Cast members of the Morris Area High School's production of Curtains include (top row l to r): Emily Hamm, Lucy Bransel, Ivan Hoffman and Rachel Steen; (bottom row, l to r): Tasha Koehl, Tysen Daugherty and Kaylie Raths. (Photo: Marshall Hoffman)

The Morris Area High School’s Theater Department continues its performances of the Kander and Ebb musical Curtains 7:30 p.m. tonight and tomorrow night, with a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday at the newly renovated High School auditorium. Cast members told the KMRS Early Morning Show why they enjoy putting in the many hours of practice to stage the musical.

Kaylie Raths: “This is my first year in the musical, so I’m branching out. And it’s nice to finally be myself.”

Ivan Hoffman: “I like it, ’cause it’s one of those things that I can work on my fears — I have stagefright. It’s kind of common, but it’s one of the things I do to overcome that fear, and I’m grateful for that.”

Rachel Steen: “I think it’s just really good to get that accomplishment of finally getting that note or the line down or just seeing the whole show. ‘Cause you kind of start and it’s just a little fragment and then it gets put together and it’s amazing. And you all kind of grow together and you’re just like a big family at the end.”


The comedy whodunit has plenty of singing and dancing in many styles. Tickets for the show are available at the door. You can hear other Curtains cast comments on this website under the News tab in the Community Connection section.


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