Festivals & Events:
Barry: A FREE children's show!
BARRY is an original show for children of all ages, featuring the songs of famed children’s musician Barry Louis Polisar - FREE to all at the Sheridan Opera House! This show is a coproduction between the newly founded Telluride Theatre (Reperatory Theatre and Squidshow Theatre merge) and the Sheridan Arts Foundation. The performance will run three days, offering five showings! December 9th, 11th and 12th at 5:30pm. Join us for some fabulous and free family entertainment! Barry Louis Polisar has been writing and recording music for children since 1975. One of those children lucky enough to grow up with his songs was Telluride Theatre’s own Sasha Cucciniello. After playing some of his music for Colin Sullivan, Colin secretly contacted Sasha’s childhood hero to see if he could get permission for her to write a play using Barry’s songs. Barry said yes. “Barry has been incredible throughout this process - trusting and generous. He has lived up to my idol status and this play is a tribute to him” Using his songs Sasha wrote a play, really a musical, for children of all ages. The story follows a boy named Barry through an ordinary day where lots of extraordinary things happen. But that is only part of the story - there are surprises, silliness and lots and lots of amazing music. The cast includes Rachel Cooke, Patrick Dyar, Megan Heller, Colin Sullivan and Melissa Sumpter. During the rehearsal process the playwright and cast have been working closely with veteran theatre musicians Ethan Hale and Sam Burgess to bring Barry’s songs to life. “The music is the centerpiece to the play and to have the talent of Ethan and Sam playing live during the shows will make this event more special.”