Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Sacramento Premiere At the 24th Street Theatre
Sacramento—"Curtains... the Musical to die for!” Featuring one of the last scores by the lengendary Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Kander and Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret, Zorba) and a book by multiple Tony Award winner Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Say Goodnight, Gracie), Curtains is set backstage in 1959 at Boston’s
Colonial Theatre during the pre-Broadway tryout of a new musical.
When the hapless leading lady is murdered on opening night during the curtain call, Lt. Frank Cioffi is called in to investigate and the entire company and creative team become suspects. But the lure of the theater proves irresistible and after an unexpected romance blooms for the stage-struck detective, he finds himself just as drawn toward making the show a hit as he is in solving the murder. What unfolds becomes not only a ‘whodunit” murder mystery, but also a fun, witty and tuneful musical within a musical, sure to delight audiences of all ages.
Filled with rousing show stopping tunes and dancing galore, Curtains promises to have you laughing so hard, it just might kill you! Curtains opened on Broadway on March 22, 2007 and was nominated for eight Tony Awards in the same year, including
Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score (with David Hyde Pierce winning for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical).
William Goldman of Variety called Curtains “An insanely funny evening!” while Michael Kuchwara of the Assocated Press declared it “Musical Comedy Heaven!”
Multiple Elly Award winning Producer and Director Bob Baxter teams up again with Elly Award winning Choreographer Darryl Strohl to stage this heart-warming musical. James Lohman will direct the one-of-a-kind RSP Resident Orchestra through the fabulous score.
Curtains performs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m., July 9 through August 1, 2010.
TICKETS Adults - $20, Seniors/Students/SARTA - $18, Children (12 & under) - $15, Groups of 10+ - $15 each. Tickets can be purchased online at www.runawaystage.com (with new “Pick Your Seat” feature), or at the door. Online Reservation Convenience Fees apply.
Free parking is available. For further information or questions please call the box office at (916) 207-1226.