Get to know: Ronnie Gallup

Hello THAC Friends & Followers!

Welcome to the 34th season at Town Hall Art’s Center! We couldn’t be more excited to open this season with the 10 year anniversary of West Side Story. Get your tickets NOW! Tickets are selling faster than we’ve ever experienced. And while you anxiously await showtime, follow to the THAC blog and get to know this amazingly talented cast. On today’s entry we get to know Ms. Ronnie Gallup, cast as Anita. Peep her Q&A below to see why she believes this classic musical is still relevant today… Cheers!

COREY BROWN

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GET TO KNOW…

RONNIE GALLUP

Ronni Gallup as Anita
Ronni Gallup as Anita

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…

Name: Ronni Gallup

DOB: January 21st

Hometown: Littleton, CO

Education: Degree in American Sign Language Interpreting

Day Job: Performer, Choreographer and ASL Arts Accessibility

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…

Color: Black

Movie: Wizard of Oz

Animal: Penguin

Book: Who has time to read?

Band: NA

Song: I Lived

Musical: Jersey Boys

Food: CHEESE!

Smell: Ewwww….

Beverage: Caffeine

Season: Spring

Holiday: Halloween

Pastime: Dancing

THIS OR THAT…

Dogs or Cats? Dogs

Lover or Fighter? Lover

Boxers or Briefs? Spanks!

Sweet or Sour? Neither

Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt? Ice Cream

Spring or Fall? Spring

Sunrise or Sunset? Sunset

Beach or Pool? Pool

Sharks or Jets? SHARKS FOR LIFE!

ANSWER ME THIS…

Do you feel pretty? Sometimes!

When life hands you lemons? Take a deep breath and realize it could always be worse!

You’re stranded on a deserted island… What two items do you bring? My two kids.

How long have you been performing? Since I was 6

What’s your favorite role that you’ve played? Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street or Louise in Gypsy-definitely going to add Anita to this list

What’s your dream role to be cast? Velma in Chicago

Who is your hero? Biggest inspiration? My Mom or any member of PHAMALY

Where are you in 10 years? Hopefully exactly where I am now-still doing what I love with the people I love the most!

Can we follow you? FB? Twitter? Instagram?  FB (Click Here)

Why see West Side Story? How is the story relevant today? Hate stems from so much ignorance and misunderstanding. Is there bad in this world? Absolutely! Is it scary to raise my kids in today’s society? You bet! Do I worry every single day I drop them off at elementary school? Sure! Young people can be cruel at such an early age but we can also teach our youth acceptance and patience and that although we may not all look alike, sound alike, believe in the same things-we are all human beings at our core. We all have feelings that hurt and lives that matter. My life is full of “different” people and I feel like the luckiest person for knowing each of them! It is what makes our world go ‘round. We should embrace our differences and learn to get along.

Get to know: ANNIE DWYER

Happy Friday THAC Friends & Followers,

We’re gearing up for another weekend of  Young Frankenstein at Town Hall Arts Center. After receiving a 4 star Denver Post review over opening weekend, tickets are flying out of the box office! Leading lady Annie Dwyer’s hilarious portrayal of Frau Bleucher had me smiling and laughing the entire performance last Friday night. Check out my Q&A with Annie (below) and pick up your tickets to Young Frankenstein before it sells out – it’s the perfect escape from another rainy weekend! Cheers.

COREY BROWN

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ANNIE DWYER

as Frau Bleucher

Annie Dwyer as Frau Bleucher

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…

NAME: Annie Dwyer

DOB: July 28, 1965

HOMETOWN: Born & raised. Denver Colorado

EDUCATION: BFA in Musical Theatre – Loretto Heights (1989) with Nick Sugar

DAY JOB: Need one!

RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married

EYE COLOR: Blue-greenish (changes w/ outfits)

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…

BEVERAGE: Vanilla Vodka & Diet / Wine

MONSTER: TJ Hogle

THIS OR THAT…

DOGS OR CATS? Dogs: Alfie Bo, Furby – love cats too – husband wont allow

COFFEE OR TEA? Coffee

GOLD OR SILVER? Gold, but love silver too

EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL? Night Owl

BOXERS OR BRIEFS? Briefs

PIERCINGS OR TATS? Ø

TAN OR PALE? Tan and Pale

SKI OR SNOWBOARD? Ø

CALIFORNIA OR FLORIDA? Ø – Colorado

LEATHER OR LACE? Leather and Lace

COMEDY OR MYSTERY? Comedy, You Say Banana I’ll say orage

MUSICAL OR PLAY? Musical

ANSWER ME THIS…

WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS? Add vodka.

THE GREATEST INVENTION IN HISTORY IS? Dyson Vacuum

YOU’RE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND, WHAT TWO ITEMS WOULD YOU BRING? My dogs and my best friend – no cell phone reception anyway.

