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Midnight Mystery Theater
Eclectic Theater
Seattle, WA
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Midnight Mystery Theater


American gangster Johnny Starlight arrives at Downtown Abbey Cul De Sac; the estate of Lord and Lady Dropbottom, looking for his wife who, in turn, is having an affair with Dashing aviator and concert pianist Sir Hardin Bulge. After Johnny Rocket claims to be the bastard heir to the estate, Sir Bulge vanishes while playing Angel Eyes on the piano. Will mod detective Inspector Puffinsleet of Important Missing Persons crack the case and find the missing man who is the object of pianist envy.          


Dr. Mark Mallard and Dr. Nurse Nancy Nettles get hired as personal physicians to pop superstar Neil Newton who is on his I'm getting too old for this crap so this is your last chance to pay $300 a ticket to see me in concert before my voice is completely shot tour as they travel on a garbage scow with a strange masked captain to avoid the paparazzi and fans, something peculiar happens to Neil Newton-. He dies.  Can Dr. Mallard and Dr. Nurse Nancy Nettles save the superstar's voice without his permission so the tour may make it to Nebraska; Neil's home state.


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Erin Day

With twenty-five years of experience working in the professional theatre predominately as an actor, Erin has also served as a voice and text coach, developed acting classes for both youth and adults, directed and is now the Artistic Director of GreenStage. Erin's training began at Westminster College then off to the Professional Actor Training Program at Ohio University and The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D.C. It is her belief that Acting is about telling the truth. That truth is discovered by exploration and analysis of text, physicality, and one's understanding of the world of the play, as well as, an individual's experience. This, coupled with a passion to communicate that truth, is what Erin considers great acting. She has graced The Midnight Mystery Theater like a brilliant shooting star since her fantastic debut as the incomparable Daphne Dropbottom in 2009.

Sarah Haskell

Sarah has been performing with Midnight Mystery Theater since 2008, and has also worked with John Ruoff on staged readings and productions through WARP (Writers and Actors Reading and Performing) and SPS (ArtsWest's Seattle Playwrights Studio).  Some of her favorite past roles include Andromache in 'The Trojan Women' and Estragon in 'Waiting for Godot'.  She has also worked on choreography for a number of musicals, including 'Pal Joey', 'Oklahoma!', and 'The Wiz', and currently teaches ballet in Seattle.

Chris Mathews

Chris Mathews has been performing for nigh on 50 years, writing scripts for 35, and singing in the Elvis Invitationals for 14 (this last one he was the festive NoElvis). His plays have been produced all over town, the latest being Cookie Monkey, for Seattle Theater Readers. In 2012 ,he's taken or dodged bullets in several short films, & onstage  played a husband contemplating a sex change.  He had 2 short films that he authored/ starred in close out the Twin Peaks Film Night at SAM in 2011. He's portrayed dozens of characters as a Midnight Mystery Theater player in the past 6 years. His son Nick is  a semi-regular in MMT. Most weekends you can catch him singing his heart out at The Spectator Lounge on Queen Anne. His major talent is in writing short public relation style bios and strongly believes that mustard and Flexnor & Frankl's well-adjusted cheese should be mandatory. On eet.

Special Guest Tom Stewart

Tom Stewart is an actor, writer and playwright. A graduate of Cornish College of the Arts, Tom's most recent roles were in Two Can Play at Outsider's Inn, As Dylan Thomas in a Child's Christmas in Wales at Stone Soup, and Jack Mann in Cherry Manhattan's production of The Beebo Brinker Chronicles. His current projects are a production of 'The Hero Business' his play about the early comic book industry, and a show about the last campaign of Robert Kennedy. His First book 'Robert E. Howard and the battle for Conan' will be published in 2013.

John Ruoff

John Ruoff, formerly the lead singer for Seattle band Pocketchange, started out as the comedy writer for stand ups and a local talk show. He is the founding member and head writer of The Midnight Mystery Theater (circa 1985) with Brian Goldsmith and an original member of the comedy pantomime company Troupe Comique (circa 2007). He is a member of 12th Night productions, Seattle Playwrights Studio, WARP and a frequent contributor to Seattle Reader's Theatre. . A busy stage and voice actor. John has penned 77  MMT scripts, two screenplays, a musical comedy (with Benet Fleck) "Eve and Eddie", and 39 plays. He is excited to have his Irish tragedy "Flame in the Mirror" premier at the Eclectic Theater in October, 2013.  

Charles Crowley  

Charles Crowley has appeared for many years in musical theater, operetta, opera, cabaret, fringe theater and radio productions in the Seattle area. He met Johnny Ruoff in 1995 at a temp gig at the City of Seattle and struck up a long-time friendship and collaboration, including multiple roles with MMT. He recently appeared in John and Benet Fleck's staged reading of their musical "Eve and Eddie." His many onstage portrayals have included a homicidal priest, a deranged clown, an S&M slave, a French Elvis, an incontinent judge, and Joan Crawford ("Savage" Seattle Times). He's a little shy so please be kind.

JOSH ANDERSON - Josh Anderson is thrilled to be joining MMT for another season of terror, suspense, and mystery! Josh is a music director (Seattle Musical Theatre - Scrooge, SecondStory Repertory - Cabaret, Bainbridge Performing Arts - Spelling Bee), educator (SMT, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Olympia Family Theater) and performer (TMP, OFT, Capital Playhouse, Oh Hello! Productions). An avid fan of all things old-timey, Josh enjoys applying his musical theater experience and vast compendium of useless musical trivia to such delightful comedy. By day, Josh teaches private and group voice at SMT, and repairs commercial fishing vessels.


Eclectic Theater (View)
1214 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
United States



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