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Casting Announced for The Lyceum’s Murder for Two

Casting is now complete for Murder for Two, a comedic whodunit that puts the laughter in manslaughter! The show is directed and choreographed by WENDY SEYB, who is making her directorial debut at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre.

Director WENDY SEYB is an award-winning director, writer, choreographer, and filmmaker. Career highlights include choreographing The Pee-wee Herman Show (Broadway/HBO), choreographing Sting and Oscar Isaac at Carnegie Hall, working with Christopher Lloyd in his return to theater, and directing her original award-winning short film, starring Emmy-winner Peter Scolari, at top film festivals. Her talents have been sought out by top names in the industry including Amazon Studios, NBC/Universal Television, The Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney Theatricals, The Geffen Playhouse, Bay Street Theater, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Paper Mill Playhouse, George Street Playhouse, Geva Theater, and The Minnesota Children’s Theatre.

This production features PAUL HELM as Officer Marcus Moscowicz, and DANIELLE ERIN RHODES as The Suspects.

Murder for Two is the perfect blend of music, mayhem and murder as two performers play a total of 13 roles – and the piano, live on stage! In this witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries, Officer Marcus Moscowicz must uncover who killed Great American Novelist Arthur Whitney at his surprise birthday party. 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? Don’t miss this killer musical comedy, which is rated PG!

PAUL HELM, who last performed at The Lyceum as Cosmé McMoon in Souvenir, has performed, directed and music directed with the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, Sacramento Theatre Company, and numerous others. He was also a vocalist for Disney on Classic, a symphony concert tour of Japan with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.

DANIELLE ERIN RHODES is making her Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre debut. She is a member of Actor’s Equity, and teaches young artists to sing, dance and play piano. She serves as vocalist on a New American Songbook jazz album, which will debut in Carnegie Hall NYC, Charu and Friends Jazz Ensemble (music by Charu Suri; December 20).

Scenic design is by Lyceum Theatre Resident Scenic Designer RYAN J. ZIRNGIBL. Mr. Zirngibl has designed many productions at The Lyceum including Les Misérables, A Christmas Carol, Million Dollar Quartet, Around the World in 80 Days, The King and I, and Fiddler on the Roof. Costume Designer KAYLA PAGE is a recent graduate from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts, Webster University. Lighting Designer JOSH HISER is working at The Lyceum for his third summer. Josh studied at Stephens College in Columbia, in the school’s innovative Professional Conservatory Training program. He lives in Oregon. GREG McGUIRE joins us as Sound Designer, TONY DEARING returns for his 27th season as Production Stage Manager and IVAN DARIO CANO returns for his third season as Assistant Stage Manager.

Single tickets for Murder for Two are priced at $40.00 for adults. Senior, student and children discounts are available. Special Group Rates are available as well. Performances are Aug 3 – Aug 11, 2019. Evening performances are at 8pm and matinees are at 2pm. For tickets, visit www.lyceumtheatre.org, call (660) 837-3311, or in person at the Lyceum’s box office at 114 High Street, Arrow Rock, MO 65320. Box office hours are 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday.

The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)(3), professional theater located in the unique village of Arrow Rock, Missouri, a 19th Century National Historic Landmark. The Lyceum has been entertaining audiences in the heart of Missouri for 59 years, producing a variety of musicals, dramas and comedies. Each year, this 416-seat theater attracts professional talent from across the country to produce an eight show season (June-December). Performers, designers, directors, and technicians take residence in Arrow Rock to bring its patrons Broadway-caliber productions throughout the season. The Lyceum receives much needed support from the Missouri Arts Council.

The Lyceum Theatre is affiliated with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union for Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

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