Approximate Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission
Recommended Age: 13 and Up

WOW! Tickets are moving FAST for our hilarious murder musical. We are almost sold out through the end of the year! Purchase tickets while they last.

A Musical Comedy to Die For

Co-written by Milwaukee High School of the Arts graduate Joe Kinosian, Murder for Two is the perfect blend of music, mayhem, and murder that has played to sold-out audiences all over the country! In this hilarious 90-minute show, two performers play 13 roles – not to mention the piano – in a witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries. Called “ingenious” by The New York Times, this fast-paced whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs.

“Impressive! One has to be swept away by the zany delirium of it all.” — LA Times

“Those who are able to witness such a fun evening of theatre should treat themselves to this opportunity.” — Broadway World

"Murder for Two" Video Preview


Matt Edmonds*

Joe Kinosian*
The Suspects

JC Clementz

Dan Kazemi
Dan Kazemi±
Music Director


Regina Garcia
Scenic Designer

Misti Bradford
Costume Designer

Lee Fiskness
Lighting Designer

Megan Henninger
Sound Designer

Kelley Faulkner
Movement Director

Frank Honts
Casting Director

Richelle Harrington Calin*
Stage Manager


* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
± Milwaukee Repertory Theater Associate Artists.

To read bios for the artists listed above please click here. Bios begin on page 25.



TMJ4 Moring Blend Guest Appearance
Watch Morning Blend to hear your first dose of The Rep’s new musical, murder mystery and learn more about the production of Murder For Two from creator and star Joe Kinosian along with co-star Matt Edmonds.


NOV 12

CBS Sunday Morning
Tune in to CBS Sunday Morning to get an inside look on the upcoming musical, murder mystery, Murder For Two. Get to know the creator and star behind the show, Joe Kinosian and a first look at rehearsals.


NOV 15

TMJ4 Live at Noon
Tune in to hear TMJ4 anchor Vince Vitrano talk with creator, Joe Kinosian, to get an inside look at Murder For Two.


NOV 17

WMSE Live Radio
Check out WMSE, local radio station based out the MSOE (Milwaukee School of Engineering) for a live interview with Joe Kinosian about the first week of the running show, Murder For Two.


NOV 19

Audio-Described Performance
Patrons of this performance may receive an earpiece, providing live description of the action on stage. Check in at the Concierge Desk pre-show to pick up your earpiece.



Sandwich & A Steinway
At Steinway Piano Gallery of Milwaukee – Come out to hear selections from the musical, murder mystery, Murder For Two from co-stars Joe Kinosian and Matt Edmonds. This event is free and open to the public.





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"Laughter, romance, music, and mayhem - 'Murder for Two' has it all!"
– Mary Boyle, Ozaukee Living Local

"…crazy-funny…a must-see…absolutely astounding. As far as musical talent goes, these guys are good - really good."
– Kelsey Lawler, Broadway World

"Combine Marx Brothers with Agatha Christie, along with lyrics, and you get 'Murder for Two'"
– Julie McHale, Waukesha Freeman

"About as much fun as one can pack into a simple musical production… It's a must see feat of genius!"
– Ryan Jay Reviews

"From the get-go this production of 'Murder for Two' is exhilarating and uproarious, delighting the audience with charming songs, keyboard wizardry and nonstop laughter up until the murderer is unmasked."
– Matthew Perta, Showbiz Chicago

"…extremely funny and highly entertaining…hilarious…high-energy…comical chaos."
– Harry Cherkinian, Shepherd Express

"Two killer performances make The Rep's 'Murder for Two' a bloody good time"
– Gwen Rice,

"Prodigiously energetic, pure-bred physical comedy bolstered by some terrific showmanship at the piano, delivered at a breakneck pace under JC Clementz’s direction."
– Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"'Murder for Two' at the Milwaukee Rep is, without a doubt, the remedy for any stress that you might feel in your life. It’s the perfect cure for what ails you, except for the side effect of laughter while trying to drive home."
– Dave Begel


November 10, 2017 - January 14, 2018
Stackner Cabaret
Book and Music by Joe Kinosian
Book and Lyrics by Kellen Blair
Directed by JC Clementz




Executive Producers
Camille and David Kundert
Pete and Beth Gottsacker
Adlon Partnership