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Rave Reviews & 5 Star Ratings!

Here are actual Rave Reviews from our clients:


9/17/17 "Sharpo helped us create a fantastic evening for the Simi Valley Samaritan Center fundraiser. They entertained 200 guests at WoodcRanch Golf Club. Everyone had a fantastic time." - Barbra Williamson, The Samaritan Center, Simi Valley
7/22/17 "I attended Sharpo's Murder Mystery Dinner last Saturday night, which was hosted by our Company at Braemar Country Club in Tarzana.   The entertainment provided by Sharpo and the other actors in the Murder Mystery was fantastic and everyone had a wonderful time.   I shared over 25  pictures with the rest of our employees this morning and we noticed that people were laughing in almost every one.  Our Company had this same group of actors at a dinner over 8 years ago at the 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant and decided to book them again for this dinner since the response was so great.  We all agreed this was one of the best events hosted by our Company and highly recommend Sharpo for any party you plan." - Alice M.  KK&B, LLP


4/19/17- "Eric Sharp and his team did not let us down. They performed to a sold out crowd at California Yacht Club. We never laughed so hard!  They really got a lot of audience participation. I got a lot of accolades from the members for a fun evening.  Thanks again Eric, I give you a 5/5 rating" - Diane Howard, CYC.

2/11/17 - "From the beginning, Sharpo was amazing.  He answers the phone every time you call or text. He makes the party unique to your group and gets to know everyone by name.  It is personalized for you!  He finds out what you are looking for and then uses his creativity and experience to make the party into a never been done before event.  It was a unique and fun experience that we will be talking about for years! I would recommend Sharpo for any event. Thank you for everything." Dawn Barcellona - Huntington Beach, CA.

12/21/16 - "Dear Eric- I wanted to send you a note to let you know how very much we all enjoyed the evening last night. Our staff had a lovely time. Thank you so very much for all of your assistance. Best!" Donielle DeLeon, Director of Corporate and Community Engagement Habitat for Humanity, SF/SCV

10/2/16 - "This morning everyone was still talking about your fantastic entertainment. Someone said they had been to several Mystery Theater dinners but yours was the best ever! I would recommend your group without hesitation. Thanks again for making our banquet a memorable event. Barbara Schultz Antelope Valley Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, International"

5/15/16 - "I just wanted to say thank you again, you guys rock! Thank you for making a very memorable event for our family. Your ability to read people and "think on your feet" is a true talent! Also thank for being so timely both before and during the event. We will highly recommend you to our friends and neighbors!" - Cynthia and Jeremiah J, El Segundo, CA

12/21/15 -"Thanks again for an awesome evening! Everyone had a blast as you and your crew were so funny, quick, and ready to go with the chaotic flow." - Laura M, ROSSI GROUP, SIMI VALLEY

3/22/15- "I absolutely loved how you got to know your audience and played them. It really made the show a hit. Thank you. Looking forward to many more successful events. I purposely positioned myself with my back to the show and was impressed how well you played to the room. I hope you and your actors enjoyed themselves." - Debbi S. - C&O CUCINA, Marina Del Rey

2/22/15 - "Thank YOU! I was talking to the lodge's building manager today, and I told him how I dreaded organizing a social event because being social is not my strongest skill. But YOU made it so much easier to put out that event. You kept the party alive with your infectious personality. Your team did an awesome job and everyone was fully engaged in the show. THANK YOU!" - T.J. - Hollywood Lodge

2/11/15 - "We enjoyed the show very much, it was seriously funny - Jason gave some of my colleagues nick names, which they will have to hear/endure for a VERY long time! And who knew... I am a murderer? And I got a Award for it too!" - Maryse S, Kuehne + Nagel

12/21/14 - "Thanks very much for helping to make our holiday party a fun evening for everyone. It was great how you guys stayed in character. In particular, we've heard the "Dumas brothers" get special mention. Anthony is thrilled with his grand prize! Happy Holidays!" - Tori and Robert N, Pacific Palisades, CA

10/31/14 - "Sharpo was simply the best during our Murder Mystery Dinner.  Coordinating for a group of opposite personalities who like extremely different things is always a challenge. After my plans fell completely through at the last moment, calling Sharpo worked out perfectly.  Sharpo worked with me to provide "on the road" entertainment in the limo bus we rented and had everyone engaged. The talent for Sharpo and his group to learn about our company and remember details from the bus ride was wonderful.  From start to end Sharpo quelled my worries and it turned out to be an event fantastic.  If you're looking for team-building and great laughs worry free, Sharpo is the one to call." - Misty Wolf, Project Coordinator, CALL SOURCE

9/13/14 - "Eric, Thank you for such a fun and entertaining evening last night. Both you and Duffy did an outstanding job entertaining our entire group. All of our members and guests had a great time. It was amazing how you got most everyone in attendance involved with the show. In addition our fund raiser for the Elks National Foundation was a great success. Thank you for helping make this happen. I would highly recommend your group to anyone looking to host an unique and fun event. Take Care." - Rob Di Gioia, Chairman...ARCADIA ELKS LODGE 2025

5/29/14 - "Thanks again for a great evening. Everyone had a great time. You and your whole cast were so funny and entertaining, we loved you guys!" - Renee, Reich, Christadelphian Heritage School

4/14/14 -"Sharpo, Inc. did an awesome job at my 50th surprise birthday party. They had the crowd completely engaged in the mystery and we had a bunch of laughs as they used the names and occupations of party guests in their “show.” They got this information chatting with guests as they arrived! Many of my friends told me how much fun they had and some have asked for Sharpo’s business cards to have them do parties for them. I was sorry to see the evening end and I hope my family finds a reason to surprise me again with a murder mystery before my 60th birthday." Laurie D. Arcadia CA

2/13/14 - "The theater last night was wonderful. Everybody was fully engaged and entertained." - Greg - Santa Monica Palisades Lodge

1/5/14 - "My mom and I celebrated our birthdays yesterday, 75 and 50! I hired Sharpo for the entertainment. The call could not have been better, everyone had a blast! We got so many compliments on the entertainment for the day. I loved how they were engaging with my guests, there wasn't a dull moment. If you can't decide what to do for your next celebration...this is it. If you had another theme in mind...change it to a Murder Mystery with Sharpo, Inc and you will host the party of the year! Many thanks from Frankie & Toi ". - Party at the VFW Post 2075

