Gaslight Theater proudly presents its “2023 Season of Laughter” starting with Love is Murder in February, at Hallowell City Hall Auditorium at 1 Winthrop Street in Hallowell.
Valentina Velour, the Queen of Romance Fiction, opens her Honeymoon House to a television program and her closest (most envious) writer friends. Unfortunately, someone has left a dead man in the closet and a wacko called The Rose Killer is going around bumping off love scribblers! Confusion and madness abound as vitamin fanatics, cops, literary agents and writers collide to solve this whodunit romantic-comedy-murder-mystyery. Love Is Murder is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. http://www.concordtheatricals.com.
Friday and Saturday, February Feb 10th and 11th at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 12th at 2:00pm
Friday and Saturday, Februrary 17th and 18th, at 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 19th at 2:00 PM.
$15 for adults
$12 for students and Seniors
Tickets can purchased online, over the phone (207) 626-3698, or at the door with cash, check or credit card.
First, thank you to everyone who came out to audition for this show! The talent each one of you brought was spectacular and we at Gaslight welcome all of you to return and audition for all of our thrilling and exciting shows lined up for 2023.
We also hope to see you come out in support of your fellow actors in Love Is Murder! Show dates are the weekends of February 10, 11 & 12 and 17, 18 and 19 at Hallowell City Hall Auditorium.
LOVE IS MURDER CAST:
Valentina Hart – Kathleen Brainerd
Effie – Alicia Belmore
Tom Burns/Handsome Marine – Matthew Ferrin
Lydecker – Mike Clements
Leon Ketchem – Henry Quintal
Jane Err – Tamara Lilly
Calamity Lovett – Marcia Gallagher
Pearl Sweet – Wendi Richards
Dr. Wintergreen/Pirate/Simon Grundy – Randolph Jones
Ed Fish/Don Alfredo – Melvin Morrison
Update: A 2nd Audition for December 20th, Tuesday at 6p.m. has been added! See you then!
Auditions for Gaslight Theater’s Valentine’s Day Week show, Love is Murder, by Tim Kelly, will be held December 20th, Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Hallowell City Hall. Please bring proof of Covid-19 vaccination to auditions. Auditions are cold readings.
Love Is Murder, by Tim Kelly, Valentina Velour, the Queen of Romance Fiction, opens Honeymoon House to Love Is Murder is a comedic spoof of the romance novel industry written by Tim Kelly which begins when Valentina Velour, the Queen of Romance Fiction, opens her luxurious “Honeymoon House” to a television program. Unfortunately, someone has left a dead man in the closet and a wacko called The Rose Killer is bumping off the love scribblers. Confusion and madness abound as vitamin fanatics, cops, literary agents and writers collide. The whole madcap mess concludes with the exposure of Valentina’s arch-enemy and an affirmation of her philosophy — “Romance will be here when men and women no longer walk the earth!”
Show dates are the weekends of February 10, 11 & 12 and 17, 18 and 19 at Hallowell City Hall Auditorium.
5 Women, 5 Men. All roles are open to all ages 18 years of age and up.
Valentina Hart – The selfmade Queen of Romantic Fiction, dripping with regality, snobbery, and gaudy fashion
Effie – House maid, hopeless romantic, number one fan of Valentina
Tom Burns/Handsome Marine – Butler, fairly good looking, very new and green
Lydecker – Valentina’s agent, loud and aggressive
Leon Ketchem – TV producer, unbothered, unfazed, disinterested
Jane Err – romance novelist, dark, brooding, like she walked straight out of a Victorian gothic novel (But it’s all a facade, she craves the limelight)
Calamity Lovett – romance novelist, dressed like she’s from a glamorous western. Self assured, rough around the edges, with a twang (Again a facade, for publicity)
Pearl Sweet – dressed in dazzling slinky attire. Vogue, posh, strikes a pose, seducing mirrors
Dr. Wintergreen/Pirate/Simon Grundy – Charming, well dressed and health conscious, all of these to a fault
Ed Fish/Don Alfredo – a bumbling policeman/detective