Opening night…energies are high, nerves are jumping, and attitudes are positive. It’s definitely time to open this show. But before we do, here’s one final peak into the happenings behind the curtains. Let’s hear some of the cast’s favorite lines from the show. See if you can hear why when you’re in the audience.
“Tricks of the trade.” – Brenda Brock
“She was safe because she had a lot of trojans around her.” – Amelia Schwartzberg
“One big happy family.” – Zahi Abdullah
“Give it a few minutes. It will be.” – Brenda Brock
“Pity.” – Gerald Schwartzberg
“May camels spit in your eyes.” – Wes Baker
" My hippopotamus nostril." – Zahi Abdullah
“That’s me, all seeing.” – B.J. Cameron
“I was named after a state.” – Wes Baker (See if you can figure it out.)
“She’s scarier than me. I might get hurt.” – Brenda Brock
So that’s all folks. Get your tickets now before we open the doors and get ready to be entertained.
Upon opening night of Murder with Mummies, you’ll be welcomed to an exhibit of artifacts from the Egyptian tomb of Imhotep, which is being sponsored by Aaron Burr University. While the characters have all led interesting pasts, we soon find out they all have one thing in common-their mutual dislike of Gerald Schwartzberg (Eric Armstrong), University President. Okay, so maybe it’s more disdain and hatred than just dislike towards Gerald.
But who can blame them? Just to put things in perspective for you, here’s the inside information on how dastardly this overbearing, conniving, manipulative, pompous so-and-so is. But, don’t let this blog bias you. Maybe you’ll have more sympathy for the victim than others.
Gerald has single-handedly cheated, stolen from, and manipulated the other attendees of the Imhotep exhibit. Who wouldn’t want to murder someone for all that? And, each have lots to gain from his death.
Having belittled and controlled his wife, Amelia (Cheryl Crabb), for years, she’ll now be able to enjoy past loves-of the human and adventure variety.
With Gerald dead, Wes Baker (Conrad Bianco) will get ALL the credit for uncovering Imhotep’s tomb, which he rightly deserves as the archaeologist of the dig.
Zahi Abdullah (Mark LaMarche) will be able to fulfill his job duties - getting the artifacts returned to Egypt after the exhibit’s tour - since Gerald won’t be fighting to keep them at Aaron Burr Univeristy.
Revenge is sweet – at least it will be for Delilah Holmes (Cassie Culpepper) and B.J. Cameron (Valerie Boyce). Both ladies’ careers were professionally impacted by Gerald’s dishonorable actions.
And sweet Karen Smithson (Jamie Williams) may finally get a chance to help her secret love succeed without Gerald’s interfering ways.
Who’s motive was strong enough to kill? Join us, and you’ll find out.