At the Palace
A New Murder Mystery Musical Comedy!

Music by  Anthony Marciona
Book & Lyrics by Jan O’Connor

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Murder at the Palace is a comic version of Hamlet set in a second-rate Vaudeville theatre in 1925 Hoboken, New Jersey.  Clarence dreams of becoming a dairy farmer in Wisconsin but the mysterious death of his father, Lorenzo the Great Linguini, sucks Clarence back into the tawdry, cutthroat Vaudeville world.

* Cast of 14 (8 principals)
* Settings: Stage Door ext; dressing room; backstage; onstage
* 17 musical numbers including  That Kiss, The Lying Song,Poison on the Puppet Sword; Lorenzo’s Lament, Arcadian Love Call, Everyone’s a Vaudeville Star in Heaven, To Be a Clown, One Step Up From the Traveling Circus


Jan O’Connor’s plays include The Daylight Zone, produced at LA’s Hudson Theatre, A Date with Howie, now in development as a video short, and Guess Who’s Coming to Sleep Over?, a Macbeth parody which aired on Channel 56 in LA. Her children’s musical, The Reluctant Christmas Tree, was produced in Rochester, NY. Anthony Marciona, a Sicilian American from NYC, began an entertainment career at age five, playing Kirk Douglas' godson.  He worked on Broadway, Film, and TV as actor, dancer and singer with such diverse talents as Angela Lansbury, Jerome Robbins, Kander & Ebb, Stephen Schwartz, John Guare, Harold Prince, F. Murray Abraham and Andrew Lloyd Weber and received an LA Film Critics Award. He is artistic director of etc,inc. and currently VP of THATS A NICE! gourmet southern italian foods.  A born entertainer, he continues to act professionally and is a composer in development with ANMT.