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The Malted Falcon is missing and Private Eye Sam Club is on the case! Who could have stolen the prized piece of chocolate sculpture?  

Confused? No worries, Miss Marbles, a famous mystery novelist and amateur sleuth will keep you up to date on all the nefarious activities of this cast of characters in the Spring Sun Lakes Community Theatre production of “Sam Club, Private Eye, in the Case of the Malted Falcon.” directed by Sandy Pallett. Characters and the actors who will fill the roles are:

Sam Club (Jim Janowski): Bumbling private eye

Velma Vavoomski (Mary Vandergriff): Sam’s ditzy secretary

Rachael Raven (Cindi Decker): Famous TV chef 

Robin Hawkins (Mark Wenz): Nephew of Gertrude Hawkins

Harvey Featherby (Roger Edmonds): Falconer 

Casey Stourbridge (Lew Crawford): Penniless heir to railroad tycoon family

Abigail Nightingale (Phyllis Novy): Representative from Feathered Friends Freedom Foundation (FFFF)

Miss Marbles (Roxanne Banta): Famous mystery novelist

Rounding out the cast are Mario Carranza as the Museum Security Guard and Greg Posniack as the Master of Ceremonies. Joining the show to entertain guests will be Patricia Wolfe and Jess Alberts. 

The dinner show will run at Oakwood County Club’s Ballroom from Wednesday, March 15 through Sunday, March 19, 2023. Tickets are $50 (includes dinner) and will be available on this site  and in person beginning at 10 am on February 15th for this not-to-be-missed audience participation event. In person sales are scheduled from 10 am to noon on February 15th and March 1st at the Oakwood Country Club and on February 16th and March 2nd in Room A6 in Cottonwood.


Tickets to the upcoming February 8th show at the Sun Lakes Country Club were snapped up by eager fans of The ImproVables, our zany improv group. They sold out within about 4 days of going on sale. Their next show at the SL Country Club is planned for September 30. Ticket information will be provided here as it becomes available.

 Sun Lakes Community Theatre’s comedy improv troupe, has been selling out venues consistently since they returned to the stage after COVID caused them to take a two-year hiatus. They’ve performed most recently at both the SL Country Club and Cottonwood as well as an abbreviated show for the residents of Robson Reserve. On March 30th they will delight residents at Friendship Village when they take their show on the road to Tempe. They joined their “sister group” Off the Cuff for a recent anniversary/reunion show on the campus of Chandler-Gilbert Community College where they were well received. Several other shows are in the works for the upcoming fall season. Every show is different as they are each based on suggestions from the audiences.

If you need a unique and fresh entertainment option for a special event, club meeting or celebration, consider booking The ImproVables. You won’t be disappointed. Contact Phyllis Novy at

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