10/23/13 - "Eric Sharp and everyone at Sharpo are simply amazing! I cannot have been happier with how our event turned out. All the actors truly engaged the whole audience and created a great atmosphere for the event." Again thank you so much, and the BEAT team and I are looking forward to possible working with you again in the future. Thank you for an exceptional event!" -Marisol Aguayo, THE BEAT TEAM

9/9/13 - "Thank you so much for coming out to my "Gatsby" Murder Mystery Birthday Party!! We all really had a blast! You're absolutely hilarious!!! You remembered everyone's name and what they do and different details from their life and incorporated all into the storyline. I have never been to a murder mystery party nor even had one for my bday so I was a little nervous considering a lot of my guests didn't know each other but you got right in there and got people to mingle and work together and in doing so new friendships were made. Everyone is still talking about and we all had a great time! Thanks again you made the "Gatsby" Murder Mystery Birthday so much fun!!" - Annika Michelle, Los Angeles, Calfiornia

6/16/13 - "Dear Eric, Thanks to you our party was a success. We and all of our friends and family really enjoyed all of the magic, mystery, and outrageously fun time we had last night. Everyone commented how great the party was as they were leaving. Barry's sister, Linda, already asked for your information to pass on to our cousin for an event she is planning. You were prompt, professional, prepared, and a hoot. Thanks for everything. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family." Sincerely, Ann & Barry Steinberg, Santa Monica, California

5/27/13 - "Thank you, Sharpo and cast, for a great night. It was unbelievable to see you and your group "work the room" during cocktails and gather so much information about guests that you were able to use during the dinner show. The level of audience participation was astounding...with hysterical results. There was never a dull moment. Everyone is raving about the clever mystery and the caliber of the performers. Bravo. Sun City, Palm Desert will certainly use you again. Thanks again for a fabulous show." -Susie Gettis, Chairwoman, SUN CITY, PALM DESERT

4/16/13 - Eric, Thank you again for an exceptional performance. Our attendees thoroughly enjoyed themselves and I'm sure there will be conversations regarding the evening for some time. I know I speak for the committee in saying that it was entertaining and engaging and flat out fun." - Dan Belling, Recreation Supervisor - CITY OF ARCADIA

2/21/13 - "Thanks again for a great night at Hollywood 355. All the brothers I talked to LOVED the show. Thanks again for a wonderful time." -Brad M, HOLLYWOOD LODGE

1/2/13 - "Hi and Happy New Year! Here are a few comments from the evening: 'A unique party experience that is intriguingly fun!' - 'A low pressure, fun filled event that gave me plenty of laughs throughout the evening. A definite good time!' - 'I approached the murder mystery dinner with trepidation, only to be delighted by the entire experience. Eric was hilarious! This has really set the bar high for any future murder mystery dinners I might attend in the future!' - Thank goodness for several breaks in the action so I could catch my breath from laughing so hard! A truly original and entertaining evening.' Thanks again!" Malene Welch - THE JIM HENSON COMPANY

12/6/12 - "Hi Eric, Thank you for a wonderful evening! Attorneys and staff are raving about Sharpo Productions and thought all of you did a wonderful job. Thank you again for joining us and making this a memorable event. Thank you again and I look forward to working with you in the future." - Allison Solis, HAYNES & BOONE, LLP

11/10/12 - "Hi Eric, I want to thank you sooooo much for a great evening full of entertainment, mystery, and humor. You are the master of all three and them some! Everyone in my group of 18 raved about the presentation. They'd never been to a show of this caliber before. Absolutely the best! I just keep hearing about what a great time they had and how they hadn't laughed that hard in a very long time. And, believe me, the way things have been ... economy, people loosing their jobs and not finding work in a timely manner, the depression that sets in because of it and all the losses that accompany the lack of enough income to cover monthly expenses,etc ... that attending a show the likes they hadn't seen that was this impressive made them feel like they could forget all the woes of life for the short time they were at your show. Even Darlene, as sick as she was because the oxygen level in her tank was in the red, didn't want to miss any of your show. They actually almost had to call 911 because she was struggling to breathe at times. So for her, being there and enjoying your show was more important than being scared enough to have to get paramedics to attend her. That's how much of an impact you had. She'd rather see you and the show than be at the ER. Thank you also for highlighting the birthday ladies, BB and Gloria. And Phil couldn't stop complimenting your show. And he is very picky. So, thanks again. Thanks for sharing your talent. Thanks for giving us the group rate. And one important thing that I was very grateful for was that you gave us a 'clean' show, with no profanity. May you and Nora have a long and prosperous life doing what you love best. In this case, it's bringing a very special kind of theater to those of us that crave to be taken away to a fantastic, mysterious, and humorous place." -Scilia P, San Fernando Valley

11/3/12 Show at the The Hollywood Castle - "I can't thank you enough for the amazing show that you put together for my friend's birthday. I truly could not stop laughing throughout the entire event even though it started to dawn on me that I was transforming in to a killer with every clue that was being found. Haha! The laughter was echoed by all involved. As we all tried to decipher who the killer was (gulp) many of us said we were too busy laughing and couldn't remember all the details of the story. How you were able to personalize the clues so quickly was beyond impressive. All the party-goers stayed three hours afterwards just talking about the amazing night that they had experienced which also continued on with their drives home. The early arrivals were even commenting how the actors were in character well before the event and the birthday boy's wife was starting to wonder how many people I actually hired. (I started to wonder as well!). About an hour afterwards the birthday boy started to get a little down and I asked him what was the problem. He said "I don't want this night to end. I don't know how any other birthday could ever be better than this one." I really owe it to you for making it not only a special day for him, but for everyone that was involved. You have an amazing gift and I will be happy to recommend your company to everyone I know. Thanks again as I really can't find the right words to say how impressed we all were and are with your company and the people that work in it." - Andrew A. From West Covina

10/24/12 - "Amazing and FANTASTIC job tonight, Sharpo! You are talented amazing incredible and funny rolled all into one!! Will be recommending you from now on - check these guys out!" - Pamela Xue - THE RESTAURANT AT KELLOGG RANCH

