Join us for an evening of rich singing, an outrageous plot and a mother-load of laughs in this first ever “Millibo Melodrama!”
This original musical melodrama written by Colorado Springs playwrights, Mark & Lauren Arnest, is a silly but sophisticated musical theater take on the classic western melodrama.
“LOVE IS HARD, AND LOVE IS CRUEL AND LOVE IS A BITTER CUP. IF YOU FALL IN LOVE YOU’RE A FOOL…” and so the song goes on as our weary prospectors in Goldville, Colorado seek the earth’s riches while villains lurk in the shadows ready to cheat, lie and steal the precious nuggets.
Other working titles:
How to Vex the Villian OR How to Worry the Widow OR How to Bother the Boche OR How to Marry the Maid OR How to Make the Man
March 5 – 22
Thu-Sat @ 7:30pm & Sun @ 2pm
Thursday Discount Ticket ~ $18 / Single Ticket ~ $25/ Student Ticket ~ $18 (with id)
Call us at 719-465-6321 for best ticket prices
or visit our website at www.themat.org to reserve your seats today!
THE CHARACTERS (both savory and unsavory)
Christopher Dong will play Burpram “Burp” Beasley: the Widow Beasley’s son
Rachel Fey will play Lizzie Robberson: Crook Robberson’s beautiful daughter
Sammie Joe Kinnett will play Impoverished Widow, Wealthy German Count, Assay Clerk, Prospector, Bear: yes all five roles
Nick Izzo will play Buck Worthington: newly arrived in Colorado to make his fortune
Michael Lee will play Crooksdale “Crook” Robberson, III: a magnificently rich real estate tycoon and widower with one daughter
Lina Ramirez will play Carlotta Costus-Lostus: personal maid to Lizzie Robberson
THE CREW (ever so savory)
Mark & Lauren Arnest – Playwrights
James Jackson – Director
Mark Arnest – Musical Director
Benajmain Pratt – Lights & Sound