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  • BHC presenting 'Musical Comedy Murders'

  • Black Hawk College proudly presents its Fall 2012 production of “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940″ by John Bishop.
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  • Black Hawk College proudly presents its Fall 2012 production of "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940″ by John Bishop.
    Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1; Friday, Nov. 2; and Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Quad-Cities Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, in the newly renovated auditorium (Building 1, Room 306).
    Tickets are $5 at the door.
    For more information, contact director Tom Naab at naabt@bhc.edu. A cast and crew list follows the plot summary.
    Plot summary:
    The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop (in which three chorus girls were murdered by the myste rious "Stage Door Slasher") assemble for a backer's audition of their new show at the Westchester estate of a wealthy "angel."
    The house is replete with sliding panels, secret passageways and a German maid who is apparently four different people — all of which figure diabolically in the comic mayhem which follows when the infamous "Slasher" makes his reappearance and strikes again — and again.
    As the composer, lyricist, actors and director prepare their p erformance, and a blizzard cuts off any possible retreat, bodies start to drop in plain sight, knives spring out of nowhere, masked figures drag their victims behind swiveling bookcases, and accusing fingers point in all directions.
    However, and with no thanks to the bumbling police inspector who snowshoes in to investigate, the mystery is solved in the nick of time and the "Slasher" unmasked — but not before the audience has been treated to a sidesplitting good time and a generous serving of the author's biting, satiric and refreshingly irreverent wit.
    Michael Bearre, Davenport
    Bobby Duncalf, Taylor Ridge
    Lauren George, Rock Island
    Ashley Gomez, Moline
    Christian Hahn, East Moline
    Josh LeFebvre, Rock Island
    Stephanie Naab, Moline
    Skysis Parks, East Moline
    Alec Peterson, Silvis
    Alexander Scott Richardson, Coal Valley
    Props:Alyssa King, Sherrard
    Brandi Jackson, Kewanee
    Ashley Buck, Colona
    Costumes:Shawna Davis, East Moline
    Santos Adames, Rock Island
    Makeup:Stephanie Naab, Moline
    Lights and sound:
    Emily Peterson, East Moline Jenny Payeur, Geneseo
    Zavier Clark, Rock Island Jacob Burkamper, Bettendorf
    Santos Adames, Rock Island
    Timothy Wooley, Colona
    Shalaymeeyah McAllister, Rock Island
    Alexander Scott Richardson, Coal Valley
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