Tuesday, March 03, 2009

changes to Civic's 2009-10 season

The Fiddler got Pirated away. And it's Curtains for Chicago.

The Civic has announced changes to the first and third full-run slots in its next Main Stage season.

A touring version of Fiddler on the Roof will be coming through Spokane, so the Civic's season will now open (Sept. 25-Oct. 25) not with Fiddler but with Sullivan and Gilbert's The Pirates of Penzance, directed by Yvonne A.K. Johnson.
(Best of Broadway had no comment, saying that they'll announce THEIR season on April 16.)

The third long-run Main Stage slot (Jan. 15-Feb. 7, 2010) was going to be Kander and Ebb's Chicago, but now it's going to be another Kander and Ebb show, Curtains. (Think David Hyde Pierce investigating a murder in the middle of a musical production.) Troy Nickerson will direct.

Curtain Up reviews of *Curtains* from August 2006 and Feb. 2007 are here.


  1. It's actually Gilbert & Sullivan

  2. Traditionally, of course. I thought it might be defamiliarizing to list the guy who wrote the music first, as so many musicals do.

  3. I'm so glad to see 'Curtains' on the season. It's a charming show - one of my favorites in recent years.

    Hope to catch it.