“Murder for Two” blends music, mayhem, and murder at Sixth St. Playhouse

Madcap antics from Ginger Beaver and awesome piano playing from Trevor Dorner. And vice-versa!

And now you have three more chances to see it!

6th Street’s production of Murder For Two, which previewed Sept 16 in the GK Hardt Theatre, is adding extra dates–Friday, Oct 8 and Sat, Oct 9 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, Oct 10 at 2 pm!

This musical whodunit was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical, and has been performed worldwide since its opening in Chicago in 2011.

It’s a blend of Agatha Christie-like intrigue, vaudeville, slapstick and two terribly talented actors—not to mention a piano.

A small-town policeman, who dreams of becoming a full-fledged detective, discovers the murder of a crime novelist.  With the nearest detective an hour away, the officer jumps at the chance to prove he’s up on crime-scene protocol.

But whodunnit?  Did the novelist’s scene-stealing wife give him a big finish?  Is his secret lover, the prima ballerina, the prime suspect?  Or did the overly friendly town psychiatrist make a fatal frenemy?  The officer has to find the killer before the real detective arrives—but the biggest mystery of all is…who stole the ice cream?

Ginger Beavers plays 13 suspects in this perfect blend of music, mayhem and murder.

A music director of multiple productions at 6th Street Playhouse (Sweeney Todd, West Side Story, Oliver et al.), Ginger is also an accomplished comic actor (Madame Armfeldt in A Little Night Music, and Dottie Otley in Noises Off). 

Trevor Dorner has made a name for himself playing iconic musicians who rock out on the piano. He toured nationally as Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet. He’s well acquainted with the script for Murder For Two, having played the Suspects in more than one other production.

Passengers on the Holland America Cruise Line would recognize his handsome face from multiple cruises..www.trevordorner.com IG: @trevordorner

Beautifully directed by Laura Downing-Lee, and stage managed by Jeff Basham, this crazy and delightful comedy is guaranteed to make you laugh and bring you back to 6th Street Playhouse for a second helping of Murder For Two.

Audience members will be invited to find the weapons from the classic board game Clue® hidden in our beautiful custom artwork panels created by Scenic Artist Amber MacLean.

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