The Pine City Heritage Players are excited to be back on stage with a winter comedy to continue the 2023 season announced last fall. The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 will be directed by Jay Schueller. Schueller shared a little insight into the show, “While it is definitely a comedy - it is definitely NOT a musical, though it does poke fun at the thing we love most - the theater.”
The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, written by John Bishop, originally premiered in 1987. The show tells the story of the creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop (in which three chorus girls were murdered) as they gather for an audition at the home of a wealthy producer. The house is complete with sliding panels, secret passages, and people with secret identities - all of which will factor into the comedic mayhem of the evening.
The ensemble cast includes several returning members of the troupe including Shayla Mihelich, Kyle Peters, Dennis Howard, Allie Gosen, Jenny Simonson, Felicia Madsen, BeckaJo Bredeson, and Bee Bredeson. Two new faces, Nick Schultz and David Johnson, are joining the group for this production.
Theater goers will have four chances to come out and enjoy this production, performing Thursday - Saturday, March 16-18 at 7:00 PM and a Sunday matinee on March 19 will begin at 2:00 PM.
Tickets will go on sale March 1st with reserved seating through the Heritage Players website at www.pinecityheritageplayers.com or in-person ticket sales are available through the Pine City Chamber of Commerce offices located at 315 Main Street South, Suite 101. Building access is available from 8:30 - 2:30 weekdays using the north entrance only.
The Pine City Heritage Players’ mission is to enrich, educate, and entertain our community by providing a superior theater experience. The non-profit community organization serves the east central Minnesota area with participation from Pine City, Rush City, North Branch, Cambridge, Braham, Mora, Hinckley, and Grantsburg (WI) communities.