Monday, October 21, 2013


"Might you have any clothes in your closet that date back to the 1950's?  Now is the time to don your vintage finery to get you in the mood  for a little murder.  Theatrical murder, that is. The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre in Berlin is inviting you to become a detective for the afternoon, Saturday, October 26 at 3 p.m. to enjoy "Here's Killing You, Kid" by James Daab, with just a passing nod to the classic film "Casablanca."

Plan to interact with the cast from the moment you arrive (doors open at 2:30 p.m.).  Among the guests are a socialite who is on the sexy side, a bar owner who is aggressive and belligerent, a detective who is not known for his intelligence, a cub newspaper reporter on the scent of the BIG story, a waitress who likes to sing a lot and a cop who may not be exactly what he seems.  This is a film noir spoof set in Burbank, California in 1953 and a millionaire Anthony Forsythe, the famed archeologist who recently uncovered the priceless Majorcan Monkey, a gold statue stuffed with jewels, has been found murdered.

Whoever possesses the Majorcan Monkey will become powerful and rich and everyone in the room is a suspect.  They are all equally desperate to get it into their greedy hands.  Also love is in the air as well as the potential for victim #2.  The excitement and the laughs are totally evident but all the clues may not be.  Maybe if you're lucky, you'll have a Jessica Fletcher, Miss Marple or Sherlock Holmes wannabe at your table to help you solve the crime.

Set in Bigelow's Bar and Grill, the mystery is a lot of silly fun so let yourself be drawn into the action.  Maybe you'll be the one to solve the crime.  Remember this is cabaret theatre so bring lots of snacks and drinks or plan to purchase them on site from the dessert bar.  For tickets ($30), call the CT Cabaret, 31-33 Webster Square Road, Berlin at 860-829-1248 or online at

Stars of the show will be Melinda Learned, Joe Autuoro, Tom Roohr, Meagan Bomar, Rick Bennett and Will Dayton and Kris McMurray is the producer and director of this unique comedy murder mystery.  Start practicing your best Bogart rendition of "Here's looking at you, kid," don your fedora and plan on being "killed with laughter."

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