Planet of Crisis

When a midlife crisis includes searching for an antenna-wearing childhood TV icon named Tamara Tomorrow instead of buying hair plugs and a red sports car, you're either still living in your parents' basement or you have an interesting sense of humor. In Music From a Sparkling Planet — a coming-of-age-meets-midlife-crisis story — three adolescent guys pushing the big 4-0 track down Tamara and decide to orchestrate a comeback in an effort to rediscover their happiest years and forget their barfly mess of a present.

Music offers a humorous glimpse into three lives gone drastically out of orbit. "It's about living in the present," says director Bernie Cardell. "She was living in the future on TV; they're living in the past; the second act is called 'The Future,' but it's actually the present. It's just okay to be who you are in the present. In the end, they're left with more of an ability to face their reality."

The play opened last night at 7:30 p.m. at the John Hand Theater, 7653 East First Place in Lowry, and runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. through February 16. Tickets are $14 to $17, with discounts available for students and seniors. For more information, go to or call 303-562-3232.
Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 6 p.m. Starts: Jan. 12. Continues through Feb. 16, 2008


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