MURDER FOR TWO
August 22 - September 2, 2017
Book and Music by Joe Kinosian. Book and Lyrics by Kellen Blair.
MURDER FOR TWO, the perfect comedic blend of music, mayhem and murder, comes to us from a smash hit off-Broadway run. In this hilarious show, two performers play thirteen roles—not to mention the piano—in a witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries. The New York Times calls it “INGENIOUS! A snazzy double-act that spins out a comic mystery animated by funny, deftly turned songs.” You won’t want to miss this killer musical comedy!
Cape Playhouse Premiere
JEREMIAH GINN (The Suspects) A California native, Jeremiah is thrilled to be making his Cape Playhouse debut! Off-Broadway/NYC: Murder for Two (U/S The Suspects), Anything Goes (Billy Crocker), The Showmen. National Tour: Murder for Two (The Suspects), A Chorus Line (Zach). Jeremiah has also been seen regionally at the famed Godspeed Opera House, The MUNY, Gulfshore Playhouse, Stages St. Louis, and North Shore Music Theater. Film: HELLO AGAIN, THE AMERICAN MALL. IAN LOWE (Marcus) played Marcus in the National Tour of Murder for Two, playing such venues as The Old Globe, Denver Center, Pittsburgh CLO, and many others. In New York, he understudied in the off-Broadway production. Other credits include Lincoln Center Theatre, NY Musical Theatre Festival, Houston TUTS, St. Michael’s Playhouse, Dorset Theatre Festival, Adirondack Theater Festival, Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, Charleston Stage, and many others. He has also appeared in a number of regional and national TV commercial and his voice has “appeared” in radio and TV commercials in the US and the UK! BA, Yale University. Proud member of Actor’s Equity Association. www.theianlowe.com. Joe Kinosian (Book and Music). Joe is the co-recipient of Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award recognizing Murder for Two as Best New Musical following its record-breaking run at Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Joe was also nominated for Best Actor as The Suspects. Murder for Two had its Off-Broadway premiere at Second Stage Uptown, going on to a year-long run at New World Stages. Joe’s work with Kellen Blair has been showcased at The Kennedy Center, The York Theater, and on Broadway at the Theatre World Awards. Joe received the ASCAP Foundation Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Award and the Harrington Award from the BMI Workshop. Joe also appeared in Dirty Blonde with Emily Skinner (Hangar Theater) and the NYC premiere of Dear Edwina Off-Broadway. kinosianandblair.com Kellen Blair (Book and Lyrics) is the Drama Desk nominated co-creator of Murder for Two (Off- Broadway: Second Stage Theatre and New World Stages. World premiere: Chicago Shakespeare Theater). Kellen and co-writer Joe Kinosian are the recipients of the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Musical Work in Chicago (2011) and the ASCAP Foundation Mary Rodgers / Lorenz Hart Award (2013). Their work has been showcased on Broadway, the Kennedy Center, and theaters across the country. Kellen is excited to be developing a new musical farce with Joe titled The More Things Change; he’s also working with Broadway composer Larry Grossman on a new show called Scrooge in Love. Updates, videos, song demos, and sheet music can be found at www.kinosianandblair.com. A huge thank you to the most supportive family ever! J. SCOTT LAPP (Director) is thrilled to be joining the family at Cape Playhouse directing Murder for Two! Jeremy is an alumnus of the Directors Lab West, a proud member of the SDC and a 2011 SDC Emerging Artist. He is also the Artistic Director of The Barn Stage Company in Temecula, California. Associate/Assistant Directing credits include Broadway: Bonnie & Clyde; National Tour: Murder for Two, Xanadu (La Jolla Playhouse, National Tour); Off-Broadway: Murder For Two (New World Stages, Second Stage); Regional: Rain(Old Globe), Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Paper Mill Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse), Into the Woods (Old Globe),Secondhand Lions (5th Ave) and more. Selected directing credits include International: Murder for Two (Japan, Calgary), Regional:Sweeney Todd (North Carolina Summer Rep), First Date (SDMT), Murder for Two: Christmas Edition (Bucks County Playhouse), Peter and The Starcatcher, Spring Awakening, Urinetown, The Musical (Barn Stage Company), Freedom Riders, Zapata! The Musical (New York), The Untitled John Mayer Project (World Premiere). He is a recipient of Noel Craig, PAMTA, Inland Theatre League, Patté, National Youth Theatre, Billy & Director’s Choice awards. Upcoming projects include The Prince of Egypt (Theatreworks). WENDY SEYB (Choreographer) is an