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Musical/Mystery/Comedy ‘Murder for Two’ Coming to Playhouse on Park

John Grieco (left) as Marcus and Trevor Dorner as The Suspects. Submitted photo

The cast has been announced for ‘Murder for Two,’ opening on Jan. 16 at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford.


Beat the winter blues with a trip to Playhouse on Park this January as it continues its Main Stage series with the hilarious “Murder for Two,” book and music by Joe Kinosian and book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, opening on Jan. 16.

Everyone is a suspect in “Murder for Two,” an uproariously funny musical murder mystery with a twist: one actor investigates the crime, the other plays all of the suspects. And they both do this while playing the piano! A zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, this 90-minute whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs.

Starring in this production, and making their Playhouse debuts, are: Trevor Dorner (National Tour: Jerry Lee Lewis MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET; Engeman Theatre: Malcolm u/s THE FULL MONTY; Holland America Line: Piano/Singer BILLBOARD ONBOARD; PacRep Playhouse: Jerry Lee Lewis MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET; Arts Center of Coastal Carolina: Ensemble SISTER ACT; Ohio Northern University: Bobby COMPANY, Guido Contini NINE, Aldolpho THE DROWSY CHAPERONE) as The Suspects, and John Grieco  (Depot Theatre: Marcus MURDER FOR TWO, Harbor Lights Theatre: Tony WEST SIDE STORY, Croswell Opera House: Jerry Lee Lewis MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, Florida Studio Theatre: PIANO MEN, Ocean City Theatre: Curly OKLAHOMA, Mac-Haydn Theatre: Billy Bigelow CAROUSEL, Fulton Theatre: LES MISERABLES, Riverside Theatre: LES MISERABLES, SOUTH PACIFIC, Gateway Playhouse: PHANTOM) as Marcus.

Hartt School graduate, and New York based director, actor and producer, Kyle Metzger directs “Murder for Two.” He is co-founder of The Glass Eye in 2012 with fellow alumni to create new work and re-imagine the classics.

“Murder for Two” runs Jan. 16-Feb. 3. Tickets are now on sale and are $30-$40. Student, Senior, and Let’s Go Arts discounts are available. Previews are on Jan. 16 and 17, with all tickets at $17.50. Opening night is Friday, Jan. 18. A complimentary wine and cheese reception will be held at 7 p.m., with the show to follow at 8 p.m. There is a special Tuesday matinee on Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. with all tickets at $22.50.

To purchase tickets, or for additional information, please call the box office at 860-523-5900 x10 or visit www.playhouseonpark.org. Playhouse on Park is located at 244 Park Rd., West Hartford, CT 06119.

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