MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL
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I am honored to be in yet another Regional Premier here in the Colorado Theatre scene. I have been cast as Ethel and a member of the ensemble.
Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro
Music and Lyrics by David Bryan
Directed by Rod A. Lansberry
From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a sizzling Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a thrilling tale of fame and love. Inspired by actual events, Memphis is filled with laughter, soaring emotion, and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Memphis is based on a book by the author of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and All Shook Up . The original score is by David Bryan, keyboardist of Bon Jovi.
Please note: This production contains some mature subject matter and violence.
Main Stage Theater
Previews Sept 5 – 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Performances run Sept 9 – 28, 2014
Fri, Sept 19 after 7:30 p.m. performance
Wed, Sept 24 after 1:00 p.m. performance
Times & Pricing:
Previews Fri, Sat & Sun at 7:30 p.m. $36
Fri & Sat, 7:30 p.m. and Sat & Sun, 2:00 p.m.; center $73, prime $67, value $59
Tues, Wed, Thu, 7:30 p.m. and Wed, 1:00 p.m.; center $66, prime $60, value $53
September 9-14 $20 off prime and value seating 5115
September 15-28 $10 off prime and value seating 5116
Buy your tickets soon…this show will sell out!!!
The Last show of the season has arrived May 17th at 6:30 pm Saturday night
Boulder High School
1604 Arapahoe Road
Tickets are $10
Cash & Check
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Jul 12 – Aug 4, 2013
Friday at 7:30 pm
Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sunday at 2:00 pm
Tix: $15 – 25
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Summer Dion will be playing the character MOTORMOUTH MAYBELLE!!
Music by Marc Shaiman Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters
Directed by Brenda Billings. Music directed by Mitch Samu.
The 1950’s are out and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a family-
friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs. It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire — to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her ‘do!
THE COLOR PURPLE
Summer Dion was performing as part of the Ensemble. She was the Dance Captain.
By Alice Walker
Adapted by Marsha Norman with music & lyrics by Brenda Russell, Alee Willis and Stephen Bray
Aurora Fox Theatre
9900 East Colfax Ave
Aurora, CO 80010
April 11th – May 12th, 2013
Friday 7:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 pm
Sunday 2 pm
HERE IS A REVIEW OF THE COLOR PURPLE FROM THE DENVER POST
Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot [R]
Directed by Brenda Billings. Music directed by Mitch Samu.
Columbine United Church
Academy of Theater Arts
Kinetic Arts Dance Studio
JR Cody Schuyler Photography
October 17, 1967 The Public Theater in New York, headed by Joseph Papp opened a show that would radically alter the landscape of traditional musical theater forever. John J O’Connor wrote in the Wall Street Journal, “No matter the reaction to the content, I suspect the form will be important to the history of the American musical.”
HAIR, The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical burst on to the Great White Way with its anti-war theme and glorification of the hippie counter culture. HAIR’s blasting commentary on the war, violence, racism, pollution, sexual repression and traditional societal evils bombarded audience like a psychedelic acid trip -the likes of which no one had ever experienced in a theater.
I was a mere 10 years old, but my dad (PK) was bold and brave enough to bring home the cast album and play it enough times that I had it memorized within a few weeks.
I was fascinated from the beginning with HAIR and remain so to this day. James Rado, Jerome Ragni and Galt McDermott created an iconic piece of theater that forced us to look at sex, racism, and war with “new eyes.” Eyes that are “wide open” as the lyrics say in “Walking in Space”. Eyes that make HAIR timeless.
As I took the journey to direct this show I was continually reminded of how timely these very same themes are today. The political and social struggles in 2012 are very similar to those of the late 60’s. And, once again the artists are trying to interpret and communicate the importance to the rest of the world.
HAIR follows the story of the “Tribe”, a group of politically active youth, many of whom have dropped out of either high school or college to live a Bohemian life and fight “abduction” into the Vietnam War. The “hippie life” was about tolerance, understanding, peace and love.
Every cast that comes together to create their own unique tribe chooses a name for themselves. Our Evergreen cast chose the name Wappo, which means “brave” in the traditional Mishewal Native American tribe of California.
This group of amazing BRAVE actors chose to honor my late father PK Worley with the Wappo name. As many who knew PK well, his favorite encouragement was to BE BRAVE in everything you do. I am so proud of this amazing Wappo tribe and how brave and bold they have been in all of our work. Their willingness to trust me and to trust and love each other is so evident in the production. I have loved watching them grow, and feel honored that I was trusted to take them on this journey.
Enjoy this wonderful “trip” tonight with this beautiful Wappo tribe and take the message of “peace, love, freedom and happiness” out there into the world…make it a better place. Thank you for your love and support of Evergreen Players, we couldn’t do it without our wonderful audience!
Lastly, ultimate thank you’s to my sweet Dad PK, for bringing this beautiful gift of HAIR to me, for always encouraging me to spread the “groovy revolution” with love and understanding of others, and mostly to BE BRAVE!