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Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking!

Nov 15 - Mar 1, 2015
Garner Galleria Theatre (View Map & Seating Chart)
Run Time: 1 hour 40 minutes include 15-minute intermission
Ticket Price: Start at $25
Age Recommendation: Appropriate for children 8+
Advisory: No special effects (pyrotechnics, fire, smoke, haze, fog) are used during this production.

Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking!, the fall-down funny roast of Broadway that has picked up nine Drama Desk Awards, a special Tony Award, an Obie, a Lucille Lortel and Drama League Award, is back at last, and not a moment too soon! This New York sensation returns with an all-new, fresh view of the highs and lows of recent Broadway shows. It features outrageous costumes, hilarious rewrites of the songs you know and dead-on impressions by a stellar cast!

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Meet the homegrown cast of 'Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking!'
The all-local cast of "Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking!" has been announced. The popular revue skewers all things musical theatre, but you don’t have to be a Big Apple insider to enjoy it. Read More
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Chad Reagan
Chad Reagan, Male 1
Chad is a native Denverite and happy to be making his Denver Center debut.  After receiving degrees in Voice from the University of Northern Colorado and Denver University, he sang with Dicapo Opera as swing cover for its award-winning production of Robert Ward’s adaptation of The Crucible. Other credits include appearances with Indianapolis Opera (La Boheme, Pirates of Penzance), Opera Theatre of the Rockies (Old Maid and the Thief, Fledermaus) and most recently with Boulder Opera in their production of Samuel Barber’s Vanessa. Chad is a frequent collaborator with various arts organizations throughout the Denver Metro area including Tiny Tots: Inside the Orchestra and Central City Opera’s educational outreach programs.  Most recently he appeared with Central City Opera in their premiere of Roger Ames’ How Green Was My Valley in the role of Ivor Morgan.  A big thanks to my wife and family for their constant support.

Sarah Rex
Sarah Rex, Female 1
Originally from Boston, MA, Sarah has made her home in sunny Denver for twelve years now and is never going back! Sarah was last seen at the Galleria as the Woman roles in Five Course Love in 2011.  She is crazy grateful and excited to be back, and would like to thank John, Bill, Martha and all the folks here who made it possible for this mom from Littleton to have this experience… again! Sarah's favorite local roles: Paulette in Legally Blonde, The Narrator in Joseph, and Ellen in Miss Saigon (all at The Arvada Center), and Lady of the Lake in Spamalot (Aurora Fox).  Sarah would like to thank her two kids Dylan (11) and Gabby (7) for putting up with the car radio off and the show tunes on so Mom could practice, Uncle Fred for all the babysitting, and most importantly, her husband, Greg Roche, for holding the kite string so she can fly.

Forbidden_Broadway_Sarah RexPhoto by John Moore
Joshua Archer
Joshua Archer, Understudy for Male 1 & 2
Joshua is thrilled to make his Denver Center debut! Regional credits include: Caliban in The Tempest, Fenton in The Merry Wives of Windsor, John of Lancaster in Henry IV Parts I & II (The Colorado Shakespeare Festival) and Dr. Fine/Dr. Madden in Next to Normal (Little Theatre of the Rockies). Other Credits: Curly in Oklahoma! (UNC), Gil in The American Plan (UNC) and Duke of Buckingham in Richard III (UNC). As always, love to Mom, Dad, Nate and Matt. BA Musical Theatre Candidate: University of Northern Colorado.

Forbidden_Broadway_Joshua ArcherPhoto by John Moore
Katie Drinkard
Katie Drinkard, Understudy for Female 1 & 2
Katie is thrilled to be returning to Colorado and to be making her DCPA debut after many a field trip and family outing to see performances throughout the years! Katie graduated from Ithaca College with a BFA in Musical Theatre this past May and made the big move to NYC! Regionally, Katie has performed at the Hangar Theatre as Caroline Neville in Titanic: the Musical and at Hope Summer Repertory Theatre as Clara Johnson in The Light In The Piazza. Favorite educational credits include Kayleen in Gruesome Playground Injuries, Vivienne Kensington in Legally Blonde, and Cinderella in Into The Woods. Katie is a proud new member of the Actor's Equity Association. She would like to thank Bill and John for this amazing opportunity, and her family and friends for their enduring love and support.
William Selby
William Selby, Director

William has had a long and happy association with the "Forbidden" family, having starred in the New York, Boston, San Francisco, Detroit, Salt Lake City, Denver, San Diego, Washington DC, Japan and Singapore companies. He served as Assistant Director for the New York company of the show, and has directed acclaimed productions in Shawnee, PA; Sacramento, CA; New Orleans, LA; (Big Easy nominee, Best Cabaret), Chicago (five nominations, including 2009 JEFF Award nominee, Best Director) Long Beach, CA (two editions at Musical Theatre West; 2009 OVATION Award nomination, Best Ensemble, and nine Ovation Award nominations in 2012: Winner of two awards, including Best Musical!), Pittsburgh CLO (two editions), Minneapolis (Chanhassen Dinner Theatre), Kansas City (Theatre League), Cleveland’s famed Hanna Theatre and Milwaukee productions, as well as four editions of A Forbidden Broadway Christmas in Detroit (two WILDE Award Best Director nominations), a symphony production in Las Vegas, and another at the Gateway Playhouse in Long Island, NY. As an actor, Bill appeared in the NYC productions of Forbidden Broadway from 1989-2012. Other Off-Broadway credits: Forbidden Broadway (Triad), Nerds (NY Musical Theatre Festival), Juba (Vineyard) and The Apple Tree (York Theatre Co). Workshop: Finding Nemo for Disney (Mr. Ray, Gill). Regional credits: Barrymore, The Presidents (with Rich Little), Hot N' Cole, The All Night Strut as well as industrial shows for American Express, Johnson & Johnson, and Court TV. Recordings include Forbidden Broadway, Vol. II, FB 20th Anniversary Edition, FB Rude Awakening and the FB Goes to Rehab CD. How wonderful to return to the Denver Center after performing on this stage in Forbidden Broadway back in 1993!

