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Colleyville Heritage High showcases ‘Curtains,’ a musical murder mystery

Maddie Crawford at a Jan. 22 rehearsal at Colleyville Heritage.
Maddie Crawford at a Jan. 22 rehearsal at Colleyville Heritage. Star-Telegram

The musical comedy “Curtains,” which opened Friday at Colleyville Heritage High School, features a whodunit about the “unfortunate but not unwelcome death” of a leading lady performing in a play.

Remaining shows are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Curtains, a backstage murder mystery in two acts, begins with the death of Jessica Cranshaw, played by Breanne Jackson. To the frustration of the entire cast in the play within a play, Crenshaw can’t sing, dance or act. After her untimely death, the entire cast comes under suspicion. Lt. Frank Cioffi of the Boston Police Department, played by Morgan Young, is called in to solve the murder mystery.

Among the most likely suspects are unrelenting producer Carmen Bernstein, played by Monica Lockwood; flamboyant director Christopher Belling, played by Ryland Kaiser; songwriting team Aaron Fox and Georgia Hendricks, played by Christopher Dorf and Audrey Jeffries; ambitious chorus girl Bambi Bernét, played by Maddie Crawford; and naïve ingénue Niki Harris, played by Bella Hutto.

The show is under the stage direction of theater arts teacher Jacquie Devino, vocal direction of Casey Muckley and technical direction of Barton Faulks.

Marty Sabota, 817-390-7367