One of the most anticipated events of the year is upon us as Penn Manor’s spring musical draws its curtains.
The show is a “show within a show,” set in 1950s Boston. It is centered on a Broadway-bound musical with hopes of making it big, until their leading female role is mysteriously murdered. The cast attempts to balance solving the murderer with preparing their own show in this musical-comedy.
“Curtains is a spoof on other musicals,” said Melissa Telesco, co-director of the musical. “Our characters are overdramatic on purpose”
For those who may be skeptical about going to see a musical, there seems to be a general agreement that Curtains has more to offer than simply song and dance.
Choreographer and Penn Manor junior Jill Wiley said, “It’s a comedy, it pokes fun at many different Broadway musicals.”
“It’s very funny,” said assistant director Melissa Mintzer. “You don’t have to be a ‘musical person’ to understand the jokes.”
Tickets are on sale this week in the cafeteria during all lunches for shows on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults at lunches and increase a dollar in price at the door. All seats are reserved, so it is advised to buy tickets for groups at one time.
By Cody Erb and Sarah Schaeffer