Running time: 90 minutes, no intermission
Performed at ACT Theatre 

GET READY FOR A MUSICAL COMEDY TO DIE FOR! Everyone is a suspect in Murder for Twoa 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!


Richard Gray

Chris DiStefano

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Jon Lutyens

Richard Gray*

Dahlia Whitney, Murray
Flandon, Barb Flandon,
Steph Whitney, Dr. Griff,
Barrette Lewis, Timmy,
Skid, Henry Vivaldi 

Chris DiStefano*

Marcus Moscowicz,
Chief (voice),
Vaness (voice)

Richard Andriessen

Understudy for Mr. Gray

Jon Lutyens*

Understudy for
Mr. Distefano


Creative Team

Dan Knechtges   Director and Choreographer
Kat Sherrell   Music Director
Carey Wong   Scenic Designer
Harmony Arnold   Costume Designer
Rick Paulsen   Lighting Designer
Christopher Walker   Sound Designer
  Brendan Patrick Hogan   Associate Sound Designer
Jeffrey K. Hanson*   Stage Manager
Erin B. Zatloka*   Assistant Stage Manager
Kathryn Steward   Assistant Director 
Michael Notestine   Assistant Costume Designer
Evan Anderson   Assistant Lighting Designer

*Members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

2017 marks the seventh year that The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT have partnered to produce a musical that is seen by their combined audiences and the Seattle community.

ACT and The 5th Avenue began these partnerships in order to stage musicals they might not otherwise produce on their own. With aligned missions dedicated to producing new works in each season and with shared resources, the theatres can explore a wide variety of new and lesser known musicals. The Falls Theatre and The Allen Theatre at ACT are ideal venues to stage the more intimate musicals selected for these partnerships. Learn more about The 5th Avenue Theatre here.

Murder for Two Dig Deep Panel Discussion: Apr 20 at 7:00pm

What does it take to be an understudy? Richard Andriessen & Jon Lutyens will discuss the process of being understudies for the co-production of Murder for Two.

Jon Lutyens Richard Andriessen
Jon Lutyens (Understudy for Mr. DiStefano) returns to The 5th Avenue after touring twice with their Adventure Musical Theater educational program. Patrons of ACT Theatre may recognize him from Mary Stuart, Endangered Species Project, The Great Soul of Russia, Showtunes Theatre Company, and other ACTLab partnerships. He has also appeared locally with Intiman, 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. Prouf AEA member and WWU graduate.                                                                           
Richard Andriessen (Understudy for Mr. Gray) 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 Jinx 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.