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presented by Pepperdine Theatre Department

Friday, November 9–Saturday, November 17, 2018

The Luciana and Daniel Forge Fall Musical

Due to wildfires affecting our Malibu community, all performances of Curtains have been cancelled. We will contact ticket holders with information about refunds.


Friday, November 9–Saturday, November 17, 2018


Smothers Theatre

Book by Rupert Holmes

Music by John Kander

Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Original book and concept by Peter Stone

Additional lyrics by John Kander and Rupert Holmes

Kelly Todd, Director

With the Pepperdine University Orchestra

Tony Cason, Conductor

It's the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959. Boston's Colonial Theatre is hosting the opening-night performance of a new musical. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage, the entire cast and crew are suspects. Enter a local detective, who just happens to be a musical-theatre fan! Curtains is the final musical from the American musical-theatre composing giants Kander and Ebb, who brought us such works as Cabaret, Chicago, and Kiss of the Spider Woman. The original Broadway production garnered eight nominations at the 2007 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Gold, Platinum, and Diamond members of the Center for the Arts Guild are invited to a special backstage tour before the November 15 performance.

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Box Office
Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263


Open Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5 PM,
and two hours prior to most performances.

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