Takes a different approach to mystery as a ghost tries to find out who murdered her in a witty, sophisticated, yet suspenseful look at the upper crust of Hollywood. The curtain rises to find Jane, Oscar winning screen writer, dead at the bottom of the stairs in a Vermont ski lodge. Her four friends and husband are saying she fell. “I was pushed!” she says as her ghost rises. Aided by Kitty, a rather wanton adviser from “up there,” Jane is brought ahead to the present, three years after the murder, where the same group is gathered. They are all famous film makers with an intense hate love relationship; Jane’s husband who has married an ambitious ingenue, a heading for middle age leading lady, an arrogant director, and Hollywood’s reigning gossip columnist. The five suspects join together to keep the possible murder quiet for reasons of their own but their relationship busts apart with their mutual distrust. Woven through the suspense in humorous, acidic, and revealing comedy is an extraordinary whodunit with a surprise denouement when the murderer is revealed. All the roles are lengthy with well defined characters. For the unusual and audience pleasing combination of comedy, intrigue, and suspense, this is a must!

Cast

Cast

Cast

Jane Ackerly

This is Madeline’s 7th show at the high school and she couldn’t be happier to participate in the show with so many lovely cast mates. Being able to work so closely has been such an honor. This show is really entertaining, and takes so many twists and turns, she can’t wait for you to see it.
Cast

Cast

Betsy Randolph/Kitty

Clara is a senior at BHS with 10 productions under her belt. She has thoroughly enjoyed the process of creating this show, and hopes that the hard work of the cast and crew will shine through during the performance!

Cast

Cast

Betsy Randolph

Ravyn is so thrilled to be a part of this show! She loves the script and her character very much. Ravyn feels very privileged to be able to be in a show with a small cast where she can explore new ideas with her acting and create closer friendships to her fellow cast members. She hopes you enjoy the shows!

Cast

Cast

Valerie Vickers/Kitty

Chloe has taken part in 10 BHS shows prior to Murder, as well as being the school’s improv co-troupe leader. She cares deeply about this program, and is excited to showcase the product of a show’s process that has been different to any she’s been in before — she hopes the mystery intrigues you, provokes thought, and leaves you wanting more! enjoy!

Cast

Cast

Hugh Lawton/Justin Wills

Joey is a Senior at Batavia High School who is nothing short of ecstatic to be a part of his second BFAC production, as well as his second production ever, “Murder on the Rerun!” He hopes to help put on a show that will be fondly remembered by many.

Cast

Cast

Hugh Lawton

Ryan is a junior and this is his 3rd acting performance at the BFAC. He loves doing theatre in both respective parts cast and crew. He thanks all the people responsible for making this show so great. Ryan hopes you enjoy Murder on the Rerun!

Cast

Cast

Edwina Dunbar

Ashlyn is a senior at BHS and is so excited to be apart of Murder on the Rerun! She has been part of all the shows at BHS so far and can’t wait for you all to be drawn into this mystery! She also had an amazing time assistant directing and is so proud of her fellow cast mates! She is so thankful for everyone who came to watch and hopes you enjoy the show!

Cast

Cast

Edwina Dunbar

Sophia is very excited to be a part of her 5th show at Batavia High School. It is her second show this year as a sophomore. She hopes you enjoy the mystery and humor of this play. 

Cast

Cast

Justin Wills

This being Matthew’s 5th production at BHS, he considers himself somewhat of a seasoned thespian. Not to mention his many appearances in BHS’ most wonderful improv troupe, But Seriously Folks, over the past year and a half. An amalgamation of all of these skills is sure to leave you amazed by the end of this whimsical tale, especially when one considers the expertise of his fellow cast. Silence your damn phones, buckle your seatbelts, and enjoy; it’s a good one.

Cast

Cast

Valerie Vickers

Charlotte is a freshman at BHS, and this is her second show at the high school! She is so excited to be able to perform alongside all of these amazingly talented people and she hopes you love the show as much as she has loved being in it!

Crew

Crew

Crew

Props

Tatjana is a junior and is very excited to be props master this year! She has been in numerous shows appearing on stage and behind the scenes. She is excited for you to see Murder on the Rerun and knows you will enjoy.

Crew

Crew

Props

Naomi Gustin is a sophomore at BHS. This is her third time participating in crew here. Previously she’s been involved with productions at RMS, The Albright Theatre, and Vero Voce. The cast, directors, and crew have put so much effort into this show. Enjoy!

 

Crew

Crew

Lighting

Lexie is excited for the show! This is her 4th production at BHS and 3rd as a crew member. She has been involved in both community theatre as well as school shows since she was in third grade. She hopes that everyone enjoys the show!

Stage Manager

Stage Manager

Stage Manager

Lauren is a Sophomore and this is her first year being a part of shows at Batavia. She loves all the new experiences that come and seeing how shows are put together. She hopes you enjoy Murder on the Rerun!

Stage Manager

Stage Manager

Stage Manager

Artistic Team

Dominic Cattero

Dominic Cattero

Artistic Director

Dominic Is a Batavia native, graduating from BHS in 1999, at which point he attended Illinois Wesleyan University, where he earned a BFA in Theatre Arts. Following a short stint as a freelance director, he settled in Quincy Illinois at Quincy Community Theatre and served as their Director of Student Theatre and Head of Education from 2003-2005 at which time he transitioned to the position of CEO and Managing Artistic Director from 2005 – January of 2011. Dominic has also been appointed and served a three-year term with the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and served as an adjunct professor of Theatre Arts and Acting with Hannibal-LaGrange University from 2008 to 2010. A Theatrical Dominic met his wife Miranda on stage in Grease and they have four children, Brayden, Delaney, Mirabella, and Bianca.

Directing Credits Include: The Sound of Music, Urinetown, The Producers, Little Shop of Horrors (twice), Miracle on 34th Street, Steel Magnolias, Jesus Christ Superstar, On Golden Pond, The Graduate, Chicago, Little Brother, Lucky Stiff, Forever Plaid, Footloose, The Importance of Being Earnest, All Shook Up, Jake’s Women, Everybody, Death of a Salesman, Lost in Yonkers, Shrek, Beauty and the Beast, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, I Never Saw Another Butterfly, Dear Edwina, The Theory of Relativity, 9 to 5 The Musical, Arsenic and Old Lace, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Bridge to Terabithia, I Do! I Do! and many more. He is also the founding Director and coach for But Seriously, Folks… improv troupe founded in 2003.

Awards & Reccognition
* West Central Illinois 20 Under 40 recipient
* Individual Artist recipient for Wes Central Illinois?SouthEastern Iowa/North Eastern Missouri
* Arts Educator of the year – 2009
* Enid Ireland Award
* Batavia/Geneva/St. Charles 30 Under 30 recipient
* Batavia Hall of Honor

Joseph Andersen

Joseph Andersen

Technical Director

Mike Baglieri

Lighting Designer

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