The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

September 19 -22, 2019

Directed by Joh Mann

The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop (in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious “Stage Door Slasher”) assemble for a backer’s audition of their new show at the Westchester estate of a wealthy “angel.” The house is replete with sliding panels, secret passageways and a German maid who is apparently four different people—all of which figure diabolically in the comic mayhem which follows when the infamous “Slasher” makes his reappearance and strikes again—and again. As the composer, lyricist, actors and director prepare their performance, and a blizzard cuts off any possible retreat, bodies start to drop in plain sight, knives spring out of nowhere, masked figures drag their victims behind swiveling bookcases, and accusing fingers point in all directions. However, and with no thanks to the bumbling police inspector who snowshoes in to investigate, the mystery is solved in the nick of time and the “Slasher” unmasked—but not before the audience has been treated to a sidesplitting good time and a generous serving of the author’s biting, satiric and refreshingly irreverent wit.

Cast
(in order of Appearance)
Helsa Wenzel………………………………….. Riley Dobson
Elsa Von Grossenknueten………………..Leah Simmons
Michael Kelly………………………………….Kregg Clemens
Patrick O’Reilly…………………………………….. Keith King
Ken De La Maize……………………………Josh Armstrong
Nikki Crandall……………………………….Heather Whitsell
Eddie McCuen……………………………. Nathanael Durbin
Marjorie Baverstock…………………………. Julie Clemens
Roger Hopewell…………………………………….John Pryor
Bernice Roth………………………………………..Lisa Cowan

The Crew
DIRECTOR………………………………………………………………….Joh Mann 
STAGE MANAGER…………………………………………………..Monica Stolfa 
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR.………….…………………………………Lucy Clemens 
LIGHTING & SOUND DESIGN AND OPERATION…………..Robb Newell 
COSTUMES…………………..……Mary Ann Keester, Donna Love, Cast & Crew 
PROP MISTRESS….…….…….………………………………………Lucy Clemens 
STAGE CREW….…….…………………Joan Rushing Dewees, Paige Miller, Schuyler Richards, Lauren Greenlee, Ty Clemens, & Karson Clemens 
SCENIC PAINTING….………..……….…………………………Heather Whitsell 
SET DESIGN……….…..Joh Mann, Larry Scott, Gordon Micklos, & Carl Clark