DIAL M FOR MURDER Will Thrill Audiences with 'Killer' Show at Desert Stages Theatre, Now thru 3/9

DIAL M FOR MURDER Will Thrill Audiences with 'Killer' Show at Desert Stages Theatre, Now thru 3/9

Mystery and murder unravel in the intimate Actor's Café as Desert Stages Theatre presents Dial M for Murder. Under the direction of Virginia Olivieri, this suspenseful production takes stage Fri., Jan. 24 - Sun., March 9, 2014.

Dial M for MurderIn a tangled web of lies, suspicion, romance, jealousy and betrayal, Dial M for Murder unveils a thrilling mystery of a plotting husband, a beautiful wife, a devoted lover, a brilliant detective and a devious villain with a startling end. This masterful Frederick Knott suspense is a jaw-dropping classic; set in Desert Stages Theatre's Actor's Café, the up-close-and-personal theatre will shock audiences.

History. Dial M for Murder, written by Frederick Knott, originally premiered on BBC television in 1952 and shortly after debuted in London's West End in June of that year and on Broadway in October. After a highly successful stage run, Dial M for Murder was adapted into its film version by Alfred Hitchcock. The film starred Ray Milland, Grace Kelly and Robert Cummings and was voted the ninth best mystery film by the American Film Institute in 2008.

Cast. The Dial M for Murder cast includes Matt Newhard portraying Tony Wendice; show director, Virginia Olivieri as Margot Wendice; Rick Davis playing Max Halliday; Michael LeSueur portraying Captain Lesgate; Roger Prenger playing Inspector Hubbard; and Keaton Honaker as Police Officer Thompson.

Tickets Online & by Phone. Tickets are available at www.DesertStages.org; or by phone, 480.483.1664, and also at the theatre box office, 4720 N. Scottsdale Road, north side of Scottsdale Fashion Square. Tickets are $25 for adults and $22 for seniors and students.

About Desert Stages Theatre. A bustling community playhouse, Desert Stages Theatre in Scottsdale, Ariz., is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3, founded in 1995, and delivers performances year round. Four show schedules occur throughout the year: Actor's Café performances in the intimate, proscenium-style 65-seat theatre; Mainstage Series in Cullity Hall, an inventive 140-seat theatre-in-the-round; On Stage Children's Series for ages 3-19, and Next Stage Series for 12-19, both also performed in Cullity Hall. DST also operates a theatrical academy (Center Stage, among many other classes), regularly hosts talent shows (Show Your Stuff) and offers a variety of music, dance and other classes open to the community. DST is led by co-founder, executive director and artistic director, Laurie Cullity. Additional co-founders are Joan Thompson and the late Gerry Cullity. Included in each DST season are children's productions of original scripts, musical scores and lyrics by co-founder Cullity whose works are still relished eight years after his passing. Desert Stages has developed thousands of thespians, young and old, many with compelling personal stories of triumph and major stage success, all of whom perform at DST for the pure love of the theatre. http://desertstages.org/show/dial-m-for-murder-35.

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