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Written by John Riley (Composer/Lyrics) and Kate Queen (Lyrics/Book), and featuring Chloe Lowery, Roe Hartrampf, Andrew O’Shanick, Stephanie Lynne Mason, Cody Gerszewski, and Lena Chung (Beetlejuice), A Girl I Know the musical tells the story of a beautiful masseuse, Jeni, who can’t stop murdering cheating men until she meets a suicidal client who thinks he can fix her.

Jeni is smart, sexy, funny, successful, and… a completely deranged serial killer (hey, no one’s perfect).  Her process is pretty simple.  If a married client asks for a bit more than she offers on her professional massage menu, they get tortured and killed by her dainty bare hands. She loves to hear them scream for their lives, a big part of her process. This all changes when she meets a man who reacts a little differently to her attack… he welcomes it, even begs for her to kill him.

Jeni lets him go but is intrigued by what she considers to be unfinished business. She stalks him, kills his wife, and romances him. He genuinely believes he can fix her and falls madly in love (did we mention she’s REALLY hot?). He proposes and thinks, for once, everything is going to be okay. But the thing is…

Jeni is a sociopath.

Feminine, fun, and fucked-up… Think Elle Woods in Legally Blonde meets Patrick Bateman in American Psycho for our protagonist starring in a dark but relatable love story set to original music with a mix of jazz, rock and traditional musical tunes.

A film version of A Girl I Know is currently in pre-production in Los Angeles and will be directed by award-winning German director Marcel Walz.

Additional cast to be announced shortly.


Chloe Lowery (Rocktopia, Yanni and Yanni Voices, lead vocalist for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, RCA Records)
Roe Hartrampf (Prince Charles in Diana on Broadway and Netflix, “Madam Secretary,” “Emily in Paris”)
Andrew O’Shanick (Emile De Becque in South Pacific at Flat Rock Playhouse, Sunday in the Park with George at Huntington Theatre Company, “The Office,” “Blacklist”)
Stephanie Lynne Mason (Fiddler on the Roof, Hodl in Fiddler on the Roof at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, Dyanne in the Million Dollar Quartet national tour)
Cody Gerszewski (Premiere of one-act version of Daddy Long Legs, composer/lyricist)
Lena Chung is an award-winning leading musical actress with credits including BeetlejuiceThe Greatest ShowmanThe Count of Monte Cristo and Wuthering Heights.  Lena received the Best New Actress and Star of the Year Awards by the Daegu International Musical Festival in 2014 and 2019.
John Riley (Composer/Lyrics/Musical Director) is a pianist turned lawyer turned musical theatre writer who has lived the better part of his adult life as a practicing lawyer and composer in Seoul, Korea.  He has written three musicals  including A Girl I Know (2022), Crazy Love (2022), and Montmarte (2023).
Kate Queen (Lyrics/Book) is a Lionsgate screenwriter and producer who has recently worked on films with Ryan Kwanten, Hugo Weaving, and Tara Reid. Kate has co-written A Girl I Know (2022) and Crazy Love (2022).

Cast by: Jamibeth Margolis, CSA

Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to enter the club.

Past Performances

  • Fri, Feb 4 :9:45 pm
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