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Sorry, Agatha: ShenanArts pokes fun at novelist’s mysteries in ‘Something’s Afoot’

Rebecca Barnabi
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The first two weekends in April will bring an entertaining musical to the ShenanArts’ stage that pokes fun at Agatha Christie mysteries and musical styles of the English music hall of the 1930s.

Ten people are stranded in an isolated English country house during a raging thunderstorm. One by one, they are picked off by cleverly fiendish devices.

As the bodies pile up in the library, the survivors frantically race to uncover the identity and motivation of the cunning culprit.

A live band will include piano, bass, drums, trombone and guitar on musical numbers such as “Suspicious,” “Ginger Mustache” and “New Day.”

Directed by Shenandoah Cabaret’s Jeremy Douylliez-Willis and produced by Diana Black, “Something’s Afoot” will be presented at 300 Churchville Avenue, Staunton from April 5 to 7 and April 12 to 14, 2024.

Tickets are $19 per adult, $12 per child and high school student and $17 per senior. Tickets are available online.

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca J. Barnabi is the national editor of Augusta Free Press. A graduate of the University of Mary Washington, she began her journalism career at The Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star. In 2013, she was awarded first place for feature writing in the Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia Awards Program, and was honored by the Virginia School Boards Association’s 2019 Media Honor Roll Program for her coverage of Waynesboro Schools. Her background in newspapers includes writing about features, local government, education and the arts.