The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940



The Kearney High School Theatre presents "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, a murder mystery of comic proportions!

 The action begins at midnight on a cold and blustery winter night in December 1940.  The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop gather for a backer’s audition of their new show at the Westchester estate of a wealthy “angel.” The house is replete with sliding panels, secret passageways, and a German maid—all of which figure diabolically in the comic mayhem which follows when the infamous “Slasher” makes his reappearance and strikes again, and again, and well, you get the picture. As the composer, lyricist, actors, and director prepare their performance, and a blizzard cuts off any possible retreat, bodies start to drop in plain sight, knives spring out of nowhere, masked figures drag their victims behind swiveling bookcases, and accusing fingers point in all directions.

Since this is a murder mystery, parents should be advised that small children may be frightened by violence portrayed in this show.


Dates and times of performance 

  • Thursday, September 28, 7:00 pm
  • Friday, September 29, 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 30, 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, October 1, 2:00 pm.


Tickets are general seating and may be purchased at the door:

  • adults $10
  • students K-12 $5
  • children 4 years old and younger are free.




  • Alicia King                  as Helsa Wenzel
  • Denelle Nebesniak     as Elsa Von Grossenknueten
  • Deonta Cargile          as Michael Kelly
  • Jackson Waller         as Patrick O'Reilly
  • Fredrick Harbols        as Ken De La Maize
  • Kaylee Anderson      as Nikki Crandall
  • Zane Holoubeck        as Eddie McCuen
  • Tori Carlson               as Marjorie Baverstock
  • Isaac Wheeler           as Roger Hopewell
  • Willa LaClair              as Bernice Roth
  • Maxwell Mizner         as Man in Black/Radio Announcer



Crew:  (* = Crew Chief)

Stage Managment

  • Katelynn O'Neill *
  • Alana Feldman
  • Isabel Kruz



  • Quinn Paul *
  • Livy Bailey
  • McKenna Bomberger
  • Eleanor Smith
  • Anais Dettman




  • Cali Meyer *
  • Adrik Marshall
  • Addy Tourney
  • Gage Holoubeck



  • Quinn Peralto-Trejo *
  • Pluto Peralto-Trejo
  • Kylie Clarke
  • Bella Molina



  • Alessandra Trejo *
  • Essam Arram
  • Ace Shannon
  • Connor Cofer-Ziemski




  • Connor Runge *
  • Hayden Markussen
  • Cody Harper
  • Carter Akers



  • Abigail Rich *
  • Ava Lane
  • Elliot Hanson
  • Harper Lewandowski
  • Anna Ramirez-Foust



  • Lucky Potter *
  • Nila Molina
  • Kenney Ritz
  • Kili Diestler
  • Bret Schweitzer
  • Ryanne Schneider
  • Zoey Sandmeier
  • Ingrid Bovey



  • Annabelle Volmer *
  • Fester Lindstrom
  • Nayelli Bojorquez
  • Bethany Gawrych