JCHS Senior Class Brings Onstage Magic with “Curtains”

Staff Photo by Angie Stanley

Staff Photo by Angie Stanley

Staff Photo by Angie Stanley

Staff Photo by Angie Stanley

Staff Photo by Angie Stanley

Staff Photo by Angie Stanley

Staff Photo by Angie Stanley

Staff Photo by Angie Stanley

Staff Photo by Angie Stanley

Staff Photo by Angie Stanley

Staff Photo by Angie Stanley

Staff Photo by Angie Stanley

Staff Photo by Angie Stanley

Staff Photo by Angie Stanley

Staff Photo by Angie Stanley

Staff Photo by Angie Stanley

Death, a murder mystery, and the old west on stage… what more does an upcoming Broadway musical need? The Jefferson County High School Senior Class answered that question just this weekend with their production of Curtains: nothing!

The play gets its origins from a book of the same name by Peter Stone. Stone unfortunately died before he could finish the entirety of the story; however, one of his writing companions, Rupert Holmes, was hired to rewrite and finish the story in his place. Eventually, the play would be finished and would make its on stage debut in 2006, later opening on Broadway in March of 2007.

Curtains takes place in 1950’s Boston, with the backdrop of the players trying to make their own success and debut in the shadow of the smash hit Oklahoma. While the play is underway, its leading lady is killed on stage in front of everyone. Quickly, rehearsal becomes more than learning dance numbers, with all of the cast being questioned about their possible involvement in the murder, or murders, as the play progresses.

Brant Adams gave a wonderful performance as Lieutenant Frank Cioffi, the detective trying to solve the murder and the problems with some of the dance numbers in the show. Lilly Cooze, Ethan Oakes, Katherine Catlett, Sam Turley, and Carrie Watkins round out a leading cast that captivated the audience and led us through the peaks and struggles of show business.

The hard work and dedication of those on and off stage was clearly visible throughout the production, and it is clear that this senior class is one that is filled with fire and determination, not to mention talent. Their hard work, along with those that taught and guided them, led to much-deserved success. Curtains goes down in the legacy of Jefferson County High School senior plays, like so many before it, in classic onstage magic. From the Jefferson County Post to the cast and crew of JCHS Senior Class’ production of Curtains, CONGRATULATIONS!

Source: Elizabeth Lane, Jefferson County Post Staff Writer

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