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Act Out Mystery Theatre announces the return of their latest murder mystery dinner theatre production “Die Nasty!”

The murder mystery dinner comedy company that brought you “All Aboard for Murder”, “Beached Witch”, “The Knife Before Christmas”, “Much Ado About Murder”, “Terminate Her!”, “The Curtain Call Killer”, “Screaming Mimi”, “Once Upon A Murder”, “Duck Sleuth” and their current show, “Exit Stage Death” is coming back with their next camp comedy.

“Die Nasty!” spoofs soap operas, celebrities, famous detectives and chefs. The show is a return engagement from May of 2010 and will run from September through November of 2012.

The show centers on beautiful Dainty Courtand the homicidal halfwit that has been terrorizing the neighborhood. A Neighborhood watch meeting is being held to discuss the dastardly doings when more murders occur. “Die Nasty!” is a world of murder, intrigue, big shoulder pads, and even bigger egos and tomfoolery.

“We wanted to spoof soap operas without excluding those audience members who may be unfamiliar with the genre,” says Playwright Paul Vander Roest. “Everything from ‘Desperate Housewives’, “Dallas, and “Dynasty”  to Julia Child, The Hardy Boys, Sarah Palin, vampires, and Boniva are poked fun at in the comedy.”

And just like their previous shows, “Die Nasty!” has audience participation. “Eleven lucky patrons will get their chance at their fifteen minutes of fame playing various suspects while interacting with the professional actors.  And no previous acting experience is required,” states Executive Producer Dan Bumgarner. “The audience parts are always the highlight of the evening. It is great fun not only for the audience but the company as well. A prize will even be awarded to the best audience performance, voted on by the patrons.”

“Audience and critics have enjoyed all our shows, but “Die Nasty!” was their favorite. Reviewers compare our current show to “Die Nasty!” and we continually receive requests to bring the show back. Our audience has grown tremendously in the two plus years since the show debuted and we are excited to introduce the whacky world of “Die Nasty!” to even more patrons.”

Ticket prices are $49.95 plus tax for a three course dinner and the show for the public performances at The Reef. The show is also available for Private parties. For more information go to or call 562-961-9862. Special group rates are also available.

Act Out Mystery Theatre Company is a theatrical company based inLong Beach,CA.  We specialize in an interactive evening of live theatre, comedy improvisation, audience participation, mysteries, and a wonderful dining experience. Founded by Dan Bumgarner and Paul Vander Roest, Act Out Mystery Theatre will also perform for private functions and fundraisers for individuals, corporations, groups and non profit organizations.

Press Contact: Paul Vander Roest,, 562-961-9862 office


Are you one of those folks who love a good mystery? Come join us for an evening of fine dining and comedy murder mystery, located at THE REEF ON THE WATER. Our summer show “EXIT STAGE DEATH” is still available for private parties through Labor Day. Our next show, “DIE NASTY!” opens on September 8 and runs through October 20th at 7 PM on Saturday evenings.

If you want to participate, accept one of the roles handed out before the evening’s festivities by one of the Professional actors and join in the fun while at your own table. You may even win an award for “Best Performance” by an audience member for that particular show. Over dessert try to solve the mystery and become a Star Detective. Or perhaps the character you played was the murderer. Only one way to find out; come join us… you’ll have a Gay Old Time… and you’ll die laughing!  For more information visit us on the web at or call (562) 961-9862.

Press contact:

Paul Vander Roest

Act Out Mystery Theatre

562-961-9862 office

818-314-5530 cell

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