Hairspray (Saturday Matinee 3/21, 4:00 p.m.)
- Performing & Visual Arts
- Arcadia Performing Arts Center, Arcadia CA
Curtains: A Murder Mystery Musical Comedy
The musical is a send-up of backstage murder mystery plots, set in 1959 Boston, Massachusetts and follows the fallout when the supremely untalented star of Robbin' Hood of the Old West is murdered during her opening night curtain call.
It is up to Lt. Frank Cioffi, a police detective who moonlights as a musical theater fan to save the show, solve the case, and maybe even find love before the show reopens, without getting killed himself.
In this production Liam Swan will play LT. Frank Cioffi
Famed N. Y. critic Ben Brantley called LT. Frank Cioffi "the best damn musical theatre character since Mama Rose in 'Gypsy', and the best role of David Hyde Pierce's career."
The musical garnered eight Tony Award nominations, with Hyde Pierce winning the award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical.
Ben Brantley writing in The New York Times said "David Hyde Pierce...steps into full-fledged Broadway stardom with his performance here...
The Award Winning Arcadia High School productions are directed by Steven Volpe.
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