Murder for Two Brigham's Playhouse
Pictured from left to right: Dale Hoopes and Taylor Williams, photo courtesy of Brigham’s Playhouse

By Melanie Baxendale

Brigham’s Playhouse, a southern Utah leader in live theater, is delighted to announce its next production. “Murder for Two” starring Dale Hoopes and Taylor Williams will show through April 8 at Brigham’s Playhouse’s intimate, indoor theater! Performances will run Thursdays through Saturdays at 7 p.m., with matinee performances at 2 p.m. on Saturdays. This adaptation with book and music by Joe Kinosian and book and lyrics by Kellen Blair was written for the stage and is sure to put the “laughter” in “manslaughter!”

From murderfortwomusical.com, “Officer Marcus Moscowicz is a small town policeman with dreams of making it to detective. One fateful night, shots ring out at the surprise birthday party of Great American Novelist Arthur Whitney and the writer is killed … fatally. With the nearest detective an hour away, Marcus jumps at the chance to prove his sleuthing skills — with the help of his silent partner, Lou. But whodunit? Did Dahlia Whitney, Arthur’s scene-stealing wife, give him a big finish? Is Barrette Lewis, the prima ballerina, the prime suspect? Did Dr. Griff, the overly-friendly psychiatrist, make a frenemy? Marcus has only a short amount of time to find the killer and make his name before the real detective arrives … and the ice cream melts!”

One actor investigates the crime, the other plays all the suspects, and both play the piano. This duet is sure to delight and is loaded with killer laughs! Tickets are available at brighamsplayhouse.com, or by visiting or calling the box office at (435) 251-8000. Box office hours are Tuesdays–Fridays from 2 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 7 p.m.

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