Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Buntport puts its stamp on the musical.

“It’s just another one of those silly things we decided to do on a whim. We don’t know anything about musicals, just like none of us knew how to ice skate before we made Kafka on Ice. But we’re all really the jump-in-with-two-feet kind of people.”

Buntport Theater troupe member Erin Rollman’s comments pretty much define the concept behind the company’s first-ever musical, Seal. Stamp. Send. Bang. — and just about everything else Buntport has ever done. It does help, she adds, that the music for this postal-service-themed bit of froth was written by someone with a knack for it: Adam Stone, a friend the players made while teaching a workshop at their alma mater, Colorado College, whose synth-poppy score and lyrics drive home how interconnected we all really are. But, Rollman notes, “It’s a musical in the same way that any Buntport show is anything. We try to be playful with any format we’re using, but we also try to not make it too traditional. This is not a sendup. We're really doing a musical. It’s just that it’s one that’s different from any others.”

Seal premieres tonight at 8 p.m. at Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan Street, and runs through April 4; for tickets, $13 to $16, visit www.buntport.com or call 720-946-1388.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sun., March 22, 3 p.m.; Sun., March 29, 3 p.m. Starts: Feb. 27. Continues through April 4, 2009

 
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