NSU Summer Theatre Productions

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern Summer Theatre present a tribute to Hollywood musicals along with a murder mystery beginning in June.

“Hooray for Hollywood” will be performed June 8–11 and 15-18. “Murder Ahoy” will be presented July 27 – 30 and Aug. 3 – 6. Performances are on the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium stage. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and a four-course dinner is served by members of the cast starting at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $30 and reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call (318) 357-4218. Both shows are appropriate for all ages.

“Hooray for Hollywood” is a tribute to movie musicals from early Hollywood up to recent hits. Songs from 28 popular musicals will be performed along with clips from some of the films. The first act will be selections from many of the top musicals of all time while the second act is a countdown of the top 10 movie musicals.

The cast is Alexia Mullally of Pearland, Texas, Marissa McMickens of Pineville, Grace Brumfield of Baton Rouge, Leonard Harris of Baker, Christian Dantes of Shreveport and Braxton Hogan of Natchitoches. The crew is Sélène Allain-Kovacs of Charenton and Titus McCann of Covington.

In “Murder Ahoy,” Captain Red beard the pirate has been spotted sailing these waters, and no one is safe while he’s around. He’ll kidnap your women for ransom, and Shanghai your men when he needs a crew. But the scuttlebutt has it that there’s talk of mutiny among the crew. The old Captain might want to have that parrot on his shoulder watch his back, or there’ll be more than 16 men on that deadman’s chest in this boisterous buccaneer mystery!

The audience can take an active role in determining who committed the crime. Audience members can “bribe” the cast for clews to solving the murder. Scott Burrell is the director.