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TWO to present musical mystery spoof for season opener

September 6, 2020 | 12:07 am

Updated September 5, 2020 | 9:55 pm

Theatre Workshop of Owensboro is presenting its 2020-2021 season opener, the murderously musical romp into Agatha Christie’s mysteries “Something’s Afoot” directed by Todd Reynolds.    

“Something’s Afoot” will be at TWO’s Empress Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11, 12, 18 and 19, and at 2 p.m. Sept. 13 and 20.

The story takes place in the 1930s as 10 strangers are stranded at the English country estate of Lord Dudley Rancour.

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The musical comedy first appeared on Broadway in 1976 and in London in 1977 where it was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

The cast for TWO’s production includes a mix of familiar and new names. TWO veterans include Thad Mayhugh, Debbie Reynolds, Jason Bostwick, and Hannah Adams. 

Mary Midkiff, Allen Mills, Rebecca Volk, Grant Dunivan, Jeremy Brailsford, and Jacob Hein are newer to the TWO stage. Shelby Wooldridge and Preston Middleton are understudies.

Reynolds has staged Something’s Afoot” in a way that will protect both the actors on stage and the audience members during COVID-19 pandemic.

In response to the pandemic, TWO has developed a set of protocols to protect audience members. The theatre’s policies and procedures were developed with the help of the Green River District Health Department and Owensboro Health. 

Precautions start with ticket sales. Tickets are available only by calling the TWO box office at 270-683-5333. Tickets for “Something’s Afoot” are $20 for adults, $15 for children, and half off for TWO members. Tickets will not be sold at the door. 

Groups will be seated together and then safe spacing will be established between groups. All patrons must wear a mask while at the theatre. 

TWO’s production of “Something’s Afoot” is sponsored by Limestone Bank and by Alexander, Thompson, and Arnold, CPAs. 

September 6, 2020 | 12:07 am

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