10/6/12 - "I booked Sharpo for my husband's 33rd birthday party because I wanted to try something different this year than the usual dinner parties we threw in the past. I've never did anything like this before and I was worried that the guests might get bored or wouldn't participate. Not in the very least. Eric had everyone laughing all night long. My husband who wasn't totally thrilled of the idea initially now talks about it non stop. Hands down, the best birthday party he has ever had. I will be calling again for the next big bash!! " - Aymiee L, Santa Barbara, California

10/1/12 - "We used Sharpo for our corporate event and had everyone talking about it for weeks. His amazing wit kept our eclectic group entertained...and trust me, it's hard to entertain this group. I would recommend his services to anyone looking for good entertainment." Rachelle Whates - SCIF

9/10/12 - "Carmen and I would like to thank you for a spectacular event. Days later, our friends are still coming up and talking to us about it. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves." We will definitely keep you in mind for other events and I know our friends will keep you in mind as well. Again, thank you for making Carmen's Birthday celebration very memorable. Regards, Daryl Pease"- Southern California

6/20/12 - "Thank you and your team for such a great show, the team really enjoyed it!" Alfonso Vides, District Administrator, TARGET STORES

6/18/12 -"I booked Sharpo in conjunction with the Glen Tavern Inn for a *surprise* bachelorette party for 13 people. The same reasons why I chose this idea for the bride and her friends is the same reason why it totally could have backfired - they're almost all actors and creative types (I'm probably the biggest exception). Eric and his team, however, knew just what to do with a tipsy (ok, drunk), spotlight-loving group of late-twenty-somethings.

The four actors never broke character but still managed to be just deadpan-goofy and off-color enough to keep us in hysterics, never quite knowing whether we were laughing with or at them, or at ourselves. It was a fine line, but Eric + team walked it perfectly.

I'm sure the Sharpo team would shine anywhere, but we booked in conjunction with an overnight at the Glen Tavern Inn in Santa Paula. The reasonable prices for dinner, drinks, and group-rate accommodations at the end kept costs relatively low (especially for a bachelorette!), and the two service providers worked magically together, with waiters being pulled into the charade when a stooge or plot point was needed. It also meant that we could investigate our murder around the hotel and then break to sleep on the solution (well, we did karaoke). Sharpo and the "living" members of his team came back and had brunch with us and we did the solution and awards then.

Eric was super easy to work with, between emails and to-the-point phone calls, online billing, and his great memory for details. I wish I had another occasion to do the exact same thing over again with Sharpo + the Glen Tavern Inn. I'd recommend the combo, or Sharpo on their own, to anyone!" Laura W, San Francisco, CA

5/19/12- "Hi Eric and Crew,The Magic and Murder Mystery show was a big hit; everyone enjoyed themselves and many came to me and said it was the best party they have been to: THANKS!" - Dale Quasny, Covina, CA.

1/30/12 - "I held a 30th Birthday Party for my wife and we shopped for vendors to put on the Murder Mystery. We got several referrals for Sharpo and after speaking with him, I was put at ease. Prior to the event he asked for dirt on all the guests, and I dished. We rented out a castle and Sharpo led us on a multiple room adventure full of twists, turns, and the funniest dialogue you will ever hear. The best part is that he incorporated all thirty of our guests and the most uncanny part was that he remembered everyone's names and the dirt on them! He worked it into the script and people were literally crying with laughter. I highly recommend he and his company. Seriously the best thing I have done this year!" - Robert T. Simon, Esq. THE SIMON LAW GROUP, LLP

 12/08/11 - Dear Eric & Nora, "Thank you for a wonderful show. You had everyone laughing in stitches. It was so much fun! Everyone is talking about it this morning. I liked how you personalized it by remembering everyone's name and tailored it to our company. Thanks again for doing such a great job!" I hope it works out for Cicada & you guys in the future. It is such an incredible place." - Best Regards, Kevin Butler, GLOBECAST

10/31/11 - "Eric, I've heard nothing but positive feedback from Monday night. Including "when are we doing this again?". LOVED IT! Thank you so much for coming down, giving us a great show & missing Halloween time with your family. Looking forward to working with you again." - Darcy Cook, THE HUB, LIBERTY CENTER

10/8/11 - "Wow that was a great show! All three of you are amazing. Thank you! "- Keith Vanderlaan, Sherman Oaks, CA

9/14/11 - "Our evening of murder and mystery was a blast! It was a great icebreaker activity for the opening of our corporate event. Our team members are still talking about it today and teasing each other playfully based on the evening. I would not hesitate to recommend Sharpo to others!" - Robin Morris, AMDOCS

9/7/11 - "We had a great time. Thanks for making the experience so memorable. Wish we took more pictures of the naughty librarian coming to justice!" - Alex Stewart, GOOGLE, INC.

7/29/11 - "Everyone who attended the Sharpo Murder Mystery Dinner for our company event had a fantastic time. In the past we have gone to Dodger ballgames, bowling, Universal Studios, Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood Racetrack, summer picnics, etc. and this was one of the better times we've had together. Everyone that came got involved and into the fun of the evening. When we throw our next party, we will remember you. Thanks again to the actors at Sharpo and the waiters at 94th Aero Squadron. You were all great." - Alice Mertell, KIRSCH, KOHN & BRIDGE

6/24/11 - "Outstanding Show! The members loved it!" - Tracy Hamagiwa, ALTADENA TOWN & COUNTRY CLUB

6/17/11 - "Let's have SHARPO perform for us again, real soon. Everyone enjoyed the evening. We had never done anything like it before and are especially pleased that we did." - Herb Wilkins, PASADENA SCOTTISH RITE

2/4/11 - "Sharpo, I am so thrilled that I picked you and your wonderful actors for the event at Andalusia Country Club on Friday evening. What a fabulous night of entertainment. I will definitely promote you, along with your trio of funny and delightful actors! Thank you sooooooooo much for making my job so much easier. Friday night proved positive that.................Sharpo Inc. is the BEST!!!!" - Eventfully yours,Rosanne McCamey, Owner, EVENTS A LA CARTE!

