In the 1950s, everyone – your maid, your gardener, your corner policeman – secretly wanted to be on stage. So does Homicide Detective Cioffi. He is assigned to solve a murder and manages to tap dance his way into a musical show that is hoping to make it on Broadway. The leading lady – one who can’t sing, dance, or act – has been murdered, and the actors are all ecstatic – and suspects. Everyone will laugh at the situations, and actors will catch all the show biz jokes. Curtains is a typical musical comedy with no redeeming message and lots of singing.