“The Sound of Murder” Director Update

We are in the final stages of rehearsal for The Sound of Murder and I still laugh out loud at the performances  of our talented cast. The stage is set, the props are at the ready, and the comedy is in full swing! Grab your family and your friends and come see all the hard work come together for a night out of delicious food and top notch comedy performances AND you just may solve a murder in the meantime. 

There is still time to make ticket arrangements. We open Friday the 22nd and 23rd. Or you can plan to come the last weekend of February on the 28th and 29th. Call 323-6681 or order ONLINE.

Crazy Characters in “The Sound of Murder”

If you remember the days of Radio Theatre back in the 1940’s, you’re in for a treat at Strauss’ “The Sound of Murder” on February 22, 23, 28, 29 delivers outstanding theatre with veteran actors, Best of the Delta food catered by Gator Girls and adult beverages in an intimate setting that becomes the perfect date night with your family/friends.

RSVP Tickets ONLINE today. Just click the word ONLINE and grab your tickets while you can. Or you can call Donna at our box office – 323-6681.

The cast of “The Sound of Murder”

It’s the heyday of Radio – 1940s at WMDR and something is a bit too real about the live radio mystery about to go on the air. There is a saboteur among the staff. Who is it?

This comedy murder mystery will have you on the edge of your seat in stitches! RSVP Tickets ONLINE or call our box office at 318-323-6681.

Jared Trichel on stage in “The Sound of Murder”

Jared grew up visiting the Strauss to see stage veterans, Troy and Jae Wold in various plays. He always had an interest in acting and made his dinner theatre debut in the 2018 production of Murder at Cafe’ Noir. Needless to say, he’s hooked! Jared is really excited to be playing the part of Foley. 

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Benjamin Gross on stage in “The Sound of Murder”

Benjamin is a Senior Cybersecurity Analyst for Logistics Health Inc., helping to protect the nation’s military from cyberattacks. When not exercising the other half of his brain by being completely ridiculous on stage, he can generally be found eating tacos. He is currently eating more tacos than usual due to the stress of being cast in two shows at once while living in Texas and making the commute for rehearsals. “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” and “The Sound of Murder” have been completely worth all the extra chips and salsa needed to get through the day, because his castmates and directors are the best people in the world.

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John Price on stage in “The Sound of Murder”

John is a 30 year old native of West Monroe Louisiana and has always had a love for acting and theater, but had never done any work outside of college until 2017 when he decided to try out and was subsequently cast in the Strauss Main Stage production of Boeing Boeing. This sparked a resurgence in his passion for acting and he has since performed in Last Call at Club Chez Mort, Last Will and Testament, and now The Sound of Murder.

Aymee Bonilla on stage in “The Sound of Murder”

Aymee Bonilla is so excited to be back at Strauss, and especially excited to be part of such a funny show. When she’s not doing shows, she enjoys making costumes, traveling as much as she can, and trying new foods. She loves that Monroe offers something as fun as a murder mystery dinner show, and hopes you continue to support the arts in Northeast Louisiana. 

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Taylor Nelson on stage in “The Sound of Murder”

Taylor Nelson is a veteran of the Strauss Stage. She got her start at the Young Stage (now SYAA) and eventually began doing shows at the Mainstage. You might recognize her from her past roles as Tiger Lily in Peter Pan, Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, or Ado Annie in Oklahoma (Christopher Award for Best Supporting Actress). She attended Northwestern State University, dabbling in Russian language and international studies.  She also spent a year studying in Estonia. Since her return to Monroe, she has appeared in Young Frankenstein, Murder Me, Murder Me Not, as Mollie in The Mousetrap (Christopher Award for Best Actress). Last year she played three roles in one show as Renee, Marjorie, and Josephine in Who’s in Bed With the Butler (Christopher Award for Best Actress). She currently works for Nuby. Besides the stage, Taylor enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with her three cats (Blue, Bucky, and Mimi), and grabbing a pint with her buds at Enochs.

Tickets include an awesome show and a fantastic meal catered by Gator Girls. Adult beverages will also be served. Call Donna at our Box Office to rsvp today – 318-323-6681.

Tammy Sims on stage in “The Sound of Murder”

Tammy’s middle name is ‘Dinner Theater’ (which made for some awkward first days of school).  She has been performing in local productions for over 30 years, both on the stage and in dinner theater.  She loves the up close and personal feel of dinner theater and plans to perform at least another 30 years.  When she isn’t acting she likes to sing karaoke and play Magic: The Gathering with her friends.  She and her husband, Scott, enjoy traveling whenever they get the chance.  She also loves spending any time she can with her daughter, Stephanie and her two Dalmatians, Max and Gracie.  This is Tammy’s 2nd show under Wendy Wilson’s direction and she absolutely loves working with her.