1/8/11 - "Sharpo provided an amazing event, full of laughter, magic and murder. Sharpo is a win for any event!" - Nicole Robinson, DOCUSOURCE

12/13/10 - "Thank you for such a wonderful time. I have not laughed so hard. Your staff was great." - Teresa (Tere) M. Silva - SCE

11/30/10 - "Saturday evening was wonderful. The performers did a great job. They interacted with all of the members. I heard nothing but great comments." - Lori English, PGA WEST

11/6/10 - "Hi Eric, you and your crew did a wonderful job at my hubby's party!!! Everyone can't stop talking about how funny you guys were. We could not stop laughing, it was awesome. People were so amazed at your memorization and including the whole crowd. Thank you for making his 40th a hit and one he will never forget. I was also so surprised at how you guys were dressed for the Mardi Gra part as well and incorporated the Murder Mystery into it. I look forward to doing this with you guys again. You truly are the Best! Thank you, Karen." - Karen Jesse, Hemet, CA

7/10/10 - "Eric and Crew, I want to say again, Thank You so much for putting on a wonderful performance for our logdge members and their friends and families. Looking forward to more good times with Sharpo's Murder Mystery Dinners. Best Regards!" - Carla Lotito, Event Organizer for The Sons Of Italy

6/2010 - "Eric, As you know, this is the third time we have had one of your murder mystery evenings. As always, the show was great. I wish you were available for my daughters Bat Mitzvah last year. Unfortunately, as you know, we hired another company, and we were so disappointed. There is no comparison between your show and others. The work you put into the show, and your actors are so far superior. Thank you agin for a wonderful evening!!!" - Benay and Micahel Karp

4/17/10 - "What a fun evening! As the chairman for our annual fund raiser, I received multiple comments about the murder mystery evening. Everyone had a wonderful time. Your ability to work the crowd and attention to detail was quite amazing. Several comments were specific about how well you picked up on information during a casual conversation and then later used it during the mystery. The evening was full of fun and laughter and we can't wait to do it again! Thank you so much." -K. Scaffidi, RN Association of periOperative Room Nurses, Central San Joaquin Valley

2/24/10 - Hello Eric & Nora, Thank you so much it was wonderful! You were all great! We will pass our experience with Sharpo to the rest of Baxter. Once again we all had a great time. You keep us on our toes! - Janie Merritt, BAXTER BIO SCIENCE

12/2009 "The actors were a joy to work with. There were all able to improvise so well and quickly fed off the guests using a lot of humor. I would definitely recommend Sharpo to anyone looking for a fun Murder Mystery." - Susan Wren - T - RAM SEMICONDUCTOR, INC

12/2009 - "Thank you Sharpo for making our Air Force holiday event very entertaining. The murder mystery far exceeded our expectations. You were able to take a very tough crowd of accountant-types and have them laughing hysterically. Everybody had a great time!"- Rick Ermels - AIR FORCE AUDIT AGENCY

12/2009 - "Eric, You are the man, other comic/magician/private eyes's need to be measured against. 4 hours of non-stop cleverness and hilarity. Great job. Thanks for making our Holiday party a once in a lifetime laughfest." - John Krueger, KRUEGER ADS

12/2009 - "Eric & Nora, Our Christmas party was a hit, and your team was AWESOME!!!!! Everyone loved the idea of the murder mystery and no one knew what to expect including me!! Everyone did a great job, I am was just a bit bummed I didn't get a chance to thank them personally before they left. Please forward my "Thanks and Appreciation" on to them for helping make another CSI Holiday party a hit!!! Take care and Happy Holidays!" - Paula Buchholz - COSTELLO AND SONS

12/9/09- "Eric, Please extend our appreciation to Jason, Mike, Nicole, Kerri and Corrado for a wonderful and exciting murder mystery addition to our train trip. Working on a moving train that was quite bumpy, in tight quarters and with a group of people who hadn't seen each other in six months and wanted to socialize was a daunting task. Your team handled the task very professionally and was not deterred by the challenges. Bravo and well done by all!!" - Jennifer Edson, JOHN PAUL MITCHELL SYSTEMS 12/2009 - "Eric, although it was a tough crowd, you succeeded in cracking up the room! You have a great gift for funny, edgy interaction with the audience. Our group laughed and laughed and then sang your praises the next day. Many of our folks have some new knicknames! Thanks to you and your cast for making our event totally fun. Hey Nicole, what was that accent exactly? Thanks for the energy and the silly dance lessons. All in all a great time." - Bob Oakley - SCE

11/12/09 - Dear Sharpo Inc, It was my pleasure working with you. Our Murder Mystery experience here at Dominguez Hills was a great success. On the behalf of myself and the rest of the Toro Productions crew, we will definitely be in busniess with you in the future. The attendees of the events enjoyed the show refering to it as an unforgettable performance. Thank you for making my first murder mystery experience convenient and memorable. - Brandon Fuller, Toro Productions- Activities Assistant, CSUDH

10/15/09 - "Eric, What a fantastic evening you and your troupe supplied for Dina's 18th birthday. I really think that the combination of the roaring 20's dress and the murder-mystery theme, gave her friends an evening they'll never forget! They all loved that your troupe interacted with them from the beginning and engaged them throughout the evening. They truly missed you when you all left! Enthusiastic thumbs up for Sharpo Productions. Bravi!" - Martha De Laurentiis

9/17/09 - "Detective Sharpo - YOU KILLED! Your performance at our all-staff forum exceeded my expectations. You were a smash hit! Great fun! Good team building event. You really worked the crowd and made everyone feel included. You are blessed with the gift of humor and are a rousing professional. Thank you." - Ms. Smart - LACERA

9/17/09 - "Eric~ I wanted to thank you and your group once again for the great show yesterday at LACERA! You all did a fantastic job and I can't tell you how many people here have come up to me and asked, 'where did you find him? he was awesome!' or said they loved it, thought it was the best one yet, and want to do that again next year! wow! You really made an impression on everyone here, as I knew you would! You met and exceeded all of our expectations! Your cast was so friendly and professional too! (Which unfortunately is VERY rare, as we have experienced too many times in the past.) Can't make any promises, but I'm definitely gonna push for you guys to come again next year!" - Allen Helbig - LACERA

