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Weekends Through April 13th: “Something’s Afoot” on Stage

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March 15th-April 13th, “Something’s Afoot” will be on stage.

“Something’s Afoot” will open at Island ETC on Friday, March 15th with performances continuing through April 13th.  Every performance of this hysterical musical with book, music, and lyrics by James McDonald, David Vos, and Robert Gerlach and additional music by Ed Linderman is bound to please audience members of all ages.  (Disclaimer – “Something’s Afoot” contains no language, nudity, or intense sexual situations.)

“Something’s Afoot” is a fun-filled musical spoof of British murder mystery novels, particularly “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie.  It’s a classic tale; set on an English country estate in the mid-1930’s. Ten seemingly unrelated strangers gather in this isolated and what becomes an unreachable mansion.  Before long they are killed one by one in mysterious and hilarious ways, and it is up to those left to find the culprit!

Traditional mystery murder characters comprise these musically talented sleuths.  There are the household servants: Flint (Philip Graschel) the handyman who can’t keep his hands to himself; the greedy housemaid Lettie (Abby Gough); and Clive (Michael Wonio) the butler and therefore the usual suspect.  The guests include the host’s nephew, the gold-digging Nigel (Matt Poole); the mysterious femme fatale, Lady Grace Manly-Prowe (Kerri Foley); the military man Colonel Gillweather (Bobby Hewitt); and the feminist and sage Doctor Grayburn (Terri Burchfield).  And of course, there is a budding romance between the sweet and innocent Hope (Hayley Dougherty) and the uninvited stranger Geoffrey (Ali Masswi). Offering her ‘considerable’ powers of deduction is Miss Tweed (Stephanie Rascoe Myers), an artist and Agatha Christie aficionado.

“This show is total fun,” says director Kim Mytelka, “it’s silly and clever, musically delightful, with character types you know and love!”  As well as an extremely talented cast, “Something’s Afoot” is brought to life by Kim’s dream team: Jennifer Daugherty (Choreographer), Trish Fowzer (Music Director), Allison O’Rourke (Stage Manager), Thomas D. Boone (Set Design), Nancy Dougherty (Costume Design), Lisa Miller (Light Design), and Kevin Daugherty (Construction).

Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening at 8pm. Sunday matinees are March 24th and April 13th at 2:30pm. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for students and senior citizens (55+). Tickets are available at islandetc.org.

Island ETC (East-End Theatre Company) is Galveston’s only professional production company that produces year-round. ETC is located at 2317 Mechanic St. in Downtown Galveston.

For further info, visit islandetc.org or call the theatre box office at (409)762-3556.

Upcoming performances are:

  • May 10th-26th: “The Lone Star Love Potion”
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