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John Kander
Behind 'Curtains,' a backstage musical mystery
Behind 'Curtains,' a backstage musical mystery

When the curtain goes up on "Curtains" for a two-weekend run starting this Friday, May 16, at 8 p.m., Silhouette Stages will have brought yet another musical to the stage at Slayton House Theatre. This Columbia-based theater company has a history of doing small-scale, little-known or somehow neglected shows and demonstrating why they deserve another chance in the spotlight. "Curtains" was created by the songwriting team of composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb, who were famous for such Broadway hits as "Cabaret" and "Chicago," but this more recent show did not fare nearly as well in its initial New York run. It's exactly the kind of...