Critics agree! The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 is “a feel-good comedy romp.” — Kathy Carpenter, San Diego's WriteWay
…a quaint murder mystery that introduces many familiar and stereotypical, but still charming, characters that we associate with the black and white film era… True that the characters are a bit two-dimensional as is typical of this genre, but the jokes and the fast moving action keep the play moving forward… There was a lot of physical comedy that was well-timed and well-choreographed, as well as charming musical numbers typical of that era… — Paola Hornbuckle, ArtsNFashion Magazine
Thanks to Director Nick Reeves for his vision – to the large production team – to all of the players… and to the Coronado Playhouse for a wonderful evening.— Abelardo Rodriguez, San Diego Theatre Reviews
The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop (in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious “Stage Door Slasher”) assembles for a backer's audition of their new show at the Westchester estate of a wealthy “angel.” The house is complete with sliding panels, secret passageways and a German maid, all of which figure diabolically in the comic mayhem. 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.
Performances and Pricing:
Opening Night is Friday March 30, 2012, offering dinner at 6:30 pm, with performance at 8:00 pm at Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way, Coronado 92118.
Run Dates: March 30 – May 6, 2012
– Thursdays-Saturdays – 8:00 pm
– Sundays – 2:00 pm
Tickets: Purchase tickets online here.
– $20 on Thursday and Sunday
– $25 on Friday and Saturday
– Students: $18-$23 (with valid ID)
– Military: $15-$20 (with valid ID)
– Senior: $18-$23 (62+)
– Groups: Discounts are available for parties of 8 or more.
For questions about groups, call the box office at 619-435-4856