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A surprise hit of the 2007 Broadway season, this murder mystery musical, set in Boston’s Colonial Theatre during the 1959 theatre season, features a witty book by Rupert Holmes and a terrifically funny score by John Kander and Fred Ebb. Detective Frank Cioffi is called to the theatre to investigate the murder of a notoriously untalented leading lady. While unraveling the mystery, the stagestruck policeman becomes increasingly involved with the musical being produced, “Robbin’ Hood: A Tale of the Old West.”


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Designer Debbie Roberts created a vibrant and comprehensive costume package, ranging from stylish, chic 1950s fashions for the executives, to a stage full of wildly colorful Wild West characters in the show-within-the-show (including a few unlikely mermaids swimming around a show boat!). This costume package reflects an unusually witty approach to “show biz” traditions.

  • Built: 2010

  • Supported cast: 14-principals / 8- male / 7-female

  • Shipping: 4-gondolas

  • Alterations: No seam allowances

  • Principal size range: Female-6 to 14 / male-38 to 52

  • # Ensemble Bottoms: N/a

  • # Ensemble Tops: N/a

  • Shoes: None

  • Wigs: None


  • Built: 2010

  • Offstage space: Minimal

  • # of road boxes: 1-hamper / most loose

  • Furniture: No

  • Expendables: None

  • Specialty Items: Gun powder barrels

  • Individual items for rent: None


  • Built: 2010

  • # of drops: 14

  • Types of goods: Muslin drops / draperies   / china silk

  • Size range: 54’X26’

  • Shipping: 5-hampers