County Playhouse opens the 2017 season with the musical comedy,
“Curtains.” The show will run June 1, 2, 3 and June 7, 8,
9, and 10. Tickets are available
beginning May 28 from 2 – 3 p.m. at the Playhouse Box Office during their Open
House. The Cast of Curtains will present
musical numbers from the show during the Annual Open House and refreshments
will be served.
for all four shows of the 2017 season will be available beginning Sunday, May
28. The Box Office is open the weeks of
performances or you may call 765-653-5880 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Curtains is a musical mystery comedy set in 1959
at the Colonial Theatre in Boston, where a new musical called "Robbin'
Hood!", a western version of Robin
Hood, is being produced. Playhouse favorite and veteran actress, Karen
Temple plays faded film star diva Jessica Cranshaw who takes on the role of
Madame Marian in “Robbin’ Hood.” When
Jessica is murdered during the show’s finale, all of the cast & crew of “Robbin’
Hood” are suspects in her murder.
Lt. Frank Cioffi, Boston Police
Detective and musical theatre devotee, played by Chris Wurster, arrives on the
scene to solve the murder and finds himself enthralled with Jessica’s
understudy, Niki Harris, played by Caroline Good.
(Chris Wurster and Caroline Good)
Art imitates life as Josh Bain portrays
Bobby Pepper, the show’s choreographer.
Robbin’ Hood’s producer, Carmen Bernstein, is played by Ashlee
Vitz. And Addison Hughes makes his
Playhouse debut as Oscar Shapiro, the show’s financial backer.
Lee Reberger and Shelly McFadden
return to the playhouse stage as divorced songwriting team Aaron Fox &
Georgia Hendricks. The show's flamboyant
British director, Christopher Belling is portrayed by Andrew Ranck. Sarah Bond plays Bambi, the show's featured
The cast also features Scott
Armitage as Carmen’s husband, Sydney Bernstein; Tim Good as theater critic,
Daryl Grady; Eleanor Howard as stage manager, Johnnie Harmon and Karen
Sutherlin as Detective O’Farrell.
The ensemble, which is featured heavily in the
production, includes: Chris Douglas
Purnell, Julie Collenbaugh, Chloe Hayes, Payton Kumpf, Andrew Corder, Fiona
Purnell, Samantha Flannelly, and Jacob Riggen.
(Samantha Flannelly, Jacob Riggen, Andrew Ranck, Ben Purnell, Karen Sutherlin, Tim Good, Sarah Bond, & Joshua Bain)
Playhouse performer & director Ric McFadden is the director of Curtains. Sandi
Rossok is assistant director for the show.
The production staff includes vocal direction by Erik Foster,
choreography by Sarah Bond, Joshua Bain and Lori Briones. Set design & construction by Linda Gjesvold
with technical direction by Dustin Bond.
Playhouse favorite Jack Randall Earles served as casting director with
costume design by Shelly McFadden. Susan
Price joins the Playhouse family as Wardrobe Assistant. Wig
design is by Diana Van Middlesworth.
Rush, pianist & pit conductor leads musicians Morgan Asher (keyboard), Drew
Brattain (bass), Marcia Boswell (flute).
production crew includes stage manager, TJ Tincher; stagehands Connor George
and Mariah Taylor; sound design and operator, Dustin Bond; light board
operator, Nicole Moore and spotlight operators Cameron Wunderlich and Mason
Curtains promises to
be a fun, entertaining show that you won’t want to miss! Call the Playhouse box office beginning
Monday, May 29 to reserve your tickets.
Box office hours are 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday during show
weeks. The box office phone number is
765-653-5880. Curtains is sponsored by