Murder, betrayal and ever changing plots with a comedic twist are on deck as “Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” by John Bishop will be presented at Frostburg State University, beginning Friday, Oct. 2, and continuing Oct. 3, 8, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. and with a matinee performance on Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. in the F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre of the Performing Arts Center.
The creative team of a recent Broadway flop (in which three chorus girls were mysteriously murdered by the "stage door slasher") assembles at the estate of a wealthy benefactor to hold auditions for their new show. All goes according to plan until a blizzard cuts off connection to the outside and the "slasher" strikes again. Boasting an intriguing variety of suspenseful elements, including masked figures, an outlandish German maid, a bumbling police officer, flying knives, dropping bodies and secret passageways, “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” sparkles with comedic wit, as fingers point in all directions to reveal the slasher's identity...before it's too late.
Season Subscriptions for students and non-students will be on sale until Oct. 10. Main Stage Subscriptions are $40 and provide one ticket per show for all Main Stage productions. Student Subscriptions are $30 and provide the owner with one ticket per show for Main Stage and Second Stage productions. Individual tickets are $6 for students and $12 for general admission.
For more information about season subscriptions and individual ticket purchases or show times, call the Theatre and Dance box office at 301-687-7462, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and again from 1:30 until 4 p.m.
FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.
Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 13 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland.