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Modern Muse Theatre Company, created by Steve Lavezza and Gabriella Cavallero and dedicated to mounting daring and relevant works, has completed its third year and is about to announce its fourth. Tonight the company presents Back to the Muse, a major fundraiser featuring Jamie Horton, who for decades was one of the brightest stars of the Denver Center Theatre Company. Taking the stage with local favorites John Hutton, Kathy Brady and Randy Moore, Horton will reprise some of his favorite roles, giving locals unacquainted with his work a chance to see what all the excitement is about and theater fans a chance to enjoy his acting again.

Of the astonishing gallery of characters he created in Denver, Horton will bring back a tormented Oscar Wilde; the desperately devoted Norman of The Dresser and the hilariously tight-mouthed pedant he created for Bernice/Butterfly. “Some of the roles I’ve chosen because they lend themselves to this format,” says Horton. “Sometimes it’s roles that cause one to open up and find new corners of oneself as an actor. Or they’re parts that just really have brought me a great deal of joy.” He adds, “I believe in the power of the theater, and I believe in these dear friends of mine and what they set out to do. I want to contribute in the way that I know best.”

Back to the Muse fills the stage at the King Center on the Auraria campus at 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $35 to $40, with an additional $100 option that includes a post-show reception with the cast. Call 303-780-7836 or visit
Thu., July 31, 6:15 p.m., 2008


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