default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
Not you?||
Logout|My Dashboard

Murder Murder: the Villains of Broadway

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013 2:17 pm

RUPERT –  Every great Broadway story has an equally nasty villain.

Without those baddies there’s no plot.

Imagine The Wizard of Oz with just the Good Witch;  or the Thenardiers of Les Misérables without our hero Jean Valjean. And you certainly can’t have Jekyll  without Hyde.

To highlight those scoundrels, the very people who brought you Seasons of Love return this month with the polar opposite Murder, Murder: the Villains of Broadway.

 “We were riding on the coat tails of Seasons of Love that was hugely successful. We thought we’d strike while the iron’s hot and remind people of that great show and of the caliber of the talent there. It’s a bigger and better show with a bigger and better set,” organizer Lori Wilson said.

At 7 p.m., starting Thursday, Oct. 24 and continuing at the same time through Saturday, Wilson and fellow organizers plan to present the villainous production. The event costs $10 with proceeds going toward the ongoing renovations of the Wilson Theatre and to provide scholarships for the annual Rise up and Sing Summer Music Camp. Organizers hope to raise around $5000. Last spring, the production Seasons of Love  netted organizers $4,000 which provided 40 scholarships to aspiring entertainers.

Normally officials present just one production but opted to host a second one, Wilson said.

“This was one show I had been kicking around.  Spring isn’t a very good time to do a villain show,” she said.

Murder Murder opens with a huge production number from the popular Phantom of the Opera.

“Then we’ll be featuring some things that are lesser known shows that will leave you wondering why you never hear them,” she said, adding that one of those is “Poor Unfortunate Souls” sung by Ursula the evil queen of the underworld in The Little Mermaid.

Made up of a cast of 17 people, the performers include Wilson, Rob Newman, Andy Smithson, Sarah and Garrett Condie, Casey and Kyrstin Tindall, Makyla Barras, Megi Jones, Zach Mencl, Melanie McBride, Julie Plocher, Burton Anderson, Trina Smith, Leslie Crafton, Clay Handy, Penne Main and Amber Tribe.

“It’s going to be such a fun show. The process has been a blast. These are fantastically talented performers who need very little direction. They’re very self-motivated. We just turn each person loose with their music. We put it together with one rehearsal a week. That’s unheard of; usually it’s four or five rehearsals a week,” she said.

Other numbers include a production of the song “I Put a Spell on You” from the movie Hocus Pocus. They’ll also present the number “Master of the House” from Les Miserables sung by the Thenardiers. Also featured is the song “Dentist!” from Little Shop of Horrors.

“It made Steve Martin famous. It’s hysterical. It’s a fun song to open the second act,” Wilson said.

Wilson plans to showcase the song “Have a Little Priest” from the play Sweeny Todd.

“You can’t have a Halloween show without Sweeny Todd in it. It’s a black comedy; I suppose you’d call it. It’s a little tongue in cheek,” she said.

Also included is a song from Annie where Miss Hannigan’s evil brother, Rooster, sings “Easy Street.”

“It’s a great song and dance number. It’s really fun and energetic. It lightens the mood after you’ve swallowed “Have a Little Priest.” You’re ready for a little lighter fare,” Wilson said.

One of the more interesting numbers comes from the play Wicked featuring the song “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished.” This play provides the back-story for the play The Wizard of Oz.  

“You can’t do a villain show without having some great witch songs,” Wilson said.

Wicked provides a different perspective on Glenda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West.

“Glenda is not all good, and the Wicked Witch of the West is not all bad. It tells why they do the things they do,” Wilson said.

The show closes with two numbers from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with the song “Murder Murder “ being performed.

“It’s the perfect ending for this show. It’s telling the story of when Hyde really overtakes Jekyll’s personality. Hyde finally embraces the freedom and the kind of evil joy he’s experiencing. He’s becoming this evil driven person rather than the buttoned up and careful character of Dr. Jekyll. It’s a super catchy song. You’ll be horrified at yourself singing ‘Murder, Murder,’ afterward,” she said.

The event provides a great way to entertain Mini-Cassians while also providing scholarships to budding performers.

“Rather than asking people to give donations, we instead give them a quality professional show where they don’t mind dropping $10 or $20 for the next generation of performers,” Wilson said.  

The show is not to be missed, Wilson said.

“You could go to Boise or Salt Lake, but you could go see a great talent at the Rupert theatre and see a show that’s every bit as good,” she said.

Tickets may be purchased at the Wilson, the Rupert Book Store or Welch’s Music. For more information call 431-2313.

  • Discuss

Welcome to the discussion.

