Front & Centre Stage to Put on “Musical Comedy Murders of 1940”

Cumberland’s Front and Centre Stage will be showing Musical Comedy Murders of 1940. Written by John Bishop, the play opened on Broadway in 1987 and is based on various 1940s mystery movies. After a flop on Broadway in which three chorus girls are mysteriously murdered, the creative team set up a backer’s audition in Miss Elsa Von Gossennueten’s mansion. With the killer from the murders never found, the question is: could this mean Elsa has something else up her sleeve beside the audition?

Speaking about the comedy and the cast of this production, Aimee Conley, who plays Nikki Crandall, says, “My favorite part of the show would definitely have to be the talented cast I’m working with. Everyone in the cast is guaranteed to have you cracking up at least once throughout the show…I usually do musicals. This is actually my first straight play, so I’m really excited.”

The show will be performed Nov. 18 through the 27 at the Cumberland Theatre & Creative Arts Center.  All shows begin at 8 p.m.

Front and Centre Stage is a non-profit theater company serving Allegany County and surrounding communities, performing several shows a year, and featuring performers of “all ages and walks of life.”

The company will be showing “Elf, Jr.” at the Embassy Theatre in Cumberland opening Dec. 1. Following the New Year, the company will be led by a new artistic team. Conley, who is a newly appointed member of that team, says, “we are very much looking forward to seeing how next season goes! Be on the lookout for an announcement of our 2017 season coming soon!”

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