CURTAINS Takes the Stage At The Center For The Arts
The Pepperdine University Fine Arts Division Theatre and Music Departments present the musical Curtains at 7:30 p.m. November 9-10 and November 15-17, with a matinee on Sunday, November 11 at 2 p.m., at the Malibu campus' Smothers Theatre.
Tickets, priced at $20 for the public, $10 for full-time Pepperdine students, and $16 for Pepperdine faculty and staff, are available now by calling (310) 506-4522 or online at arts.pepperdine.edu. For more information, please visit arts.pepperdine.edu/events/2018-2019-season/pepperdine-theatre-curtains.htm.
It's the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959. Boston's Colonial Theatre is hosting the opening-night performance of a new musical. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage, the entire cast and crew are suspects. Enter a local detective, who just happens to be a musical-theatre fan! Curtains is the final musical from the American musical-theatre composing giants Kander and Ebb, who brought us such works as Cabaret, Chicago, and Kiss of the Spider Woman. The original Broadway production garnered eight nominations at the 2007 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Adjunct Professor of Theatre Dance Kelly Todd directs the all-student cast, which features Noah Archibald, CJ Babcock, Alden Bettencourt, Morris Chen, Syd DeMaria, Julian Duncan, Presley Duyck, Christine Galyean, Brandon Gille, Joe Hebel, Brit Hope, Lauren Jennerjohn, Parker Johnson, Alexander Kolm, Haley Latorre, Clayton Mattingly, Audrey McKee, Brooke Moltrum, Michael Mossucco, Katy Semple, Sydney Sweringin, Nate Thompson, and Indy Wilson.
"Curtains is a highly entertaining musical comedy and also a fast-paced murder mystery. It is a remarkable evening of theater and sure to entertain. However, more importantly, it is an homage to everything we love about working in theater written by two of our nation's treasures. Kander and Ebb have added decades of work the American songbook, from musicals to film to popular music; Curtains was their final collaboration before Fred Ebb passed away, a collaboration that spanned 40 years of American song-writing," Todd said.
About the Seaver College Fine Arts Division
The Seaver College Fine Arts Division offers students excellent training in the disciplines of studio art, art history, music, and theatre arts. A group of renowned faculty, who are revered in their fields as practicing scholars, artists and teachers, prepare students for careers in the arts and continued graduate study. With approximately 300 students in the division, the unique programs are designed to prepare and inspire students to develop critical thinking, nurture creativity, and create the highest level of art and scholarship.