The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

By John Bishop
Directed by Mathew Green

When their latest Broadway musical closes after the murder of three chorus girls, the writers and stars escape to Westchester to work on their next hit. Unfortunately, the murderer has followed them upstate! A comedy about murders, secret identities, and the Golden Age of Broadway, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 is a modern classic in the vein of Clue and Murder by Death.

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  • HELSA WENZEL:  Karen Hughes
  • MICHAEL KELLY:  Wesley Bennett
  • PATRICK O’REILLY:  Jace Jamison
  • KEN DE LA MAIZE:  Monty Joyce
  • NIKKI CRANDALL:  Mallory Sellers
  • EDDIE McCUEN:  Quinton Ohlsson
  • ROGER HOPEWELL:  Ed Pierce
  • BERNICE ROTH:  Mindy Smith
  • DIETER WENZEL:  Parker Evans


Venue: Harold and Jean Miner Theatre

7:30pm Performances

  • Thursday, November 8
    Talkback immediately following the show. Director, Mathew Green, the cast and crew discuss the show and answer audience questions.
  • Friday, November 9
  • Saturday, November 10
  • Friday, November 16
  • Saturday, November 17

3pm Performances:

  • Sunday, November 11
  • Sunday, November 18


Tickets:  Adult $15  |  Student/Senior $13  | Youth $9  |  Group (20 or more) $11  |  Opening night is half-price night  |  Season tickets available
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