Thursday, February 8, 2018

Laughs, Mystery Abound at Backstage Whodunnit


The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

Feb. 8-20


Written by playwright legend, John Bishop, audiences are in for some good laughs with this hilarious spoof of the great murder mystery movies of the 1940s. With secret passageways, mistaken identities, and one plot twist after another, audiences of all ages will enjoy the humor and mystery while wondering: whodunit?


As the creative team of a recent Broadway flop, in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious “Stage Door Slasher,” assemble for a backer’s audition on a suburban estate, things turn deadly when the “slasher” returns and strikes again. While it appears no one is innocent, it’s not until after a performance of dizzying conversations, forays through secret doorways, a power outage and multiple crimes, that the Stage Door Slasher is finally revealed.


As part of the Backstage Series at the Grand Theatre, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 is under the direction of David Hanson, with Hannah Ensign as Intern Director. Ticket are $20 and are available at 801-957-3322 or www.GrandTheatreCompany.com. As always, junior high and high school students receive free admission with their school ID.