• Curtains
Credits

Book and Additional Lyrics: Rupert Holmes

Music and Additional Lyrics: John Kander

Lyrics: Fred Ebb

Original Book and Concept: Peter Stone

Overview / Synopsis

Curtains Young@Part® is the authorized 65-70 minute edition of the Broadway musical for elementary and middle schools, and youth theatres. Through a series of workshops with industry professionals and actual kids, the Young@Part®musicals are tailor-made for younger actors. Song keys are changed where needed, songs and scenes are edited for time and content, while keeping the spirit of the original Broadway show intact. There are great parts for girls, boys and can feature any size ensemble/chorus, who are featured throughout the show.

Curtains is set in the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959. Boston's Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a new musical. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage the entire cast & crew are suspects. Enter a local detective, who just happens to be a musical theatre fan! A hilarious journey for both performers and the audience, the original Broadway production garnered 8 nominations at the 2007 Tony Awards including Best Musical.



    This ShowBox includes:

  • 30 Cast Script/Vocal Books
  • Director's Script
  • 2 Piano/Vocal Scores
  • Guide Vocals CD
  • Performance Tracks CD
  • Logo Pack CD

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Casting
Cast List:
LIEUTENANT FRANK CIOFFI

Sweetly endearing local Boston detective who idolizes the world of musical theatre and has reveled in the thrill of performing in community theatre. Called upon to solve the murder of the star of "Robbin' Hood" (a musical intended for Broadway that is currently out of town in Boston), Cioffi is very good at his job and, lamentably, married to his work. He is instantly smitten with ingénue Niki Harris. The undisputed central character of the musical. Requires deft and charming comedy, good singing, solid dancing in one extended "Fred and Ginger" number.

Gender: Male

Vocal Range: Ab3-G5

NIKI HARRIS

Pretty, almost too innocent ingénue, a local performer in a small role hoping "Robbin' Hood" will be the Boston production that at last takes her to Broadway. Love interest for Lieutenant Cioffi, apparently reciprocated. Requires a legit soprano and strong dancing in an extended "Fred and Ginger" number.

Gender: Female

Vocal Range: C4-E5

GEORGIA HENDRICKS

Female half of our show-within-a-show's songwriting team on the lyric-writing side. Ends up taking on the leading lady role. Must sing and dance extremely well.

Gender: Female

Vocal Range: G3-E5

CARMEN BERNSTEIN

Brash and brassy Broadway producer. Terrific comedic actress with a belt.

Gender: Female

Vocal Range: Bb3-E5

AARON FOX

The composer of the show-within-the-show. His songwriting partner, Georgia, is also his wife, from whom he's separated but for whom he still pines. He's a handsome, intense, somewhat tortured artist-type. Requires a strong vocalist with comedy.

Gender: Male

Vocal Range: Bb3-E5

CHRISTOPHER BELLING

English director. Very camp. Very droll. Noel Coward meets Addison DeWitt meets Clifton Webb. Requires a superb comic actor.

Gender: May be cast male or female

Vocal Range: B3-E5

BAMBI "BERNÉT"

Performer in the chorus, daughter of Carmen, step-daughter of Sidney. Genuinely brassy and artificially blonde. Hungry to work her way out of the chorus; many think she was only hired because of her mother. She surprises everyone, however, when she shows genuine dancing and singing talent when at last called upon. Requires great dancing, strong "street-smart dumb blonde" comedy, and singing.

Gender: Female

Vocal Range: C4-E5

OSCAR SHAPIRO

From the garment district and sole investor in "Robbin' Hood." A likeably gruff man who knows nothing about theatre and frets over every dime of his that's spent. Requires good "rough around the edges" comedy and singing.

Gender: Male

Vocal Range: Bb3-E5

BOBBY PEPPER

The Gene Kelly of "Robbin' Hood," its choreographer and male star, and a handsome rival to Aaron for Georgia's affection. Requires strong dancing, singing, comedy.

Gender: Male

Vocal Range: A3-E5

JOHNNY HARMON

Stage Manager of the show-within-the-show, and both drill sergeant and mother hen to the cast. Barks orders but has a pleasant side as well, he keeps the company in line and on their toes throughout the rehearsal process. Comic actor who can sing.

Gender: May be cast male or female (using the name Jenny Harmon)

Vocal Range: E4-Eb5

JESSICA CRENSHAW

Faded Hollywood star, a grand diva with no right to be one, and a plague to the show-with-the-show and to her cast. An absolutely dreadful singer and inept actress who stars in the show-within-a-show and gets murdered on its opening night in Boston. Must be skillful enough to sing hilariously out-of-tune and ineptly, and adroit enough to dance perfectly out of step with the rest of the cast. Appears only in the first minutes of the musical; on Broadway, this performer then adopted a different look and became part of the ensemble.

Gender: Female

Vocal Range: G4-D5

RANDY DEXTER

A member of the singing & dancing ensemble featured in "Kansasland," pleasant but with a sensitive side.

Gender: Male

Vocal Range: A3-E5

HARV FREMONT


A member of the singing & dancing ensemble who bears a bouquet.

Gender: Male

Vocal Range: A3-E5

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Curtains

  • Product Code: HL00237276
  • $625.00



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