Murder for Two: Murder, Madcap, and Music

by Alexander Hehr Melodious music, madcap humor, and a touch of murder. These styles don’t sound like they fit, but Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair have spun those seemingly disconnected theatrical elements into a mirthful musical whodunit that is catching fire in theatres across the country. Rich in song and silliness, Murder For Two is not your typical murder mystery. After famed writer Arthur Whitney … Continue reading Murder for Two: Murder, Madcap, and Music

Cut from the Same Cloth: Popular Murder Mystery Musicals & their Tropes

by Thomas Gallogly Although the show made its Off-Broadway debut in 2013, many common theatre-goers will notice that Murder For Two is cut from the same cloth as some of musical theatre’s most renowned murder mystery classics. From the common practice of having one actor portray many characters to the gender-bending antics this popular genre entails, many audience members are guaranteed to enjoy the familiar … Continue reading Cut from the Same Cloth: Popular Murder Mystery Musicals & their Tropes

Whodunit? Murder and Madcap Hit the Mainstage

by Rebecca Leap Arthur Whitney is dead, and everyone is a suspect. Thus begins Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair’s madcap musical mystery, Murder For Two, the second show to hit FST’s Mainstage this Summer. When famed author Whitney is shot down at a surprise party gone very wrong, it’s up to officer Marcus Moscowitz to sniff out the killer. Could it be Barette Lewis, the … Continue reading Whodunit? Murder and Madcap Hit the Mainstage