So Von Vett mailed some of the music to a former co-worker, Wendell Vaughn, who is currently on tour with MAMMA MIA! She missed working with her co-stars from The Taffetas (who, as the Hells Belles, are now playing parts in Leadville or Bust!), so she also asked Vaughn to add backups to the songs. And it started coming back to me with three-part harmony, four-part harmony in sections everything thats started with this show started with this little seed of an idea, and through my friends and contacts, its gotten bigger and bigger and bigger. Its turned into this all-singing, all-dancing, four-part extravaganza.
Von Vett plays the madam in this painstakingly researched tale of a turn-of-the-century dance hall. Its going to be clean, dirty fun, she explains. Im keeping it on the decent side of indecent.
Catch the premiere of Leadville or Bust! tonight at 7:30 p.m.; the show plays Tuesdays and Wednesdays through August 13 at Crossroads Theater, 2590 Washington Street; tickets are $19. Call 303-832-0929 or visit www.denvercrossroads.com or www.leadvilleorbust.com. Read our blog on the production here.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: July 22. Continues through Aug. 13, 2008