The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
by Emily Ann Theatre

Oct. 07 (2019)

Hailed by critics and audiences, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, a comedy about a musical, with a lot of thrill, wrapped up in a murder mystery. The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop, in which three chorus girls were murdered, assemble for a backer's audition of their new show at the estate of a wealthy "angel." As the composer, lyricist, actors and director prepare their performance, bodies start to drop and accusing fingers point in all directions. A cross between Agatha Christie and Charles Ludlam, seasoned with a dash of Noises Off, the play is a non-stop barrage of laughter as those assembled (or at least those who aren't killed off) untangle the mystery of the "Stage Door Slasher."

The EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens is excited to hold auditions for their first production of the 2020 Mainstage Season, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, by John Bishop, to be directed by Ameer Mobarak. The show will run February 7-March 1, 2020.

Auditions will take place in the EmilyAnn Studio Theatre on Monday October 7th, 2019. The audition will consist of cold reads from the script. Please email to sign up for a time.

The following roles are available

Elsa Von Grossenknueten -- the Host. An attractive middle-aged woman of solid Bavarian stock with a flair for the dramatic as well as the culinary arts. .
Sergeant Michael Kelly -- a New York City police officer, undercover as Elsa's Butler
Patrick O¹Reilly -- An mysterious, but famed Irish Tenor
Ken De la Maize -- the Director. An attractive self-absorbed man who likes to drop names.
Eddie McCuen -- A struggling young comedian with an endless supply of bad jokes.
Marjorie Baverstock -- The Producer who dresses and carries herself like royalty
Bernice Roth - One half of Roth/Hopewll, a the Librettist. who dresses like a gypsy dancer and has an affinity for alcohol
Roger Hopewell - The other half of Roth/Hopewell. The flamboyant songwriter who can whip out quips with speed and panach.