The Mesquite Community Theatre presents
the Tony-winning Broadway Musical Curtains
Mesquite, TX -- The Mesquite Community Theatre is proud to present Curtains, a musical comedy whodunit set in the 1950s. Curtains features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, the same creative team best known for the musicals Cabaret and Chicago. Curtains' book is by Rupert Holmes, based on the original book and concept by Peter Stone. Curtains will run for three weekends, August 3rd through August 19th.
Curtains is a bright and brassy musical set in 1959 Boston, where the Colonial Theatre is hosting the pre-Broadway run of a new musical. The show could be a success were it not for the extremely untalented leading lady. Jessica Cranshaw is a triple threat: she cannot act, sing, or dance (or remember when to say her lines). When she mysteriously dies on stage during the opening night curtain call, the entire cast and crew are suspects. Enter Lieutenant Frank Cioffi of the Boston Police, who arrives on the scene to investigate. He just happens to be a musical theatre fan! The lure of the theatre proves irresistible, and after an unexpected romance blooms for the stage-struck sleuth, he finds himself just as drawn to making the show a hit as he is in solving the murder. Can he crack the case, save the show, and get the girl before the curtain rises?
Mesquite Community Theatre’s production of Curtains is directed by Byron Holder, UNT alum with over thirty years of performing, directing and teaching experience. Stage Manager/Assitant Director is Osinachi Osuagwu. Costume Designer is Emily Croy. Lighting Designer is Scott Croy. Sound Designer is Chuck Barlow. Set Designer and Builder is Ellie Wyatt. Props Designer is Abel Casillas.
Curtains runs for nine performances in the Black Box Theatre in the Mesquite Arts Center, located at 1527 N Galloway Ave. Mesquite, Texas 75149 from August 3-19. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm, and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm.
Seating begins a half-hour start time and ends promptly at curtain. Seating is limited, so calling ahead is recommended.