Mix of slap stick comedy and “whodunit?” show starts just in time for Valentine’s Day


SALT LAKE CITY, Utah(News4Utah) If you’re looking for something unique and fun to do for date night, look no further!  The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 starts this week at the Grand Theatre, just in time for Valentine’s Day. This hilarious comedy is equal parts “whodunit?” and slap stick comedy. The show’s director, David Hanson, joined Nicea DeGering to talk about what makes the show so unique. 

When the creative team of a recent Broadway flop assemble on a suburban estate for a backer’s audition, things turn deadly. With the Stage Door Slasher on the loose, accusing fingers point in all directions. It takes a performance of dizzy conversations, trips through secret doorways, a power outage and multiple crimes before the mystery of the Stage Door Slasher is finally solved.

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 is part of the Backstage at the Grand Series, where the audience is sat onstage with the actors. Hanson says, despite the title, this show is not a musical.

All junior high and high school students, as well as educators, receive free admission to all Grand Theatre productions with their school ID. The Grand Theatre is sponsored by Salt Lake Community College.

Hanson has worked at The Grand as both a performer and a director many times over the years. He was drawn to this show early on because of the show’s combination of comedy and the murder mystery genre. 

To catch the show, the details are listed below:

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 at The Grand Theatre

Feb. 8-24 at 7:30PM Wed.-Sat.

Saturday matinee at 2PM

Box Office: 801-957-3322

Grand Theatre, 1575 S. State St. SLC

Please visit GrandTheatreCompany.com for more information.

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