The Show Must Go On: Leadville Theater Returns!
“Quiet On The Set,” the producer has an announcement to make! This Fall’s musical theatrical production will take place as planned, albeit singing a slightly different tune. While interest was high for the “Fiddle On The Roof” musical, the production team was unable to fill the cast required for that play. But like any theatrical pro knows, The Show Must Go On! And so it does!
The Lake County Civic Center Association is happy to announce their production of the classical Broadway musical THE FANTASTICKS. Under the Direction of Artistic Director Scott Carroll, six performances will take place November 12 – 19, 2016 in the Old Church in downtown Leadville.
“We are excited to produce this wonderful musical,” stated Artistic Director Scott Carroll. “We had to change our production choice from Fiddler on the Roof to The Fantasticks due to changes in auditions and prospective cast members. We simply want to produce the best artistic quality theatre possible and to do so needed to make this change. We hope to produce Fiddler on the Roof in the future. Stay tuned!”
The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”
“Try To Remember” a time when this romantic charmer wasn’t enchanting audiences around the world. The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.
Audiences will be treated to some of Leadville’s finest talents! Carl Schaefer will return to the Leadville stage as El Gallo, Lake County High School Performing Arts Students Jessica Jardee and Grey Finnell (Seussical and Beauty and the Beast) will take on the young lovers Luisa and Matt.
Newcomers Molly Monahan Howe and Celesta Cairns will perform the dueling parents who want the best for their children while George Finnell and J. Edward Nelson will play the comic and lovable actors who assist El Gallo. Libby Smeltzer (Seussical and Beauty and the Beast) returns to the Leadville stage as the Mute who organizes and runs the whole performance.
Scott Carroll who will serve as the Stage Director, will head the production and design team. Donna Schaefer will serve as the Musical Director and newcomer Devin Riggs will serve as the choreographer.
VIP Opening Night Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Thursday, September 1. This VIP ticket includes reserved VIP seating at the opening night performance, a meet and greet with the cast after the performance, appetizers/deserts and one (1) drink ticket. General audience tickets go on sale Monday, September 5th. Adult tickets are $12 and student and child tickets are $8. These performances are a big hit among local residents, so be sure to get your tickets early and support community theatre in Leadville once again!
Logo Contest for City of Leadville’s Corporate Image
The City of Leadville is creating a new look and feel to the city’s corporate image and is calling for a logo. All artist are welcome to submit their entry by the September 16 at noon deadline. However, according to a press release from city officials, the City of Leadville reserves the right to extend all deadlines associated with this contest to ensure that a sufficient number of entries are received.
The City of Leadville may choose not to use any contest submissions and retain the current logo, but if a final logo idea/theme is chosen and adopted by the City of Leadville, the winner, along with his/her created logo will be featured in a future media release. The winning artist will also be recognized at a subsequent City of Leadville Council meeting. All entries will be judged on the artwork’s creative ideas that reflect the uniqueness of the beautiful city.
All submitted designs and source images must be the original work of the person submitting the application. No third-party artwork or images, including clipart or copyrighted graphics, may be used. The final design chosen as the contest winner may not necessarily be used as the final logo.
By submitting an entry, the person agrees that the City of Leadville will become the rightful owner of the image and any likeness of the image, and may alter and reproduce the image at its discretion.
The judging panel is made up of the city’s Mayor, council members, city staff, a vote of the community attendees at the city’s Open House event on September 18. The winner will be announced at the city council meeting on September 20, 2016.
For FULL DETAILS, including how to enter: CLICK HERE.