The Musical Comedy Murders Of 1940

The Musical Comedy Murders Of 1940

Written by: John Bishop 

Rivertown Repertory Theater    3/5/2004 - 3/21/2004 (schedule)

Category:  Comedy · Community

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The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 is a short comedy by John Bishop. The play was first performed on Broadway on April 6, 1987, in The Longacre Theatre, and was first directed by John Bishop. The play is said to have been based on several 1940s mystery movies, including The Cat and the Canary, one of Bob Hope's first films.

The play takes place in a mansion in Chappaqua, New York in December of 1940, specifically, the library. The mansion is owned and inhabited by Elsa Von Grossenknueten, and her maid, Helsa Wenzel.

In the opening scene, we see Helsa ...Read More

Total performances: 12

Daniel LaForce.... Roger Hopewell *
Kelly Fouchi.... Nikki Crandall *
Leslie Limberg.... Helsa Wenzel *
Mason Wood.... Ken De La Maize *
Morrey McElroy.... Bernice Roth *
Randy Juneau.... Eddie McCuen *
Angie Joachim.... Marjorie Baverstock
Julie Vorus.... Elsa Von Grossenkneuten
Oneal A. Issac.... Michael Kelly
Robert Richardson.... Patrick O'Reilly
*=featured role

Gary Rucker ....  Director
Michael J. Brown ....  Lighting Design
Trish McLain ....  Costume Design; Prop Master
Chad Talkington ....  Sound Design; Technical Director; Sound Technician; Set Construction
Arvilla Riddick ....  Stage Manager
Jeff Riddick ....  Stage Manager
Greg Stratton ....  Crew
Chris Ward ....  Light Technician
Catherine Primeaux ....  Box Office Manager; Wigs; Operations Director.
Nancy Smith ....  Scenic Artist
Freddy Bonvillian, Sr. ....  Scenic Artist
Christopher Ward ....  House Manager
Charles Ward ....  Photographer; Videographer; Publicity; Producer; Executive Director
James Jennings ....  Set Construction
Bill Knapp ....  Set Construction
Samuel Norflin ....  Building Supervisor
Robert Richardson ....  Fight Choreographer
Brett Ward ....  Marketing Director


Review in Slidell Sentry-News
by John Perkins
Slidell Sentry-News 3/11/04

References: Program; MPC
Record created by: mfouchi

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