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A Killer Party is presented in cooperation with Music Theater International (MTI)

Music: Jason Howland

Lyrics: Nathan Tysen

Libretto: Kait Kerrigan & Rachel Axler

Orchestrations and Arrangements: Jason Howland

Additional Orchestrations: Kim Scharnberg

Additional Arrangements: Billy Jay Stein


September 1 - 30, 2021


Streaming Event



When Varthur McArthur, the artistic director of a failing theater in Duluth, invites his troupe of disgruntled actors and collaborators to the first read of an "immersive murder mystery dinner party," no one knew that he would be the victim. Or did they? Enter the eager, determined, and untested Detective Case. After sequestering the guests into separate rooms (because, you know, social-distancing), she gets down to finding out whodunnit, uncovering secret affairs, life-long grudges, backstage drama, and a lot of musical theater song and dance. Sifting through lies and red herrings and a truly baffling murder mystery script left by the deceased, Case vows to find the truth and secure her future as a great detective.

Production Crew

Producer: Deborah Aue

Director: Denny Connors

Assistant Director: Ashley Blevins

Vocal Director: Melanie Aue

Choreographer: Spencer Genrich


Nick Brown - Varthur McArthur

Chelsea Seeley - Justine Case

Ashley Blevins - Clarke Staples

Sam Ramirez - Shea Crescendo

Lara Keathley - Vivika Orsonwelles

Rob Douglas - George Murderer

Amy Parenteau - Lily Wright

Bryan Aue - Cameron MitchellJohn

Melanie Aue - Joan McArthur

Nick Whittaker - Jeremy Jordan

Annie Mann - Detective Case

Amanda Aue - Ensemble

Erik Clark - Ensemble

Dylan Hart - Carl / Ensemble

N'Jeri Nicholson - Shea's Best Friend / Ensemble

Josie Stec - Ensemble

Mo Thomas - Ensemble

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