No Way to Treat a Lady

This theatrically charged musical comedy thriller about a publicity crazed actor turned killer and the endearing detective who pursues him is based on the best selling novel that became a renowned movie. It is a devilish blend of humor, romance and murder with four meaty roles, two requiring great versatility: the killer adopts a myriad of disguises including a tango instructor, French waiter, female barfly and priest while one actress plays the detective’s mother, the killer’s mother and three of his victims.

Douglas J. Cohen is the recepient of the Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Songwriting, two Richard Rodgers Awards, a Jonathan Larson Grant, the Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Theatre Foundation Award, and the inaugural Noël Coward Prize.

“"TERRIFIC! HILARIOUS! DYNAMIC! An unabashedly histrionic romp with plenty of laughs, a fair share of romance and a welcome abundance of drollery." -The Los Angeles Times” ()

Cast & Creatives


Douglas Cohen

Based on the Novel

William Goldman


Rob Ruggiero

Musical Director

David Nehls


Douglas J. Cohen


Adam Heller


Cheryl Stern


Bradley Dean


Eileen Kaden

Set Designer

Robert Bissinger

Lighting Designer

Jeff Croiter

Costume Designer

Linda Kelley

Sound Designer

Rob Gorton

Production Manager/Technical Director

Sean J. Sullivan

Production Stage Manager

Stephen Dest


Cindi Rush