PNTC Auditions for Once Upon A Mattress

Performance Now has announced auditions for Once Upon A Mattress. Auditions for Once Upon a Mattress will be held the on October 26th, and 27th, with callbacks on the 28th.  Schedule your audition online.


Colorado Children’s Theatre (Evergreen and DTC) auditioning teenagers for the original musical, STAGES, to ultimately be showcased in Los Angeles summer of 2013 for agents and producers.  This show is for high school age children, very hip but nothing inappropriate to be pitched to ABC Family Network..
Original music written by top songwriters including Grammy and Emmy winner, Sue Sheridan (original Fame TV Series)

Ages 12-17,  male and female
Any ethnicity, all types
Must be able to improvise with new scenes.
CCT is an education-based theatre company offering unique professional opportunities to children who are serious about  not only working, but learning.
Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings October-May and the second Sunday afternoon each month.
Denver Showcase Performance in June.  Trip to LA will be planned for July, depending on availability.  .
Please prepare 32 bars of an uptempo and/or ballad.  Bring karaoke CD accompaniment or perform a capella.  
You will also be asked to do a cold reading. Allotted time for each audition is 10 minutes.
Audition Times:  Saturday, Sept 8 12:00-3:00 or Sunday, Sept 16, 3:00-5:00

Colorado Children’s Theatre

Evergreen, Colorado
You must have an appointment to audition. To schedule, call Kerri at  720-255-1CCT (1228)


Murder Most Fowl Returns to Avenue Theater

Murder Most Fowl Returns to Avenue Theater

September 14 – October 27

 Murder Most Fowl at the Avenue Theater

Like a black cat who has nine lives, Denver’s longest running (though interrupted) production, Murder Most Fowl is back for its second century of shows!

Originally written in 1988 by John Ashton and Bob Wells, Murder Most Fowl is a mystery comedy where the audience decides who dunnit. The play has been rewritten and contributed to by many over the years, but remains “way better than a real play” (actual patron testimonial).

The show takes place in the green room of a Denver repertory theater, on opening night of Macbeth. Things are chaotic as Mr. Poulet prepares for his performance. A hungry understudy longs to replace him, a frenetic stage manager holds longtime grudges against him, his incompetent Lady Macbeth is late—for spite, and the theater’s producer/attorney creates confusion to make the performance fail.  When the Shakespeare performance begins and Macbeth fails to make his entrance, Mr. Poulet is discovered dead in his dressing room with the play’s dagger, sheathed in a rubber chicken, and planted firmly in his heart. A police detective, Lt. Sanders, happens to be in the theater’s audience, and is called to action to lead the investigation.

At a point in the investigation, the Avenue’s audience members are sworn in as deputy investigators and attempt to make sense of the crime and help the police solve the murder. That’s the unique, and very fun, part of the show. There are four possible solutions, and the audience determines every ending. In addition, the script is led by current national and local news happenings.

Tickets are $25 and are on sale now.

Join us for an opening gala event on Sept 14, featuring catered food and a Q & A session after the show with the cast and director, all included with the General Admission ticket price.

Discounts might apply for students, seniors, and groups of ten or more. For more information or reservations, please visit Avenue Theater’s website at or call the box office at 303-321-5925.



The Candlelight Dinner Playhouse is currently seeking men for their upcoming production of Mame. Needed are men 18-30, strong singer dancers for ensemble and character work. All roles are non-Equity. All roles are paid.


Please call 970-744-3747 during regular Box Office hours, Tues. – Fri. 10am-5pm and Sat. 12pm-5pm and leave a message for Brian Burron or contact him directly at to schedule and audition as soon as possible.


Mame runs Nov. 8th- Jan. 13th Thurs. – Sat. nights and Sun. matinees with added Wednesday nights and Saturday matinees during the month of December before Christmas. There will be a performance on New Years Eve Monday, December 31st.


Rehearsals would begin approximately Oct. 9th.



What: Men 18-25 strong singer dancers for ensemble and character work in Mame.

Where: Candlelight Dinner Playhouse

When: Immediately

Contact Brian Burron:, or call 970-744-3747.


Prairie Playhouse and The Armory at Brighton Cultural Center present

Sinatra and Friends”

Brighton, Colo., July 24, 2012 – It’s a show, no it’s a dance, no it’s a concert, no it’s a class? It’s all these things and more! It’s the new Sinatra and Friends fundraising event.

Start the evening off at 7pm with a vintage swing dance lesson taught by World Champion Swing Dancers Mark Godwin & Shauna Marble.

At 8pm the show will begin with some spectacular dance performances by local vintage Swing Dance troupe, the Denver Swing Project.

At 8:15 you will meet Sinatra himself! Singing your favorite Crooner hits of the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s to a swingin’ live orchestra. Dance or sit and watch, whichever you prefer.

Enjoy live music played by Don Dupree’s swining orchestra until 11pm, with mini lessons and dance performances during the band breaks. PPH’s best crooning singers will serenade you until 11pm, whether you want to dance or enjoy the show!

You do not want to miss this one-night-only spectacular event. This is PPH’s big fundraiser for the year. Bring the whole family, and a few neighbors, and take part in some incredible wholesome family fun.

