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Reflections on Flathead Valley Community Theatre
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Cabaret (2003)
Star Valley teacher Bonnie Shiels was radiant as Sally Bowles. Veteran actor David Ackroyd directed the production. Betsy Morrison, from Broadway, was the choreographer. Mikhael Boire played the MC his own way. Mateo Brua was perfectly cast as the male lead in this difficult tale of youth and corruption in pre-Nazi Germany.
Seussville (2004)
Linda Grinde, former dancer with Salt Lake's Bill Evans, and a fine actress as well, directed an adaptation of What Was I Afraid Of? from Sneeches and Other Stories. We had a trained dancer and an enthusiastic amateur cast. I designed the primary costumes, and ran the video camera in the only FVCC production I contributed to personally.
Other FVCC Productions as Videographer/Editor: Shadow Box; Strange Snow; Stop Kiss; The Elephant Man; You're A Good Man Charlie Brown; Brighton Beach Memoirs; Pump Boys & Dinettes; The Laramie Project; The Bald Soprano; Oh yeah -- the theater manager was looking for a play with parts for about a dozen young women, and I suggested Stage Door. When he decided to do it, he told me "It's your fault!" if that counts as a credit. I also put together about a dozen short theatrical promotions for the local public access channel with the help of the FVCC P.R. Dept. and the busy actors involved with the plays.