Play features music to die for

Music from the 1970s, vocalists and a three-piece combo, plus great food from the Aquatico Restaurant all come together in Funkin’ Dead

  • Jan. 27, 2016 5:00 p.m.
Whodunit: Mike Nash and Morgan Horsman get into character for the upcoming production of Funkin’ Dead.

Whodunit: Mike Nash and Morgan Horsman get into character for the upcoming production of Funkin’ Dead.

Sometimes everything clicks.

Music from the 1970s, vocalists and a three-piece combo, plus great food from the Aquatico Restaurant all come together in Funkin’ Dead to make for a great night out, says Actors’ Studio director James Bowlby.

Along with the tunes, Funkin’ Dead tells the story of Vincent “the Pussycat” Myers, who is under investigation for dealing dope out of his nightclub, the Kitty Club.

Two of the most mentally challenged cops are replaced by two brighter lights, but who they are changes the plot of the murder mystery.

“What happens when three women hate one man?” asks Bowlby, “That’s the question.”

Even though their captain has removed them, two cops continue to work the case in this play that sets cheating and revenge to the funky music.

“A great four-course buffet dinner is interspersed with scenes from the show,” says Bowlby, noting there will be prizes for guessing the murderer and for wearing the best ’70s costume.

Funkin Dead stars Elaine Holmes as Rosa, the Kitty Club’s lead singer, and Mike Nash who gives her a rough time with his attachment issues.

This is Bowlby’s fourth dinner theatre mystery and the first one to be held at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort.

Tickets are available at Intwined Fibre Arts on Hudson Avenue, or online at www.saactorsstudio.com.