Theatre Mirror Reviews - "The Mystery of Raven Hall"

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"The Mystery of Raven Hall"

Reviewed by Tony Annicone

"THE MYSTERY OF RAVEN HALL"

Reviewed by Tony Annicone Mist'ry Entertainment, in conjunction with Whodunnit first presentation is "The New Mystery Cabaret: The Mystery of Raven Hall". The show is a full- length murder mystery, combined with cabaret music, plus a swing/oldies dance after the show. In the mystery cabaret, all things are possible, as The Listener helps to solve mysteries for those who consult him. In this show, his visitor is a senator who was executed in 1952 for the murder of his wife. The senator has no memory of the events on the day she was killed. He has to know-did he do it, or did someone else frame him for the murder? What was the web of intrigue that led to her death, and will the answer change history? All these questions are answered as the author, Ann Waterman entertains you at her keyboard with cabaret music during the show. She weaves a tale of musical mayhem with a strong cast to act and sing for you as you solve the crime.

Ann plays Misty, the chanteuse and keyboard player who helps The Listener played by Niles Welch solve this crime from 1952. The show opens with a rousing chorus of "Cabaret" sung by the whole cast. The 7 seven member cast do well with their musical numbers as well as their acting talents, too. Senator Elton Ethridge from Alabama is played by John Los with Melody Los playing Lenore, his wife. Allison Messina plays their daughter, Jeanette while Jimmy Pollitt plays Clay, the Senator's event organizer and Brian Lamothe with a pillow stuffed in his shirt plays Hank, the campaign manager. They all have wonderful Southern accents and they charm the audience with their clever tales while wandering around the audience. It is a fun evening of murder mixed with music. By solving the crime will history be changed or will things remain the same? To find out you have to see this show. So for an entertaining tale of mystery, be sure to catch this clever show before it disappears.

"The Mystery of Raven Hall" ( 26 March - 3 April)
MIST'RY ENTERTAINMENT in conjunction with WHODUNNIT
American Legion Hall, 350 Fall River Avenue, SEEKONK, MA
The Hyatt Regency Newport, Goat Island, NEWPORT R I
1 (401)580-1668


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