Timber Lake Playhouse stages Curtains July 29-Aug. 8
From press release
MOUNT CARROLL, Ill.—Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP) in Mount Carroll, Ill., will present the hilarious backstage-murder-mystery Curtains, appearing on stage July 29-Aug. 8.
This brand-new musical comedy, with references that will make theater-goers cackle in their seats, is by John Kander and Fred Ebb, the team that gave us such exciting musicals as Chicago and Cabaret.
The laughs and thrills begin when a leading lady (TLP alumna Samantha Dubina), who can’t sing or dance, is murdered on opening night. The bodies begin to pile up as the money-hungry producers (TLP residents Philip Black and Samantha Barboza), flamboyant director (Artistic Director James Beaudry), divorced song writing team, and battling ingénues fight for control of the show. It is up to a police detective with little theatrical experience of his own (TLP guest Braxton Molinaro, who last appeared as Jud in TLP’s Oklahoma!) to save the show, solve the case and maybe even find love before the show reopens, without getting killed himself. Chris Froseth (Buddy in TLP’s 2009 hit The Buddy Holly Story) will make a guest appearance in this production.
The season will close in August with The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a new musical that will also feature Dubina, Froseth and a very special appearance by former TLP Artistic Director Brad Lyons.
To reserve tickets for Curtains or any other performance, call the Timber Lake Playhouse Box Office between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at (815) 244-2035. Adult tickets are $20 and all children and students are $11. Ask about special group rates for groups of 12 or more. Visit timberlakeplayhouse.org for a list of specific show dates and times or to e-mail ticket requests.
From the July 28-Aug 3, 2010 issue
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