The Corcoran Association of Student Theatre (C.A.S.T.), Corcoran's extracurricular performing arts group, is proud to be only the second group in central New York to present the hit Broadway musical "Curtains" on March 4 and 5, 7:00 PM, in the Corcoran High School Auditorium. Tickets are $5 when purchased in advance from cast or crew members, or $8 on the day of the show, and are general admission.
"Curtains" is a comedy murder mystery musical from the creators of such classic Broadway favorites as "Chicago" and "Cabaret". The play tells the story of an ill-fated musical premiere in Boston in 1959: "Robbin' Hood". Though the show's creators and cast hope to take it to Broadway, terrible reviews due to the show's inept star make that seem very unlikely... until she falls over dead at the end of curtain call, relieving the show of its one weak link. The theatre is then taken over by the police, and gritty but friendly police Lieutenant Frank Cioffi keeps the cast sequestered while he investigates and interrogates to solve the murder... and also pitches in to solve the ailing "Robbin' Hood" show in the process. A lighthearted and gentle send-up of the entertainment industry and of musicals from the heydey of Broadway such as "Oklahoma" and "Peter Pan", "Curtains" has plenty of laughter and entertainment along the way toward its twisting mystery solution.
This production is the 37th in the ten seasons since C.A.S.T. was formed in the 2001-2002 school year, and tenth full-scale musical production in that time.
With the leadership of student assistant director Thomas Perry, the cast includes:
Cameron Vaccaro - "Lieutenant Frank Cioffi"
Alicia Cobb - "Niki Harris"
Bailey Pfohl - "Georgia Hendricks"
Imani Williams - "Carmen Bernstein"
Josh Hintz - "Aaron Fox"
Miquon Jackson - "Sidney Bernstein"
James Maxwell - "Christopher Belling"
Destany Finney - "Bambi Bernet"
Maximillian Eyle - "Daryl Grady"
Valerie Garfield - "Joanie Harmon"
William Gorman - "Oscar Shapiro"
Akeem Cotton - "Bobby Pepper"
Emily Wade - "Jessica Cranshaw"
Thomas Perry - "Harv Fremont"
Mya Edwards-Kleist - "Mona Page"
and an ensemble including:
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