Glensheen: The Musical

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Join the Murray County Historical Society for a trip to see “Glensheen: The Musical!” at the Minnesota History Theater in St. Paul, on Sunday July 14th. The cost is $100.00 per person and includes bus ride, tickets, noon lunch, and snacks on the bus!

Sign up and pre-pay by Friday June 5th at the Murray County Museum. Call 507-836-6533 or e-mail jtimmerman@co.murray.mn.us for more information.

The bus leaves Slayton at 8 AM and will return by approximately 7 PM. There may be a stop or two along the route for other pick-ups. That is to be determined yet.

This 2015 blockbuster hit sold out three seasons at the History Theater. The plot? It is 1977 and an heiress, kind and generous, is found dead in her bed. Her night nurse, lying lifeless on the staircase. The murder weapons: a silk pillow and a candlestick. A robbery? A clumsy break-in? A conspiracy? A scandal! The Congdon family tragedy splashed across the headlines of every newspaper in Minnesota. But what really happened on that fateful night at the Glensheen Mansion? Whodunit?

Witness this dark musical that tackles the tale with snappy dialogue and evocative music by composer/librettist, Chan Poling, and author, Jeffrey Hatcher. The original 2015 cast is back with Jen Maren as Marjorie Caldwell, the would-be heiress caught up in the notorious Congdon murders.

Critics call it “Wicked fun!”  This is a piece of Minnesota’s crime history so bazaar you shake your head and say, “Really, you can’t make this stuff up.”

2016 Murray County Historical Society