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Murdered to Death

Magenta Theater is thrilled to unveil its latest theatrical marvel, "Murdered to Death," penned by the renowned playwright Peter Gordon. Delve into a night of uproarious mystery and humor with us as we dissect this delightful new offering arriving September 27 - October 13, 2024.

About the Play

"Murdered to Death" is a rib-tickling spoof on classic murder mysteries, promising an evening packed with thrills and laughter. Set in a charming English manor in the 1930s, the play follows a host of quirky characters entangled in a whirlwind of misunderstandings and misadventures.

Setting the Scene

Nestled in the heart of Vancouver, WA, Magenta Theater is a beacon of artistic expression. With its intimate setting and passionate community support, the theater promises an immersive experience where every creak of the floorboards adds to the suspense.

Characters and Cast

Prepare to meet a colorful cast of characters, from the bumbling inspector to the enigmatic lady of the manor. The talented ensemble at Magenta Theater brings each role to life with infectious energy and impeccable comic timing.

Director's Vision

We caught up with the visionary behind "Murdered to Death," Director Olivia Johnson, who shared insights into bringing this uproarious tale to fruition. Balancing homage to classic mysteries with a fresh comedic twist, Johnson ensures every scene crackles with wit and charm.

Humor and Wit

What's a murder mystery without a healthy dose of laughter? "Murdered to Death" doesn't disappoint, weaving together puns, slapstick and clever wordplay to keep audiences in stitches from curtain rise to final bow.

Critical Acclaim

Critics and audiences alike have been effusive in their praise for "Murdered to Death." Hailed as a rollicking good time and a testament to Magenta Theater's commitment to quality entertainment, this play is a must-see this fall.

Promotional Activities

Stay tuned to Magenta Theater's social media channels for behind-the-scenes sneak peeks and exclusive interviews with the cast and crew. Join the conversation as we build anticipation for this theatrical gem!

Future Plans

Excited for what lies ahead? Magenta Theater has a lineup of captivating productions in store, each guaranteed to captivate and inspire. From timeless classics to bold new works, there's something for everyone on our horizon.


As curtains rise on "Murdered to Death," September 27 - October 13, 2024, we invite you to join us for an evening of mystery, mirth and memorable performances. Whether you're a seasoned theater enthusiast or a first-time attendee, you're in for a treat at Magenta Theater! Tickets will go on sale the first week of August.

The Cast

Mildred: Alice Tanzillo

Dorothy: Holly Cooper

Bunting: Michael Harwood

Colonel Charles Craddock: Keith Fort

Margaret Craddock: Shelley Tate

Pierre Marceau: Kyle Johnson

Elizabeth Hartley-Trumpington: Amiellia Kolosvary

Joan Maple: Elizabeth Sheiman

Inspector Pratt: Alex Low

Constable Thomkins: Adrian Catibog

Understudy for Elizabeth: Jessica Moran

Understudy for Pratt: Michael Reid

Understudy for Thomkins: Jared Wise

Director - Olivia Johnson

PM - Jennifer (Jen) Wicks

AD - Mike Jones

SM - Jeff Reinhardt

Set Design - Kristen Svenson Bennett

Set Dressing - Allen Phillips

Set construction - Mark Wood

Hair/Makeup - Debbie Allen

Costumes - Claire Smith, Bethany Amsler

Props - Hannah Duncan

Lighting designer - Luke Dowell

Sound designer - Autumn Bochart


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