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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Red Herring and Upcoming Shows

What a fun show! Farce ain't easy, but all of the talented folks involved with Firehouse Theater Company's Red Herring sure made it look like it was. It's a shame a show like that can't run a little longer, but it's hard to predict how sales are going to go, and in the case of this show, I'm told there wasn't a big rush for tickets until the final weekend. Plus, most of the actors and techs in any show are usually lining up their next project. Nature of the beast, I guess.
If anybody out there knows what the next project for any of the members of this talented cast or director Christopher Leo will be, please feel free to chime in on the comments.
Firehouse Theater Company's 2007-2008 season will have
Some Girl(s) (10/6-11/10), Music From a Sparkling Planet (1/12-2/16 and directed by your friend and mine, Bernie Cardell), and Tom Stoppard's Arcadia (4/12 - 5/17) helmed by Herring director, Christopher Leo.

Here are some of the current and upcoming shows on my "to see" list:
Empire Lyric Players are presenting The Mikado through June 10
th at the Schwayder.
THAC's My Fair Lady, featuring David Ambroson and Chris Boeckx runs through June 24th.
Dog Sees God at The Avenue plays through June 9
th. That highly-acclaimed show includes the lovely and talented Missy Moore and Elgin Kelley and is directed by the equally lovely and talented Nick Sugar.
Lobby Hero, directed by Terry
Dodd, runs through June 17th at Miner's Alley Playhouse.

Coming up:
Spotlight Theatre Company will open Run for Your Wife by Ray Cooney June 9 and run through June 30. That will be directed by Pat Payne and feature Bernie Cardell and comic kitten Haley Johnson. Spotlight will follow Wife with its sequel,Caught In the Net, featuring the same cast July 12-August 4th.
Just a bit farther off is Performance Now's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat which runs June 22- July 1st at the Lakewood Cultural Center. I mention it now because the show runs only two weekends and current ticket sales indicate that they will most likely be sold out. Get your tickets soon. I already got mine. (No, I won't tell you what night. You can't avoid me forever.)

Okay, that's it for now, piglets. If you want to mention your show or a friend's show, be it in Denver or anywhere else in the world, feel free to do so in the comments. Spread the word. Support quality theatre, locally or abroad.

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