Musical Comedy Iron Curtain Opens at the Village Theatre March 17

News   Musical Comedy Iron Curtain Opens at the Village Theatre March 17
The Village Theatre in Washington state draws back the curtain on Iron Curtain, opening March 17. Susan DiLallo, Stephen Weiner and Peter Mills penned the musical comedy about two theatre writers forced to pen a Broadway-style musical in communist Russia.

Steve Tomkins directs the Seattle-area premiere of the musical title that debuted Off-Broadway in 2006. The work was subsequently developed in the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Music Theater Conference, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre's Festival of New Musicals and the Village Theatre's Festival of New Musicals.

Iron Curtain has a book by DiLallo, music by Weiner and lyrics by Mills. Performances will run through April 24 in Issaquah, WA, prior to an April 29-May 22 run in Everett, WA.

The cast includes Nick DeSantis, Matt Wolfe, Danielle Barnum, John Dewar, Allan Barlow, Jared Michael Brown, Kristin Culp, Casey Craig, John X. Deveney, Will Halsey, Bobbi Kotula, Cameron Lewis, Carolyn Magoon, Ellen McLain, Christine Nelson, Casey Raiha, Victoria Spero and Bryan Tramontana.

According to the Village, "When the Soviets set out to create a Broadway musical, they decide they'll need to bring in some real New York writers — by force, if necessary. Enter Howard and Murray, two down-and-out musical theatre writers, who are on the brink of throwing in the towel. Kidnapped, taken to Moscow, and forced to fix the worst musical ever written, these two characters suddenly find themselves working under the gun…literally! With an uproarious and upbeat score, Iron Curtain is a knock 'em down hit with laughs at every corner."

Tomkins co-choreographs with Kristin Culp. Musical direction is by R.J. Tancioco, scenic design is by Bill Forrester, lighting design id by Gregory Award-nominee Tom Sturge, costume design is by Karen Ledger and sound design is by Gino Scarpino. For tickets and further information visit VillageTheatre.

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