Darling, You Slay Me, our crowd-pleasing 1920s Broadway murder mystery, which first debuted in Newport Beach in 2008, returned triumphantly to Orange County last Saturday. Our review of opening night? A smash!
From our fantastic director Phillip Gabriel come these kudos to the cast:
Congratulations everyone on a great opening night of Darling You Slay Me in Newport!
Robert May did a great job of steering the boat as always!
Mallory Kerwin, a wonderful debut as April June!
Kurtis Reed, you looked perfect as Skippy.
Mike Eastman, you were an insufferable bore...which makes a perfect Rafe!
Rachel Elizabeth Levy, you are a force of nature and delivered a tour de force performance. Brava.
Stevie Rose, a wonderful turn as Marjorie.
Travis Rhett Wilson, You sir, nearly made me choke on my cheesecake! You created a great piece of theatre with XXXXXXXXXX (oops, almost had a spoiler there!)
It was a smooth running show thanks to the capable whip-cracking of Emerald Gonzalez-Castillo.
Special thanks to Krystian Hill for assisting with quick changes.
And last but certainly not least, kudos to the maestro Tom Shelton for creating and playing a great score and underscore that ties it all together so brilliantly. Our musical score and original scripts by Shelton and Canann are what sets us far above other murder mystery companies.
Well done, everyone!