Murder for Two

Book and Lyrics by Kellen Blair
Book and Music by Joe Kinosian
Nov 17, 2016 to Dec 18, 2016

A fateful night. A surprise party. A great American novelist is killed…fatally. A small town policeman with dreams of making detective jumps at the chance to prove his sleuthing skills and find the killer before the real detective arrives! Murder for Two is a perfect blend of music, mayhem, and murder with a twist - one actor investigates the crime, the other plays (all) the suspects, and did we mention, they both play piano! A witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries.

Ingenious! A snazzy double-act that spins out a comic mystery animated by funny, deftly turned songs. - The New York Times

Performance Schedule: 

Murder for Two runs
Nov 17 through Dec 18
No show Thanksgiving, Nov 24
Thursdays 7:30
Fridays & Saturdays 8:00
Sundays 3:00


Marcus - Mark Schenfisch**
The Suspects - Teddy Warren*

*Member, Actors Equity Association **Equity Membership Candidate

Production Staff: 

Director - Lindy Heath Davis
Musical Director/Choreographer - Lindy Heath Davis
Set Design - Natalie R. Mabry
Lighting Design - Aaron Johansen
Costume Design - Johna Sewell
Sound Design - Dana Schultes
Production Stage Manager - Jessica Pettit
Assistant Stage Manager - Flower Avila

About the Author: 

Kellen Blair 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 A huge thank you to the most supportive family ever!

Joe Kinosian 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.