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The Group Rep presents  “Dial “M” for Murder” through August 13 at Lonny Chapman Theatre in the NoHo Arts District


Written by Frederick Knott

Directed by Bruce Kimmel

Being an Anglophile, “DIAL “M” FOR MURDER” is right up my alley.  This is a story set in the Maida Vale neighborhood of London about Tony Wendice, a famous tennis star, who marries Margot, a very wealthy woman.  What happens next?  Well, he plans her murder.  Why?  To get her fortune, of course.  Now she isn’t a saint either.  She is having an affair with an American, and has plans of her own.

LtoR DougHaverty CarrieSchroeder photoByDougEngalla

Tony is planning a murder.  He has designed every detail – blackmailing an old school friend from Cambridge and orchestrating the perfect alibi.  It’s amazing how someone can be so devious.  But plans don’t always work out the way we plan them, do they?

Great performances from Carrie Schroeder as Margot Wendice, Adam Jonas Segaller as her scheming husband, Tony Wendice, and Justin Waggle as the American Max Halliday. Michael Robb as Captain Lesgate who, unfortunately is the person Tony is blackmailing, and Inspector Hubbard played by Doug Haverty who is in charge of finding out exactly what happened, and who dunnit. He reminds me quite a bit of Columbo.  You just know the Inspector knows more than he is letting on.  Hisato Masuyama-Ball is Officer Thompson who assists the Inspector with his investigation, and has one of the biggest laughs of the evening.

Frederick Knott has written a fabulous script filled with British humor and loaded with twists and turns. Bruce Kimmel’s direction gives us everything we could ask for in this mystery thriller.

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“DIAL “M” FOR MURDER” is a welcome addition to the NoHo Arts District theatre scene, and another great play from the Group Rep.  It is a brilliant way to spend a Friday or Saturday evening, or a Sunday afternoon.   Get ready to thoroughly enjoy yourselves.   I know I did. 



Cast:  Hisato Masuyama-Ball, Doug Haverty, Michael Robb, Carrie Schroeder, Adam Jonas Segaller and Justin Waggle.

Director:  Bruce Kimmel

Producer for the Group Rep:  Mannette Antill

Assistant Producer:  LizAnne Keigley

Assistant Director:  Cheryl Crosland

Production Stage Manager:  Rishi Das

Assistant Stage Manager:  Tianka McAdory

Incidental Music:  Grant Geissman

Scenic & Light Design:  J. Kent Inasy

Costume Design:  Angela M. Eads

Sound Design:  Steve Shaw

Public Relations:  Nora Feldman

Graphic Design:  Doug Haverty + Art & Soul Design

Marketing:  Cynthia Howe

Photographer/Videographer:  Doug Engalla

Program:  Drina Durazo

Lonny Chapman Theatre

10900 Burbank Blvd

North Hollywood, CA 91601

Reservations/Information:  818-763-5990

Tickets:    www.thegrouprep.com   or   info@thegrouprep.com

Plays:  June 30 – August 13, 2017

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm;  Sundays at 2:00 pm

Talk-Back Sundays after the show July 23 and July 30

Tickets:  $25;      Seniors/Students with ID:  $20;      Groups 10+:  $15;

Appropriate for ages 13+

The 90 seat Lonny Chapman Theatre has AC/Heat and is wheelchair accessible.

Please allow at least 20 minutes to park.  Free street parking is available on Burbank Blvd and on neighborhood side streets.

Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros

Author: Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros

Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros is a British writer and filmmaker living In Los Angeles.

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Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros is a British writer and filmmaker living In Los Angeles.