Rock Band Murder Mystery

immersive theatre · some company · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by DAVID MARKLAND

June 17, 2019 certified reviewer

What I liked

An easy to follow story and obvious prompts to keep the story moving, with characters generic enough for players to embrace, and even if they didn’t, it really didn’t affect the gameplay. The venue seemed like an authentic rock band crash pad.

What I didn't like

I have no standards to set this to, so suggested improvements are difficult. If anything, this motivates me to improve my own improv skills to better play my LARP character. But some small tweaks:
Costuming on the cast could have added another level of authenticity.
Choosing the song selection is a bit daunting and an unnecessary time killer. I’d restrict the song choices down a bit (maybe partly by song length).
Some characters had the same prompts as others — I’d mix these up a bit, so even if they have the same info, maybe they each have a very different perspective (including some red herrings).

My overall impression

A fun, easy entry into LARP based entertainment. Part escape room, part participatory improv theatre, allowing you to live out your rock star dreams, if only for an hour.

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