Curtains (School Edition)

An unlikable leading lady is murdered during her opening-night curtain call. Frank Cioffi, a police detective and musical theatre fan, must solve the mystery and save the show.

The School Edition has been carefully edited, with additional director’s notes throughout, to make the show more producible for high school groups. In some cases problematic language has been changed, while in others an alternate choice is offered at the discretion of the director. Additional casting opportunities for female roles has been provided.

Curtains (School Edition)

PROGRAMMED INSTRUMENTS

Keyboard 1
Keyboard 2

$275.00

An unlikable leading lady is murdered during her opening-night curtain call. Frank Cioffi, a police detective and musical theatre fan, must solve the mystery and save the show.

The School Edition has been carefully edited, with additional director’s notes throughout, to make the show more producible for high school groups. In some cases problematic language has been changed, while in others an alternate choice is offered at the discretion of the director. Additional casting opportunities for female roles has been provided.

PROGRAMMING NOTES

This orchestration is based on the original 2007 Broadway production.

This show is orchestrated to be stick conducted from the podium. It is scored for a single Piano/Keyboard which has a lot of programming.

The materials come with a Piano/Conductor score for the MD and a single Keyboard book for performance which consists of piano well as a variety of other instruments and patches. This book is fairly complex and will need a proficient player who can navigate the part and the programming. The patches consist mostly of orchestral padding and contain strings, various acoustic pianos, harp, sax, percussion, sound effects, harpsichord, celeste, and organ to name a few.

ORIGINAL KEYBOARD PROGRAMMER

Keyboard Programmer: Stuart Andrews

ORIGINAL MUSIC TEAM

Book by: Rupert Holmes
Music by: John Kander
Lyrics by: Fred Ebb
Original Book and Concept by: Peter Stone
Additional lyrics by: John Kander and Rupert Holmes
Music orchestrated by: William David Brohn
Dance arrangements by: David Chase
Vocal arrangements by: David Loud
Musical Director: David Loud
Associate Musical Director: Sam Davis

Original 2007 Broadway Orchestra

Conducted by: David Loud
Associate Conductor: Sam Davis
Piano/Synthesizer: Sam Davis
Reed 1 (Flute/Clarinet/Alto sax/Piccolo): Steven Kenyon
Reed 2 (Oboe/English horn/Tenor sax/Clarinet): Al Hunt
Reed 3 (Clarinet/Alto sax/Soprano sax): Owen Kotler
Reed 4 (Bassoon/Clarinet/Bass clarinet/Flute/Baritone sax): Mark Thrasher
French Horn 1: R.J. Kelley
French Horn 2: Angela Cordell
Trumpet 1/Flugelhorn: Don Downs
Trumpet 2/Flugelhorn: Matthew Peterson
Trombone 1: Charles Gordon
Bass trombone/Tuba: Jennifer Wharton
Percussion: Gregory Landes
Drums: Bruce Doctor
Acoustic/Electric/Banjo/Classical Guitar: Greg Utzig
Acoustic Bass: Robert Renino
Music Copying Services: Larry Abel
Rehearsal Pianist: Paul Ford
Musical Coordinator: John Monaco

SHOW DESCRIPTION

CURTAINS School Edition has been adapted from the original Broadway Production. The School Edition has been carefully edited, with additional director’s notes throughout, to make the show more producible for high school groups. In some cases problematic language has been changed, while in others an alternate choice is offered at the discretion of the director. Additional casting opportunities for female roles has been provided.

It’s 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! Packed with glorious tunes and a witty, charming script filled with delightful characters, CURTAINS is a hilarious journey for both performers and the audience.

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