Theatre

Typically two performances are staged annually, a drama or comedy production in the fall, and a musical in the spring on May Day/graduation weekend.

May Day Musical 2016

Curtains Original Book and Concept by Peter Stone

Book by Rupert Holmes
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

7:30 p.m.
Founders Hall
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 5-7

THE STORY: Curtains  "unfolds backstage at Boston's Colonial Theatre in 1959, where a new musical could be a Broadway smash, were it not for the presence of its talent-free leading lady. When the hapless star dies on opening night during her curtain call, Lieutenant Frank Cioffi arrives on the scene to conduct an investigation. But the lure of the theatre proves irresistible and after an unexpected romance blooms for the stage-struck detective, he finds himself just as drawn toward making the show a hit, as he is in solving the murder."

From the Curtains the Musical homepage

Curtains "unfolds backstage at Boston's Colonial Theatre in 1959, where a new musical could be a Broadway smash, were it not for the presence of its talent-free leading lady. When the hapless star dies on opening night during her curtain call, Lieutenant Frank Cioffi (David Hyde Pierce) arrives on the scene to conduct an investigation. But the lure of the theatre proves irresistible and after an unexpected romance blooms for the stage-struck detective, he finds himself just as drawn toward making the show a hit, as he is in solving the murder." - See more at: http://www.playbill.com/news/article/its-curtains-for-curtains-murder-mystery-musical-will-close-june-29-148558#sthash.rvYFOTCr.dpuf
Curtains "unfolds backstage at Boston's Colonial Theatre in 1959, where a new musical could be a Broadway smash, were it not for the presence of its talent-free leading lady. When the hapless star dies on opening night during her curtain call, Lieutenant Frank Cioffi (David Hyde Pierce) arrives on the scene to conduct an investigation. But the lure of the theatre proves irresistible and after an unexpected romance blooms for the stage-struck detective, he finds himself just as drawn toward making the show a hit, as he is in solving the murder." - See more at: http://www.playbill.com/news/article/its-curtains-for-curtains-murder-mystery-musical-will-close-june-29-148558#sthash.rvYFOTCr.dpuf

Curtains  is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10036. (866) 378-9758. www.theatricalrights.com

Ticket information
Tickets, $15 for reserved seats and $5 for general-admission bleacher seats, are available online at http://tickets.bluffton.edu or in person at the box office at the Marbeck Center Information Desk.

The Music Man - (May 2012)
The Castle of Otranto - (Nov. 2011) 
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - (May 2011) 
The Glass Menagerie - (Nov. 2010)  
Little Women - (May 2010)
Bright Ideas (Nov. 2009)
Spitfire Grill (May 2009)
Whatever Kindles (Nov. 2008)
Singin' in the Rain (May 2008)
The Importance of Being Earnest (Nov. 2007)
Little Shop of Horrors (May 2007) 
Children of Eden - Musical (May 2006) 
The Art of Dining - Play (Nov. 2005) 
She Loves Me - Musical (May 2005) 
The Miracle Worker - (Feb. 2005) 

Exercise the thespian within by being a part of the annual fall theatrical performance or the spring May Day musical. Want to know more about Bluffton University theatre studies? Visit our department home page or contact Melissa Friesen at friesenm@bluffton.edu