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Addison Trail students prepare for spring play

Published: Friday, April 5, 2013 1:56 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, April 5, 2013 2:27 p.m. CDT
(Matthew Piechalak)
The cast of Addison Trail Theatre Department's spring play, "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940" by John Bishop joke around during a portrait shoot during a rehearsal at Addison Trail High School on April 3. Matthew Piechalak –

ADDISON — Mystery will fill the air at Addison Trail High School next week as the Theatre Department presents its spring play, “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” by John Bishop.

“It’s a murder-mystery who-done-it comedy with music,” said Director Anna Jakubka Court. “It’s not a musical by any means, but there’s music in it. There are a lot of mistaken identities in trying to figure out who the backstage slasher really is.”

The show features 10 cast members, including junior Brenda Sypolt, who plays Nikki Crandall.

“This play is really special because not only is it a comedy, but it also is a mystery, so the entire time, you’re wondering who’s who and who’s killing who and what’s going on,” Sypolt said. “There are a lot of secret passages, which makes even the set more interesting, so I think the audience will really get a kick out of that.”

“The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12 and 13, and also at 2 p.m. April 13, at Addison Trail, 213 N. Lombard Road in Addison.

Tickets cost $7 for adults, $5 for students ($3 with an activity pass) and are free with a Senior Gold Card.

For more information, call 630-628-3365.

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