Shelby’s Pre-Show Checklist: October

Shelby's Preshow Checklist

Wow…have we been busy. If the lateness of my monthly kickoff post isn’t an indicator, then you should follow our Facebook page to get a glimpse at just how busy we’ve been. Results May Vary, Ghost the Musical and The Sun God’s Coin all continue their performances in October. Be sure to catch the latter two before they close. They’ve been getting wonderful audience responses, and you don’t want to miss out on the experience of witnessing these pieces. We also have our next round of auditions coming up the first weekend in November…so come on out for the chance to be a part of Peter and the Starcatcher, Blacklisters, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. October will see THREE more productions in rehearsal…Macbeth (opening in November in the Murphy Park Amphitheatre), Cold War Kids, and Quest for Claus: the Musical. Our playwrights for Season 9 are already hard at work on pieces for our Night of Shorts, which will kick off the season. Phew…that’s just scraping the surface folks. We have a lot of amazing projects in the works.

Brelby is back in the visual arts game this Saturday, October 15th, with our October Artist Fair. Join us from 11am-1pm in the Courtyard to see some of the amazing creations that our participating artists have for sale.

ghoulsnightoutWe’re also delighted to be joining in the festivities of Catlin Court’s annual Ghoul’s Night Out event, by showing off the makeup designs of several Brelby artists in our Courtyard. #comedowntothetown from 5-9PM on Friday October 21st to enjoy the event. (This is not an event meant for children.)

I’ve been co-teaching the Brelby Musical Theatre Audition Workshop with the amazing CJ O’Hara over the past few weeks, an it’s been a Broadway infused blast. I love hearing people develop new performance pieces, and getting into lively debates with my fellow instructor about the best shows around. Our students are immensely talented, and we’re actually putting together a little showcase on October 22nd to show off the pieces that they’ve been working on. Come down and check it out, at 7:30PM!


October 14-15 @ 7:30PM, October 15 @ 2PM: The Arizona premiere of Ghost the Musical has performing to enthusiastic audiences for the last several weekends.
There are only THREE chances left to catch this moving show.
This touching story is adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Bruce Joel Rubin, GHOST THE MUSICAL follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death.

rmvResults May Vary has returned triumphantly, and you can catch our team in the Brelby Playhouse regularly again.  is back this month, performing on our home turf. Catch us in October on Fri Oct 14 @ 10:30PM, Fri Oct 21 @ 7:30PM & Fri Oct 28 @ 7:30PM.

Are you a fan of RMV, and wish that you could join the fun? Auditions for the team are just around the corner and will be announced soon. The Advanced Improv Workshop will coach you through creative challenges to increase your spontaneity and to discover deeper imaginative choices…all while having fun with fellow improvisers. Sundays beginning November 6, ending on December 18; 9AM to 11AM (No class on Sunday, 11/27) with Teaching Artist: David Magadan.

img_8684October 14, 21, 28 @ 5PM: Brelby is delighted to be bringing to life The Sun God’s Coin by longtime collaborative artist Melissa Kamel.

Can’t make it out? Our October 21st show is going to be livestreamed on our official Brelby Theatre Company Facebook page!

This fun and bright show is directed by Jessica Holt with original choreography by Cody Seaver.

Inspired by Peruvian folklore, myths and culture, The Sun God’s Coin follows a young girl, Tamaya, living an average life in the countryside near Cusco, nestled in the Andes mountains of Peru. Cusco was ruled by an evil king, obsessed with riches and glory, who mistreated the animals of the forest that the people of Cusco loved dearly. When the king decides to destroy their homes to build a golden city, the sun god seeks out Tamaya’s aid.

Thanks for reading. We can’t wait to see you at our new home this fall. #comedowntothetown

Get your tickets for the remainder of October’s Lineup of Events:

October 14 @ 5PM – The Sun God’s Coin (Brelby Courtyard)
October 14 @ 7:30PM – Ghost the Musical (Brelby Playhouse)
October 14 @ 10:30PM – Results May Vary (Brelby Playhouse)
October 15 @ 11:00AM – October Artist Fair (Brelby Courtyard)
October 15 @ 2:00PM – Ghost the Musical (Brelby Playhouse)
October 15 @ 7:30PM – Ghost the Musical (Brelby Playhouse)
October 21 @ 5PM – The Sun God’s Coin (Brelby Courtyard) & FB Livestream
October 21 @ 5PM – 9PM – Ghoul’s Night Out
October 21 @ 7:30PM – Results May Vary (Brelby Playhouse)
October 22 @ 7:30PM – Musical Theatre Showcase (Brelby Playhouse)
October 28 @ 5PM – The Sun God’s Coin (Brelby Courtyard)
October 28 @ 7:30PM – Results May Vary (Brelby Playhouse

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