David Moyer just may have the record for the number of performances one actor has made with the Northglenn Youth Theater. The Westminster resident …
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David Moyer just may have the record for the number of performances one actor has made with the Northglenn Youth Theater.
The Westminster resident has been on stage 19 times with the theater. He got involved with the children’s group at the D.L. Parson’s Theatre when he was in fourth grade and his resume includes NYT’s productions of “Sound of Music” and “Willy Wonka the Musical.”
“I was a bit of an addict, but it was a fun program. I’m glad I was part of it as much as I was,” he said.
The NYT alumni enjoyed it so much that at 19 years old, he didn’t hesitate to get involved with the new adult theater group at D.L. Parsons Theatre, the Northglenn Players.
“The production team and staff at D.L. Parsons are great,” he said. “I jumped at the opportunity to work with that crew; they’re great people.”
Moyer is one of six NYT actors returning to D.L. Parsons to be a part of the Northglenn Players’ first production “Moby Dick! The Musical,” showing at 7 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, Aug. 16-18, at 11801 Community Center Drive.
Kimberly Jongejan is directing the comedy. She said that people have been asking repeatedly for an adult theater group at D.L. Parsons, and with so many NYT alumni wanting to stay in theater, the timing seemed right.
Jongejan has been involved with NYT since 1996, and said she feels proud that so many alumni want to continue with theater after becoming adults. She said she would love for the Players to get the same great reputation in the community that the award-winning children’s group has.
“We really hope it’ll become a fixture in the community,” she said.
The Players will perform just this one show this summer, and there are plans for another summer show in 2013. Jongejan said the group will take small steps and, hopefully, eventually have more than one production a year.
“Moby Dick” is about students in a financially-strapped girls’ school who put on a musical version of Moby Dick to raise funds.
“The script itself is just silly, and the music is tons of fun,” Jongejan said. “When we started the Northglenn Players, we knew it had to find a niche. We knew here we could do comedy. The plan is whatever production we put up with the Players, it’ll be comedic.”
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. Jongejan said the show is rated PG-13 because of adult humor.
“We want people to be prepared that this is not the same as a Northglenn Youth Theatre show,” she said.
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