SM East will debut 2018 musical ‘Curtains’ Thursday

Photos courtesy Brian Cappello.

Shawnee Mission East’s Theatre Department will lift the curtain on its 2018 musical production Thursday.

“Curtains” tells the story of a 1950s theatre production trying to crack Broadway when its leading lady is murdered. When a detective arrives to attempt to solve the crime, his love of the theatre comes into focus and he ends up directing the show.

“We chose it because it’s a newer show, only about 10 years or so,” said SM East theatre head Brain Cappello. “It…features some tap dancing, and we have some talented tappers. It’s also a traditional ‘book show’ unlike Suessical last year. We try and rotate styles of shows, and this one is a lot different than that.”

The first show will be Thursday at 7 p.m., with performances Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. as well. There will also be a 2 p.m. matinee performance Saturday.

Tickets are $10 per person, or free with a current SM East student ID. Tickets are available at the door.