6/5/09 - "Your show was amazingly funny, my jaws were sore for two days." - Tamara Manzo, HITACHI CONSULTING

5/16/09 - "Thank you Sharpo for making my fundraiser a fantastic success. My friends and family are still talking about the murder mystery. It's rare to have an event where everyone is attentive and involved, but you made it happen and made it look so easy. Thanks again for a successful fundraiser." - Julie Hirst HEARTS FOR THE CITY

5/2009 -"In a word, it was 'fantastic.' Most people were pretty skeptical going into the process, but it was pulled off with flying colors. Your flexibility and willingness to work with our team was great, and as a result we had a great event. Many people came into the gala expecting "the same old thing" and what was delivered was anything but. The proof was in the pudding, and the comments by our honorees and guests showed that all the effort was worth while." - Gary Hersch, LEO BAECK TEMPLE

1/2009 - "Eric, Thank you so much for the entertainment on Friday night. We had a blast! We should have known that Carno did it! You guys were amazing and I'm sure will be talking about the murder for a long time, especially "Mr. Bean". We will definitely recommend you to anyone we know and will keep you in mind for our future events. Thanks again for everything. Keep up the good work!"- Crystal Valentine - ENTERPRISE FLEET MANAGEMENT

12/09/08 - "Thank you so much for hosting our party and making it such a success! You guys are the best! Everyone was so impressed by the quality of the performance and really enjoyed it. I would recommend Sharpo for any event, its sure to be a blast!" - Chech Works, MATCHCRAFT

12/09/08 - "You guys did our 10th year anniversary party and it was a lot of fun! Everyone had a great time. I would highly recommend you to anyone looking for a fun way to celebrate a party or company outing...thanks again." - Mike with Matchcraft.

12/06/08 - "Hi Eric, Thank you for the stellar performances! We heard from many guests that it was the best party they'd ever been to! I credit that, in large part, to your energy and talent in engaging them in participation. Even a few wallflowers seemed to bloom that night. We especially enjoyed watching you match wits with the more outspoken in the crowd. Kudos to you and thanks again! " -Deborah Abel, Menlo Park, CA

12/5/08 - "Sharpo and his crew did a great job at our party. They went above and beyond in every way to help insure that everyone had a great time. I would recommend Sharpo to anyone that's interested in having in new and exciting experience at a company event." - Umrao Mayer, ZINDAGI GAMES

12/2008"Eric- Thank you so much for making our benefit party a HUGE success! You guys far surpassed anything we expected. Not only did we get a murder mystery, but a comedy show as well. Your team did a great job of picking up on small things the crowd said & using them in the mystery. Everyone I've talked to was amazed at how well you guys worked the crowd & kept an audience of 150 very interested. Nice work!" Nicole Gallego - SWANSON GROUP, INC - 'Operation Christmas'

12/2008 - "Thank you for making our Holiday party such a memorable and fun event! Our office has not stopped talking about it since then! I don't think we have laughed so hard at any of our events ... we are a tough crowd being a group of salespeople, and you had us all rolling with laughter all night long! I was very impressed with your team, your professionalism, and your humorous and pleasant nature. Thank you, thank you, thank you ... We will definitely be using you again in the future!" - Lori Shaffer, CARSON KOLB HEALTHCARE GROUP

11/14/08 - "The entire team was awesome! Our group had a wonderful time. was there ahead of time, so there was no worries about if they would be late or not, they headed up the event and remembered all of the information we gave them and used it in the act. Many people wondered how they new so much about them. I would definitely recommend them." - Vicki Nguyen - BIOGEN IDEC

11/2008 - "Wow! You can not believe what a great wedding reception! Eric came to our little town in Kettering, Ohio and became an instant hit. The murder was to be a surprise to everyone including the bride and groom. Eric had just a little information about a few of people at the wedding. He then learned (as a secret guest) many names and informative information from the other guests. He used that information and "on the spot" had a double murder and a theft. There was constant laughter and absolutely no profanity. I don't believe anyone will ever forget this wedding reception. We appreciated all the professionalism. Thanks so much, Eric."- Marilyn Swigart, Kettering , Ohio

10/27/08 - "Thank you so much for your outstanding performance at my wife's birthday party. The family and friends who were there got to participate in what some of them were calling the best party ever. Even the servers at the restaurant got into the act! Your performers were very, very funny. I can't remember the last time I laughed that much. I shopped around extensively for a company to lead our Murder and Mystery party and got many compliments for choosing Sharpo. I've already been responding to requests for your contact information from others in the party who didn't want the party to end. My wife was thrilled, everybody had a great time, and I felt great about my decision to go with Sharpo. I couldn't have asked for a better outcome. Thanks again!" -Jonathan Brill"

10/13/08 - "It was a wonderful night and our guests had a blast! Thank you very much for making our evening memorable. Best." - Kelly Russo, Development Coordinator - NATIONAL MS SOCIETY

10/13/08 "Hi Eric, Thank you so very much for making the 2008 Physician Social an event that everyone in attendance will remember. You and your team were absolutely fantastic, truly entertaining, and hilariously funny. There is no question in my mind that the events complete success was because of the show you produced that evening. I would not hesitate for a moment to highly recommend you and your team to anyone wanting to create a fun, memorable and delightful event. Thank you for being such a pleasure to work with. We will definitely be in touch again!" Gail Locke - TULARE COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY

10/05/08 - "ERIC ...THE SHOW WAS A HIT !!!!!! I want to THANK YOU again for all your time and the effort you've showed the Knights of Columbus. Again, I really appreciate all that you have done .... Take care and look forward to working with you again." - Ismael Velazquez, KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

9/15/08 - "You and your team did a phenomenal job. People were especially thrilled with how well you already knew and integrated the "external cast," and with how well you incorporated all the funny "dirt" you had on everyone into the storyline. I will definitely refer you to others!"- Fran Helms, SPENCER / STUART

9/2008 - Dear Sharpo, thank you for making our All Staff Retreat such a HUGE success! It was our best ever. The show was engaging and kept our staff entertained and curious. I highly recommend this as a team building experience for any company." -Vikki Showe-Gaither, THE GUIDANCE CENTER

