Plays on the Niagara University Campus

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This was a play done by the Niagara University theatre department. Curtains is a musical with a book by Rupert Holmes, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander, with additional lyrics by Kander and Holmes. Based on the original book and concept by Peter Stone, the musical is a send-up of backstage murder mystery plot and who-dun nit, set in 1959 Boston, Massachusetts and follows the fallout when the supremely untalented female star of Robbin' Hood of the Old West is murdered during her opening night curtain call. It is up to Lt. Frank Cioffi, a police detective who is also a musical theater fan to save the show, solve the case, and a determined effort to find love before the show reopens, without getting killed himself. The show opened in Boston to mixed reviews, though several critics praised one female character Nancy. I learned from this event that if it’s not something I would normally go see it’s hard to stay focused on what is going on. What I learned is that we at Niagara have a very talented theater department and a lot of people come to the plays here. Why was the important to me…honestly I needed to go to be able to write this event paper. The last play I went to see in my life was The Sound of Music at Shea’s in Buffalo; I loved it because I wanted to go. What else did I take away from this event…this play was set in an older time period in life the sets showed this. Also it was described in the description I found on the background for this play. Its genre
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