Rockville Little Theatre

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

By John Bishop

February 1, 2, 3*, 8, 9, 10*

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

Directed by
Michael Abendshein

When the creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop assemble for a backer's audition for a new musical on a suburban estate, things turn deadly with plenty of confusing murders and knotty plots to unravel in John Bishop's comedic thriller. This ingenious and wildly comic romp spoofs the great murder mystery movies of the 1940s, leaving audience to wonder, whodunit?

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Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
* Sunday Matinees at 2 pm

Cast of Characters

Helsa Wenzel

Margo Weill

Elsa Von Grossenkneuten

Karen Winokur

Michael Kelly

Bobby DeAngelo

Patrick O'Reilly

Erin Kelman

Ken De La Maize

Mickey Macintyre

Nikki Crandall

Jessie Duggan

Eddie McCuen

Daniel Dausman

Marjorie Baverstock

Amanda Wesley

Roger Hopewell

Ian Swank

Bernice Roth

Laura Searles

Production Staff


Michael Abendshein


Daniel Bentz


Jeff McDermott

Assistant Director

Crystal Geronimo

Set Designer

Diana Rodriguez-Tylka

Master Carpenter

Steve Leshin

Costume Designer

Stephanie Yee

Light Designer

Jim Robertson

Sound Designer

Matthew Ratz

Fight Choreography

Brian Dettling

Maryland State Arts Council

Supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council ( and the Nora Roberts Foundation (

Nora Roberts Foundation
RLT logo and show logos since the 2017-18 season courtesy of
Stacy Kleber Design