all of you lovely folks!
It's been a while, right? Geesh! Life just gets
a movin' and a shakin' - and time flies when you're having fun! I have been
bee-boppin' around Reno, playing a lot of acoustic shows with some wonderful local
artists..... I feel so humble and grateful that we live in such an amazing community....jam
packed with such great people and a fabulous arts scene. The support we provide
each other makes me all warm and cushy inside. We truly are one BIG RENO MUSIC
/ ARTS FAMILY. ;-D
I am PLEASED as PUNCH to announce that I have
been cast in this years musical at Bruka Theatre - SIX WOMEN WITH BRAIN DEATH OR EXPIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW
(details below). I am simply elated to perform, on stage, with 5 extremely
talented women, including Reno and San Fransisco celebrity, CAMI THOMPSON!
She is a wicked performer, and a hoot and a half to be around!
I hope you will come and
join us for this witty, crass, and uncomprimising show!!!
Hoping this message finds
you happy and living your dreams!
Much love and many, MANY thanks for your continued support!
SIX WOMEN WITH BRAIN DEATH OR EXPIRING
MINDS WANT TO KNOW
A MUSICAL COMEDY THAT TREATS
LIFE LIKE A TABLOID HEAD LINE.
and Lyrics by Mark Houston
Written by Cheryl Benge, Christy Brandt, Rosanna
E. Coppedge, Valerie Fagan, Ross Fresse, Mark Houston, Sandee Johnson & Peggy
Directed by Mary Bennett
Musical Director - Bill Quinby
APRIL 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
MAY 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11,
16, 17, 18, 2013 at 8 PM
Matinee: April 28 at 2 PM
$18 Students/Seniors * $20 General * All Tickets $25 At the Door
Reno, NV. April – May 2013 Six Women With Brain Death or Expiring Minds Want
To Know (The Musical) is a hard rockin’, harder talkin’ cult classic.
This fast-paced, take-no-prisoners satire of life and pop culture at the end of
the millennium is written by a pack of folks including Mark Houston and the original
cast. This show features the talented Cami Thompson alongside a local cast of
favorites including Amy Ginder, Bernadette Garcia, Sophie Moeller, Lacey Mattison,
and Marti Creveling and is full of bizarre, hysterical songs and sketches that
steer this entertaining musical directed by Mary Bennett with Bill Quinby as Musical
Six Women With Brain Death or Expiring Minds Want To Know
plays April 12 through May 18, 2013 at Brüka Theatre in downtown Reno.
Opening night (April 12) enjoys a post-show champagne reception with
catering by the Wild River Grille. Thursday through Saturday with one Wednesday
night show – May 8. All evening shows at 8 PM with one Sunday matinee performance
on April 28 at 2 PM. The customary matinee talkback with the company will immediately
follow the matinee performance.
Reservations are recommended for
Six Women With Brain Death. Call our box office at 775.323-3221 or visit us at
99 N. Virginia St. Reno. Reservations for all events and shows are available through
our box office at (775) 323-3221. Box-office hours are 1 to 5 Wednesday and Friday,
2:30 – 6:30 Thursday and 12 – 4 on Saturdays or online at www.bruka.org. Reservations
are also available at the Melting Pot Emporium @ their new location: 1049 S. Virginia
Street. Reno. We validate convenient parking at the Parking Gallery on First and
Sierra Street. Check us out at www.bruka.org.
tickets are also available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/283835.
ABOUT BRuKA THEATRE In their 20th
season in downtown Reno, Brüka has been named “Best Theatre Company”
by The News and Review fifteen years running. Brüka Theatre is a leader in
the region, recognized for its artists, productions and theatre for children series
since it’s founding in 1992. Central to its commitment is the reinvestigation
of contemporary and classic plays and developing new plays within Brüka’s
Artistic Collective, which include winners of the Nevada Arts Council and Sierra
Arts Foundation artist grants and local best actor honors. Brüka is a non-
equity and not-for-profit theater company that has produced over 80 shows and enjoys
two performance spaces, the main stage, with its unique couch seating holds 64
and the sub-Brüka space seats 44 in its downtown Reno location. 2012/2013
Season tickets are now on sale. Go to the website at www.bruka.org.
The company is supported by grants from the Nevada Arts Council, The EL Cord
Foundation, The City of Reno and the Friends of Brüka Program.
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