It's the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959. Boston's Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of Robbin' Hood! "a new musical of the Old West". The curtains rise on the show's merciful finale. Act Two, Scene 23. Robbin' Hood of the Old West, a bad Western adaptation of the Robin Hood story is reaching its conclusion.
Until, to the relief of everyone, the egregiously untalented leading lady, Jessica Cranshaw, is murdered during her opening night curtain call. The entire company comes under suspicion, and Lt. Frank Cioffi of the Boston Police Department is called in to solve the homicide. Believing that the perpetrator is still in the building, he sequesters it.
Meanwhile, secrets are surfacing, the production numbers in Robbin' Hood are rewritten, rehearsed and rewritten again, and the body count is rising. Can Cioffi solve the case, save the show, and get the girl before the curtain rises without getting offed himself? This is a musical, after all!
"CURTAINS" will be preceded by a curtain warmer; "BEGINNERS, PLEASE" a 20-minute presentation from our Intermediate Musical Theatre students. It is an anthology of how children are presented in Musical Theatre; from "Annie" to "Les Miserables", from "13" to "The Addams Family"; if there is any concern for the future of Musical Theatre, these teen talents will ease your mind!