April 23, 2021

Murder For Two (with piano)

Race-walk, don’t saunter to “Murder For Two” now playing in the upstairs theater at Chicago Shakespeare at Navy Pier. Appealing to fans of comedy, murder who-done-its and musicals, the cast of two will have you laughing throughout the 100 minute show.
Joe Kinosian, the co-book writer and composer, deliciously plays 13 vivid characters. He is literally the funniest guy I have seen on a stage in years. Going toe to toe with him is Alan Schmuckler (a wonderful writer of musical theater himself), playing detective wanna-be Officer Marcus Moscowicz with great hilarity. Both actors play the piano, sometimes handing off without a beat during the same song. Make sure you stay for the four-handed piano encore! Even the stage props are amusing with a wooden cartoon-like quality to them.
If you are interested in how inventive musical theater can be or just want to be thoroughly entertained, I urge you to catch this wonderful production directed by the ever-creative director, David H. Bell.

Here’s a phrase from the Chicago Shakespeare web site: “This madcap musical mystery will tickle the ivories and your funny bone.” Couldn’t have said it better myself.

I am sending you a link with a promo code to get 20% off your ticket. You just might see me there again!


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