At Woodson: 'Musical Comedy 'Murders of 1940'

At Woodson: 'Musical Comedy 'Murders of 1940'

W.T. Woodson's spring mainstage show is "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940" by John Bishop. It is a hilarious take-off of popular Hollywood thrillers of the day. The play takes place in a “lovely, old, kinda’ weird house … with secret passages, and blood-soaked carpets, and sorta’ isolated by a snowstorm.” A director, producer, composer, and lyricist are pitching their new production to an affluent middle-aged woman, Elsa von Grossenknueten, in a backer’s audition. The problem is, this same creative team put together “Manhattan Holiday,” a Broadway flop, mostly due to the presence of the Stage Door Slasher, who was killed three chorus girls and was never found. Now, with the beginning of a new show, the situation is ripe for the murderer to strike again. The dates are April 30, May 1, 6, 7, 8 at 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on May 1 and 8.

W.T. Woodson High School is located at 9525 Main Street in


For tickets, call 703-503-4759 or visit

Tickets are $6 online, $5 presale by phone or mail, $7 at the door and $5 seniors and students.