Senior School students performed ‘Curtains’ written by Kander and Ebb (writers of Chicago and Cabaret) to packed theatres this week.
Curtains is a send-up of backstage murder mystery plots, set in 1959 Boston, Massachusetts, and follows the fallout when Jessica Cranshaw, the supremely untalented star of Robbin’ Hood of the Old West is murdered during her opening night curtain call. It is up to Lt. Frank Cioffi, a police detective who moonlights as musical theatre fan, to save the show, solve the case and maybe even find love before the show reopens, without getting killed himself.
The show was described by Kander as ‘a kind of love letter to musical theatre’.
The production featured a cast, crew and band of nearly 100 students.