"Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” Comes to Kelsey Theatre Feb. 18-27


"The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940" is not actually a musical. But it is a first-rate murder mystery, told with a delicious satirical twist and filled with suspense, intrigue, and a surprise ending, of course! Pierrot Productions – Theater to Go presents this ingenious whodunit at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre on Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 18 and 19, 25 and 26 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Feb. 20 and 27 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on Mercer’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

When a theater troupe is stranded by a snow storm at the home of a wealthy patron, a series of strange and disturbing events begin to unfold: murders, disappearances, and even odd hors d'oeuvres. “The Musical Comedy Murders” is a wildly comic romp through a house full of secret passages, a “stage door slasher" and a German maid who seems to be four people.

Featured in the ensemble cast are: Jennifer Barron as Helsa, Jack Bathke as O’Reilly, John Devennie as Kelly, Laura Beth Ettenger as Nikki, Rupert Hinton as Ken, Luddy Iezzo as Eddie, Liz Moore as Bernice, Ruth Rittmann as Elsa, Alan Rosen as Roger, and Pamela Simancik as Marjorie. Ruth Markoe directs the show. Producer/designer is Pete LaBriola.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Free parking is available next to the theatre. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-584-9444. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request. For a complete listing of adult and children’s events or information on group rates, visit the Kelsey webpage or call the box office for a brochure.

For more on Kelsey Theatre see:

2004-05 Kelsey Performance Schedule
Ticket Information/Box Office Hours
Kelsey Kids Playshops
Audition Information

Directions to MCCC

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Jennifer Barron appears as Helsa.

Luddy Iezzo is Eddie.





















Rupert Hinton is featured as Ken.

Liz Moore plays Bernice.