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CURTAINS YOUNG@PARTAdd to Cart
CURTAINS YOUNG@PART
Print Perusal: $19.95
Showbox: $675.00
   ShowBox includes:
30 Cast Script/Vocal Books
Director's Script
2 Piano/Vocal Scores
Guide Vocals CD
Performance Tracks CD
Logo Pack CD
Running Time: 60 minutes
Songs   Characters   Audio Preview
 
Characters:
LIEUTENANT FRANK CIOFFI
Sweetly endearing local Boston detective who idolizes the world of musical theatre and has reveled in the thrill of performing in community theatre. Called upon to solve the murder of the star of "Robbin' Hood" (a musical intended for Broadway that is currently out of town in Boston), Cioffi is very good at his job and, lamentably, married to his work. He is instantly smitten with ingénue Niki Harris. The undisputed central character of the musical. Requires deft and charming comedy, good singing, solid dancing in one extended "Fred and Ginger" number.
Gender: Male
Vocal Range: Ab3-G5

NIKI HARRIS
Pretty, almost too innocent ingénue, a local performer in a small role hoping "Robbin' Hood" will be the Boston production that at last takes her to Broadway. Love interest for Lieutenant Cioffi, apparently reciprocated. Requires a legit soprano and strong dancing in an extended "Fred and Ginger" number.
Gender: Female
Vocal Range: C4-E5

GEORGIA HENDRICKS
Female half of our show-within-a-show's songwriting team on the lyric-writing side. Ends up taking on the leading lady role. Must sing and dance extremely well.
Gender: Female
Vocal Range: G3-E5

CARMEN BERNSTEIN
Brash and brassy Broadway producer. Terrific comedic actress with a belt.
Gender: Female
Vocal Range: Bb3-E5

AARON FOX
The composer of the show-within-the-show. His songwriting partner, Georgia, is also his wife, from whom he's separated but for whom he still pines. He's a handsome, intense, somewhat tortured artist-type. Requires a strong vocalist with comedy.
Gender: Male
Vocal Range: Bb3-E5

CHRISTOPHER BELLING English director. Very camp. Very droll. Noel Coward meets Addison DeWitt meets Clifton Webb. Requires a superb comic actor.
Gender: May be cast male or female
Vocal Range: B3-E5

BAMBI "BERNÉT"
Performer in the chorus, daughter of Carmen, step-daughter of Sidney. Genuinely brassy and artificially blonde. Hungry to work her way out of the chorus; many think she was only hired because of her mother. She surprises everyone, however, when she shows genuine dancing and singing talent when at last called upon. Requires great dancing, strong "street-smart dumb blonde" comedy, and singing.
Gender: Female
Vocal Range: C4-E5

OSCAR SHAPIRO
From the garment district and sole investor in "Robbin' Hood." A likeably gruff man who knows nothing about theatre and frets over every dime of his that's spent. Requires good "rough around the edges" comedy and singing.
Gender: Male
Vocal Range: Bb3-E5

BOBBY PEPPER
The Gene Kelly of "Robbin' Hood," its choreographer and male star, and a handsome rival to Aaron for Georgia's affection. Requires strong dancing, singing, comedy.
Gender: Male
Vocal Range: A3-E5

JOHNNY HARMON
Stage Manager of the show-within-the-show, and both drill sergeant and mother hen to the cast. Barks orders but has a pleasant side as well, he keeps the company in line and on their toes throughout the rehearsal process. Comic actor who can sing.
Gender: May be cast male or female (using the name Jenny Harmon)
Vocal Range: E4-Eb5

JESSICA CRENSHAW
Faded Hollywood star, a grand diva with no right to be one, and a plague to the show-with-the-show and to her cast. An absolutely dreadful singer and inept actress who stars in the show-within-a-show and gets murdered on its opening night in Boston. Must be skillful enough to sing hilariously out-of-tune and ineptly, and adroit enough to dance perfectly out of step with the rest of the cast. Appears only in the first minutes of the musical; on Broadway, this performer then adopted a different look and became part of the ensemble.
Gender: Female
Vocal Range: G4-D5

RANDY DEXTER
A member of the singing & dancing ensemble featured in "Kansasland," pleasant but with a sensitive side.
Gender: Male
Vocal Range: A3-E5

HARV FREMONT
A member of the singing & dancing ensemble who bears a bouquet.
Gender: Male
Vocal Range: A3-E5

ENSEMBLE

 
Synopsis
CREDITS
 
Book and Additional Lyrics: Rupert Holmes
 
Music and Additional Lyrics: John Kander
 
Lyrics: Fred Ebb
 
Original Book and Concept: Peter Stone
 
 
OVERVIEW / SYNOPSIS
It's the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959. Boston's Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a new musical. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage the entire cast & crew are suspects. Enter a local detective, who just happens to be a musical theatre fan! Packed with glorious tunes and a witty, charming script filled with delightful characters, CURTAINS Young@Part® is a hilarious journey for both performers and the audience.
 

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