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'Curtains' Broadway Musical Review

'Curtains' Broadway Musical Review

Caught Curtains on Broadway early this month, so without further ado, here’s a mini-review!

Curtains is an old fashioned type of song and dance musical, that relies more on an actual story told through expository singing and clever chorus configurations than on a funny premise, glitzy set pieces and ironic jokes about today’s world.

Curtains opens with a parody of terribly cheesy all-American musical (think the worst of Lil’ Abner or Oklahoma) cleverly presented from from front and back stage. It almost seems reminiscent of Kiss Me Kate for a moment, with a bad-tempered leading lady in a not-quite wonderful show, but that all ends in the 2nd scene when it’s [SPOILER!] CURTAINS [/SPOILER!] for her.

The setup in the first act does drag a little. Songs seem like they could be tightened up. The actors are fun and the lyrics are witty, but there were a few scenes in which the show seemed to indulge a little too much in itself. The 2nd act, where the story really picks up, was wonderfully good.

And, of course, the great highlights of the show were the actors. Standouts among them included Megan Sikora as Bambi (the not-so genuine blonde bimbo), Jill Paice as Niki Harris (the unbelievably sweet and innocent chorus girl) and David Hyde Pierce as Lieutenant Frank Cioffi (the stagestruck cop with a heart of gold who sounds nothing like Niles Crane).


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