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    Fall Production 2009 - SOMETHING'S AFOOT

 

SOMETHING'S AFOOT: a musical murder mystery!
The book, music, and lyrics written by James McDonald, David Vos, and Robert Gerlach, with additional music by Ed Linderman

 

Check out the great article in this week's Ledger-Transcript!

 

SOMETHING'S AFOOT is a 1935 murder mystery musical that spoofs all-things-detective, mainly the works of Agatha Christie.  The play involves a group of people who are invited to the lake estate of Lord Dudley Rancour. When the wealthy lord is found dead, it is a race against the clock to find who-dunnit.  It is worth noting that the butler is the first suspect to die, prompting a song expressing shock at the fact that "the butler didn't do it. 

Throughout the course of the play, characters are killed off by complex and comical booby traps, each a part of a tangled web of deception. Characters meet their ends via a breakaway staircase railing, a plummeting chandelier, a poisonous blow dart, a display of African spears that has a mind of its own, faulty telephone wiring and a human-sized urn.  Tweed, as the self-anointed detective, quickly takes charge of the situation and accuses many of committing the crimes, changing her mind quickly when new evidence arises. 

 

PERFORMANCES:

November 19th-21st at 8pm

November 21st & 22nd at 2pm

At the Peterborough Players

55 Hadley Road, Peterborough NH

 

The CAST (in order of appearance):

Lettie (the maid) ................................................................... Nell Conkright

Flint (the caretaker) ............................................................. Scott Gardner

Clive (the butler) ................................................................... Mel Bucklin

Hope Langdon (the ingenue) ............................................. Jenna Fraser

Dr. Grayburn (the doctor) .................................................... Tom Luebbermann

Nigel Rancour (the nephew) ............................................... John Haley

Lady Grace Manley-Prowde ............................................... Marilyn Simons

Colonel Gillweather  ............................................................. Rob Koch

Miss Tweed (the amateur detective) .................................. Wendy Almeida

Geoffrey (the Uninvited Guest) ............................................ David Corliss

 

 

 

Orchestra:

Jim Sharrock........................................................................ Oboe, Sax

Chris Sharrock..................................................................... Bass Guitar

Jo-Ann Gerde....................................................................... Drums

Millie Vigneault..................................................................... Keyboard

 

Crew:

Producer................................................................................ Mariah Sefel

Director.................................................................................. Lynda Loll

Musical Director.................................................................... Phil Lauriat

Stage Managers................................................................... Beth Alpaugh-Cote

                                                                                                 Ray Cote

Choreographer..................................................................... Diane Gould

Pianist.................................................................................... Millie Vigneault

Technical Director................................................................. Rob Koch

Set Design............................................................................. Rob Koch

Lighting................................................................................... Ivan Park

Sound..................................................................................... Ivan Park

Costumes.............................................................................. Susan Shanoff

Properties.............................................................................. Hope Taylor

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