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Kitchen Witches Coming Soon to the Rialto!

Dolly and Izzy iiven things up in "Kitchen Witches". Photo by Rick Padden.

Julie Marino as Dolly (left) and Pam Strahan as Izzy, whip up a hilariously delicious comedy in “Kitchen Witches, playing at the Rialto Jan. 20, 21, 27 & 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 22 & 29 at 2 p.m. Written by Caroline Smith and directed by Don Kraus, this full-length comedy joins two archenemy cooking show hostesses on stage in the same TV show, yielding ratings that would put Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer both to shame.

Tickets: $14 adults, $13 seniors and students and $12 for groups of 10 or more.

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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

10/24/10, Berthoud, Colorado.   The Moon Theatre Company is pleased to announce it’s upcoming community theatre production of Kaufman and Hart’s 3-act comedic play You Can’t Take it With You.  This Pulitzer Prize winning play will be performed at the United Methodist Church, lower level stage, at 820 9th Street in Berthoud, Colorado (map).

You Can’t Take it With You is the latest production by the directing duo of Kathleen Gruman and Lesley Jones. The large and dynamic cast is filled by experienced actors from along the northern Front Range area as well as a few actors making their stage debut.


Friday, November 5 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 6 at 7:30 pm
Friday, November 12 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 13 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 14 at 2:00 pm.
Doors open 30 minutes before show time.
Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $8 for Children 12 and under and seniors.

(Ten % of the proceeds will be donated to the United Methodist Church. )

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Casting Call for the upcoming production of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple”

The MOON THEATRE COMPANY will hold auditions for 6 available roles (4 men and 2 women) in its January 2011 Rialto Theatre production of Neil Simon’s comedy classic, THE ODD COUPLE, directed by veteran actor-director Don Kraus. Auditions will be held on Tuesday & Wednesday, Sept. 7 & 8 at the old Mr. Neat’s on Fourth Street in Loveland, near The Rialto Theatre. For further information, contact  Don Kraus at

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Audition Call for “You Can’t Take it With You”

The MOON THEATRE COMPANY will hold cold-read, open auditions for the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy  You Can’t Take it With You, by Kaufman and Hart on Aug. 21 from 7-9 p.m. at the Re/max Town and Country Real Estate building (340 Mountain Ave. in Berthoud). Callbacks will be Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. There are equally-choice roles for seven women and 12 men of widely varying ages in this wacky farce that features a loveably eccentric family coping with (or is that conquering?) a depressed economy. This heart-warming, uplifting classic offers a timely respite for actors and audience alike, and will run Nov. 5, 6, 12, 13 and 14 (matinee). Call 970-290-3393 for more information.

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Cast and Director Chosen for A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters”

The board of The Moon Theatre is pleased to announce the selection of the cast and director for the up coming production of A.R. Gurney’s  Love Letters.  The cast is filled by two of The Moon Theatre Companies most experienced actors. Playing the part of Melissa Gardner is Pam Strahan. Rick Paddon plays the part of Andrew Makepeace Ladd III. 

Collaborating with The Moon Theatre Company is director Don Kraus. With many years of acting and directing experience, Don brings strong direction to the production.

Gurney, known as a very prolific playwright, earned a nomination for the 1990 Pulitzer Prize in Drama for Love Letters. The play is written in an epistolary form which consists of a series of letters or diary entries read by the actors. The compelling advantage of this form of story telling is that it adds a greater level of detail and realism to the story without having to resort to narration.

Love Letters will have a run of 4 shows over two weekends at the Four Square Church, 500 4th Street, in Berthoud.  Showtime is 7:30 PM Friday and Saturday evenings, March 5th & 6th and again on the 12th and 13th. Tickets are $8.00 for general admission and $5.00 for seniors and students and may be purchased at the door. Reservations may be made by calling 970-301-8513 and leaving a message.

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Cow Dung Dust, Press Release


The Moon Theatre Company – a new Northern Colorado entertainment venture – will launch its inaugural season with a premier staged reading of the new play “Cow Dung Dust” by local playwright Rick Padden, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Berthoud Foursquare Church, 500 4th Street in Berthoud. A second performance will be Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.

The Moon Theatre Company was formed by a group of actors, writers and directors who are passionate about live entertainment, and who wish to create performance opportunities for like-minded individuals in the area and entertainment opportunities for the general public. The company will offer dramatic readings, full stage productions and experimental theatre in a variety of locations – tapping Northern Colorado’s vast reserve of talent.

“Cow Dung Dust,” which brings together an unlikely (but oddly connected) group of hitchhikers in the back of a cattle truck for the ride of their lives along Route 66, will be followed by a production of A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters” March 5, 6, 12 & 13, also at the Berthoud Foursquare church. Both productions are in sync with the economy, welcoming patrons for only $5 per performance.

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Cow Dung Dust

The Moon Theatre Company is putting on a performance of “Cow Dung Dust”. This play was written by local playwright Rick Padden, the writer who gave us the Play “Beets” which we performed at the Rialto last spring. “Cow Dung Dust” is about a group of hitchhikers in the back of a cattle trailer enroute to California along Route 66 in 1970.

Oh yes, “Cow Dung Dust” plays Feb 5 & 6 at the Four Square Church in downtown Berthoud. Tickets are $5. We will be performing the play in the readers theatre format, much like a radio mystery theatre, but without the fuss of radio waves flying everywhere. This will be the first public performance of this play.

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