Murder-mystery parody starts Friday

Murder-mystery parody starts Friday

RANTOUL — Starting Friday, the Rantoul Theatre Group will present the Peter Kennedy play "Alibis." It parodies murder mysteries, or whodunits.

Director Tina Killeen and assistant director Karen Hughes lead a cast made up of area residents Lynn Podoll, Randy Offner, Catherine Scudder, Greyson Inman, Jessie Holmes, Cynthia McEntire, David Heckman, Silvana Vandergriff and Susie Robles.

Their characters include the butler (a necessary element of any self-respecting murder mystery), a flighty and extremely rich socialite, a stuffy yet sarcastic and brilliant scientist, a detective who revels in making impressive speeches and all the other characters one would expect to meet in a mysterious English mansion.

The play will be presented this and next weekend at the Grissom Hall Theatre, 914 Arends Blvd., on the former Chanute Air Force Base. Curtain time for the Friday and Saturday shows is 7:30 p.m., and for the Sunday matinees, 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for senior citizens (55 and older), students and children. Reservations are suggested; call 892-1121.

For more information, visit or the Rantoul Theater Group Facebook page.

Benefit auditions

The group also has scheduled auditions for its "Broadway Musical Talent Show — 2013 to Help Save the Theatre" benefit performances to take place in June.

Open auditions for singers and groups to perform a Broadway musical theater song will be from 1 to 5 p.m. May 18 on an open mic on the RTG stage. Alternate auditions may be arranged by emailing

Persons wishing to perform for the revue must bring their music on a CD to sing one or two songs. Bands and groups are asked to perform Broadway tunes only.

The benefit performances will be at 7:30 p.m. June 13-15 and 2 p.m. June 16.

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