The Monmouth-Roseville High School Performing Arts Program will present its annual spring musical, Curtains, on March 15 and 16 at 7:00pm and March 17 at 2:00pm at the Monmouth-Roseville High School Auditorium.
Featuring a book by Rupert Holmes and music and lyrics by the legendary John Kander and Fred Ebb, Curtains is the story of what happens to the cast and crew of the Broadway-bound Robbin’ Hood (an Old West re-imagining of the Robin Hood tale) when their leading lady drops dead during the opening night curtain call. When a local detective with his own dreams of stardom arrives to tell them that the cause of death was murder, the assembled members of the cast and crew find themselves sequestered in the theatre as the crime is investigated. It is not long before the romance blossoms, musical numbers are revamped, and the bodies start piling up.
The cast features twenty-six M-R students including seniors Jake McLaughlin (Lt. Frank Cioffi), Abby Newcomb (Sasha Iljinsky), Joseph Peneueta (Roy Stetson), Flavio Petrini (Oscar Shapiro), Opal Scott (Jessica Cranshaw), and Allie Wise (Georgia Hendricks); juniors Brian Patnode (Bobby Pepper), Tim Pence (Aaron Fox), and Cullen Vickroy (Harv Fremont); sophomores Iratze Aceves (Marjorie Cook), Carlos Alcala (Sidney Bernstein), Kayla Pinedo (Joni Harmon), Allison Serpico (Peg Prentice), and Ella Weidman (Roberta Wooster); and freshmen Kelsey Bricker (Connie Subotin), Adrionna Butler (Jane Setler), Kendall Ferry (Bambi Bernet), Allie Lewis (Arlene Barruca), John Mattan (Randy Dexter), Kena McCance (Mona Page), Mary-Isabel Newcomb (Niki Harris), Zakari Ortery (Brick Hawvermale), Leslie Quintana (Carmen Bernstein), Tanner Trego (Detective O’Farrell), Owen Walters-Kramer (Daryl Grady), and Graham Young (Christopher Belling). Junior Logan Trego serves as the assistant director and stage manager for the production. The show is directed by Melissa Agar with musical direction by Kevin Ferry and choreography by Erin Darling. M-R band instructor Kyle Barshinger will conduct the pit orchestra.
Tickets for Curtains are $8 for adults and $5 for students with ID. Children under six are admitted free.
Curtains is produced with special arrangement by Theatrical Rights Worldwide.