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Sara’s life is perfect—Upper West Side husband, daughter, and life—until her irresistible past blows back into her life in the form of an old flame, a dangerous passion, and a love triangle headed for ignition. Staged cabaret-style in Stage 4 with full bar service before the performance, Murder Ballad puts the audience in the middle of its action for a full immersive experience. It’s Studio Theatre like you’ve never seen it before. An explosive rock musical from Jonathan Larson Grantee Julia Jordan and indie rock singer/songwriter Juliana Nash (Talking to Animals).

Studio Special Events are one-of-a-kind theatrical experiences, distinguished by dynamic performances and innovative design. 


The hippest new bar on 14th Street is in an unlikely, unmarked location—specifically, the fourth floor of Studio Theatre, with access through the back door off the alley...Studio’s David Muse has transformed it into an ingeniously devised, immersive production with an exceptionally strong cast of singers.

Metro Weekly

Dwyer is a slinky, sultry Sara—she’s ideal in the part, all appetite and remorse...Burden has an indulgent swagger that gives Tom a hint of danger.

The Washington Post

Don't even think of skipping this one.

DC Metro Theatre Arts


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The Artists


Production Team

Julia Jordan
Conception, Book, and LyricsJulia Jordan
Juliana Nash
Music and LyricsJuliana Nash
David Muse
DirectorDavid Muse
Darren R. Cohen
Music DirectorDarren R. Cohen
Brian MacDevitt
Production DesignerBrian MacDevitt
Laree Lentz
Costume DesignerLaree Lentz
Ryan Rumery
Sound DesignerRyan Rumery
Andrew Cohen
Set DirectorAndrew Cohen
Andrew Cissna
Lighting DirectorAndrew Cissna
Nancy Bannon
Movement DirectorNancy Bannon
Allie Roy
Stage ManagerAllie Roy
Nathan Norcross
Assistant DirectorNathan Norcross