Staged Murders

Few activities satisfy the soul like imitating an old-school film noir private detective: "Hey, see! Get Carmilla on the line, see? We've gotta get to the station, see?" Ah, those were the good old days, when men ran around in trench coats and women wore nothing but red lipstick and feathered hats. If you're into that kind of thing, Plano's got you covered with the Rover Dramawerks stage production of The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940. Complete with a big mansion and wacky cast—they're all snowed in by a blizzard, of course—the show is a wacky send-up of everything you love to love about the mystery flicks of yore. The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 runs Thursday through September 15 at the Cox Building Playhouse, 1517 Ave. H in Plano. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Tickets are $13 to $16. Visit
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: Aug. 23. Continues through Sept. 15