DESCRIBE YOUR LIFE IN ONE WORD? Blessed

LAST MOVE YOU SAW IN THEATERS? Passion of the Christ

LAST MUSICAL YOU SAW IN THEATERS? A Man of No Importance

WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? It depends

WHO WAS YOUR LAST TEXT MESSAGE FROM? Tom Mullin

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ACTING? The first grade – age 6

FAVORITE ROLE YOU’VE PLAYED? Too many to count

DREAM ROLE TO BE CAST? ???

BIGGEST INSPIRATION? HERO? Everyone who supports me in my life

WHERE ARE YOU IN 10 YEARS? Hope to still be doing this

CAN WE FOLLOW YOU? FB? TWITTER? INSTAGRAM? BLOG?

Facebook: Annie Dwyer

HOW DO YOU PERSONALLY PUT ON THE RITZ? Anything tastes good on a ritz!

WHY SEE YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN? Because all of these people are so damn talented (with the exception of me!). So happy to be along for this ride. I have loved every single solitary minute of it! ♥ 


Check out Frau…


 

Town Hall Arts Center Presents:

Young-Frankenstein-Poster-Web

MAY 15 – JUNE 14, 2015

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Get to know: TJ HOGLE

Hello THAC Friends & Followers,

I have one monster Q&A for you you today… let’s get to know TJ. Cheers!

COREY BROWN

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TJ HOGLE

as The Monster

TJ Hogle as The Monster

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…

NAME: Taylor

DOB: October 15

HOMETOWN: Lakehood

DAY JOB: City of lakewood Parks specialist

RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married. Sorry ladies/fellas

EYE COLOR: le blue

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…

COLOR: mahogany

MOVIE: Guns, explosions, and car chases, OH my!

BOOK: World War Z

BAND: the classic crime

RESTAURANT: the fine dining experience that is Olive Garden

HOBBY: Watching Shawshank Redemption. Shank sauce.

CHORE: more of a honey to do

MONSTER: the hulk

PLAY: Of Mice and Men

MUSICAL: phantom of the opera

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE…

COMEDIAN: Mark Shonsey

ACTOR: Mark Shonsey

ACTRESS: Mark Shonsey

VILLAIN: Heath Ledger as “the joker”

THIS OR THAT…

DOGS OR CATS? Dogs

COFFEE OR TEA? coffee

GOLD OR SILVER? no, I’m Caucasian

EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL? Afternoon albatross

BOXERS OR BRIEFS? boxer briefs

TAN OR PALE? see “gold or silver” question

SKI OR SNOWBOARD? I went once… the boots didn’t fit. 

CALIFORNIA OR FLORIDA? Disney Land or Disney World?

LEATHER OR LACE? Yes please. 

COMEDY OR MYSTERY? Comedy

MUSICAL OR PLAY? Musical

ANSWER ME THIS…

WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS? Throw them at your arch enemy

THE GREATEST INVENTION IN HISTORY IS? Netflix

YOU’RE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND, WHAT TWO ITEMS TO YOU BRING? A Wilson volleyall and some matches, cause you know, fire. 

LAST MOVIE YOU SAW IN THEATERS? Avengers II, age of Ultron

LAST MUSICAL/PLAY YOU SAW IN THEATERS? 42nd street

WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? the dark

WHO WAS YOUR LAST TEXT MESSAGE FROM? my darling wife

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ACTING? Are we sure that I am?

HOW DO YOU PERSONALLY PUT ON THE RITZ? Carefully, I hear there’s a monster on the loose. 

WHY SEE YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN? Have you seen the cast list???


Town Hall Arts Center Presents:

Young-Frankenstein-Poster-Web

MAY 15 – JUNE 14, 2015

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Get to know: CORY WENDLING

Hello THAC Friends & Followers,

Town Hall favorite Cory Wendling is back  for our final production this season. Check out out my Q&A with Dr. Frederick Frankenstein below. Cheers!

COREY BROWN

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CORY WENDLING

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein

Cory Wendling as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…

NAME:
 Cory Lowe Wendling

DOB: 
October 25

HOMETOWN: Boulder, CO

EDUCATION:
 Bachelor’s – Elementary Education (UNC) / Master’s – Instructional Technology (Regis)

DAY JOB: middle school teacher

EYE COLOR: so very brown

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…

COLOR: Salmon…if you whisper it to yourself…sssssalmon.

MOVIE: Shawkshank Redemption II: Shank Sauce.

AUTHOR: Roald Dahl.

BOOK:
 The teacher’s edition with all the answers in it.

BAND:
 The Darkness.

SONG: The one I’m singing at you in sweet, sweet falsetto.

BEVERAGE: Moscow Mule.

HOLIDAY: RoOooOoad.

RESTAURANT: Whichever Applebee’s I can get my hands on.

HOBBY: arranging a cappella music.

CHORE: ironing.

MONSTER: truck…NEXT QUESTION!

PLAY: You Can’t Take it with You.

