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Something’s Afoot
Book, music & lyrics by James McDonald, David Vos & Robert Gerlach, additional music & musical consultation by Ed Linderman
July 15-August 13, previews July 13 & 14

“Detective work then alternates with brisk musical numbers … Director Scott Nolte packs plenty of pizzazz into the theater’s cozy confines.” – Ma’Chell Duma Lavassar, Seattle Weekly

“a dose of pleasing summer-evening escapism.” – Misha Berson, Seattle Times

“Just sit back and watch it unfold. It is lighthearted and fun, with a heavy dose of comedy. After all, you can’t spell manslaughter without laughter.” – Peter Sessum, Seattle P-I – P.S. I Love the Arts

“Something’s Afoot officially brought summer to Seattle for this scribe…the gray and wet summer just seemed to drag on until a bright ray of sunshine at Taproot – the aforementioned Something’s Afoot – brought indoor sun and summer to the Emerald City.” – Milton Hamlin, SGN

“Director Scott Nolte has always had a wry sense of humor even in his most serious moments and Something’s Afoot allows his wit a chance to run roughshod.” Omar Willey, Seattlest

 “It is a laugh-a-minute bullet train through murder, mystery, romance, comedy, drama and song and dance.”  – Dale Burrows, The Weekly Herald

“the music is top-notch, as always. With lyrics to make you howl with laughter and toe-tapping tunes, it’s hard not to like this fun-filled show.” – Elizabeth Griffin, Journal Newspapers 

“a proven crowd pleaser … pretty much flawless.” – Mike Showalter, CultureMob

“spend one of the lovely summer evenings … laughing away your cares like the rest of the cool people.  Don’t thank me—I owe it all to Agatha Christie.” – Kacey Shiflet, Seattle P-I – Greenwood-Phinney blog

“The play kept me guessing up to the end.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Taproot intermission where so many people speculated as to the outcome of the play.  In all, great fun.” – Kim Martinez, Deep Imprints

“Taproot’s summer musical, Something’s Afoot, has everything a summer musical could have: familiar character types, pleasing harmonies, a plot that keeps you wondering until the end, and a solid cast of actor/singers and musicians.” – Miryam Gordon, Seattle Actor

“creative use of comedy. … I laughed out loud.” – Katie M., Teen Tix

“The Taproot set design team has once again pulled off a wonderful transformation. I have decided to nickname the little stage that could at Taproot the MacGyver! The booby traps were unexpected and well executed.” – Esther Maria Swaty,





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