MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS TO OPEN LABOR DAY WEEKEND!

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MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS is set to premiere  Thursday September 3 2020 at the Rialto Theater in Loveland.  The evening performance starts at 7:30 pm and will be followed by performances Friday September 4 at 7:30, Saturday September 5, Matinee at 3:30 pm and evening at 7:30 pm and Sunday Matinee at 3:30 pm.

This incredible cast was ready to go for the April performance dates but since the stay at home order they have continued to rehearse through Zoom Meetings and are raring to go to bring this energetic comedy to local audiences.

Moon Theatre is committed to working with the Rialto Theater to ensure that any and all COVID safety guidelines are observed so that patrons can relax and have a fun night of comedy and entertainment.

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MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS POSTPONED!

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MOON THEATRE COMPANY’S PRODUCTION OF MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 3RD THROUGH SEPTEMBER 6TH 2020.

Moon Theatre Company in cooperation with the Rialto Theater has moved their performances to a later date so that all may stay safe and healthy.  We are looking forward to staging this hilarious comedy over the Labor Day Weekend and are looking forward to celebrating the return of live theater to the Loveland and Northern Colorado areas.  We want to give a huge shout out to Steve Lemmon, the Theater Manager at the Rialto who has worked diligently to find new dates for us, as well as our wonderful Director, Assistant Director, Cast and Crew who have said that they are in it for the long haul and sticking with us until we can bring this production to life.

On Friday September 4th we will be partying in style after the performance with a Friday Night Gala where audience members will meet the cast and crew.

Please put us on your calendar for Labor Day Weekend!!

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WHAT IS MOON THEATRE’S NEW SHOW ABOUT?

Producer David O. Selznick (Daryl Branson) has a problem. His latest film, the big-budget melodrama “Gone With The Wind,” is stalled in production because of an overlong and unusable screenplay. In desperation, Selznick pulls in director Victor Fleming (Byron Thompson) and Hollywood’s best screenwriter and script doctor Ben Hecht (Justin Regan) and locks the three of them in a room to do the impossible – rewrite the script of “Gone With The Wind” in just five days. Guarded by Selznick’s loyal assistant Miss Poppenguhl (Jennifer Scheidies), the team has an epic in the making – but will it drive them all bananas first?

DON’T MISS THIS HILARIOUS SHOW!  CALL THE RIALTO THEATER NOW TO GET YOUR TICKETS!  970-962-2120

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MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS CAST GETS UNDERWAY!!

The Moonlight and Magnolias cast is rehearsing daily!  This amazing cast of talented people is getting ready to bring theater goers a look back to the late 1930’s as Ben Hecht and Victor Flemming try to right the wrongs of the Gone With The Wind script.  Held captive by David O Selznick in his office the three men try to pound out a decent script for what would be come one of the greatest selling movies of all time!M and M

“Picture this gang! ”  Daryl Branson as David O Selznick says, “Scarlett shows up at the Bar B Que dressed in green!”M and M 2

Byron Thompson as the indomitable Victor  Flemming “Oh yes!  Then Scarlett shoots the Yankee right in front of Melanie!!”M and M3

Justin Regan as Ben Hecht: “I’m not convinced!  I haven’t read the book but this all seems crazy! Scarlett does what with Ashley?” And Jennifer Scheidies as Miss Poppenghul says” “I just want to go home Mr. Selznick”

Don’t miss this non stop crazy comedy!!!  Get your tickets now!!!!

 

 

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MEET THE CAST!

MEET THE CAST OF MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS

 

Director Brie Michaels has put together a most talented cast from all over Northern Colorado for Moon Theatre Company’s April show about the writing of Gone With The Wind.  Some of the cast have been involved in previous productions and some  brand new to Moon Theatre.

Justin Regan, who is new to Moon Theater will be playing Ben Hecht, the fixer that David O Selznick calls in to improve on his screen play of Gone With The Wind. Justin has worked all over the Colorado area and Moon is so pleased to have him in this production.

Jennifer Marcy Scheidies will portray the long suffering secretary to David O Selznick.  Jennifer has been seen all over Northern Colorado in a variety of amazing roles and we are so excited to see her bring Miss Poppenghul to life.