MUSICAL: That one with cats. Jersey Cats…Cat Spray…Les Catserables…it’ll come to me.

THIS OR THAT…

DOGS OR CATS? 
Claritin ™.

COFFEE OR TEA? 
Coffee.

EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL? Day Fox.

BOXERS OR BRIEFS? Wait, no! I meant to say “tea” earlier.

PIERCINGS OR TATTOOS? Full facial tattoo of dragon that I have to cover nightly.

SKI OR SNOWBOARD? Tacos or hamburgers? See, I can do it, too.

CALIFORNIA OR FLORIDA? The one with water in it.

LEATHER OR LACE? Velcro.

ANSWER ME THIS…

WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS?
 Do I get to keep these?

THE GREATEST INVENTION IN HISTORY IS? Standardized testing.

YOU’RE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND, WHAT TWO ITEMS DO YOU BRING?
 Spoon and sprinkles…for all that dessert.

DESCRIBE YOUR LIFE IN ONE WORD: 
prettygoodyouknowimeanididhavetoliveintexasthatonetimeandialsohad-bracesbutthenidiscoveredbrunch.

LAST MOVIE YOU SAW IN THEATERS?
 Shawkshank Redemption II: Shank Sauce.

LAST MUSICAL/PLAY YOU SAW IN THEATERS? Annie.

WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? 
Ending sentences in prepositions…of…aaah!

WHO WAS YOUR LAST TEXT MESSAGE FROM? Elise. You know the one I’m talking about.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ACTING? 
I would not call it that.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ROLE YOU’VE PLAYED? I was Jesus, and that comes with its perks.

WHAT’S YOUR DREAM ROLE TO BE CAST?
 A younger Morgan Freeman in his biographical tale, “Let Me Tell You What I Really Think of Those Pesky Penguins.”

WHO IS YOUR HERO? My parents.

WHERE ARE YOU IN 10 YEARS? 
An extra in Shawshank Redemption III: Shanktini Spring Break (straight to DVD).

CAN WE FOLLOW YOU? Yes, but now it’s weird that we’re following each other. We should alternate.

FB? Frederick Billysworth II (seriously).

HOW DO YOU PERSONALLY PUT ON THE RITZ? With both hands.

WHY SEE YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN? Be a good boyfriend and just go with her. You used to be a fun couple.


Town Hall Arts Center Presents:

Young-Frankenstein-Poster-Web

MAY 15 – JUNE 14, 2015

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THACED: Artemis Fowl

Hello THAC Friends & Followers,

Our final children’s performance from THAC’s Spring 2015 Semester takes the main stage TONIGHT –  Thursday 4/23 by the Artemis Fowl students, grades 5-7. 

Be sure to stop by Town Hall by 4:00 PM, Thursday 4/23 to see their final performance, and check out my photos (below) from rehearsal the other night! Follow THAC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more education updates. Cheers!

COREY L BROWN
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ARTEMIS FOWL CLASS GALLERY:

THACED: The Further Adventures of Harry Potter – Triwizard Madness

Hello THAC Friends & Followers! 

TONIGHT – Wed 4/22 – things are getting magical at Town Hall Arts Center! Since February, our Harry Potter Play Production Class has been hard at work not only crafting their acting skills, but perfecting their writing as well! These amazing 5-7 Graders have learned what goes in to telling a story on stage and how plays are made with full lights, sound, and costume! Instructor LuAnn Buckstein says that, 

These kids  created this show from start to finish.  They came up with the story idea, their own characters, and improvised the scenes.  There is even costume design by Mia Chaw and music design by Aiden Miller. (Two of the students) What a creative, inventive, playful group!”

They even named the production themselves! DO NOT MISS the THACED original: Triwizard Madness; what promises to be an enchanting performance TONIGHT – 4/22 at 6:00 PM. Be sure to check out my class visit photos (below) and follow THAC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for THAC Education updates. Cheers!

COREY L BROWN

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 THE FUTURE ADVENTURES OF HARRY POTTER

CLASS GALLERY:

 

THACED: Superhero Support Group

Hello THAC Friends & Followers!

The Town Hall Arts Center Education Department is gearing up for a grueling week of performances! Starting with a very special performance from our Super Hero Support Group Class Today, Monday 4/20 – these 3-5 graders have been hard at work since February learning and practicing the fundamental techniques of stage acting, public speaking, and improvisation. I had the chance to speak with class Instructor LuAnn Buckstein who says,

What a creative group!  These kids have been working on developing a character and trying to make them bigger than life. They surprise and delight me with their spontaneity  and inventive perspectives.  I love working with these “Super” kids!”

Check out my photos with LuAnn, her TA Alyssa James, and our little starlet students below, and don’t miss their performance TONIGHT – MONDAY 4/20  (6:00) pm at Town Hall Arts Center. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates about THAC Education. Cheers!

COREY L BROWN

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Super Hero Support Gallery: