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Pair of Musical Hits to Delight Audiences at Commonwealth this Summer

A pair of crowd-pleasers will take the stage this summer at Commonwealth Summer Dinner Theatre at Northern Kentucky University.

Broadway and London comedy hit The 39 Steps opens the season June 7-29 followed by the return of musical charmer BurgerTown, created by NKU’s talented team of Ken Jones (book), Jamey Strawn (music), and Christine Jones (lyrics) playing July 7-23. Tickets go on sale in March.

The 39 Steps, June 7-29.  

Following Alfred Hitchcock’s on-the-run suspense classic scene-by-scene, but with four actors, the show is a dazzler of inventiveness.

Richard Hannay spends the evening at a London theater to witness the remarkable powers of “Mr. Memory” when – a shot is fired! There is panic! Richard is picked up by a beautiful spy! She has uncovered a plot to steal British military secrets! Assassins want to kill her! They succeed -- the next morning, Hannay wakes up to find her dead, stabbed with a knife!

And that’s just the beginning. One actor plays Hannay, one woman plays the three women he encounters – and two actors play everyone else, a cast of dozens as our hero is on the run from the police, who think he’s a murderer (of course) and the baddies, who need to stop him from discovering the secret of the 39 Steps.

BurgerTown, July 5-23.

From NKU’s gifted musical team behind mega-hit Church Girls comes a musical comedy about timid fry cook Dan O’Riley, played by audience favorite Roderick Justice, flipping burgers at a lowly diner beneath the windy City’s El tracks.

Dan accidentally invents the hottest new craze in the fast-food world - the Triangle Burger - and overcomes disgruntled customers, corporate greed, and organized crime as he chases success, romance, and a fast-food fortune.

Single tickets $37, two-show package $64. All tickets include dinner and show. For more information on summer dinner theater and School of the Arts events call the box office at 859-572-5464 or visit here.

-Jackie Demaline, RCN Arts