Tickets are only $5 online, $7 at the door. Only one night on August 11 at The Armory, Brighton, CO. For tickets, visit .



Regional Premiere of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON has Cast in Place

Regional Premiere of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON has Cast in Place


As excitement builds around one of the most talked of premieres in recent memory, the Creative Team of BBAJ is at last ready to announce a cast list for the production. Utlizing initial auditions at the famed local rock club Hi-Dive and making talent searches and inquiries all over the front range, the ensemble for this intense show is top-notch.


For interview requests, please contact Ben Dicke directly.


Drums-Dusty Arndt

Henry Clay/Black Fox-Chris Arneson

Andrew Jackson-Ben Dicke

Bass Player/Bandleader-Andrew Diessner

Storyteller-Traci Kern

Female Vocalist/Ensemble-Kenzie Kilroy

Female Vocalist/Elizabeth Jackson-Cora Marsh

Rachel Jackson-Norell Moore

Martin Van Buren-Josh Nelson

John Quincy Adams-Scott Rathbun

James Monroe-Alejandro Roldan

John C. Calhoun-Steffan Scrogan

Guitar/Music Director-Jason Tyler Vaughn


For More Information Contact:

Ben Dicke @ 773-203-7287


Equinox Theatre Company Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins” Opening August 24

Equinox Theatre Company Proudly Presents:
Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins”

Book by Josh Weidman
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Pat Payne
Music Direction by Tim Kennedy
Choreography by Matthew Dailey

Equinox Theatre Company is proud to present the final show in their 2012 season with Stephen Sondheim’s hit musical Assassins” August 24 through September 15. Performance dates are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM. With a pay-what-you-can Industry night on Thursday, September 6. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door and are available online at Performances will be at The Bug Theatre – 3654 Navajo Street in Denver. Reservations are accepted at (720) 984-0781. This show is recommended for mature audiences.

Bold, original, surreal, disturbing, thought-provoking and alarmingly funny, “Assassins” is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written. This most American of musicals lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a one-act historical “revusical” that explores the dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish rollercoaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and in an intense final scene inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream.

“Sidesplitting and sobering in equal measure, this is the most provocative musical in years.” – LA Times

“A work that sets to song the thoughts of John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald and John Hinckley, among others, is still bound to give some theatergoers the creeps…Yet let it be stated that ‘Assassins’ does not celebrate its homicidal subjects. Mr. Sondheim and Mr. Weidman are simply posing a question that arises in many people’s minds when they read accounts of shocking, irrational crimes: ‘Why would someone do that?’” -NY Times

The talented cast includes Scott Bellot as the Balladeer, Adam Shelton as John Wilkes Booth, Owen Niland as the Proprietor, Sue Ann Shelton as Squeeky Frome, Patrick Brownson as Sam Byck, Shannon McCarthy as Guiseppe Zangara, Brandon Keller as Leon Czolgosz, Torrey Jenkins as Charles Guiteau, James Crapes as John Hinckley, Jr, and Emily Maccomber as Sara Jane Moore. The ensemble includes Angela Mendez, Rachelle Wood, Kristen Mair, Rachel VanScoy, Alex Ambard, Richard Chachi Martin, Matthew Satterfield, and Peter Olschner.

“Assassins” was nominated for seven Tony Awards and won five of them including Best Revival of a Musical in 2004.

In light of the recent tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, Equinox Theatre Company will be donating a portion of it’s proceeds for the run of “Assassins” to COVA, the Colorado Organization for Victims Assistance. In addition, there will be a donation jar set up in the lobby of “Assassins” for anyone wishing to make additional donations.


Equinox Theatre Company Presents:
Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins”
at The Bug Theatre
3654 Navajo Street in Denver
August 24 through September 15
With a Pay-what-you-can Industry Night September 6
Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM
Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door
Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more
Tickets available online at
Recommended for mature audiences


Performance Now Auditions

Performance Now Theatre Company Announces Auditions for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Directed and Choreographed by Kelly Van Oosbree with Music Direction by Mary Dailey

AUDITION DATES: Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29

Little Theater Dance Studio, 9142 W. Ken Caryl Ave., Littleton, CO 80127
(Please do not call Little Theatre)

ALL ROLES (Charlie Brown, Sally, Snoopy, Linus, Schroeder & Lucy) ARE AVAILABLE.
Young adults and adults (16 years and older) of any ethnicity are encouraged to audition. No one under the age of 16 will be considered for a role.

*16 – 32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show
*Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. No taped music or a cappella.
*Please bring a headshot, resume, and list of conflicts.
*Dance auditions will take place at callbacks (Sunday evening).
*Be prepared to sing or read from the script/score.

E-mail to schedule your audition.
All rehearsals will take place in the Littleton/Highlands Ranch area.
Rehearsals will begin Saturday, August 18th and will take place on Saturdays and Sundays during the day.
There may also be a few select music rehearsals on weeknights
All actors are paid a stipend.

