Pin It

THEATER | "Curtains" 

"Curtains" is that rarest of theater rarities: a musical whodunit, created by a quartet of blue-chip Broadway names: book by Peter Stone ("1776") and Rupert Holmes ("The Mystery of Edwin Drood"), and score by John Kander and Fred Ebb ("Cabaret," "Chicago," Zorbá", and many, many more). This 2007 show is actually half whodunit and half good old-fashioned musical: it is set in 1959, during the Boston tryout of a musical called "Robbin' Hood." When the show's conspicuously untalented leading lady is found dead, the show's cast and creators are all suspects: the theater is shut down by a cop, who is a musical theater fan himself, until the murderer is caught — of course, after a lot of red herring and theatrical in-jokes. David Hyde Pierce won a Tony Award for playing the detective in the original production, which also starred Rochester's John Bolton as a nasty theater critic (do they really have those?) Pittsford Musicals is giving "Curtains" its first local showing, and has assembled a large, multi-talented cast for this new good old-fashioned whodunit musical.

Pittsford Musicals presents "Curtains" on Saturday, October 18, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Friday, October 24, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, October 25, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Pittsford Mendon High School Auditorium, 472 Mendon Road, Pittsford. 586-1500,


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Latest in Choice Events

Browse Listings

Submit an event

No Home But The Heart: An Assembly of Memories @ Monroe Community College

Daystar: Contemporary Dance Drama of Indian America, in Theatre Bldg 4....

"Maciste in Hell" (1925) @ Dryden Theatre

View all of today's events »

This Week's Issue

Cover Story:
The real fight against fake news
This year's top 10 Project Censored stories read more ...

Tweets @RocCityNews

© 2018 City Newspaper.

Website powered by Foundation.