(Stillwater, Oklahoma) Stillwater High School presents its spring musical Curtains! The Murder Mystery Musical by Rupert Holmes, John Kander and Fred Ebb, April 27-30 at the Stillwater High School Performing Arts Center.
The production stars Jacob Ebersole as musical theatre aficionado Lieutenant Frank Cioffi and Andi Reuter as show-within-a-show “Robbin’ Hood” producer Carmen Bernstein. Curtains also stars Katy Croft and Conner Sigrist as former married lyricist/composer couple Georgia Hendricks and Aaron Fox, Mabrie Baldwin as sweet understudy Niki Harris, and Ben Brown as director Christopher Belling.
The cast also features Owen Duhart as theatre critic Daryl Grady, Molly Kelly as stage manager Johnnie Harmon, Ethan Hammer as “Robbin’ Hood” investor Oscar Shapiro, Logan Propst as lead dancer/ choreographer Bobby Pepper, and Natalie VanDeventer as aspiring dancer Bambi Bernet. There are also three ensembles with 38 cast members between them.
“This is an incredible cast and it's been a true joy to watch every one of them grow as performers over the last few months,” says Theatre Teacher Elizabeth Ziegler. “They have all poured themselves into this show, and they really have something wonderful to share with the community!”
Curtains premiered on Broadway in 2007 starring David Hyde Pierce of Frasier fame. It garnered eight nominations for Tony awards, including Best Original Score and Best Musical.
“This show is not as well known as titles we’ve done the last several years,” Ziegler says. She first saw the show in New York during previews and having grown up a fan of detective stories, the play resonated with her and she’s excited to present it to the Stillwater community.
“I can assure everyone that the script is packed with fantastic jokes, a classic American musical theatre score, and characters you can’t help but root for,” she says. “And just when you think you know who did it, the true whodunnit will keep you guessing until the end!”
Stillwater High School Performing Arts Department production of Curtains is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.theatricalrights.com.
SHS will present Curtains for four shows – April 27-29 at 7:30 p.m. and a 2:30 p.m. matinee on April 30. Tickets ($8) are available now at: www.stillwaterschools.com/curtains