October 8-11 at the Lakewood Cultural Center (Wadsworth & Alameda); Call time 6:00pm

October 12-21 at the Lakewood Cultural Center
Fridays – 7:30 pm (6:00 call)
Saturdays – 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm (12:30 & 6:00 calls)
Sundays – 2:00 pm (12:30 call)
Possible Extra Show Thursday October 18

E-mail to schedule your audition.


Casting Announced for Ignite Theatre’s Spring Awakening

Ignite Theatre is thrilled to present the cast of the regional premiere of Spring Awakening, book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik.


Wendla-Brooke Singer

Melchior-Jack Thomas

Moritz-Chris Russell

Ilse-Brenna Pritchard

Hanschen-Ian McCauley

Ernst-Thomas Lynch

Marta-Jessica Kincaid

Georg-Matthew Link

Anna-Whitney Semin

Otto-Cameron Walter

Thea-Valerie Igoe

Adult Woman-Suzanne Nepi

Adult Man-Andy Anderson

Chairs of Rock-Juliet Kissel, Rob Rehburg, Teleri Gee, Court Clark, Madison Ritter, Parker Redford


Spring Awakening is directed by Amy Osatinski.  Assistant Director, Keith Rabin, Jr. Music director, Blake Nawaa. Choreography by Cameron Turner.


Spring Awakening  is the hit rock musical sensation that won 8 Tony awards. This intense Broadway blockbuster musical focuses on sex, the adolescents who want to explore it, and the adults who neglectfully keep the truths of sex, and all its incarnations and darkest complications, away from them.  Set in 19th-century small-town Germany, Spring Awakening’s tragic love story between innocent Wendla and bookish Melchior is a hard-hitting commentary on social repression that resounds in the modern day, coupled with intense alternative rock, it’s also potent, electrifying theater.

The third play in Ignite’s exciting 2012 season will premiere at the Aurora Fox Arts Center mains stage on August 3, 2012 and runs until August 26. 




Ignite Theatre Presents Spring Awakening

Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater

Music by Duncan Sheik

Directed by Amy Osatinski



August 3 @ 7:30pm – Opening Night
August 4 @ 7:30pm
August 5 @ 2:30pm
August 6 @ 7:30pm – Industry Night
August 10 @ 7:30pm
August 11 @ 7:30pm
August 12 @ 2:30pm
August 17 @ 7:30pm
August 18 @ 7:30pm
August 19 @ 2:30pm

August 24 @ 7:30pm
August 25 @ 7:30pm
August 26 @ 2:30pm


Aurora Fox Studio Theatre

9900 E. Colfax Ave

Aurora, CO 80010



Adults: $25

Students: $18

Groups: $22




Backstage Theatre – Completely Hollywood Abridged opens June 21

Breckenridge’s Backstage Theatre, winner of the 2010 Outstanding Regional Theatre  award by the Colorado Theatre Guild, is proud to present a zany look at the great movie factory in Completely Hollywood Abridged, opening June 21.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the theatre…the guys from our past hit,  The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, boldly go where few would dare:

Tinseltown!  These bad boys of abridgment take on America’s largest cultural and economic export (well, except for weapons) in this seriously silly showbiz satire.  Giving Hollywood more than just a nip and tuck, the Shakespeare boys cut through the clutter of celluloid to condense  186 of the greatest films of all time into 97 minutes, along the way highlighting the 11 cardinal  rules of filmmaking.  Enjoy film spoofs, wickedly horrendous star impersonations, movie mash-ups, and a complete compilation of classic cinematic cliches – plus a few brand new cliches they just made up.

Completely Hollywood (Abridged) is written by Reed Martin, Austin Tichenor with additional material by Dominic Conti.  The show stars Seth Maisel (Backstage’s Cannibal The Musical), Christopher Willard (The Wedding Eve), and Chris Boeckx (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee).  All three actor are veterans of the Completely franchise and eat, breathe, and sleep the power of “The Movies” – at least the movies people choose to see when they are done watching The Avengers for the 50th time.


Completely Hollywood (Abridged) opens June 21 and plays through July 22 at the Breckenridge Theatre, located at 121 S. Ridge Street in Breckenridge.  Complete performance schedule is: June 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, July 6, 7, 12, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 7:30 PM and June 24, July 8, 15, 22 at 6:30 PM.  Tickets are $23 for Adults (all fees included) if you order online and $25 (all fees included) at the door or by phone.  Tickets for Youth under 18 are $18 online and $20 at the door or by phone.  For online tickets, visit  To order via phone, call 970.453.0199.  Tickets are available at the door, one hour before showtimes.  A special Champagne Opening will be held on June 21 with desserts and complimentary champagne.  Food and drink served at 6:30 PM.  Add $10 to the regular ticket price for this exclusive Champagne Opening event.  Mixed drinks, soft drinks, popcorn, and snacks are available for purchase at the box office.


For more information on this and other shows in the Backstage Theatre’s 38th Season in Hollywood, please visit our website at   Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or read behind-the-scenes goings on on our Backstage Blog.  Be part of the Backstage’s social media life at one of these exciting sites.


Christopher Willard
Artistic Director
Backstage Theatre
P.O. Box 297
Breckenridge, CO
WINNER!  2010 Outstanding Regional Theatre  awarded by the Colorado Theatre Guild 

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