The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

Written by John Bishop


October 25-27, November 1-3, & November 8-10, 2024

Friday & Saturday 8 pm, Sunday 3 pm


Directed by Diana Marshall Shoaf

The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop -- in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious “Stage Door Slasher" – re-assemble for a backer’s audition of their new show at a Westchester estate. But soon the infamous “Slasher” strikes again… and again… and again. A blizzard cuts off any possible retreat, bodies start to drop in plain sight, and accusing fingers point in all directions. With no help from the bumbling police inspector who snowshoes in to investigate, the team must solve the mystery on their own and unmask the “Slasher” themselves.

"The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940" is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection.


$20 for adults,
$17 for seniors (60+),
$15 for students and teachers,
$10 for children (12-).
All prices include sales tax.

Tickets go on sale Monday, August 19.
(Flex Ticket holders can call 336-499-1010 to reserve seats starting Monday, August 12.)

AUDITIONS: Monday and Tuesday, August 19 & 20, from 7-9 pm each night. Visit the Auditions page for more information.


Helsa Wenzel - Maid at the Grossenknueten mansion.

Elsa Von Grossenknueten - Owner of the mansion and a financial backer of the musical “White House Merry-Go-Round”.

Michael Kelly - A tough, no-nonsense undercover cop.

Patrick O'Reilly - A suspicious, mysterious singer.

Ken De La Maize - A bombastic and egotistical director.

Nikki Crandall - A chorus girl who is smarter than she looks.

Eddie McCuen - An out-of-work comedian who unwittingly becomes the romantic lead.

Marjorie Baverstock - A Broadway producer.

Roger Hopewell - A quick-witted, high-strung composer.

Bernice Roth - An odd, emotional, and perpetually intoxicated lyricist.



Stage Manager - TBD
Lighting Design - Allen Tyndall
Costume Design - Sylvia Tyndall
Set Design - Drew Proctor
Props - Velna Pollock
Marketing - Mark Graves
Photographer - Neil Jester