February 23 - April 9, 2017 SYNOPSIS: Officer Marcus Moscowicz is a small town policeman with dreams of making it to detective. One fateful night, shots ring out at the surprise birthday party of Great American Novelist Arthur Whitney and the writer is killed . . . fatally. With the nearest detective an hour away, Marcus jumps at the chance to prove his sleuthing skills—with the help of his silent partner, Lou. But whodunit? Did Dahlia Whitney, Arthur’s scene-stealing wife, give him a big finish? Is Barrette Lewis, the prima ballerina, the prime suspect? Did Dr. Griff, the overly friendly psychiatrist, make a frenemy? Marcus has only a short amount of time to find the killer and make his name before the real detective arrives . . . and the ice cream melts! This hilarious murder mystery musical is sure to leave you laughing in the aisles! (Credit: murderfortwo.com/about) Joe Kinosian (Book and Music). Joe is the co-recipient of Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award recognizing Murder for Two as Best New Musical following its record-breaking run at Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Joe was also nominated for Best Actor as The Suspects. Murder for Two had its Off-Broadway premiere at Second Stage Uptown, going on to a year-long run at New World Stages. Joe’s work with Kellen Blair has been showcased at The Kennedy Center, The York Theater, and on Broadway at the Theatre World Awards. Joe received the ASCAP Foundation Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Award and the Harrington Award from the BMI Workshop. Joe also appeared in Dirty Blonde with Emily Skinner (Hangar Theater) and the NYC premiere of Dear Edwina Off-Broadway. kinosianandblair.com Kellen Blair (Book and Lyrics) is the Drama Desk nominated co-creator of Murder For Two (Off-Broadway: Second Stage Theatre and New World Stages. World premiere: Chicago Shakespeare Theatre). The show is currently touring internationally (with productions in Tokyo, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, and the UK). Kellen and co-writer Joe Kinosian are the recipients of the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Musical Work in Chicago (2011) and the ASCAP Foundation Mary Rodgers / Lorenz Hart Award (2013). Their work has been showcased on Broadway, the Kennedy Center, and theaters across the country; they’re currently developing an original musical farce with Second Stage Theatre in NYC. Kellen is also the lyricist of Scrooge in Love (42nd Street Moon, 2015 and 2016), for which he and composer Larry Grossman won the 2015 Bay Area Critics Award for Best Score. Updates, videos, song demos, and sheet music can be found at www.kinosianandblair.com. PERFORMANCE TIMES: Thurs.-Sat. evenings at 7:00pm Sat. Matinee at 2:00pm RUNNING TIME: 2 hours 20 minutes, with an intermission PRICES: Adults $23 Seniors $21 Children 5-17 & Students (with valid I.D.) $17 No children under five permitted