Jazz, Mystery & Murder at the Gatsby With St. George Dance Company
October 23rd @ 7:30 pm - October 24th @ 7:30 pm$25
St. George Dance Company
Jazz, Mystery & Murder at the Gatsby
A murder mystery, jazz club, and a dance concert all wrapped up into one? St. George Dance Co. returns, more creatively than ever! Murder at the Gatsby is a contemporary dance tribute to the great music and intriguing culture of the Jazz Age…with a little murder mystery twist! St. George Dance Company is Southern Utah’s only professional contemporary dance troupe. Under the artistic direction of Jennie Jones, this concert will take you into the world of speakeasies, mob bosses, and the women’s suffrage movement (celebrating its centennial, this year 2020!) through artistic storytelling and athletic movement. Set to the sounds of George Gershwin, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong and other jazz era artists, this throwback evening will be a great escape. But don’t forget to watch for the clues!
The audience will be involved in solving the murder mystery and are encouraged to dress-up in period flare. Bring on the hats, the beads, fringe and pin stripe suits to join in the fun and enhance what is sure to be a wildly entertaining evening!
One of these shady characters is a murderer, and the audience will need to figger out whodunnit!
Rachel Blackford—The Detective
The Detective has been in the police force for years, but for some reason, always gets looked over for promotions. She’s pretty sure it’s because she’s a woman. But no bother, she’s discovered her loyalty to be a hot commodity in this town. And these shady characters will pay much better than any promotion in the police force ever could.
Andrielle Clements—The Chef
The Chef is skilled with a knife, but has found that bathtub gin is more lucrative these days. She’s the sole provider to the biggest speakeasy in town, as well as a frequent visitor to that watering hole. She’s good friends with the Professor on account of the many parties they’ve attended together over the years…and the secrets they keep for one another.
Justin Gibbs—The Pilot
The Pilot just recently graduated flight school. He’s excited about his growing career and his new secret relationship. It seems the dreamy life of high-flying adventure is just around the corner, as long as he can keep his new gal from finding out about his large student loan debt.
Abe Hegewald—The Professor
The Professor doesn’t really know how he became a Professor…his college daze are a total blur. Somehow he got through, thanks to his smooth talking. Most nights he can be found at “The Studio,” the biggest speakeasy in town, running a charade on the craps table, but he’d lose his position at the University if they ever found out about his hooch habits.
Rachel Holman—The Gold Digger
The Gold Digger is, of course, married to the richest man in town. Like most of the town, he knows she’s only in it for his money, but he doesn’t care because she’s so beautiful. With no real love in the marriage though, she can’t help but feel a little vulnerable.
Katherine Rane—The Socialite
The Socialite is the new gal in town, and she has made the rounds quickly. She’s a social climber of course, but she also thrives on a change of scenery. If her frequent moves have taught her anything, it’s that it pays to get to know your neighbors.
Sara Reynolds—The Gangster
The Gangster looks unassuming, but she has always been a rebel. The first of her friends to bob her hair, then she took a real interest in the suffragette movement, but soon discovered that she had better means of controlling people than the vote.
Wendi Smith—The Director
The Director doesn’t have any hit films. That’s because “The Studio” is really a front for the biggest speakeasy in town. She of course still has to hold “auditions” every once in a while to keep up appearances. But that’s just for nosey neighbors. She’s not too concerned about the police, ever since she made her deal with the Detective.
Shellie Thomas—The Aspiring Actress
The Aspiring Actress is starry-eyed. She frequents the local theater with her friends, and dreams of being on the silver screen. But after a few failed auditions, she’s taking desperate measures.
Jared Washburn—The Billionaire
What more can be said about the most powerful man in town? Beautiful wife, big mansion, fancy cars. The gals in town were beyond disappointed when he decided to settle down with the Gold Digger. He knows everyone, and pretty much owns everyone…except that intriguing new gal…