8/26/08 - Hi Eric, Thank you so very much for making our Summer Cruise Party an exciting, fun-filled event! You are amazing. You remembered everyone's name and facts about them, and your sharp wit and humor had us roaring with laughter! Your cast members were equally talented and left us clueless right until the end of the murder mystery. I've already begun to recommend you to my friends and colleagues for future events. Wishing you the best, always. Again, many thanks!" - Toni Wilson, FLEWELLING & MOODY

6/11/08 - "Inviting Sharpo to conduct a team building murder mystery at our annual retreat seemed like a gamble, initially. was one of the best retreats we've ever had! Eric is brilliant! He included everyone in the event; how he memorized everyone's names so quickly was the biggest mystery!" As my staff concentrated on putting the clues together, Sharpo provided ongoing entertainment which kept everyone guessing and laughing. Everyone said that it's going to be hard to top next year. Thank you Sharpo for such a professional and wonderful fun-filled team building event! I will recommend you to every organization looking for team building and/or entertainment." Dr. Deborah Daiek - SCHOOLCRAFT COLLEGE

5/2008 - "Eric and his amazingly talented team made our party an absolute success! Its rare that you are actually entertained at a party, besides a band, and we all laughed so hard and really enjoyed ourselves. I had many phonecalls the day after praising for the completely unique party. Hosting a party for people in the entertainment industry and doing something original can be a daunting task. Everyone was motivated and included in the plot. We would definitely hire again. Thank you for being part of our very memorable party" - Eryn Krueger and Mike Mekash-Makeup artists for film and television

5/27/08 - "Dear Eric, Thank you for such a wonderful evening. We enjoyed your entertainers so much. Every single one of them was just amazing. Their personalities were perfect. We would love to use you again, and I will most definitely tell anyone I know to use you for the future. Thank you again so much,we had a wonderful time. - Victoria Pacey, QUALCOMM

5/21/08 - Who said LAUGHTERS do not go with MURDER? Call Sharpo In, and you have hours of intrigue, murder and laughters. Thank you Eric and your wonderful casts for putting together an event for us to remember as we celebrate our 20th anniversary and a special 45th birthday. We got a lot of phone calls asking about the details of your company the days after the event. Thank you again and enjoy your new family addition. " - Jeannie and Rod Butterfield

1/26/08 - "Eric~ Thanks to the whole Sharpo team for putting on a fantastic show for us at Camp Pendleton! We all had a great time and you had the Marines and spouses laughing all night. I appreciate your attention to detail, including everyone in the show and especially working the whole room (with a crowd of nearly 300 that's some feat!). Also, your sentiments to the military were very much appreciated...thank you for making the evening perfect!" - Susan Rocco, CAMP PENDLETON, USMC

2008 - "Thanks Eric and Nora for everything! Your murder mystery was a complete hit with everyone. I was amazed at the amount of detail you picked up on, in the short amount of time you had at the mixer. I would definitely use you again and had no idea you offer magic shows as well. You made the evening a complete success. I was very impressed how it worked for our team building. It gave everyone a chance to get to know a little something fun about their peers. Thanks again!" Amie Chavez, THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC

2008 - "Eric, Glad that you and your actors had such a good time, because we sure did. You did a masterful job. All of the feedback from our guests was, to say the least,positive. Beyond your work, it was great how you fit in so well with everyone...just like one of the gang. I shared with you that we had attended murder mystery dinners twice before. They were performed by local talent (using that word advisedly). Both evenings were hokey and not at all entertaining. They were in sharp contrast with your presentation/performance. I think my son Scott' summation of your show was the most astute. he said, 'Left in the wrong hands, that could have been a very long evening for everyone.' Having experienced two such long nights previously, we were able to tell him just how right he was. Being redundant, we are delighted with our decision to select you for Pru's birthday celebration, and would not hesitate to recommend you to others. Wishing you the best in the future, Steve Wolf, Belleville, IL"

2008 - "Everyone is still talking about what a great evening our Murder Mystery dinner was! We had so much fun! The team you sent to us was superb! What a gifted team you have. I am being asked when we are doing the next dinner so they can be sure to sign up and bring their friends! We will be calling again!" - Christine Kuhbander, St. LOUIS DE MONTFORT CHURCH

2008 & 2009 - "Hi Eric, My residents are still talking about the great time they had at our murder mystery show. My executive director and the department leaders who attended agreed that it was one of the best programs we have had here at the Village. When I consider entertainment for my residents one of the key items I look for is interaction between the entertainer and the resident. I would give you and your team an A+ for including my residents. They were relaxed and able to feel comfortable when you included them in the program. I will definitely have you and your team of stars back next year. Sincerely, Marge East" - Activity Director for THE VILLAGE, Hemet, CA.

2008 - "Our little town of Willcox, AZ is a wonderful place with lots of fresh air, tranquility and quiet evenings. There are only a few big events during the year and each of these, while attracting a lot of outside guest only appeal to a certain number of Willcox natives. Sharpo's performance at our recent Mystery Dinner Theater appealed to everyone who attended. The audience had so much fun and so did I. I have received so many compliments and thank yous from people who attended that I cannot count them. The news spreads fast here as well and those who missed the performance are wishing they hadn't. Everyone hopes this will be an annual event. Thank you Sharpo for your professional, humorous, mysterious and super fun evening! Sincerely, Peggy Judd" - Vice-chairman, CITY OF WILLCOX, AZ Parks and Recreation Commission

12/31/2007 - Dear Eric, I have been inundated with emails and calls from people who were at our New Year's Eve murder mystery party. Everyone had a fabulous time. Your quick wit and razor sharp interactions with our guests were absolutely hysterical. Everyone was amazed by how you remembered not only names, but professions as well. It was a fantastic evening enjoyed by all. Thanks again." - Donna Courtney, TEMPLE B'NAI SHALOM

12/2007 - "Thank you for making our annual holiday party the best we ever had! You were on target with your humor, your team was fabulous, and with you incorporating us into your program made it so much more fun! Actually, it was a riot and you got us to a "T" in your dialogue. It was truly an amazing and spectacular time and we are still laughing." - LaVerne Robinson, UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT

