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La La Law is a result of kids' creativity
THURS, 5/20

There is no order in this court. La La Law: A Courtroom Cabaret is an original musical performance by teen theater group Acting Up! that takes a look at some of the more peculiar laws of our land. "It's like Night Courtmeets Judge Judy meets Broadway," says Shelly Bordas, Acting Up! executive director. "The kids made a list of their one hundred favorite songs, looked for an overall theme and then created a play. It's not just a musical revue; it's a different way of telling a story."

What theme did the group of twenty local teenagers come up with? "All of their favorite songs included money and power," says Bordas, "which made the courtroom the perfect setting."

Featured tunes include "Money, Money," from Cabaret, "Easy Street," from Annie, and "If I Had a Million Dollars," by the Barenaked Ladies.

"The cases are totally outrageous -- nothing that would ever be taken seriously in a real courtroom," promises Bordas.

La La Law will be performed tonight through Saturday, May 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Theatre, 1124 Santa Fe Drive. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information, call 303-730-8229. -- Julie Dunn

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