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Curtains: A Musical Whodunnit

March 31st - April 9th, 2022


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

Directed by Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD

In the Topper Theatre

"Fred and I were very different people and yet, somehow, when we got in that little room and started to work together, we became a third person that I guess you could call Kander & Ebb. But it was always a total collaboration."- John Kander

From the songwriting wizards behind Cabaret and Chicago comes Curtains, a hit comedy whodunnit dead set on entertainment. It's 1959, and the mysterious death of a theater's leading lady makes everyone - onstage and backstage - a potential suspect. Enter fast-talking detective Frank Ciofi, a stagestruck gumshoe who sniffs out clues while donning tap shoes. With its tuneful score and clever plot, Curtains blends Agatha Christie-like mystery with the spectacular song and dance of golden-age musicals.

 

Originally Produced on Broadway by Rodger Berlind, Roger Horchow, Daryl Roth, Jane Bergere, Ted Hartly and Center Theatre Group. American Premiere Produced at The Ahmanson Theatre by Center Theatre Group, LA's Theatre Company

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