University is somewhat of a misnomer. “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” is not a
musical, but is certainly a mystery and a comedy.
plenty of confusing murders and knotty plots to unravel, in John Bishop’s
comedic thriller. The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, 24, and 25
and at 2 p.m. Feb. 26 in Dulany Auditorium.
Grossenknueten in a mansion replete with sliding panels, secret passageways and a German maid who is
apparently four different people””all of which figure diabolically in the comic
mayhem that follows when the infamous ” Stage Door Slasher” makes his
reappearance and strikes again””and again.
and turns resolved by final unmasking of the “Stage Door Slasher.”
cast members are Jen Steindorf of San Diego, Calif., as Helsa
Wenzel; Kayla Jo Pulliam of
Bloomington, Ill. as Elsa Von Grossenkneuten; Stephen Chamineak of Hazelwood, Mo., as Michael Kelly; T.J. Green of Brandon, Miss. as Patrick
O’Reilly; Drew Arnett of Columbia, Mo., as Ken De La Maize; Bailey
Campanini of Camdenton, Mo., as
Nikki Crandall; Nick Hoover of
Kingdom City, Mo., as Eddie McCuen; Maggie Hunter of Columbia, Mo., as Marjorie Baverstock; Jason
Cavallone of Chicago, Ill., as Roger Hopewell; Paige Runge of St. Louis, Mo., as Bernice Roth.
late Dan Springer designed the set. Jane Friedman will provide the costume
$12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens (62+) and children 6-12, and $8 for WWU
faculty, staff and students. For tickets, call the box office at (573)
592-4267. The box office opens Feb. 6.