12/2007 - "Congratulations and kudos go out to you and your team of actors for doing such a wonderful job and taking the bull by the horns at our holiday party. It was so nice to be able to sit and enjoy myself like all the others and not have to worry one bit about our folks being entertained. Thank you again for making our event the best one to date!" - Debra Turner, BOEING

12/2007 "Eric, I want to tell you what a great job you and your team did! The way you incorporated the group in the fun events of the evening was brilliant. I know how hard it is to get "bean counters" to come out of their shell and you did a great job in making everything so much fun. So Eric, thank you again for a GREAT JOB! You and your crew are amazing!" - Tammy Westcott, AMGEN

12/2007 - "Hi Eric, Thanks again for an incredible evening. Your Murder Mystery event far exceeded everyone's expectations. I was a little nervous about planning this event since I had never been to a Murder Mystery dinner. I had no idea what to expect. It was a hundred times better than I could have asked for!! The staff members @ BCS are still talking about this evening and probably will for years to come. That is certainly a testament to the outstanding job that you and your cast members did. I can't tell you how many times I heard after the party "So, how are you going to top that dinner?". Right now, I'm not sure it's possible. Everyone at the party laughed so hard their faces hurt. Thanks for the long lasting memories." - Darcy Cramer, BASIC CHEMICAL SOLUTIONS

12/2007 - "On behalf of everyone at Jeffrey/Scott Advertising, thank you for a fantastic performance at our holiday party. You and you cast exceeded our already high expectations, and we're already getting staff requests to have you guys back for upcoming events. Please pass along how impressed we all were to the rest of your cast. Thanks Again" - Kerry Sabbatini - JS ADVERTISING

12/2007 - "We have a large event (approx. 360 people) to put on and it was getting hard to keep everyone entertained year after year doing the same old dinner/dancing routine. The Murder Mystery event was a fabulous addition! Everyone was involved and having a blast PLUS I have never laughed so hard in my life. Wonderful job and look forward to using Sharpo again for our future events." - Rita A. Nyulassey - WELLS FARGO CARD SERVICES

6/2007 - "Dear Sharpo, It is hard to pick a favorite performer from our Murder Mystery that we hired Sharpo to perform for us. You all were fabulous! Everyone was amazed at how good you were with names and how quick witted you were on applying look-a-like names to our Team Members...We never realized that we had Johnny Depp, Matlock, Groucho Marx and Dustin Hoffman in our group, but you were right, we all saw the resemblance once you called them out! You did a great job of keeping everyone involved and I think our sides all hurt from laughing so hard! Thank you so much for making this evening one I know all in our group will remember!" - Robin Hought, WELLS FARGO FOUNDATION

"Just had a party for my husband's big birthday and used Eric and his gang. Couldn't say enough great things about this company. They entertained us straight for over 3 hours and everyone had smiles on their faces all the time. We laughed deeply and were amazed by Eric's ability to retain information about everyone making it more enjoyable for the guests. I would recommend them highly. It may be your best party ever. It was definitely one of mine. Thanks again for making it an occasion we will never forget."- Victoria Davis, Bell Canyon, CA

"What an absolutely fantastic time! From the time the party started until it ended, you and your talented performers kept all of our party goers in stitches. The best was that all the guests had no idea who was a performer and who was a guest, as was evident in the crazy conclusions people made about 'who dunnit'! Eric, you are so talented. Your pre-party mingling, to get great information about the guests ahead of time, was perfect. No one suspected that's what you were doing. Sharpo made my mother's 70th Birthday party such a successful event and an incredible lasting memory for all. Thank you for making her (and everyone) so happy!" - Rene K. Belgarde-Linder

"Hi Eric! Thank you for making my daughters Sweet 16th Birthday a night to remember. What an awesome performance by your cast. Everyone loved the show. A special thanks to you Eric for helping bring this special event together and incorporating my daughters special day into your performance. Thank you for providing such a fun filled evening." - The Elbys, Southern California

2007 - "Eric and Nora, Thanks again for the Murder Mystery you did for our Human Resources staff at Tucson Medical Center. I can't begin to tell you how much everyone enjoyed it. The staff at TMC have been through a very difficult year and are somewhat apprehensive of organization-wide meetings. So they were naturally wary of this meeting. However, I have never seen so much laughter, enjoyment and participation from the group clearly they loved it! Eric, your ability to roll with the punches is amazing! Your comebacks had us all laughing! You have an amazing ability to remember names, facts and especially pull everyone into the event. Nora, my staff is just sad that you aren't really going to be an employee here! You fit so naturally with the group that they asked if I'd hire you anyway! Thanks again for everything! We will most definitely be calling you again!!!" - Rebecca Armacost, TMC HEALTHCARE

"Thank you guys for making my birthday so special! I had never been to a Murder Mystery party before so I had no idea what to expect. It was a BLAST!!! Beyond my expectations! Your team of actors were so good and very funny. Thanks again for a great time!" - Jackie Brann, Redondo Beach

"Eric, I saw your performance at the Sidecar in Ventura,Ca. I thought you and your cast were great! Your quick humor, improv, and card tricks were hilarious. Thanks for all the family fun. We'll look forward to seeing you all again." - Tim Brooks, Ventura,Ca.

2006 (and again in 2011) "Eric: On behalf of the President's Office at the University of Notre Dame, I wish to thank you for helping make our 2006 Officers Group and Deans retreat a huge success. The feedback from the group was amazing, and it capped off a very busy and productive week with team building and laughter -- a perfect combination. I would recommend Sharpo Productions without reservation and with full enthusiasm to any group that is seeking a highly professional, well-prepared presentation. Thank you again for taking the time to personalize the session. You worked well with everyone from the President of the University to the Vice President for Investments. By the end of the evening, you had engaged everyone, and regardless of personality, everyone felt comfortable. I was amazed (and so were others) with the way that you wove group members into the mystery dinner. This will make next year's retreat a challenge to top since expectations will be very high. It is a good challenge to have. With gratitude and best wishes, Frances." - Dr. Frances L. Shavers - Office Of The President, UNIVERSITY NOTRE DAME

"Dearest Nora and Eric! You have outdone even my expectations! The evening was amazing. You grabbed our attention, drew everyone into the mystery, and held on to us for 3 solid hours!Our guests, and especially our guest of honor, laughed themselves to tears! You are both terrific and I cannot think or a better way to spend a birthday evening, nor can I thank you both enough... I hope we have the pleasure of experiencing your unique talents again." - Dr. Nancy Ras