Charles R. MacLeod
Charles R. MacLeod, Lighting Designer
At the Theatre Company: (300+ productions/34 seasons). As You Like It, One Night in Miami…, Appoggiatura, Shadowlands, black odyssey, Jackie & Me, Death of a Salesman, The 39 Steps, Reckless, When Tang Met Laika, The Diary of Anne Frank, Lydia, The Merry Wives of Windsor, 1001, Gem of the Ocean, All My Sons, A Christmas Carol, Lost Highway: The Music and Legend of Hank Williams, My Way, Forbidden Broadway, Always…Patsy Cline; Love, Janis and Girls Only, The Secret Comedy of Women.
Martha Yordy
Martha Yordy, Musical Director
Martha is returning to the Galleria after playing and singing in Always...Patsy Cline with Melissa Swift Sawyer. Previous to that, she was musical director on Denver’s longest running show, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. With more than thirty years’ experience in musicals, she received her primary education in the subject at Loretto Heights College, where she was a member of the faculty. Musicals have taken her to the Arvada Center, the Buell, the Aurora Fox, and the Crystal Palace in Aspen. Some of her favorites include Sweeney Todd, Candide, The Secret Garden, The Robber Bridegroom, and most recently, Once on This Island. She is currently the opera accompanist at the University of Denver. Her proudest achievement is her daughter Andrea Joy, who is a beacon of light in her life. Thanks to cast, crew, Bill, and John for the gift of Forbidden Broadway.
Jordan Leigh
Jordan Leigh, Matt

Jordan is an actual Denver native, and after being stolen away to California as a wee lad, he has proudly called the Mile High his home again for the last 18 years! Four of those years he gratefully spent right here at the Garner Galleria Theatre in the record setting hit, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (1731 performances!) plus a few more fun-filled months on this stage in Five Course Love and The Doyle and Debbie Show. He has also appeared in the Theatre Company’s production of White Christmas at The Buell Theatre.  A graduate of UCLA’s renowned School of Theatre, Film & Television, when he’s not onstage, he’s making films with his cohorts at Cinema Geeks Productions, where he recently won his 2nd Best Actor Award for the 48 Hour Filmmaking Project.  He wants Trey Parker and Matt Stone to know that he's a huge South Park and The Book of Mormon fan, so please don't hurt him.

Photo by John Moore

Lisa Orzolek
Lisa Orzolek, Set Designer
At the Theatre Company: (200+ productions/23 seasons) Tribes, One Night in Miami…, Benediction, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Shadowlands, Jackie & Me, Death of a Salesman, Great Wall Story, The Liar, Superior Donuts, Othello, Well, The Voysey Inheritance, The Trip to Bountiful, Gee’s Bend, Third, The Pillowman, Living Out, After Ashley, A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, Boston Marriage, Visiting Mr. Green, Blue/Orange. Other Theatres: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged), Richard II (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); Love...Perfect...Change, Five Course Love, Girls Only, The Taffetas, My Way (DCPA Cabaret); Twelfth Night, God’s Country (National Theatre Conservatory). Training: BFA in Scenic Design, Boston University.
Lauren Shealy
Lauren Shealy, Swing
At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol (Ensemble). At DCPA Cabaret: Forbidden Broadway (Woman 2), The Doyle and Debbie Show (Debbie), I Love You, You’re Perfect... (Lauren). Off-Broadway: Lingoland (Lauren), How to Succeed In Business… (Rosemary). National Tour: South Pacific (Nellie). Other Theatres: The Arvada Center: White Christmas (Betty), A Man Of No Importance (Mrs. Patrick), Curtains (Georgia), Miracle On 34th Street (Doris), 1940’s Radio Hour (Anne). Lone Tree Arts Center: South Pacific (Nellie). Other Theaters: Jekyll and Hyde (Lucy), Tick, Tick…Boom (Susan), Phantom (Christine), Oklahoma (Laurie). Training/Awards: NYU, Tisch School of the Arts; named Westword’s best actress in a musical for 2013.
Dustin Lacy
Dustin Lacy, Sound Design

Dustin has been involved with live sound and event production for nearly all his adult life. After finishing an enlistment in the US Navy he attended Metro State University of Denver's nationally accredited tech theatre program. His emphases are Sound Design/Engineering, and Show Control. Past Galleria shows include: The Kid, Defending the Caveman, The SantaLand Diaries, Girls Only, Dixie's Tupperware Party, Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull, Second City’s American Mix Tape, The Bicycle Men, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!.  Additional past credits include:  RUR/lol, The Hairy Ape (The Lida Project); Hair (THAC). Dustin Lacy is, as always, happy to be back working another show with the Galleria's family of outstanding theatre professionals. 

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