Curtain up! Girvan Musical Society show begins

Girvan Musical Society principles 2013: Curtains
Girvan Musical Society principles 2013: Curtains

ACCUSATIONS of foul play will be flying around nightly at Girvan Academy Theatre this week as Girvan Musical Society prepare to perform their musical whodunnit, Curtains.

From the writers of Cabaret and Chicago, Kander and Ebb, this year’s show follows a company of actors putting on new production Rob Hood.

But the show’s star, former movie actress Jessica Cranshaw, is terrible, and the show is getting bad reviews – how will the ambitious cast get their shot at Broadway with the “horrible” Miss Cranshaw in the lead role?

They are not left fretting for long as curtain up sees the substandard starlet fall foul of a murderous plot, beginning a mystery peppered with bright, catchy songs and larger than life characters.

We meet Carmen Bernstein, the show’s formidable producer; writing team and partners in a failed marriage, Georgia and Aaron; Bobby, the show’s leading man; and, of course, Lieutenant Frank Cioffi, the man charged with finding out “who did it”.

What follows is a hilarious show with lots of classic singing, dancing and jokes – all as expected of a Girvan Musical Society performance.

The cast features Musical Society favourites Margaret Nicol, Lorna McColm, Paula Murphy and John Gourlay, while the company is delighted to have James Nicol (as Lieutenant Cioffi) and Olive Lindsay (as Carmen Bernstein) as guest performers this season.

So don’t miss out on this “slobberknocker” of a show – get your tickets now!

Curtains will run from Wednesday March 20 to Saturday March 23, and tickets are priced at £8. Curtain up is at 7.30pm. Tickets are still available from The Sweetie Shop at 3 Dalrymple Street, or The Paper Shop at 114 Dalrymple Street, Girvan, or on the door.

The winners of our competition to win tickets to Curtains are Nancy Stewart, of Chestnut Drive, Girvan, and Emily Tedder, of Assel Place, Girvan.

Both ladies correctly identified Frasier as the NBC sitcom for which David Hyde Pierce, who played Lieutenant Frank Cioffi in the original Broadway production of Curtains, is best known. Each wins a pair of tickets to the performance of her choice (excluding Friday).