays. Renowned British author Charles Dickens, Esquire, who is on a tour of North America to promote his new book, has agreed to give a reading of one of his short stories. All is going well until a ghostly apparition dragging long chains and wailing like a banshee enters the room and disrupts the festivities.
“I am the ghost of Jacob Barley, murdered one year ago this very night, and I shall not rest until my murderer has been brought to justice!”
Great, you think, but can’t we eat first?!
Who the Dickens is the Killer? has all the same ingredients as our other interactive murder mysteries including a cast of zany characters that perform between the courses of your meal interacting directly with the audience at their tables. The cast is lead by a stand-up comedian who plays the role of Charles Dickens and it is Mr. Dickens’ job to keep the plot moving, keep firing the jokes, and keep the audience on the trail of the killer. There is also a musician, Mr. Bob Scratchit. When Bob isn’t dropping enigmatic clues, he’s either playing background music or he’s getting everyone to sing a lively version of “Jingle Bells”.
HOW IT WORKS:
Who the Dickens is the Killer? is designed to be performed during a meal. Each table works as a team to collect clues, question suspects and solve the mystery. The first scene takes place in the cocktail hour before dinner. Subsequent scenes take place between courses. It includes plenty of comedy, audience participation and music. The main portion of the show takes place after dinner when the suspects are questioned, the tables are given a chance to submit their solutions, and a winning team is declared.
DURATION: The mystery runs the length of the meal plus one hour (approx. 3 hours in total)
SPACE REQUIREMENTS: A private dining area large enough to accommodate your group and a small room nearby where the performers may change.
GROUP SIZE: 40 – 250 persons
If you would like to learn more about Who the Dickens Is the Killer? 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.
Victorian ChristmasSep 27 2013
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A Victorian Christmas is a charming interactive Christmas party that includes carolers, a reading by Charles Dickens, delightful Victorian parlor games, comedy, music and more. It’s an enchanted trip back in time.
The parlor games are fun icebreakers designed to get your guests chatting and interacting with one another. “What Am I?” has guests working in teams (each table is a separate team) to identify Victorian tools and objects. One of the Victorian tools consists of two wooden paddles hinged together. Think you know what this is for? No, you naughty thing, it’s NOT what you think it is! There’s lots of comedy and audience participation throughout the party and when there isn’t a parlor game going on our Victorian carolers in Dickensian costumes will set the mood with four part harmonies.
HOW IT WORKS: A Victorian Christmas is designed to be performed almost anywhere at almost any kind of Christmas function; with or without a meal, at a reception or cocktail hour, or even at a house party.
- More carolers
- Period Dancers
- Additional characters
GROUP SIZE: 10 – unlimited
DURATION: 1 hour – a full day
If you would like to learn more about our Victorian Christmas 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.
Tim Finnegan’s WakeSep 27 2013
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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!
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