The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

By John Bishop

Directed by Don McCoy

This wildly comedic romp pokes non-stop fun at show business and the corny thrillers of old Hollywood. The story revolves around a snow covered reunion of the cast of a recent Broadway flop during which a murderer went on a killing spree on the cast. The host tries to set up an environment that will lure the infamous "Stage Door Slasher" out of hiding and into custody. The tale unfolds in a Chappaqua, NY estate library, complete with secret passageways, sliding panels, and people who aren't what they seem to be.

Produced by Strollers Theatre at Bartell Theatre, 113 E. Mifflin Street, Madison

Performances: October 29 - November 21, 2009

Performance Times: Thu. 7:30pm; Fri. 8pm; Sat. 4pm & 8pm

Ticket Prices: $15

Call 608-661-9696 x2 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Auditions will take place on Monday, 8/31 and Tuesday, 9/1, starting at 7pm, at the Bartell Theatre, 113 E. Mifflin, Madison.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Despite the title, this show is not a musical.

There are roles for 5 men, 20s-50s, and 5 women, 20s-60s.

Please contact director Don McCoy with questions at 608-273-1635.