Byron Thompson, also new to Moon Theatre will be the intense and dedicated Victor Flemming the Director of Gone With The Wind.  Byron will be very familiar to audiences all over Northern Colorado as well and we are thrilled to be able to work with him.

 

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In the role of David O Selznick will be Daryl Branson.  Daryl has lent his talents to Moon Theatre many times before and to many other theater companies in the area. His most recent appearance was as the drunk Priest in Tony and Tina’s Wedding. Daryl is always a treat to watch for Northern Colorado theater goers.

Scott Rochat and Mark Lewis have also come on board for this production.  Scott as Assistant Director to Brie and Mark as the Stage Manager.  Theresa Collins will lend her many talents as the  Set Designer, and Glenn Miller who will design the sound.

Please check back as we highlight all of these amazing people who will give this production life as we move toward out April 17th Opening at the Rialto Theater in Loveland!

 

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AUDITIONS POSTPONED

Moonlight and Magnolias” auditions reschedule

Due to the weather, Moon Theatre will be rescheduling auditions for the comedy “Moonlight and Magnolias” to Wed. 2/5, 6:30. The audition space will be at Grace Place Church. 375 Meadowlark Drive Berthoud 80513.

Please let director, Brie Michaels, know if you were planning to audition but can’t make the Wed. audition so you and she can discuss other time options. Her phone is 303-776-1221, email briekayt@gmail.com.

Sorry, folks…just want to make sure everyone stays safe while roads are slick.

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CALL TO AUDITION!

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January 27, 2020 · 8:23 pm

Call To Audition

Moonlight And Magnolias

 

Moon Theatre announces auditions for “Moonlight and Magnolias” by Ron Hutchinson, comedy/farce directed by Brie Michaels.

Where: Grace Place Church. 375 Meadowlark Drive Berthoud 80513

When: Mon. 6:30pm, 2/3 auditions; Tues. 6:30pm, 2/4 callbacks

What: Cold readings from the script

Bring: Theatre resume and any conflicts. The cast is expected to help with construction of the set (which is on Saturdays), help with load-in late afternoon on 4/12 and strike after the final show on 4/26

Rehearsals: Mostly in Berthoud approx. 4 evenings/week. Possibility of some weekend rehearsals.

Performances: at the historic Rialto Theatre in Loveland, 2 Fridays, 2 Saturdays, 2 Sunday matinees, 4/17-4/26

Note: Non-equity, non-paying

Questions?: Brie Michaels 303-776-1221 or briekayt@gmail.com

1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel. The screenplay, you see, just doesn’t work. So what’s an all-powerful movie mogul to do?

​While fending off the film’s stars, gossip columnists and his own father-in-law, Selznick sends a car for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls formidable director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz. Summoning both to his office, he locks the doors, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time.

Available roles:

Ages are stage ages, not necessarily your age

  • David O. Selznick, 37 –Controlling, enthusiastic film producer obsessing over his biggest project, Gone with the Wind.
  • Ben Hecht, 46 – Wise-cracking screenwriter. Brought in by Selznick to overhaul the screenplay for Gone with the Wind.
  • Victor Fleming, 50 –Tall, handsome, and robust, known as a “man’s director.” Pulled off The Wizard of Oz at MGM to direct Gone with the Wind for Selznick.
  • Miss Poppenghul – Could be 30s-70s. Selznick’s efficient and loyal secretary, probably the element that keeps her boss from breaking down. Small but fun role for an actress who can take it and run with it.

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LAST MINUTE TICKETS AVAILABLE

We still have a few tickets available for the last performance of THE FATAL FIFTIES AFFAIR. Call 970-290-3393 if you need tickets for this Saturday!thumbnail_murder mystery (1)

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TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST!!!

DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO GET YOUR TICKETS FOR MOON THEATRE’S MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER! Catered by Cowgirl Catering, you can enjoy locally grown fare with a Fifties style menu.  Just click the Tickets Tab to reserve your seat.  And come by and say  “HI” and get a cookie at the Moon Theatre Booth at this year’s October Fest in Berthoud’s Fickel Park.

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