Friday, March 25, 2022

2022 Melo "Room for One More Wagon" or "Not in My Backyard"

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Join us for another of George Downing's original melodramas, "Room for One More Wagon", first performed in 2000.  Rehearsals are in progress. Program cover above. Evenings of April 2/3, 9/10, 23/24 with 3rd of July reprise. Reservations: +1303 569 2023

As we restart our yearly production following two years "dark" due to COVID, we will have some modifications - more limited seating and offering boxed dinners.  Please wear a mask unless you are eating or drinking.  Please maintain social distance from anyone not in your group.  Of course, do not attend if you have any symptoms related to COVID-19.  

Also, we will remain fluid due to the ever-changing COVID landscape which may result in schedule changes or cancellation of your reservations.  Please DO make reservations as usual, but reserve payment until you arrive.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

'Midnight' Christmas Candlelight Service 2020 - Virtual


 All readers' clips by respective families.  
Xmas Eve video and all edits - Nicholas Regester - the real St. Nick.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

EASTER SERVICE 2020 - Virtual

A virtual Silver Plume Easter for our friends, family, and community. Thank you all for being a part of it. You will see the Plume Singers, well not really, we are missing Claudia…and Sarah…and Christine…and Fid…and of course Pauline. That leaves only the ones sheltering in place together, the Regesters. Needless to say, it is not the full sound of the Plume Singers and their voices are missed. Be sure to sing along louder from home.

For full display, click on the "expand" symbol next to the "Vimeo" along the bottom of the frame. Our program with lyrics is below - a click will enlarge.  Enjoy.

  Silver Plume Easter 2020 from Homegrown Heroes on Vimeo.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Breaking. . .our 2020 season postponed for the moment. . .

Coronavirus Action Plan

       Due to the current events in the State, Country, and world, we will be postponing the Famous and Infamous Silver Plume Melodrama. This means that all April dates are canceled with tentative dates added in June and July. We are concerned with safety of our patrons and volunteers and will remain fluid, continually reassessing our action plan. As a Captain of mine once said "This is a plan from which to deviate." We thank you for all the years of support and we will keep everyone updated as events come back online.

 A note for those worried that this may change the long
tradition of the Silver Plume Melodramas:

     We have also canceled practice, so the cast and crew will not have the opportunity to memorize their lines. Therefore, you will still get the same great performance that we pride ourselves on and that you have come to expect from the professionals at the George Downing Playhouse. 
                                                    -Nicholas Regester, Director

And from our long time contributor, Paul Ruscha. . .

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

2020 Melo - "Room for One More Wagon" - our 43rd year with caveats

especially "Coronavirus Action Plan" click to enlarge.

Our 43rd Annual George Downing Original Musical Melodrama - 
"Room for One More Wagon" or "Not In My Backyard"

Opening and concluding weekends, Saturday, April 21 & Sunday, April 22.
Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29. Reprise on evening of July 3.

ADULTS $40 SENIORS $30 (Sundays Only) CHILD $15
 RESERVATIONS 1303 569 2023
DOORS OPEN AT 6PM Saturdays & 5PM Sundays.
Dinner includes Sandwich and Salad Buffet
followed by Ice Cream and Brownie

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Final Rehearsals for "Whines to Witches" Opening Saturday Night, April 6.

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

2019 "Whines to Witches" Poster - print it, share it!

2019 42ST ANNUAL GEORGE DOWNING ORIGINAL MUSICAL MELODRAMA WITH DINNER. APRIL 6/7; 13/14 & 27/28 PLUS REPRISE ON JULY 3RD - ADULTS $35 CHILD $15 RESERVATIONS 1303 569 2023 DOORS OPEN AT SAT 6PM SUN 5PM  Click here to print, post and share.  See you soon.

Monday, April 30, 2018

2018 "Lady and the Devil" Players Portfolio

Click photo to enlarge. Mouse wheel to advance.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

2018 The Lady or the Devil - A Musical Melodrama

Join us for our 41th year of George Downing's original musical melodramas. "The Lady or the Devil" with songs and musical co-ordination by John McEuen and John Wilson.

Reservation number continues to be +1303 569 2023

Dates this year are Saturday and Sunday evenings of April 7&8, 14&15 and 21&22.  Doors open 6pm on Saturdays and 5pm on Sundays.  There will be a reprise on the evening of July 3rd, door opening at 6pm.

Price includes performance and buffet dinner with dessert $35 Adults. $30 Seniors on Sunday only.  Kids $15.

Click on poster to enlarge and print for your friends and neighbors - both.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

2017 Slipping Beauty or Even Villians get the Blues

Join us for our 40th year of George Downing's original musical melodramas. Reservation number continues to be +1303 569 2023

Dates this year are Saturday and Sunday evenings of April 22&23, 29&30 and May 6&7.  Doors open 6pm on Saturdays and 5pm on Sundays.  There will be a reprise on the evening of July 3rd, door opening at 6pm.

Price includes performance and buffet dinner with desert $35 Adults. $30 Seniors, Sunday only.  Kids $15

Click for full sized poster - print - and be the first in your neighborhood to post this poster:

Saturday, April 16, 2016

2016 Sweet young things, indeed.

Olivia Regester and Fannie McGlauchlin

2016 Opening weekend snapsClick

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Curses! Foiled again!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter rehearsal

Harry Heilmann and Marty Gitlin
l-r: Sarah Walen, Chynna Candlin and Frannie McGlaughlin

Nikoli Olvin Kingsbeck

Harry Heilmann and Nic Regester

Jessica Culp and John Busenitz

"As above, so below."