Upcoming Performances

A comedy musical murder mystery in two acts. Book by Rupert Holmes; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb. Original book and concept by Peter Stone. Additional lyrics by John Kander and Rupert Holmes.

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Director's Notes

Welcome to Curtains, a musical comedy murder mystery. The show takes place in 1959 at Boston’s Colonial Theatre and it’s the opening night performance at the out of town tryout of a new musical Robbin’ Hood. The original Broadway production garnered 8 nominations at the 2007 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Rupert Holmes wrote “the book” which means he wrote the script for the play. Holmes is most famous for writing and performing “Escape, (The Pina Colada Song).” John Kander and Fred Ebb are the songwriting team who are well known for “Cabaret” and “Chicago.” Together they created a throwback kind of musical that is a bit tongue in cheek and has a great deal of inside theatre jokes. The fact that this is a show-within-a-show meant there were twice as many sets, songs and dances compared to other musicals. The cast, crew and technical theatre students rose to the challenge and tackled this beast of a musical head-on. During rehearsals, we used the "divide and conquer" method. If you ever stayed after school, you heard and saw 3 different songs and dances rehearsing at the same time -- in the auditorium, the music room and the Commons -- while props were being painted in the hallways. We hope you enjoy our efforts and we are excited to present this show to you now! 

Vivian K. Humphrey