The stage is set for disaster -- and Nancy's in the spotlight! Bess has landed a small part in a promising new Chicago play, and she's seeing stars for the hot young featured actor, Jordan McCabe. Nancy, however, sees only trouble. The play is a mystery, the theme is murder, and it soon becomes apparent that Nancy and Bess may both have starring roles in a deadly real-life drama. A mysterious fire backstage, a prop gun loaded with real bullets, and an anonymous threat on Bess's life put Nancy on notice that danger is waiting in the wings. Nancy's investigation turns up a whole cast of suspects...one of whom is determined to turn the final act into a major tragedy!