Breckenridge’s Backstage Theatre, winner of the 2010 Outstanding Regional Theatre award by the Colorado Theatre Guild, is proud to present a World Premiere screwball comedy, The Wedding Eve, written and directed by Backstage Artistic Director Christopher Willard and starring area favorites, Bob and Missy Moore.
Hollywood, 1934. Monument Pictures is struggling. After putting out one turkey after another, the studio is in debt to its actors, staff, and almost everyone else in Hollywood. Juno Beriman, the studio chief, is being hounded by creditors – one of which happens to be the head of the Los Angeles crime family. The studio star, Eve Randolph, who has made a rather questionable and shaky career playing vamp characters, is being pressured by the Hays Code Committee to clean-up her act “or else.” Desperate to survive, Eve and Juno hatch a scheme to save themselves, the studio, and their new film, The Clara Barton Story. Eve will throw off her loose ways, get married in a ceremony to coincide with the film’s premiere, and the studio will cash in on the publicity both may engender. Trouble is, the wedding’s a sham, and the actor hired to play the groom has gone missing. Every other conceivable disaster piles up to prevent the film people from saving the day, the studio, and their own skins. But this is Hollywood, where there’s always a new trick up the other sleeve…
The Wedding Eve is written and directed by Backstage artistic director Christopher Willard, adaptor of Easy Living, co-author of Hidden, and director of The Full Monty. Set Design is by Tina Anderson (The Full Monty). Lighting design is by Jacob Welch (The Syringa Tree). Costume Design is by Julie Vance (On Golden Pond). Property Design is by Terry Green.
The cast is comprised of Summit County and Denver talent and features Denver actress Missy Moore (Over the River and Through the Woods) as Eve Randolph and Glenwood Springs actor Bob Moore (Bully, Tuesday With Morrie) as Juno Beriman. Also featured are Brian Landis Folkins (Curious Theatre’s Astronomical Sunset) as James MacNeil.
Summit County actors include Heidi Dickstein (Nunsense) as Irene Stearns, Erica Fox (A Christmas Story) as Rose Wiley, Jon Hans (The Music Man) as Mickey Galuzo, Daniel Paggi (Cannibal the Musical) as Milo Ott, Genevieve Price (Happy Hour) as Magda, and Christopher Willard (Sylvia) as Gergely Gulyas.
The Wedding Eve opens January 20 and plays through February 11 at the Breckenridge Theatre, located at 121 S. Ridge Street in Breckenridge.
Complete performance schedule is: January 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, February 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 at 7:30 PM and January 22 & 29 at 6:30 PM. The show is appropriate for all ages.
Tickets are $21 for Adults (all fees included) if you order online and $23 (all fees included) at the door or by phone. Tickets for Youth under 18 are $16 online and $18 at the door or by phone. For online tickets, visit backstagetheatre.org. 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 January 20 with appetizers provided by SouthRidge Seafood Grill and complimentary champagne also offered. Appetizers and drink served at 6:30 PM. Add $10 to the regular ticket price for this exclusive Champagne Opening event. Our specialty drink for this production is The Blushing Bride cosmopolitan. More mixed drinks, soft drinks, and desserts are available for purchase at the box office.