Production Company’s Curtains cast announcement

The cast for The Production Company’s new staging of the Broadway whodunnit, Curtains was announced earlier today, with Colin Lane, John Wood and Nicki Wendt joining Simon Gleeson, Alex Rathgeber, Lucy Maunder, Melissa Langton and Alinta Chidzey in the Kander & Ebb murder mystery musical comedy. According to Ken Mackenzie-Forbes, Artistic Director of the Production Company, the casting of Curtains “reflects the depth of artistic excellence […] in Melbourne.”

Opening on 20 August in the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne for a season of 10 performances, the short run will mark the Australian professional premiere of Curtains, which opened on Broadway in 2007. Playing more than 500 performances and nominated for multiple Tony Awards during its New York outing, Curtains is described as a “musical whodunnit”, a detective thriller “with a cast of colourful backstage characters”.

The show will be directed by  Roger Hodgman, with musical direction by John Foreman. See below for full casting details.

Principal cast

Simon Gleeson
Lieutenant Frank Cioffi
Alinta Chidzey
Niki Harris
Lucy MaunderLucy Maunder
Georgia Hendricks
Melissa Langton. Image by Blueprint StudiosMelissa Langton
Carmen Bernstein
Alex RathgeberAlex Rathgeber
Aaron Fox
John Wood
Sidney Bernstein
Colin Lane
Christopher Belling
Nicki Wendt
Jessica Cranshaw

Other principal casting includes Zoe Coppinger as Bambi Bernet, Stephen Wheat as Daryl Grady, Simon Maiden as Johnny Harmon, Tony Rickards as Oscar Shapiro, and Jared Bryan as Bobby Pepper. The ensemble will feature Daniel Assetta, Amy Berrisford, Brett Fisher, Ashleigh Hauschild, Joe Meldrum, Madeline Perrone, Emma Russell, Alicia Attwood, Matt Douglas, David Hammond, Jess Lindon, Anthony Pepe, Justine Puy, and Darren Tyler.

Further information regarding ticketing for Curtains can be found at this link.

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Production Company’s Curtains cast announcement