The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 – May, 2016

Secret passageways, Nazi saboteurs, and dead bodies combine to create mayhem in this sidesplitting comedy. At Elsa Von Grossenknueten’s mansion, the creative team for a new musical gathers for a backer’s audition. 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. This hilarious “whodunnit” pokes fun at 1940s suspense movies and campy musical comedies.

JCHS Drama presents 

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
by John Bishop

May 17-19, 2016

at the JCHS Performing Arts Theater
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA
$10 adults | $5 students

Company: Eliana Aiken, Sam Arneson, Jones Bealum, Martin Cohen, Ari Denberg, Danielle Elbaz, Ellie Grintsaig, Becky Grintsaig, Jared Kasoff, Nathan Magid, Kaela Mandler, Maya Menachem, Ben Michelson, Julia Perlov, Maya Reihanian, Ben Robinow, Avram Rosenzweig, Olivia Rudd, Talia Shapero, Ophir Weisberg, Rebecca Wahba, Tessa Zitter, Avima Zuliani

Faculty: Noah Kramer, Joe McDonald, Kai Morrison, Dylan Russell, Jen Sturgill

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Read the playbill online!