Coming in Winter 2016: The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 by John Bishop
PERFORMANCES: March 11-20
REHEARSALS: Tues., Wed. & Thurs. evenings until tech./dress week when rehearsals will increase. See rehearsal schedule for details.
ABOUT THE PLAY: It's a dark and snowy night. The setting is the library of a mansion in the country somewhere in upstate New York. 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 whom figure diabolically into the comic mayhem that 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" is 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.
Coming in Spring 2016: Cabaret; book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Fred Ebb, music by John Kander
AUDITIONS: Monday, April 4
PERFORMANCES: June 10-20, 2016