Rocky Mountain Rep welcome back party June 8 |

Rocky Mountain Rep welcome back party June 8

Cathy Walton-Smith
Grand Arts Council
Behind the scenes work has begun at Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre this week. The entire company, including set and costume design, sound and light technicians, musicians and actors should be arriving this weekend. RMRT opens with Disney's The Little Mermaid June 17.
Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Mace |

The community Welcome Back Party for the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater is this Wednesday, June 8 at El Pacifico in Grand Lake. Hosted by the Grand Arts Council, this annual event is always a hit show. Yes, the summer season officially begins when the RMRT gang returns! And this is your chance to get up close and personal with this year’s cast and crew.

Every year a different restaurant hosts this event. This year El Pacifico will honor us with a selection of Mexican treats. A donation of $10 is requested at the door to the party, which is from 5-7 p.m. The actors will be there to mingle, so don’t hesitate to introduce yourself and tell them how much we love having them here. The Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre company consists of highly talented actors and musicians just one song and dance step away from Broadway.

Once you’re in, El Pacifico will provide a yummy selection of appetizers, and the bar will be open. After an enjoyable time of mingling and munching, we’ll all settle at tables and the theater folks will give us a wonderful evening of entertainment. Both the musicians and actors will draw from their repertoire of show tunes to dazzle us with their wide range of talents. “The Grand Arts Council looks forward to this special event every year” said Kathy Knight, President of the GAC.This fun party gives us all a chance to visit with the actors and musicians before the theater season starts. It will give you bragging rights and an insight to the great shows opening soon for the summer and fall season.

In 1995, after a 2-year hiatus and reorganization, the theater company was invited by the Grand Arts Council and the town, to return to Grand Lake with summer performances. Since then, the Grand Arts Council has welcomed them back every year. During those years the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre has thrived and grown into the magnificent production company that we welcome back this week. Bring your friends and come join us in carrying on this annual tradition started 20 years ago. You don’t want to miss this fun evening of entertainment and mingling. The more the merrier!

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