Classified Ads Feb. 9

Welder/Fabricator: MIG Experienced, attention to detail. Agvantage call 670-1041. (29)

Murphy Estate Sale February 11th – 12th - 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. February 13th – 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 1703 Grandview Lane - Burley, Idaho Antique’s – Pedestal Oak Table – 6 Oak Chairs – Oak Dresser With Mirror –Painted Wardrobe – Oak Rocker - Singer Sewing Machine – 2 Oak Dresser’s – Record Player - Primitives – Desk - Movie Projector – Fishing Equipment - Pedestal Sink – Old Hickory Sofa from Hunting Lodge – Mid Century Chairs (very cool) – Pictures - Antique Tools - Antique Glass – Lapidary Equipment – 16” Rock Saw – Petrified Wood - Dinosaur Bone – Carey Agate & More Rock – Wood Burning Fireplace – Bunk Beds – Washer/Dryer – Knick Knacks – King Size Bed – Ladders – Tools – Cabinets – Cast Iron Sink on Legs – Kitchen Items – Exercise Bike – Books – Lamps – End Tables - Microwave – Records – Wash Tub - Wheel Barrel - Garage Items – Still Unpacking – Come See!! Saturday will be HALF PRICE Managed by Blue Cow – 312-4900 (29)

2001 Pontiac Grand Prix, 100,350 miles, new front tires, silver exterior paint, $1,950. call 208-577-1799 (tfn)

American Steam: 30% OFF! on a carpet and upholstery cleaning. 20 years experience. Stretching and full service. Auto interiors, too. Call “Bob” at: (208) 219-1652

Thank you for saying you saw it in the Weekly Mailer.

Brand New Now Leasing! 300 West 3rd street, Burley. (208) 878-9255 FILLING QUICKLY - 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes, overlooking the scenic Snake River. Convenient location. Homes feature: Individual yards, spacious floor plans, central air, washer/dryer hook-ups, Income restrictions apply.

For sale: Matching whirlpool washer and dryer in working condition asking $225. Call 431-5846. (29)

Partridge Park has 2 bedroom newly remodeled units for immediate move in.   All appliances, washer/dryer hook-up, central air conditioning, hardwood flooring thru out. This property is centrally located in the heart of Burley, close to skiing, hiking, camping, boating and shopping.  Income Restrictions apply.  Call Amanda today and ask about a tour.  208-878-7070.

Rabbits: Top meat producing stock. Many years of experience. Shipping 150 monthly. Whites, blacks and blues, and broken colors. Heyburn 608-2611. (29f)

Harris Plumbing, NG, Do you have clogs, leaks or need repairs, softeners or a water heater? For fast, fair, friendly service Call Nathan Harris, Harris Plumbing, NG, Free Estimates! (208) 431-8633 (License #PLB-C-13347)

For Rent in Rupert - two bedroom apartment. Gas heat, just painted, no pets, no smoking, $325 rent / $325 deposit, Call 670-2311 (tfn)

3 bedroom one bath house in the country Available March 1st. 801-707-4927 (29)

Want to buy: Paying cash for junk cars, trucks, tractors, scrap metal etc., Call 431-1216 – seven days a week, if no answer leave message (in Rupert – since 2004) Free pick up (31)

FREE AD: Call today to see if your ad qualifies. 678-6643

Single, lonely man would like to meet single gal in 40s or 50s, from Burley or Jerome area, blonde, able to drive. Please contact me at 404 East Ave. E, Jerome. Please send photo (29)

Classified ads just $15 for up to 30 words. Private party ads FREE for items sold for less than $50. 678-6643.

Aspenwood Counseling is currently accepting new clients for children, teen and adult individual and family counseling. We accept Medicaid, Private Pay and some insurance, sliding fee available. Call 208-312-9178 for the office in Burley, Idaho. Janet at 208-312-2510 and Jeanette at 208-260-1212. We can help with life’s struggles – big or small! (23)

For Rent in Burley, 3 bedroom 2 bath house, washer/dryer hookup’s, fireplace & more. No smoking, no pets, $750 per month rent, $750 deposit. Call 670-2311 (tfn)

ARIZONA SUNSHINE: 2 acres only $3995, $95 down. Easy terms, warm winters. 928-753-7125. www.landarizona.com (29)

Reader Advisory: The National Trade Association we belong to has purchased the above classifieds. Determining the value of their service or product is advised by this publication. In order to avoid misunderstandings, some advertisers do not offer employment but rather supply the readers with manuals, directories and other materials designed to help their clients establish mail order selling and other businesses at home. Under NO circumstance should you send any money in advance or give the client your checking, license ID, or credit card numbers. Also beware of ads that claim to guarantee loans regardless of credit and note that if a credit repair company does business only over the phone it is illegal to request any money before delivering its service. All funds are based in US dollars. Toll free numbers may or may not reach Canada.

Leaders - Get Paid Daily   New Instant Direct Pay System   Earn $500 - $3750/ Sale + Residual   844.693.7422 or EpicWealthNetwork.com 

Lower Your TV, Internet & Phone Bill!!!   Get Fast Internet from $15/mo - qualifying service.   Limited Time Offer.   Plus, get a FREE $300 Gift Card.   Call 855-407-0796 Today!

