O Great Pumpkin

There’s a certain strangeness, à la M.C. Escher, in attending an event to help raise funds for a charitable theater organization that is in turn raising funds for non-profit groups through its stage productions. But that’s what will happen tonight at the Pumpkin Patch Cabaret, hosted by the Rocky Mountain Arts Association’s Gravity Defied Theatre. The company’s next stage presentation, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, opens in January, and proceeds will benefit the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

“We always want to make our cabarets more than just people singing by a piano,” says GDT’s Keith Rabin. “We want to turn them into more of a theatrical performance. We tried to find a whole bunch of songs from different musicals that really had kind of a more macabre theme, that spooky Halloween-type thing.”

In addition to the songs, Rabin says, “We’re doing some choreography, props, costumes. It’s going to be a really amazing show, an incredible group of talent.”

Help GDT help others tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Hamburger Mary’s, 700 East 17th Avenue. Tickets are $20; get yours at http://rmarts.tix.com.
Fri., Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m., 2009

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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