Usually, there's nothing funny about murder, but when the crime becomes a musical, there's room to bend the rules. In The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, a Nazi spy and a German cabaret entertainer--along with the rest of the guests in a New York mansion--try to expose the mysterious murderer without becoming the next victim as guests drop dead one by one. The musical has all the ingredients for a classically hilarious murder mystery: a bad storm, swiveling bookcases, hidden passageways...and missing meat cleavers! Directed by Andy Baldwin, co-founder and executive artistic director of Forum Theatre Company, this performance is guaranteed to change the way people laugh about death. The show kicks off at 8 p.m. Friday, running every weekend through February 14 at Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St. For more information, call 817-275-7661 or visit theatrearlington.org.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m.; Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: Jan. 15. Continues through Feb. 14, 2010