Milton Theatre Company will produce CURTAINS, and present in total six 7:00 pm evening performances beginning Thursday, March 14th – Saturday March 16th and conclude with performances the following week Thursday, March 21st– Saturday March 23rd.
CURTAINS the musical, by Kander, Ebb & Holmes, was written as a tribute to Broadway theatre. It’s a hilarious journey for both the performers and the audience so get ready to giggle. The original Broadway production garnered eight (8) nominations and one (1) leading actor win at the 2007 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
Set in the Golden Age of American book musicals, circa 1959, CURTAINS is a fizzy, fun musical with a little something for everyone. This show is big, entertaining and family friendly, despite being a "murder mystery." It pokes fun at everything theatre people hold dear, yet ridicules all the wonderful theatrical character archetypes, from the affected director and insufferable diva…to the money-hungry producer. When the unlikable leading lady is murdered on stage, the entire cast and crew are suspects. Our leading man and local police detective, Frank Cioffi, who also happens to be a star struck musical theatre fan (played by Harrison Lewis, a Milton senior), finds himself falling madly in love as he tries to solve the mystery and ends up saving the show!
Milton director David Hopkins says “I really liked the idea of a play-within-a-play convention of this production, which tends to offer more opportunities for lots of students to shine and take on different characters. Robbin' Hood, the Oklahoma-esque western within CURTAINS, has lots of big dance numbers which are especially exciting for the audience, but more importantly provide our dancers an opening to express their abundant talents. This show is challenging all the way around. It has a huge orchestra, multiple large sets because of the "show within a show" aspect, a large ensemble and a vocally difficult score with lots of six-part harmonies. I’m proud and humbled by the extraordinary talent at Milton. They have worked extremely hard and it has been such a thrill watching this ensemble become a family.”
The Milton production is directed by David Hopkins. Sim Jones is the Technical Director, along with Drew Bowers and Nathan Schreer as the Musical Directors and Chris Shumick as the Orchestra Conductor. Ann-Marie Sepe wraps up the creative team with her amazing choreography.
The show is entered along with sixty other high school productions in the prestigious Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards that recognize excellence in Musical Theatre.
“The “whodunit” murder mystery factor ultimately takes charge of the show and the audience really does want to know the identity of the murderer. The resolution is fun, fair and surprising, but at its core, CURTAINS is not a detective story. It’s a declaration of love, passionate love, for the theater!” – The New York Times
Reserved Seating Tickets are available by going to www.MiltonTheatreCompany.com. Milton Theatre at Milton High School // 3025 Birmingham Highway, Milton, Georgia 30004