"What a wonderful experience! Detective Sharpo was on the case with energy and humor that delighted my guests and allowed me the luxury of enjoying my own party. Sharpo is simply the Sherlock Holmes of partygivers everywhere." - Susan Grey, Attorney At Law

"Dear Eric, I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful evening you set up for our company dinner. 'What an incredible Night!!', 'I laughed until I cried!!', 'The best Company Dinner Ever!' 'I'll never forget this night!!' These were just a couple remarks I received after our company dinner that included the extraordinary talents of Sharpo Entertainment Productions. The evening was non-stop hilarity and enjoyment that few of us had ever experienced before and it happened in just the 2 short hours of our dinner. I was cautious because we had an international group including visitors from as far away as Germany and Japan, and yet everyone was thrilled and enjoyed every minute of the entertainment. Even my boss, who is sometimes stuffy about things like this, told me he had a wonderful time and was very impressed with the whole evening. I hadn't seen Sharpo and his actors in action before and was so thoroughly surprised how pleasurable the evening was and how personal they made it by using our props and information I had given them about our company. I will be telling everyone I know about the great event and to use them to make your personal or corporate event the spectacular night it should be. Thanks again for a wonderful night of entertainment and laughter. Regards, Pete Betzelos" - Vice President, Marketing ROCHE MOLECULAR SYSTEMS

"Sharpo! Entertainment Productions is a hit! We had a diverse group in from all around the country who were not familiar with each other. We were looking for an event that was unique, fun but would also allow the team to mingle, work together in teams and get to know each other better. What luck that we found Sharpo's web site - it was the perfect event! From just one page of personalized information - Sharpo was able to design a completely personalized murder mystery that included information about the team and industry lingo - it was a crack up! The team had a blast trying to decipher the clues and everybody ended up with a different theory. Everybody had a great time and we would definitely use Sharpo's team in the future and recommend them to anybody! Thanks again Eric - you guys are great!!!" - Teresa Marie Howes, JENNY CRAIG INC.

"Dear Eric, We just wanted to thank you for making Debi's party a huge success. You and your fellow actors did an outstanding job. Everyone in attendance was thoroughly entertained, and amazed at your memory to recall facts and names about people who you had just met. The murder mystery show was terrific. We are still receiving thank you's from people who were at the party letting us know what a great time they had and what a great job you did. Thanks again for the awesome evening! You guys made my wife's 50th birthday one she will always remember. Sincerely, Bob Rosenblum".

 2006 - "Hi Eric! I wanted to let you know again how wonderful the Murder Mystery at the Improv Club was! I couldn't have asked for anything better. You picked on exactly the right people! It was one of those events that everyone was talking about the next day. Thanks to you and your group for a wonderful event!" - Diana L. Kinunen, CAL POLY FOUNDATION

2005 - "Thanks so much for the fabulous murder mystery event you recently hosted for our IM staff. You and your staff did a wonderful job of drawing people out and ensuring all staff members became engaged in solving the mystery. The team had a great time. As a team building event it was a great way to have fun, get to know each other, and spend time "problem solving" as teams. Thanks again." - Kasey Quigley, BOC

2005 - "We give Sharpo rave reviews. Our LA Administrative Team Build was a Bulls eye! We interacted, laughed, hypothesized. The game show starter became very competitive and fun so the murder mystery was totally unexpected. There was always another twist to the plot!" - Susan Roys, TARGET STORES " Eric, Holy Guacamole! My wife was totally surprised by the birthday party, and the Murder Mystery was the proverbial icing on the cake. What a great performance by your cast. They were awesome; our mystery coordinator kept the party moving; the detective was spectacular at sweating the truth from our guests; the blonde was a total bombshell; the security guard was great in character, and the gallery curator wooed the women in attendance. The experience was top notch, five star, two thumbs up, get the idea. A special thanks to you Eric for helping bring this special event together. If you'd like to see the pictures from the party, go to and look in the Gallery, under Kathy's Murder Mystery. Best regards" - Tim Covington, Mission Viejo, Ca.

"Dear Eric and the rest of the Sharpo crew, Thank you for putting on such an amazing murder mystery event. We could have not asked for a better ice breaker for all our wedding guests. You far exceeded our our expectations. Everyone loved the show and continued to rave about it. Thank you for giving us so many cool and unique memories that will be cherished for a lifetime. The Drucker home was overflowing with laughter and smiles and a good time was had by all. We are so very lucky to have you share in our special day with us. We wish you nothing but the best!! We hope to see you again." - Scott and Toccara Chrisman

 2006 - "Eric, you are an amazing performer - charming, witty, professional, and very sharp. I couldn't believe how you remembered every person's name in our group that you met that evening! Your ability to capture information while you were visiting with them and then incorporate that info into the show made it so enjoyable for me as the planner (because I wasn't expecting those improv moments) and resulted in everyone else feeling involved. Our CFO noticed that everything you said was positive, and really appreciated that aspect of your performance. You weren't poking fun at anyone in a negative way, and it was obvious that you could sense the less outgoing people of our group as you didn't pressure them. I think those subtleties can make or break this type of interactive show... Eric, your performance was unforgettable, and consequently your Murder Mystery was the highlight of our weekend (as it was meant to be). Thank you!" - Susie Lancaster, CYCLADES CORPORATION

2004 - "The murder mystery evening you hosted for us in San Francisco was a real hit! The way you took our input and weaved a story of suspense and mystery was very imaginative and certainly helped to relieve the stress from a full day of meetings. Everyone was talking about the evening activity the next day. Well done and thank you!!" - Frank Hernandez, BRITISH PETROLEUM

2004 - "Eric; You stole the show and made our celebration party an event to remember. We heard from many people that it was the best office party they ever attended. Your wit is amazing, we were all aching with laughter til our faces hurt. Thank you again, you did a great job!" - Tom, Robin, Debbie and Nancy, NORTHRIDGE INSURANCE AGENCY

2003 "Dear Eric, I wanted to let you know that our evening at Murder Mystery Evening was excellent. All of us came

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