Jean Garvey Closing Night Gala: Midwest Premiere
d. Stephanie Riggs, c. Ben Crawford, Merwin Foard, Alena Watters, Cady Huffman, John Leguizamo, Bebe Neuwerth, USA, 2012, 75 mins
The evening also includes the presentation of the txtwrks Audience Awards.
Guest: Stephanie Riggs (Director), Ben Crawford (Cast), with a Q&A hosted by Music Theatre of Wichita’s Wayne Bryan.
Playing with: Friend Request Pending, d. Chris Foggin, U.K.
Sponsor: Jean Garvey
Notes: Aspen Boutique Spotlight on Women Directors
Community Partner: Music Theatre of Wichita
Followed by the Closing Night Party at The Lux with open bar, eats and live entertainment ($25)
Every night on Broadway, dozens of the best performers aren’t on stage. They are backstage, standing by, ready to go on at a moment’s notice. The unique and challenging lives of Broadway’s Understudies and Standbys are revealed in this evocative and original behind-the-scenes documentary. THE STANDBYS follows a variety of undiscovered performers for several years through their ups and downs, struggles and triumphs, onstage performances and private lives. When these Standbys are finally given the chance of a lifetime, anything can – and does – happen. Never-before-heard stories from industry insiders and celebrities reveal the unimaginable struggles these under-appreciated performers endure as they wait in the wings for their shot at a dream that may never come true.
|Oct 21 2012||7:00 pm||Orpheum Theatre||Buy Tickets Now ›|