Taylor Bannister

Joan McArthur

Taylor is absolutely stoked to come out of hiding for a new ACT production – it’s somehow been three years since she was last in one. Woops. When not belting showtunes, Taylor is the Outreach Manager of the historic Lincoln Theatre, and wife and mama to The Bannister clan who she loves dearly. This last year has been a doozy, but being in this show and creating something hilarious for the theatre she holds most dear has been a huge highlight.

Chloe Brady

Lily Wright

Chloe Brady is so excited to be in her first ACT Theatre production! This is her second virtual production, and she is so thankful to be doing theatre amidst this unusual time. You may recognize Chloe from Burlington-Edison High School’s Shrek the Musical, Bye Bye Birdie, All My Sons, and You Can’t Take it With You.


Sydney Brady

Detective Case/ Director

You may recognize Sydney from the library across the street, as “the voice on the phone message” or most recently, “bringing books to your car”.  She has been privileged to perform previously with ACT and TAG.  Live theatre is surely missed, and this project was a blessing during this strange time.  She is overwhelmed with the generosity of spirit from our community of artists.  The cast, crew, production team, supporters and family members went above and beyond to make this production a reality.  The word, “Thanks” is not enough, but it extends to all of those that join us – in watching our show and becoming part of this Killer Family.  Thank you.

Myles Doorn

George Murderer

The ‘satche is back. Myles, 23, debuts in his first virtual performance, and hasn’t performed since Music Man was canceled back in March of 2020. He is excited to entertain once again, and hopes everyone can get some joy out of this crazy show. He thanks Sydney and everyone involved to allow him to create and “perform” once again.


TJ Fantini

Clarke Staples

Tj Fanini has been singing and dancing since he was just a young kid on ACT’s stage.  He and his wife Torie were recently in ACT’s virtual production of Jerry Finnegan’s Sister.  TJ is also the ACT Board President, and he wants to thank everyone for their continued support of our amazing little theatre.

Katie Jennings

Justine Case

Katie is so happy to have had the opportunity to be involved at ACT again. Katie has music directed  Disney’s High School MusicalMy Fair Lady, and Oliver at ACT, and was most recently seen on stage as Doralee in 9 to 5: The Musical and Olive in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Sierra Jones

Vivika Orsonwelles

Sierra is a twenty-one year-old who enjoys playing guitar and cooking! Her recent roles include “Sophie” in Mamma Mia!, a “Jingle Sister” in Pray the Gay Away, and “The Baker’s Wife” in Into the Woods. She’d like to thank the creative team behind A Killer Party for including her in this awesome adventure and fulfilling her with a fun project during unprecedented times, and of course her boyfriend for agreeing to join her in a virtual show! 

Tim McLaughlin

Jeremy Jordan

When Tim is not virtually treading the virtual boards, he enjoys long coffee-fueled walks with his wife, hanging out with his two awesome sons (ages 15 and 12), and painting tiny models and then playing games on big tables with them. Tim also works for WWU as a programmer and server infrastructure administrator.  Over the last twenty years ,you may have seen Tim acting and singing in some of ACT’s other shows.  A few of the most recent include Grasshopper in James snd The Giant Peach, Matthew in Anne of Green Gables, Man in the Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone and Sheriff Joe in Spitfire Grill.

Ria Peth

Shea Crescendo

Ria has been performing on the many stages of Skagit County for over 20 years. Previous ACT shows include her role as Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes and a variety of musical reviews, including the most recent virtual production. She serves as the president of Theater Arts Guild in Mount Vernon, and is very grateful for this opportunity to be a part of a neighboring production! Thank you to this community that continues their support in keeping theater alive during this trying time. Huge thanks to our production team for this show who undertook a huge amount of work in a very limited time on something never attempted before! And finally, thanks to her amazing husband Mike who played so many roles of support and without whom she’d have never been able to complete this project! 

Josh Sharpe

Cameron MitchellJohn

Josh Sharpe is a local actor and recent graduate of Western Washington University’s theatre program. Most recently, you may have seen him virtually in ACT’s Thank You, Ten!  and 1940’s Live Radio Presents A Christmas Carol, or in person as The Baker in META’s production of Into the Woods at the Lincoln Theatre. While he isn’t acting or working on his Master’s degree, you can catch him writing for The DisInsider or hanging out with his wife

Malcolm Taylor

Varthur McArthur

When Malcolm was invited to participate in this production, but to keep his distance, he did not take it personally, considering the times. After all, he and his lovely wife, Paula, have been distant from Anacortes since November of 2019, when they moved to Gig Harbor, after 15 wonderful years of living in A-Town. During those years, Malcolm took part in many ACT shows, most recently as Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady. He was also part of Les Miz, To Kill A Mockingbird, Oliver, and he and Paula were producers of Young Frankenstein. He misses his ACT theater family, and is grateful for the opportunity to be part of this special production, even if he did get a tomato soup face-peel in the bargain!

Jim Reeder

Sound Design

Willow McLaughlin


Susan Buszta


Kenzie Sharpe

Choreography/ Film Crew

Mike Jenkins

Film Crew

Torie Fantini

Film Crew

Tyler Jones

Film Crew

Noah Bannister

Film Crew

Don Brady

911 Caller/ Carl/ Film Crew

Ruth Backlund

Rehearsal Pianist

Hadley Bannister

Hand Model

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