A-1 DONATE YOUR CAR FOR BREAST CANCER!  Help United Breast Foundation education, prevention, & support programs.  FAST FREE PICKUP - 24 HR RESPONSE - TAX DEDUCTION  855-403-0213

AVIATION Grads work with JetBlue, Boeing, Delta and others- start here with hands on training for FAA certification. Financial aid if qualified. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-453-6204

Make a Connection. Real People, Flirty Chat. Meet singles right now!   Call LiveLinks. Try it FREE. Call NOW: 1-888-909-9905 18+. 

Classified ads 678-6643

CASH PAID- up to $25/Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. 1-DAYPAYMENT.1-800-371-1136

Wants to purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201

ADVERTISE to 10 Million Homes across the USA! Place your ad in over 140 community newspapers, with circulation totaling over 10 million homes. Contact Jay at the Weekly Mailer at 678-6643 or jay@theweeklymailer.com

Got an older car, boat or RV? Do the humane thing: Donate it to the Humane Society. Call 1-800-419-6574 (tfn)

DONATE your car, truck or boat to HERITAGE FOR THE BLIND. Free 3-day vacation, tax deductible, free towing, all paperwork taken care of. Call 1-800-895-8117(tfn)

Meet singles right now! No paid operators, just real people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages & connect live. Try it free. Call now: 800-417-7304 (tfn)

Find the love you deserve! Discover the path to happiness. New members receive a FREE 3-minute love reading! Entertainment purposes only. 18 & over. 800-758-2304 (tfn)

Dish Network? Get MORE for LESS! Starting $19.99/ month (for 12 months), PLUS Bundle & SAVE (Fast Internet for $15 more/ month). CALL Now, 1-800-593-1764 (tfn)

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. Unable to work? Denied benefits? We Can Help! WIN or Pay Nothing! Contact Bill Gordon & Associates at 1-800-317-4986 to start your application today! (tfn)

Life Alert. 24/7. One press of a button sends help FAST! Medical, Fire, Burglar. Even if you can’t reach a phone! FREE Brochure. CALL 800-975-8941 (tfn)

Stop OVERPAYING for your prescriptions! Save up to 93%! Call our licensed Canadian & International pharmacy service to compare prices & get $15 off your first prescription & FREE Shipping. 1-800-815-6059 (tfn)

GOT KNEE PAIN? Back Pain? Shoulder Pain? Get a pain-relieving brace for little or NO cost to you. Medicare patients call Health Hotline now! 1-800-903-1039 (tfn)

CPAP/BIPAP supplies at little or no cost from Allied Medical Supply Network! Fresh supplies delivered right to your door. Insurance may cover all costs. 800-657-7809 (tfn)

Sell your structured settlement or annuity payments for CASH NOW. You don’t have to wait for your future payments any longer! Call 1-800-218-0290 (tfn)

DIRECTV Starting at $19.99/mo. FREE Installation. FREE 3 months of HBO, SHOWTIME, CINEMAX, & Starz. FREE HD/DVR Upgrade! 2015 NFL Sunday Ticket Included (Select Packages) New Customers Only. CALL 1-800-370-1356 (tfn)

DirecTV starting at only $19.99 per month - Free premium channels HBO, Starz, Cinemax & Showtime for 3 months & free receiver upgrade! NFL 2015 Season included (select packages). Call now! 1-800-453-9131 (tfn)

SAFE STEP WALK-IN TUB alert for seniors: Bathroom falls can be fatal! Safe Step Walk-In Tub, approved by Arthritis Foundation, therapeutic jets, less than 4” step-in, wide door, anti-slip floors, American-made, installation included. Call 800-379-6390 for $750 off! (tfn)

A PLACE FOR MOM. The nation’s largest senior living referral service. Contact our trusted, local experts today! Our service is FREE / no obligation. CALL 1-800-410-3371. (tfn)

Computer problems? Viruses, lost data, hardware or software issues? Contact Geeks On Site! 24/7 service. Friendly repair experts. Macs & PCs. Call for FREE diagnosis! 1-800-971-0605 (tfn)

ENJOY 100% guaranteed, delivered-to-the-door Omaha Steaks! SAVE 76% PLUS 4 FREE Burgers – The Happy Family Celebration - ONLY $49.99. ORDER Today 1-800-677-6954 mention offer 47222VPN or www.OmahaSteaks.com/mbfave30 (tfn)

If you or a loved one took the blood thinner Xarelto and had complications due to internal bleeding after January 2012 you MAY be due financial compensation. Call Injuryfone 1-800-410-4564 (tfn)

¿Hablas Español? HOT Latino Chat. Call FREE! 800-517-9295 (tfn)

CANADA DRUG CENTER es tu mejor opcion para ordenar medicamentos seguros y economicos. Nuestros servicios de farmacia con licencia Canadiense e Internacional te proveeran con ahorros de hasta el 75 en todas las medicinas que necesites. Llama ahora al 1-800-950-0973 y obten $10 de descuento con tu primer orden ademas de envio gratuito. (tfn)