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DARK LEGENDS IN BLOOD
A Murder Mystery & Musical Comedy Revue!

Conceived and written by Maurice Kitchen with Leonard Reed

2003/2004 NAACP Theater Awards

Winner :“Best Director” and “Best Musical Director”

Nominated :“Best Ensemble” and “Best Choreography”


Set in a night club cabaret atmosphere reminiscent of New York’s fabled Cotton Club, DARK LEGENDS IN BLOOD is a clever combination of comedy and mystery celebrating the exhilarating and soulful music of the 1940s and 1950s as "performed by skilled singer/actors delivering engaging characterizations of five real-life legends of the era: Lena Horne, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway and Louis Jordan.

The evening’s entertainment gets off to a rollicking start with a stylish musical revue of such standards as “Stormy Weather,” “Minnie the Moocher,” “At Last,” and “Let the Good Times Roll” -- complete with behind-the-scenes theatrics, character conflicts, and revelations of clandestine relationships.

"Dark Legends in Blood is currently available for immediate bookings, call (323) 936-9175 for info!

The singers are accompanied by “The Duke's" six-piece jazz combo, while comic Emcee Billy Gamble hosts with wit and charm.

But when one of the stars is murdered right on stage, Brent Randall, a clever undercover cop enters the scene to solve the crime – and to guide the audience, pad and pencil in hand, through an investigation in which everyone is invited to answer the question: “Whodunit?”

Clues are gathered, witnesses – including a few suspicious supporting characters – are interviewed, members of the audience submit their solutions, and before the evening ends in a rousing, musical finale, YOU may be the one to guess the murderer’s identity!

 

 "... this is possibly the best play I've ever seen." James Bolden - Los Angeles Sentinel


"... a great way to hear some grand old jazz and blues classics performed spectacularly by a group of truly talented artists"

Tavis Michael Holder - ReviewPlays.com Click to read full review

 

DARK LEGENDS IN BLOOD is both a fond tribute to a bygone era and an interactive, “live” detective game – a musical mystery tour-de-force! If you have any additional questions or need more information about booking the show, Please, call (323) 936-9175...

We Are Looking For Promoters and Backers

The Producers of Dark Legends in Blood are seeking funding and a promoter for touring. Contact Maurice Kitchen for more information.

For other works by Producer, Maurice Kitchen, please click www.doowopaintdead.com

 

 


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