award-winning Director, Writer, Choreographer, and Filmmaker. Career highlights include choreographing The Pee-wee Herman Show (Broadway/HBO), choreographing Sting, Kevin Spacey, and Oscar Isaac at Carnegie Hall, and premiering 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 NBC/Universal Television, The Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and Disney Theatricals. Many of the outstanding projects Wendy has choreographed Off-Broadway have earned her significant praise, including nominations for two Lortel awards, a Joe A. Callaway, Toronto’s DORA, and an Innovative NY Theater award. She has choreographed at top regional theaters including The Geffen Playhouse, Bay Street Theater, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Paper Mill Playhouse, George Street Playhouse, Geva Theater, and The Minnesota Children’s Theatre. She has conceived and created over 20 innovative Dance Comedy narratives for feature films, videos, and shorts. DAVID WITHROW (Costume Designer) NYC Design Highlights: 35 MM, The Battles, Dark Water, 7th Monarch, Ragtime, Rizing, Soap Myth, Spider Musical, Anais Ninn Goes to Hell, Perez Hilton Saves the Universe, etc. Regional / Stock: La Cage (Mercury Theatre Company), Addams’ Family, 9 to 5, Singin’ In The Rain (Interlakes Summer Theatre), Jykel &Hyde, ShowBoat, Les Misérables, Seussical (Forestburgh Playhouse). Broadway Associate & Assistant Credits include: RACE, Everyday Rapture, Cinderella (Tony Winner: Best Costumes), The Threepenny Opera, The Apple Tree, The Wedding Singer. Also styles the photo/video series “Gotta Dance!” and “A Day in the Life” for broadway.com and is a freelance stylist for several theatre media outlets and several Broadway gypsies. Guest stylist for The Skivvies. Resident Designer for the New York Film Academy and the graduate Directing program at The Actor’s Studio. DANIEL WHITING (Scenic Designer) is a technical director, production manager, artistic director, set designer, and production designer based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. He worked as the Technical Director for Utah Valley University’s Theater Program for four years, and during that time, he won national recognition for his scenic design and technical direction of Next to Normal and Vincent in Brixton respectively. He has worked with Tuacahn Center for the Performing Arts, Utah Reparatory Theater Company, The Neil Simon Festival, The Egyptian Theater, The Sundance Eccles Theater, Radical Hospitality Company, Waterford Theater, The Echo Theater Company, The Covey Theater Center, Sackerson Theater Company, The Grassroots Shakespeare Company, The Cape Playhouse, BYU TV, ABC, AMC, and HBO. He is a founding member and the Artistic Director of the Grassroots Shakespeare Company which is Utah’s leading scholarly Shakespeare studies organization and touring theater company. He is a part owner and the Resident Production Manager and Scenic designer of Sackerson Theater Company. JARON KENT HERMANSEN (Lighting Designer) sits on the Board of Directors for USITT intermountain Desert Region, and is the Technical Director for the Waterford Private School in Sandy Utah. This is Jaron’s second year with the Cape Play House. His many credits include Assistant Professor of Light Design at Utah Valley University, light design and technical direction for the Sundance Mountain Resort. Lighting design at the Brooks Theater in San Diego and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Jaron is also a cinematographer for independent film and a theatrical projection designer. ROBERT HORNBOSTEL (Sound Designer) Robert is excited to join The Cape Playhouse for both Gypsy and Murder for Two for the end of this 2017 season! Robert is a Chicago based Sound Designer, Composer, Audio Engineer and Adjunct Professor that enjoys collaborating with fellow artists to tell interesting and visceral stories. He holds a degree from Illinois State University, and has taught with both Roosevelt University and Fort Lewis College. Samples of his work can be found at TechmagicDesigns.com. Thanks and enjoy the show! REBECCA MCBEE (Production Stage Manager) is happy to be returning to The Cape Playhouse! Select credits include: The May Queen, and Talley’s Folly (Cape Playhouse); Company, The Rocky Horror Show, Ain’t Misbehavin’, and Summer of ’42 (dir. Hunter Foster, Bucks County Playhouse). Off-Broadway: Church & State, Murder For Two, Fast Company, Silence! The Musical, F#%king Up Everything, Working A Musical, Cougar the Musical, Skippyjon Jones, Out of Iceland, The Yellow Brick Road; National Tour: The Yellow Brick Road, Junie B. Jones, A Christmas Carol, The Color of Justice; Other NY: The Actors’ Fund, Broadway Bares. Proud member of Actors Equity. rebeccamcbee.com