StageCoach Theatre Company’s original production of “Dial M for Monsters”. This show will open on the evening of October 17 and run Saturdays and Sundays until November 8 at StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 and 120, Ashburn. The show may also be livestreamed on October 31 (Halloween) and November 1 – stay tuned for details!
“Dial M for Monsters” is written by Terry Smith, a co-owner of StageCoach Theatre, and Scott J. Strasbaugh and will be directed by Scott J. Strasbaugh. Jerri Wiseman, also a co-owner of the company, will produce the show. Thy Nguyen is the production assistant.
Halloween is fast approaching and classic movie monsters the Count, the Mummy and many others have been unknowingly asked to gather at a single location and soon learn that their fans have been summoned here as well. No one is claiming responsibility for scheduling this event and not coincidentally, no one is Dialing M for Monsters anymore. The new darling number in town? Z for Zombies! As the monsters develop a plan to strike back and eradicate the zombie infestation, they come to realize that having everyone in the same place at the same time might not be the best idea. Will the monsters once again rise to greatness and haunt the multiplexes of the world or will the zombie apocalypse succeed? You are invited to come and find out – if you dare!
Reservations for “Dial M for Monsters” are highly recommended for seating purposes. All guests are required to wear masks. Reservations can be made online at https://stagecoachtc.com/dial-m-for-monsters/ Seats cannot be guaranteed at the door. Limited seating will be available in this black box theater due to social distancing guidelines for COVID-19. Tickets are available for sale for $25 per person.
“Dial M for Monsters” will be the second main stage production at StageCoach Theatre Company following the quarantine. As a small company, with its own space, StageCoach Theatre is in a unique position to make quick decisions and take decisive action, based on the evolving science of the virus. Public health and safety are the main concerns, as well as that of the actors and staff. Actors will be wearing face shields during the performance. All Virginia Safer at Home Phase 3 Protocols and CDC guidelines will be followed.
Other shows currently in production at StageCoach Theatre are scheduled for December. “Twas the Night Before Murder” is a murder mystery written and directed by Terry Smith. “A Christmas Story”, a popular holiday show by Philip Grecian, will be directed by Leah Daily.
As an award-winning theatre company, StageCoach Theatre Company gives audiences a unique alternative to a typical old night on the town with its interactive murder mysteries and cabarets written by local playwrights. Our conveniently located theatre in downtown Old Ashburn is great for our team building exercises and theatre workshops; and, for the kids, special theatre shows, and after-school classes and camps for students ages 6 and up.