The cast of THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940, in rehearsal, celebrate the development of a new song for a new Broadway show.
The Clockwork Rep resumes its 36th theatre season with the uproarious comedy of THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS of 1940 by John Bishop. An ingenious and wildly comic romp that enjoyed a long and hailed run both On and Off Broadway.
Poking fun at the more ridiculous aspects of Ashow biz@ and the corny thrillers of Hollywood’s heyday, the play concerns an assembled group of Broadway types. Including an overbearing director, a nervous producer and a group of actors, all attempting to develop the idea for a new musical for the coming theatre season. Inherent in all of this is the memory of a similar group years ago, where things mysteriously went wrong, including a murder that was never solved. .
As members of the group are mysteriously murdered, of course in secluded and large old mansion, a detective arrives to sort out the mystery.
What ensues is a non-stop barrage of laughter and comic events as the remaining members, or at least those still surviving, unravel the surprising mystery of the AStage Door Slasher.@
Oh yes, there is a surprise ending!
EVENT: The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 by John Bishop
PLACE: CLOCKWORK REPERTORY THEATRE
133 Main St., Oakville, Ct. 06790
DATES: Jan. 25, 31-Feb 1, 7-8, 14-15 & 22nd
CURTAIN: 8:15 PM
TICKETS: $19 reserved
BOX OFFICE: Call 860-274-7247