Willow River Players will present "American Idle: Murdering the Music" for two weekends beginning April 30. The dinner theater performances are scheduled at Ready Randy's, south of New Richmond, and features a large cast from area communities.

The full-length comedy is a parody of "American Idol." In the play, 10 talent-challenged contestants vie for the title of the next pop sensation, but victory is thwarted by death threats and accumulating dead bodies hidden backstage.

Performances are April 30, May 1-3, 7, 8 and 10. For Sunday shows, dinner begins at 4 p.m. For all other shows, dinner begins at 6. Tickets are $25 with the exception of Sunday, May 3, when a light dinner will be served for $20. A cash bar is available for all performances.

Reservations and pre-payments are required online at www.willowriverplayers.org or by calling (715) 246-1028.