The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940


Authors/Playwrights: John Bishop

Directed by: Judi Parrish

Opening Date: 09/11/2015
Closing Date: 09/27/2015

Performance Times:

Fridays/Saturdays 8:00pm
Sundays 2:00pm

Ticket Prices:

Reserved seating - $18 Adult, $16 Senior/Student
Group Rates available upon request

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Show Description:

An ingenious and wildly comic romp which enjoyed a long and critically hailed run both on and Off-Broadway. Poking antic fun at the more ridiculous aspects of “show biz” and the corny thrillers of Hollywood’s heyday, the play is a non-stop barrage of laughter as those assembled (or at least those who aren’t killed off) untangle the mystery of the “Stage Door Slasher.”

“…a kind of crossbreeding of Charles Ludlam The Mystery of Irma Vep and Terrence McNally It’s Only a Play seasoned with a soupcon of NOISES OFF.” -NY Times.
“…enormous fun…Its strength comes in part from the sheer diamond wit and diamante showbiz glitter of Bishop’s writing. Even his corn is succulently served.” -NY Post

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Helsa Wenzel: Cindy Chait
Elsa Von Grossenknueten: Robyn Mandalakis
Sgt Michael Kelly: Arthur Pugh
Nikki Crandall: Ariana Fort
Eddie McKuen: Bobby Marusiefski
Ken De La Maize: Richard Butler
Roger Hopewell: Mike Levine
Bernice Roth: Laurie Hardy
Patrick O’Reilly: Gordon Wiener
Marjorie Baverstock: Allison DiBiase


Director: Judi Parrish
Co-Producer: Emily Russoniello
Co-Producer: Howard Gross
Stage Manager: Beverly Kuo-Hamilton
Fight Director: Katie Downey
Costumer: Sue Darling
Lighting Designer: Suzanne Wengryn
Sound Designer: Judi Parrish
Set Designer and Master Carpenter: Guy Suabedissen
Assistant Stage Manager: Madison Whiting
Stage Crew: Simon Hamilton
Sound Operator: Marissa Madson