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APPLAUSE! Musicals In Concert presents
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
APPLAUSE! presents this wonderful whodunit musical comedy for all to enjoy. The work of the three creators of Curtains are familiar to our past audiences as we have presented concert versions of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, with music, lyrics and book by Rupert Holmes and Flora The Red Menace, 70 Girls 70 & Woman of the Year, with music and lyrics by John Kander & Fred Ebb.
Curtains is based on the original book and concept of the same name by Peter Stone, the musical is a send-up of backstage murder mystery plots, set in 1959 and follows the fallout when Jessica Cranshaw, the supremely untalented star of Robbin' Hood of the Old West is murdered during her opening night curtain call. It is up to Lt. Frank Cioffi, a police detective who moonlights as a musical theater fan, to save the show, solve the case, and maybe even find love before the show reopens, without getting killed himself.
Performance Dates: October 13/14/15
Venue: Arts Umbrella - The Jack and Darlene Poole Theatre, 1400 Johnston Street, Granville Island
Tickets click here.
Music Director by: Diane Speirs
Director: Scott Ashton Swan
The company/the suspects! (in alphabetical order): Emily Burden, Vanessa Coley-Donohue, Rebecca Erin Curtis, Cole Devlin , Bronte Gooselaw, Grace Hight, Dakota Hutchins, Brodie Klassen, Jacob Leonard, Loughran MacLeod, Tara Martin, Randy McCormick, Ryan Nuenz, Kat Palmer, Sabrina Prada*, Thomas Schultes, Dane Smit, Keri Smith, Peter Stainton, Tessa Trach, Andrew Wade, Bonnie Welch, Michael Wild, and Jessica Wong. * Appearing by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.
Music directed by: Diane Spiers. Directed by: Scott Ashton SwanStage managed by: Jaren Guerreiro
Please note casting subject to change.
Curtains is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.theatricalrights.com