Within the Within
by Beat Rice
Killer Business-The Musical is a satirical show-within-a-show musical that unabashedly pokes fun at theatre people and the drama behind the drama. Director Geoffrey Whynot even stages the action behind the curtain by actually flipping the red velvet set pieces to face the other way around. The characters are indeed caricatures, which works with the style. We are introduced to a high-strung company, all who have personal issues with each other which result in…well, problems with the show. It is known from the first scene when the detective takes the stage that their limits are pushed until the point of a murder, and that’s all I’ll give away.