Fountain Hills Theater opens musical murder mystery ‘Curtains’

"Curtains" opens at Fountain Hills Theatre May 6. (submitted photo)

“Curtains” opens at Fountain Hills Theater May 6. (submitted photo)

Fountains Hills Theater is proud to announce the opening of the new musical comedy “Curtains,” set in the brassy, bright and promising year of 1959.

The musical will be playing May 6-22. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays at the Fountain Hills Theater on its Mainstage, 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd.

A reception will be held on opening night for all those attending that evening, featuring free appetizers and soft drinks.

In “Curtains,” Boston’s Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a new musical version of “Robin Hood.” When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage the entire cast and crew are suspects, according to a press release.

Enter a local detective, who just happens to be a musical theater fan. “Curtains” is wonderfully entertaining play within a play, as well as a “whodunit” new musical featuring one of the last scores by legendary, Tony Award-winning songwriters John Kander and Fred Ebb, the release stated.

Curtains was nominated for nine Tony Awards, winning for its star, David Hyde Pierce.

Curtains is produced by Patty Torrilhon and Patricia Tonzi and directed by Peter J. Hill. The show is choreographed by Noel Irick and musically directed by Jennifer Whiting.  Curtains stars: Katie Barnett, Joshua Buescher, Ashely Fredricksen, Alex Gonzalez, Mark Hackmann, Leslie Haddad, Danielle Hale, Peter J. Hill, Andrey Lull, Henry Male, Matt McDonald, Stephani McDonald, Deborah Ostreicher, Karl Perry, Roger Prenger, Patrick Russo, Erin Ryan, Asher Sheppard, Michael Stewart, Chelsea Umeda, Karylin Veres and Richard Wells.

Tickets are to be $33 for adults, and $28 for ages 17 and under. Seniors receive a $5 discount on all Thursday performances, the release stated. Group rates, veteran and student rush discounts are available.

Tickets are available through the Theater Box Office at 480-837-9661 x3.

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