Jimmy Ferraro’s Theatre Presents “Murder at the Howard Johnson’s” – Feb. 5 – March 6

Jimmy Ferraro’s Theatre Presents “Murder at the Howard Johnson’s” – Feb. 5 – March 6


NEW PORT RICHEY, FL – Jimmy Ferraro’s STUDIO THEATRE, 5732 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL 34652,

presents the hilarious Comedy  “MURDER at the HOWARD JOHNSON’S” February 5th thru March 6th, 2016.


The production stars MARY KAY CYRUS as Arlene Miller, MARC S. SANDERS as Paul Miller and ERIC MISENER as Mitchell Lovell.

Opening Night is Friday, February 5th at 7:30pm and the production runs weekend through March 6th

About the Show


All is fair in love? Even murder? That’s the question posed by this hilarious suspense comedy about a love triangle in a Howard Johnson Motor Inn. You’ll laugh every minute at this screwball comedy as the tangled triangle careens on its roller coaster plot.


Performance Schedule:
Friday and Saturday evening: Doors open at 7:00 pm / show at 7:30 pm

Sunday matinee: Doors open at 1:30 pm / show at 2:00 PM

Tickets $28.00 (tax included)

CALL: 727-409-0293

“MURDER at the HOWARD JOHNSON’S” will be presented in 2 acts with a 15 minute intermission.

Directed by Jimmy Ferraro, Book by Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick, Production Stage Manager – Dee Etta Rowe,                                 Set/Lighting/Sound  Design – Keith Snyder,  Costumes – Anthony James

About the Cast

Mary Kay Cyrus (Arlene Miller)

has been acting and directing in the Tampa Bay Area
for the past 9 years but this is her first time at Jimmy’s Studio and she couldn’t be happier. And to make her even happier, she is sharing the stage with two of the first fellas she met upon moving to Tampa. Mary Kay served as the Artistic Director for Venue Ensemble Theatre 2008-2012 and was the Artistic and Managing Director for Reflections Repertory Company in Richmond, VA prior to moving to Florida.  Some recent favorite local roles include Wally’s Café(Venue Ensemble), The Dixie Swim Club (St Pete City Theatre), and The Sisters Rosensweig (West Coast Players).
Mary Kay is also currently directing Getting the Gold by P.J. Barry opening March 11th at Carrollwood Players, Tampa.   Many thanks to her wonderful husband, Ken, for his continued love and support and thank you all for supporting live theatre. God Bless.

Marc S, Sanders (Paul Miller)

is so proud to be making his debut appearance Jimmy Ferraro’s Studio Theatre.  A veteran actor, director and playwright in the Tampa Bay area for close to twenty-five years, this is Marc’s first time working with Jimmy, his first time working with Mary Kay and his umpteenth time working Eric.  Favorite roles include Oscar in Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple and two different Georges; one in Simon’s Chapter Two, the other in Bernard Slade’s Same Time, Next Year (which he will be reviving in August of this year with his original “Doris”- Mary Jordan). He has been honored to direct productions of Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias, David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross as well as co-directing with his Peach, Amy C. Ragg, his own original play, Behind Closed Doors at Carrollwood Players.  His most recent effort earned him a CWP Nancy Award for directing a production of Alan Ball’s Five Women Wearing The Same Dress.  Marc is forever grateful to his audiences for continuing to give live theatre a pulse, and most especially to his favorite ladies, Adrienne and Julia.  In My Life, I Love You (both) More.

Eric Misener (Mitchell Lovell)

Eric was involved in theatre as a teenager and in college, and after a 7-year hiatus in the mid to late 1990’s, he returned to the stage in 2000. In 15 years around the Tampa Bay area, Eric has performed in many shows, including Glengarry Glen Ross, Murder in Green Meadows, Sordid Lives, and The Rainmaker. He is very excited to be making his debut at The Studio Theatre, and wants to thank Jimmy and Dee for the opportunity. Lastly, he would like to thank you, the audience, for your support in keeping the art of live theatre going strong here in the Bay Area.

1 Comment on this Post

  1. This play was a stitch. Still laughing. My guests all loved it. Kudos and thanks to all. The Jimmy Ferraro Studio Theatre is a blessing to the community and an incubator of artistic talent.

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