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Hilarious Whodunit Coming to CDC Theatre in Cranford

Sunday, February 18, 2024 @ 2:00pm

CDC Theatre
78 Winans Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, an Agatha-Christie-meets-Clue parody, is full of twists, turns, red herrings and slapstick for audiences of all ages! John Bishop’s 1987 comedy is a send-up of all the cliches and stereotypes from both musical theater and murder mysteries thrown together and shaken up for laughs.

The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop assemble for a backer's audition of their new show at the Westchester estate of a wealthy and eccentric theatre financier.  However, the shadow of the team’s last show hangs over the group-- Manhattan Holiday was ravaged by the “Stage Door Slasher,” a mysterious killer who stabbed chorus girls.  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. It doesn't take long for everyone to figure out that one of them is The Stage Door Slasher and accusing fingers point in all directions. The bumbling police inspector, who snowshoes in to investigate, is hoping to flush out the killer from this group of suspects--but the killer has other plans. More than that, the threat of Nazi saboteurs lurks among them!  Will the Slasher be unmasked? Maybe, but not before the audience has been treated to a rollicking good time full of the author’s biting, satiric and irreverent wit.

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.

February 9,10,16,17,23,24 at 8pm

February 18 at 2pm

CDC Theatre - 78 Winans Ave., Cranford, NJ

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National Theatre: Broadcast in HD - The Motive and the Cue

Thursday, May 30, 2024 @ 7:30pm
Monmouth University - Pollak Theatre
400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764
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MPAC's 10th Annual Spring Musical Production: Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"

Friday, May 31, 2024 @ 7:30pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: theatre

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Bergen County Players presents "You Make My Frame Shake!" by Luigi Jannuzzi

(ORADELL, NJ) -- Bergen County Players (BCP) concludes its 2023-2024 second stage season with a limited run of New Jersey Playwright Luigi Jannuzzi's comedy You Make My Frame Shake! from May 31 through June 2, 2024. Multiple romances come to life at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art in this play, a fast-paced series of comedic love plays and monologues in which statues, paintings, and fertility gods emerge from their molds and frames. Mix in some famous artists, guards, curators, and one love-seeking tour guide on one special night and you have this comedic hit. In fact, even the artwork speaks to the audience!

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