Tuesday, May 28, 2013

4 Flappers & a Funeral in Sierra Madre June 16

 “4 Flappers and a Funeral.” An interactive musical murder mystery.

WHO: Book by Larry Johnson. Original music by Alan Hong. Directed by Ken Salzman. Musical staging by Kim Eberhardt. Presented by SanZman Productions, Renaissance Murder Mystery Players and Sierra Madre Playhouse.

WHERE: Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024. Ample free parking behind theatre.

WHEN: Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.


RESERVATIONS: (626) 355-4318.

ONLINE TICKETING: www.sierramadreplayhouse.org

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            “4 Flappers and a Funeral” is a 1920's Musical Murder Mystery that takes place at the Kitchy Koo speakeasy in East Chicago in 1923. The Kitchy Koo is located in a church basement where the upstairs has been closed because of a fire. The club has an aging silent film star, Norma Swanson, as their songstress. She happens to be married to Joey Carbonera, a mob boss in East Chicago and owner of the club. To fill out the cast is Susie Cue, who wants to take Norma's place; Nannette, an innocent dancer who is forced to work because she lost her parents in the church fire; Ruby, a Southern belle from Southern Ohio, or she says she is and what’s her real name; and Harry “the horse” Hannigan, who flirts anything or anyone in a skirt. Bring these characters together and it spells trouble - m.u.r.d.e.r!

            This is an interactive murder mystery with music (some old favorites, some original music), dancing, and gaiety---until someone turns up dead!

            Instead of guessing at whodunit, the audience votes on whodunit, and the denouement is tailored to match. The show has a cast of eight, including flappers, gangsters, and that aging prima donna.

            SanZman Productions puts on interactive murder mysteries throughout the San Gabriel Valley, and is able to tailor their content to fit any occasion.

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