Murder, Marriage and Magic: Theatre West Announces 2015-16 Season

News   Murder, Marriage and Magic: Theatre West Announces 2015-16 Season
 
Theatre West announced its 2015-16 season Aug. 26. The season will include an eclectic mix of children's programming, classic musicals and contemporary plays.

John Bishop's The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 will start the fall season Sept. 11. The show tells the story of an audition for a Broadway musical that goes awry when hopefuls are trapped in a snowstorm. The show will feature Jacque Lynn Colton, Michelle Holmes, Ivy Jones, Anne Leyden, Emily Rose McLeod, Don Moore, Joe Nassi, Patrick Rogers, Scott Sieffert and Kevin Yarbrough. The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 will be directed by Michael Van Duzer. The show will run through Oct. 18.

The Emperor's New Clothes, co-produced by Storybook Theatre, is next in the season. The show will run Oct. 10 – Feb. 27.

Following will be Roy Battochio's Thicker Than Water. The show – a comedy about a murderous family – will run Feb. 5 – March 13, 2016. Thicker Than Water will be directed by Stu Berg.

Next up will be A Thorn in the Family Pay, written by Garry Michael Kluger. The show is about the growth of a family spanning 50 years of change, marriage and war. It will run May 5 – 22.

The Leather Apron Club, written and directed by Charlie Mount, will be offered in June. The show, which is about a rising star in cable news who is asked to commit a crime in order to join a secret society that claims to have been running the United States for more than 200 years, will play June 9 – 26.

Also included in the season is "WestFest," the annual festival of new works, and "Millennium Magic XVI," an annual fundraiser featuring magicians from the Magic Castle. "WestFest" will run Nov. 6- 22. "Millennium Magic XVI" will run Dec. 4 – 6.

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