Neglected Musicals in association with Belvoir present Curtains.

Originally produced on Broadway by Roger Berlind, Roger Horchow, Daryl Roth, Jane Bergère, Ted Hartley and Center Theatre Group. American Premiere produced at The Ahmanson Theatre by Center Theatre Group, LA’s Theatre Company.

To celebrate eleven years of Neglected Musicals presentations, the Kander and Ebb musical Curtains will be presented as part of The Belvoir Festival of Everything.

Curtains is a musical mystery comedy based on the original book and concept of the same name, the musical is a send-up of backstage murder mystery plots, set in 1959 in Boston and follows the fallout when Jessica Cranshaw, the supremely untalented star of Robbin’ Hood of the Old West is murdered during her opening night curtain call. It is up to Lt. Frank Cioffi, a police detective who moonlights as a musical theatre fan, to save the show, solve the case, and maybe even find love before the show reopens, without getting killed himself.

From the team that brought Calamity Jane to Belvoir in 2018.

Established in 2010, Neglected Musicals presents musical theatre that has never or rarely been seen in Australia.  Presented with scripts in hand, and piano accompaniment after only a day’s rehearsal.

Previous Neglected Musicals presentations: No Way to Treat a Lady, Girl Crazy, See Saw, My Favourite Year, She Loves Me, Nick and Nora, On the 20th Century, Lucky Stiff, Variations, Superman, Dear World, The Goodbye Girl, Baby the Musical, Calamity Jane, Mame, Me & My Girl, Big River, Meet Me in St Louis, Applause, The Sentimental Bloke, and Irene.

By arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical
On behalf of Theatrical Rights Worldwide, New York


A cast of 11 to be announced and subject to change without notice.


Producer Michelle Guthrie
Richard Carroll
Choreographer Cameron Mitchell

Performance Times

Thursday 9th September, 7:30pm
Friday 10th September, 7:30pm
Saturday 11th September, 2pm
Saturday 11th September, 7:30pm


All tickets are $35

Or make a night of it with a $50 package that includes: Your ticket + a bite to eat + a Poor Toms drink specially crafted for the show.

Discover Voucher

Use your $25 Discover voucher and you can see some of the country’s best live performance for just $10 at Belvoir’s Festival Of Everything! Hurry, vouchers expire soon.

Call 9699 3444 and have your voucher ready (as well as your credit card to complete the order), or purchase your tickets in person at the theatre.

Running Time and Content Warnings

Approximate running times of each production are uploaded to the production page as soon as that information becomes available. During the rehearsal period running times are liable to change given the extensive workshopping and development each production undergoes before it reaches the stage.

Content warnings will also be uploaded to each production page as they are advised.

Should you wish to speak to a member of staff regarding running times, content warnings or any other show related queries, our box office can be contacted on 02 9699 3444.

COVID Updates

Audiences for Curtains will be seated at up to 100% capacity. Performances are not socially-distanced and you will likely be seated next to other patrons, if you have any concerns please contact our box office. Masks are strongly recommended for all guests.

Belvoir will continue to follow the NSW Government’s COVID-19 advice and requirements to keep you safe.

Find out more about your COVID-safe trip to Belvoir.