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Murder For Two

Mar 25 – Jun 11, 2017

Book by Joe Kinosian & Kellen Blair
Lyrics by Kellen Blair
Music by Joe Kinosian

A Co-Production presented at ACT—A Contemporary Theatre

GET READY FOR A MUSICAL COMEDY TO DIE FOR! Everyone is a suspect in Murder for Two—a drop-dead funny murder mystery musical with a twist: one actor investigates the crime; the other plays all the suspects—and they both play the piano! A zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, this ninety-minute whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs. Called “Ingenious” by The New York Times, Murder for Two is the perfect blend of murder, music and mayhem!

Some shows deal with mature themes and may not be appropriate for all children. For information about whether a particular show is suitable for your child, we strongly encourage you to read the Content Advisories for each production. Children under 4, including babes in arms, will not be admitted. 

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Day-of-Show & See-It-Again Tickets

For many shows we offer several kinds of Day-of-Show tickets for purchase at the Box Office.

  • $20 Day-of-Show tickets for students and patrons under 25 years old. You must show a valid ID that verifies your student status or age when you purchase these tickets. 1 ticket per ID.
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  • $25 See-It-Again tickets for patrons who have already seen the current production. To purchase a See-It-Again ticket for a best-available seat, bring your paid ticket stub to the Box Office on the day of the performance you want to see.

All Day-of-Show and See-It-Again tickets are subject to availability, section limitations and ticket limits.

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Murder For Two

ACT Theatre

A Co-Production

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Plan Your Visit

Find out more about your visit to ACT Theatre on their FAQ page and Accessibility page. ACT is located two blocks north of The 5th Avenue Theatre. Find directions here. Have a question? Contact ACT at or 206.292.7676, and they'll be happy to assist you.

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Arrival Time

Productions begin promptly, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early. 

Late Seating

Patrons arriving late will be seated at the first suitable pause in the performance in the least disruptive location. Following intermission, an usher will help you find your seat.


As a courtesy to our audience and actors on stage, ACT does not allow babes in arms or anyone younger than age five at any time. Everyone entering the theater must have a ticket.

Some shows deal with mature themes and may not be appropriate for all children. For information on whether a particular show is suitable for your child, please see the Parental Guidelines included for each show. 

Food & Drinks

Refreshments are available for purchase in lobby before the performance and during intermission. We allow drinks in our theatres, provided they are in a plastic cup with no ice. No glass allowed. And, please, no food.

Ticket Refunds & Exchanges

You may exchange your tickets if you do so 24 hours or more prior to your scheduled performance date. Subscribers may exchange tickets with no exchange fee. Single-ticket buyers are charged an exchange fee. Please note: Tickets are non-refundable.

You may also donate your tickets back to the non-profit 5th Avenue Theatre. The 5th cannot guarantee that ticket donations are tax deductable and does not produce tax receipts for these donations. Please call 206.625.1900 prior to your performance  to arrange a ticket donation.

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We strongly discourage patrons from purchasing tickets through outside vendors. Tickets bought from scalpers, brokers or by other third-party means may be counterfeit or inadmissible, and they are often grossly overpriced. These purchases do not benefit the performers, producers or The 5th Avenue Theatre. Purchasing directly from the 5th Avenue Theatre is your best bet for best seats and best available prices.

Cameras & Recorders

The use of cameras and video or audio recording equipment is strictly prohibited. 

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not allowed in any part of the theater nor within 25 feet of the theater entrance.

Firearms Policy

No firearms of any kind are allowed in any part of the theater.

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If you experience any discomfort during a performance, an usher or the House Manager will be glad to assist you.

Murder for Two

Recommended for audiences ages 10 and up.

Murder for Two is an uproarious comedy/murder mystery with two performers, one of whom portrays aspiring detective Marcus Moscowicz, while the other plays all ten suspects.


Adult Language:

The language is very mild. A couple of “hells” are heard.


Sexual References:

A married couple (Barb and Murray, both played by the same actor) fight: she yells at him, “At least I don’t have a small penis!” Barrette, the ballerina, confesses that she had an affair with the victim, infuriating his wife Dahlia (“I thought so, especially those nights when she joined us in bed! But this confirms it!”).


Alcohol/Drugs: None



A gunshot is heard at the opening, and the victim, novelist Arthur Whitney, is dead, shot in the forehead (the body cannot be seen, though the players refer to it). Officer Moscowicz tells a story about his former lover, Vanessa, who turned out to be a serial killer (she is caught carrying a briefcase of body parts); one character is poisoned onstage (these moments are played for laughs rather than horror). 

Murder for Two Cast (click for bios):


Detective Marcus Moscowicz


(Detective Marcus Moscowicz)

DiStefano is sincerely excited about making his ACT and 5th Ave acting debut in Murder for Two. Previous ACT credits include Music Director for A Christmas Carol and Grey Gardens (co-pro with The 5th Avenue). Other credits include the national tours of The Wizard of Oz and Annie The 30th Anniversary. He also works as a private vocal coach. Thanks to Rich for being a great scene partner-in-crime, to ACT, The 5th and my tribe: Cayman, Katherine and Albert. When Chris is not in America he’s in France, so bon spectacle!


The Suspects (Dahlia Whitney, Murray Flandon, Barb Flandon, Steph Whitney, Dr. Griff, Barrette Lewis, Timmy, Yonkers, Skid, Henry Vivaldi)


(The Suspects (Dahlia Whitney, Murray Flandon, Barb Flandon, Steph Whitney, Dr. Griff, Barrette Lewis, Timmy, Yonkers, Skid, Henry Vivaldi))

Gray has appeared at ACT in Assassins (Charles Guiteau), First Date, A Marvelous Party and Jumpers. His 24 productions with The 5th Avenue Theatre include The Music Man (Marcellus), Spamalot (Sir Bedevere) and A Room With A View (Reverend Beeber). Other favorites include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Baron Bomburst) at SCT, and The Producers (Max Bialystock) and Chicago (Amos Hart), both at Village Theatre. As a composer, Gray's musical scores include Cold Turkey, Love Is Love, Time Again in Oz, Lyle the Crocodile, The Flea and The Professor (Barrymore Award for Best Musical), Dick Whittington and His Cat (Gregory Award nomination for Best Musical) and The Long Game.


Understudy for Mr. Gray


(Understudy for Mr. Gray)

Andriessen is enjoying his first official performance in a season at ACT. He moved to Seattle to pursue a B.F.A. in Theater from Cornish College of the Arts. A writer and performer originally from California, Mr. Andriessen is most often seen under the stage name Major Scales, and is a touring show creator and performer with fellow Cornish graduate Jinkx Monsoon. His most recent local performances include Unwrapped! and The Vaudevillians at Seattle Repertory Theatre. He is currently preparing for a U.K. tour of The Vaudevillians as well as the release of his second album with Ms. Monsoon, “The Ginger Snapped.”


Understudy for Mr. DiStefano


(Understudy for Mr. DiStefano)

Lutyens returns to The 5th Avenue after touring twice with their successful Adventure Musical Theater educational program. Patrons of ACT Theatre may recognize him from Mary Stuart, the Endangered Species Project, the Great Soul of Russia, Showtunes Theatre Company and other ACTLab partnerships. He has also appeared locally with Intiman Theatre, Village Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Book-It Repertory and others—in roles ranging from British intellects to ill-fated Frenchmen to an East African elephant. Proud AEA member and WWU graduate.