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[Audio] 'Whodunit' Murder Mystery Musical Comedy "Curtains!" Opens Tonight at Murray State

Murray State University Music Department, Facebook

Curtains! is a musical comedy/murder mystery about a failing musical about the classic story of Robin Hood, and includes a series of murders on set as the musical is prepared for it's opening. A lieutenant comes by to solve the case and fix the artistic problems of the show as well. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with musical director Dr. Chris Mitchell, director Maribeth Crawford and lead actor Logan Sapp.

Curtains! is a unique, comedic experience says director Maribeth Crawford. She adds that it's a PG-13 rated show and includes live gunfire on stage.

Kander and Ebb were the songwriters of the musical, perhaps best known for their musicals Chicago and Cabaret. This production continues their tradition of jazz and ragtime sounds, Dr. Chris Mitchell says, with a satirical, cynical critique of the musical business. 

Show Dates:

  • November 19-21 at 7:30 p.m.
  • November 22 at 2:30 p.m.

More about Curtains! at the MSU Music Department's Facebook page

Tickets available here

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Tracy started working for WKMS in 1994 while attending Murray State University. After receiving his Bachelors and Masters degrees from MSU he was hired as Operations/Web/Sports Director in 2000. Tracy hosted All Things Considered from 2004-2012 and has served as host/producer of several music shows including Cafe Jazz, and Jazz Horizons. In 2001, Tracy revived Beyond The Edge, a legacy alternative music program that had been on hiatus for several years. Tracy was named Program Director in 2011 and created the midday music and conversation program Sounds Good in 2012 which he hosts Monday-Thursday. Tracy lives in Murray with his wife, son and daughter.
Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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