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1940 Musical Comedy Murders at Folsom’s Sutter Street Theater – Folsom Times

Prepare for an evening of laughter and intrigue as Sutter Street Theater opens “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” later this week. The play written by John Bishop and locally directed by Connie Mockenhaupt, this hilarious and exciting show will run from May 24 to June 23, with performances on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 4:30 PM. held on June 8 at 2 p.m., with a special senior rate.

Rated PG, this production promises to keep audiences on the edge of their seats with its clever mix of comedy and mystery. The plot revolves around the creative team behind a recent Broadway flop, infamous for the murder of three chorus girls by the mysterious ‘Stage Door Slasher’. They gather for a backer’s audition of their new show at the estate of a wealthy “angel” in Westchester, a location full of sliding panels, secret passageways and a German maid who appears to be four different people.

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Chaos unfolds as the infamous ‘Slasher’ reappears, causing comic mayhem and terror as the blizzard outside traps everyone inside. While the composer, lyricist, actors and director prepare their performance, bodies begin to fall, knives fly from hidden places and masked figures take shelter behind revolving bookcases. Can you guess who the perpetrator is in an environment where everyone is a suspect?

Sutter Street Theater is located at 717 Sutter Street. The popular community theater venue is located in the heart of Folsom’s historic district. Tickets and more information for all shows can be found at www.sutterstreettheatre.com or by calling the box office at (916) 353-1001.

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Sutter Street Theater provides the perfect setting for a ‘night out’ where you can enjoy an afternoon of shopping in the many shops on and around Sutter Street, enjoy dinner in one of the many restaurants and indulge in a sweet treat or cocktails nearby after an evening of entertainment. More information about Historic Folsom can be found at www.historicfolsom.org.