Murder Café is the creation of actor, writer and director Frank Marquette along with his wife and producing partner, Kristen. They have been serving quality entertainment for both public and private events since 1998 and their menu includes: original and customized scripts, professional performers and singers, one-of-a-kind production values and the marketing and publicity skills needed to ensure the success of each event.
After an 11 year run in Las Vegas, the Marquettes brought Murder Café to the Hudson Valley area of New York State in 2009. Primarily known for comedies, musicals and murder mysteries, Murder Café provides entertainment for:
- Company and Holiday Parties
- Fundraising Events
- Schools and Colleges
- Casinos and Conferences
Click here for a list of our happy customers.
WE'RE MORE THAN COMEDY & MURDER
Theatre of the Road, the parent company of Murder Cafe, offers more traditional theatre pieces such Poe’s Last Mystery, A Christmas Carol and A Taste of Shakespeare. These original plays, along with a selection of music, comedy, drama and variety shows area available to be performed at almost any location including cafes, restaurants, theatres, performance spaces and schools.
WE DON'T PLAY GAMES
Murder Café may not be what you think; starting with they’re not in the game business. They produce and perform fully scripted original plays with interactive elements. Audience participation is welcome but not required.
LET US PLAN AND PROMOTE YOUR EVENT
Over the past 18 years there isn’t much Murder Café hasn’t done. They have participated in:
- Fundraising events headlined by nationally known performers
- Event hosting and emceeing
- Re-enactments including historical and literary characters
- Ghost tours with surprise visits from celebrated spirits
- Motivational workshops that are uniquely entertaining
Whether you’re looking to entertain or educate your group, Murder Café has a solution. Let us help you plan and promote your next event.
OUR CLIENT LIST
Murder Café has entertained for Fortune 500 companies, leading hotels & resorts, five star restaurants, casinos and country clubs. Click here for a partial list.
THE MANAGEMENT TEAM
FRANK MARQUETTE has been involved with hundreds of interactive comedy plays since 1994. Performing since the age of 17, Frank has appeared with many theatre groups in New York, Nevada and New Mexico. In addition, he has produced, written and emceed variety shows for many charitable causes. Frank's on camera work has included national commercials for Konica, a featured role on "Unsolved Mysteries", dozens of local and regional commercials and a key role in the PBS original production, "The Greatest Man in the World".
KRISTEN MARQUETTE not only specializes in the design and construction of original costumes, she also contributes to the writing of each script. While Frank can be seen performing with the troupe, Kristen brings her considerable talents to the backstage area. As a professional makeup and hair stylist with 30 years experience, Kristen dresses and prepares each actor before the show and pays attention to all of the details that make each show a success.
CAST & CREW
Murder Cafe employs the most professional and experienced actors available and has developed a core group of talented people. They include Sharon Coughlan, Dana Page, Thomas Netter, Anika Krempl, Bernadette Pikul, Zach Gibson, Jan Melchior, Michael Harelick, David Baruch, Sheila Dvorak Galione, Nick D'Alberto, Courtney Constantino, Anna Miressi, James Stokes, Jim Keenen and Grace Jarrold. Our production crew includes Kenny Drao and Matt Johnson.
Since not every actor is available for every show, we are always looking to audition people who have theatre experience. Improvisational skills and singing are a big plus. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us about yourself.
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