Photos: My night at the Arvada Center’s ‘Curtains’

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By John Moore
July 15, 2013

Opening No. 91: Arvada Center’s “Curtains”: In this new-to-Denver Broadway whodunit musical comedy by Kander & Ebb (& Rupert Holmes), a Boston cop with a not-so-secret secret love for musical theater, investigates the murder of a Broadway-bound theater company’s tremendously untalented star on opening night. Nominated for eight Tony Awards. Directed by Gavin Mayer. Music direction by David Nehls. Starring Jim Poulos, Erica Sweeney Lauren Shealy and Jeffrey Roark. Featuring Megan Van De Hey, Mark Rubald, Colin Alexander, Kara Dombrowski, Scott Severtson, Thadd Krueger, Michael E. Gold, Adam Pepper, Mercedes Perez and an ensemble including Johnny Stewart, Matthew Dailey, Stephen Bertles, Rachel Turner, Maddie Franke, Samantha Berman, Zina A. Mercil, Jale Corcoran, Rae Klapperich, Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck, Ben Delony, Matt LaFontaine and Parker Redford. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Matinees 1 p.m. Wednesdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. hrough July 28 at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., 720-898-7200 or the Arvada Center’s home page. Thanks: Melanie Mayner, Rod Lansberry, Lisa Cook. All photos by John Moore for CultureWest.Org.


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