There’s murder afoot on the stage with “Curtains,” a play-within-a-play musical comedy, 7 p.m. April 11 and 12; 2 and 7 p.m. April 13, and 2 p.m. April 14, auditorium, Nazareth Area High School, 501 E. Center St., Nazareth.
Boston police detective and theater fan Lieutenant Frank Cioffi investigates the demise of the leading lady of “Robbin’ Hood of the Old West” on opening night in 1959. While trying to solve the mysterious deaths of additional cast and crew from the show, Cioffi attempts to save the day, save the play, and save his love life.
“Come prepared to ‘die’ of laughter as this high school cast brings you one of the funniest shows to ever hit Broadway,” says Nazareth “Curtains” director John Andreadis.
Assisting are music director Pamela Westphal, choreographer Colette Boudreaux, orchestra director Rick Hilborn and production manager Chip Moyer.
With music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and written by Rupert Holmes, “Curtains” is based on the book and concept by Peter Stone.
The musical premiered in Los Angeles in 2006. The 2007 Broadway debut was nominated for eight Tony Awards, receiving one Tony Award.
“Show People,” “Coffee Shop Nights,” “The Woman’s Dead,” “Thataway” and “A Tough Act to Follow” are among the featured songs.