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Spring Musical: Curtains

Curtains is a musical mystery comedy with a book by Rupert Holmes, lyrics by Fred Ebb,
and music by John Kander, with additional lyrics by Kander and Holmes.

Based on the original book and concept by Peter Stone,
the musical is a send-up of backstage murder mystery plots,
set in 1959 Boston,Massachusetts and follows the fallout when Jessica Cranshaw,
the supremely untalented star of Robbin' Hood of the Old West is murdered during her opening night curtain call.
It is up to Lt. Frank Cioffi, a police detective who moonlights as a musical theater fan to save the show,
solve the case, and maybe even find love before the show reopens, without getting killed himself.

Performances: March 9 & 10, 2018 at (7:30 p.m.), March 11 at (2:30 p.m.)
Fine Arts Auditorium

Ticket information TBA


Auditions: Dec 5 & 6,  (4-8 p.m.) Dec 10, (2-4 p.m.)  Fine Arts Auditorium
Rehearsals begin Jan 8, 2018 times TBA

To access audition files please click here (if you are having trouble downloading the files contact Micah Oelze at

Those wishing to audition for the chorus/ensemble should be prepared to sing “What Kind of Man?”. The male leads/ensemble should prepare “Coffee Shop Nights” and the female leads/ensemble should prepare “Show People”.

A production under the Barton Community College Music and
Theatre department.
Permission to perform from Theatrical Rights Worldwide


Original Play Series

Audition dates: Auditions:  March 27 & 28, 2018 (4:00-7:00 pm) Fine Arts Auditorium
Performance: April 26 (7:30 pm) Fine Arts Auditorium

Three to four short (15-20 minutes) plays are selected from
college and community submissions for production.

Free to the public/Donations accepted