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Murdered to Death, by Peter Gordon

Moon Theatre is pleased to announce its upcoming production of Murdered to Death by Peter Gordon. This whodunnit is a wickedly hilarious spoof of all of the best Agatha Christie traditions.

Directed by Kathleen Gruman and Pamela Strahan, this comedy plays

Friday and Saturday-  October 18 & 19 and 25 & 26 at 7:30 pm
Sunday-  October 20 and 27 at 2:00 pm.
United Methodist Church
Lower Level Stage
820 9th St
Berthoud, CO 80513
Tickets by reservation or at the door
$10 Adult / $8 Student and seniors
for information, call
Mildred – Tommie Brassell
Dorothy – Natalie Dollison
Bunting – Frank Adams
Col Craddock – Don Kraus
Elizabeth – Krystal Jakowsky
Pierre – Jay Jakowsky
Miss Maple – Marian Bennett
Thompkins – Scott Rochat
Inspector Pratt – Daryl Branson
Margaret – Nancy Patton

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Harvey Now Playing in Berthoud!

When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six and a half foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her daughter, Myrtle Mae, and their family from further embarrassment.

The cast of “Harvey”, by Mary Chase

The effect Elwood P. Dowd has on people at the sanitarium.

Harvey, by Mary Chase, plays

7:30 PM October 26 (Fri) &  27 (Sat), and November 2 (Fri) & 3 (Sat)

2:00 PM October 28 (Sun) and November 4 (Sun)

United Methodist Church, lower level stage, 820 9th Street, Berthoud, Colorado.

Tickets:  Adult $10,  Senior/Student $8

Terms:  Cash or check only.

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The Great Loveland Potato Hoax

The Moon Theatre Company will present the World Premier of “The Great Loveland Potato Hoax” by local playwright Rick Padden, May 18, 19, 25, 26 (7:30 p.m.), 20 & 27 (2 p.m.) at the Rialto Theater, 228 E. 4th St. in Loveland.

A colorful 19th century Loveland newspaper editor innocently schemes to promote a local farmer’s seed potatoes, but ends up planting a tater tale that grows wildly out of control. Based on a true story.

Padden is the author of “Beets,” which premiered at the Rialto in 2009.

Tickets: $14 adults, $13 seniors/students and $12 for groups of 10 or more. Box office: (970) 962-2120.

Link to publicity in Loveland Reporter Herald.

email: at

See the actual article in the September 28, 1895, issue of Scientific American,  page 199.

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Kitchen Witches Crew Bio’s

Community theatre is about … well … community.  We have to start with a great script and then find a cast and crew to make the magic happen.  The local theatre community largely consists of talented actors and crew who have day jobs outside of theatre.  The driver for all of these folks to stay with theatre is the chance to land a cast or crew role occasionally. It is not at all uncommon for the actor before you on stage to have a theatre resume as long as your arm and with a degree in theatre for good measure.

Accepting a role in a production requires the dedication of several months of evenings and weekends to the show. Since most community theatre is voluntary, this time commitment adds up to a substantial contribution to the project. The whole thing depends on self-motivated individuals who are willing to be part of a close-knit team. 

And speaking of commitment, we’re lucky to have as Stage Manager the very able and talented Gail McGaha-Miller. To her credit, Gail started Kitchen Witches immediately after a marathon run of  The Rocky Horror Show presented by OpenStage in Ft Collins. we’re grateful to have Gail at the sound and lighting board weaving the sound and lighting cues into the flow of action on stage.

Gail McGaha-Miller

GALE MCGAHA MILLER is delighted to be involved with her third Moon Theatre Company production, having appeared in The Odd Couple annd You Can’t Take it With You.  A chemist by day, Gale has stage managed and run lights and sound for OpenStage Theatre, Bas Bleu, Theatre Company of Loveland, Nonesuch and Marrow Productions.

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Audience Comments from Kitchen Witches

Some written comments from the audience of Kitchen Witches:

“Great Show! Very Funny.”   -JM

“New to Loveland. This is the first time I’ve watched a Moon Theatre production. Am enjoying it.”   -VH

“Very Funny and entertaining. Glad I made it.”  -HM

Only 4 shows left. Don’t miss the fun!

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MTC’s “Kitchen Witches” to feature local celebs for cameo appearances on stage

“Kitchen Witches” will be inviting local celebrities on stage to judge a dessert contest between the two characters.

Ron Cabrera, Superintendent of Thompson R2J School District, (Jan. 20);  Loveland Mayor Cecil Gutierrez (Jan. 21); Kendrick White, Principal of Van Buren and Big Thompson Elementary Schools (Jan. 22); Rick Padden, local playwright and co-owner of Kitchen Alley (Jan. 27); Loveland businessman Barry Floyd (Jan. 28); and Berthoud Mayor Tom Patterson (Jan. 29).

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Dearly Departed Now Playing!

The Moon Theatre Company is now playing “Dearly Departed” by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones. 

The perduction is playin’ at the United Methodist Church in Berthoud on the lower level stage. Evenin’ performances are at 7:30 pm November 4,5,11, and 12. Matinees are at 2:00 pm November 6 & 13. 

See the review in the Berthoud Recorder

Location: 820 9th Street, Berthoud, CO

Aunt Raynelle will save a seat for ya.

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The Odd Couple

Two shows remaining!! Get your tickets soon!  Check out the review in the Berthoud Recorder.

Burned London Broil (1/21/11, Rialto Theatre, Loveland)


Pigeon Sister Kathleen Gruman in dressing room (1/21/11, Rialto Theatre, Loveland)

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The ODD COUPLE Opens January 14th, 2011, at the Rialto in Loveland

The Moon Theatre Company is pleased to announce the opening of it’s production of The Odd Couple at the Rialto Theatre in Loveland. 

Don’t miss out! Reserve your seats today!!

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“You Can’t Take it With You” is a Hit!

The Berthoud Recorder says

“You Can’t Take it With You is a must see! ”

“It’s funny, it’s relevant, and an insanely good time!”

Hilarious moment from the Moon Theatre Company production of "You Can't Take it With You". (Photo Credit- Berthoud Recorder, 2010)

The Moon Theatre Company has been playing to a packed house this first weekend. Audiences have been delighted by this warm hearted comedy. Don’t miss out! Only three shows remain.

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