It’s 1988, and the Podunk Roller Rink is filled with teens showing off their shoulder pads and mullets—but it’s a strangely-assorted group. They ignore each other as much as possible and they seem resentful, almost like they’re here on detention. And why are the cool kids, the loners and the nerds all here together, skating dully in a circle?
The people watching from the sidelines are equally mismatched: the rink employees, tired of renting skates and selling hot dogs; the retired roller derby pros, bored by the lack of violence; and the town prudes, obsessed with the possibility that the teens might start enjoying themselves or even worse—dancing.
Suddenly, there is a scream. The body of Kevin Floosey, the new kid in town, has been found in the back hallway. It looks like someone strangled him with a leg warmer. Who could have done such a terrible thing to a guy who just wanted to dance… or is that really all he wanted?
Who knows? Maybe YOU killed him!
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Recommended Gender: Open
Character Description: Computer nerd. Obsessed with playing Rubik’s Cube and War Games.
The detective can be played by a person in your group, usually the host, or you can use the Evidence Videos provided to act as the detective role. The videos feature a Broadway actor playing the role of the Detective.
BEWARE! Don't want the evidence videos below until it's time! The host will be directed to play the videos for each corresponding round.
ACT ONE EVIDENCE
ACT TWO EVIDENCE
ACT THREE EVIDENCE
SET THE SCENE
Theatrical elements suggestive of the 1920’s.
THEME COCKTAIL: GIN RICKY
To make yours you will need: 10mlSoda water 100mlA lime wedge to garnishMethod:Gather your ingredientsMix together the gin, lime juice and syrup into a cocktail shaker along with ice cubesShake wellStrain into a chilled highball glassTop up with soda waterFinish with lime wedge and enjoy!
Broadway Murder Mysteries, where YOU are the show! Broadway Murder Mysteries was created in March of 2020 when many Broadway performers, writers, and talent were out of work. The Broadway shut down had a huge impact on the theater community, and Broadway Murder Mysteries was created to give jobs to out of work talent, while creating something inherently theatrical that theater and mystery fans would love.