Murdered to Death, by Peter Gordon

Moon Theatre is pleased to announce its upcoming production of Murdered to Death by Peter Gordon. This whodunnit is a wickedly hilarious spoof of all of the best Agatha Christie traditions.

Directed by Kathleen Gruman and Pamela Strahan, this comedy plays

Friday and Saturday-  October 18 & 19 and 25 & 26 at 7:30 pm
Sunday-  October 20 and 27 at 2:00 pm.
United Methodist Church
Lower Level Stage
820 9th St
Berthoud, CO 80513
Tickets by reservation or at the door
$10 Adult / $8 Student and seniors
for information, call
Mildred – Tommie Brassell
Dorothy – Natalie Dollison
Bunting – Frank Adams
Col Craddock – Don Kraus
Elizabeth – Krystal Jakowsky
Pierre – Jay Jakowsky
Miss Maple – Marian Bennett
Thompkins – Scott Rochat
Inspector Pratt – Daryl Branson
Margaret – Nancy Patton

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“To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee

The Moon Theatre Company is pleased to announce its upcoming production of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. This much beloved play will show at the Rialto Theater Center in Loveland, Colorado.

Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, May 10, 11, 17, and 18, and Sunday matinees May 12 and 19 at 2:00 pm.  Advance tickets are available on line or by calling the Rialto at 970-962-2120.

Directing this renowned play is the Moon Theatre directing team of Kathleen Gruman and Pam Strahan. The large and talented cast are regional actors from Denver to Ft Collins.

Map to the Rialto Theater Center, 228 E 4th St, Loveland, CO

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Coming Soon! Love, Sex, and the IRS


How far would you go to save a few dollars? Leslie’s roommate Jon goes so far as to tell the IRS that Leslie is a woman and that they’re married! It’s a great plan, unless the IRS man decides to come and check out the situation for himself and Leslie has to become a woman to fool him. Then, if the IRS man decides to invite himself to dinner and help himself to your booze, how long can you keep up the charade? And how long can you hide your scheme from your mother, who drops by unexpectedly, your landlord, who doesn’t allow women to live in the building, and Leslie’s girlfriend, who is just plain confused? Love, Sex, and the IRS is the story of a simple plan to keep a few bucks from Uncle Sam that turns into a fiasco of farcical proportions!

The Director

This is Daryl Branson’s directorial debut. He has acted in numerous productions in Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming, including roles as Will Dearth in Dear Brutus, Leslie Arthur in Love, Sex, and the IRS, Jack Jerome in Brighton Beach Memoires, Brad Majors in The Rocky Horror Show, Stephen Biddle in Kitchen Witches, and Adam Talbot in The Great Loveland Potato Hoax. He was voted best male lead of the 2007-2008 season by patrons of Theater Ensemble Arts in Farmington, New Mexico, and was named Best Technical Support for the 2010-2011 season of OpenStage Theatre in Fort Collins, CO.

Daryl Branson, Director, Love, Sex, and the IRS

Daryl Branson, Director, Love, Sex, and the IRS

Venue, Dates and Showtimes

Love, Sex, and the IRS will be performed at the Rialto Theatre in Loveland, Colorado.

228 E. Fourth Street Loveland, Colorado 80537 (970) 962-2120.

Friday & Saturday, January 25 & 26 at 7:30 PM

Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 PM

Friday & Saturday, February 1 & 2 at 7:30 PM

Sunday, February 3 at 2:00 PM


$15 adult, $12 student/senior

Ticket Information

Box Office Hours Tuesday – Friday: 12:30 – 5:30 pm Saturday: 10 am – 1 pm Box Office is open 45 minutes before ticketed events for ticket sales to that event only.

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Harvey Now Playing in Berthoud!

When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six and a half foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her daughter, Myrtle Mae, and their family from further embarrassment.

The cast of “Harvey”, by Mary Chase

The effect Elwood P. Dowd has on people at the sanitarium.

Harvey, by Mary Chase, plays

7:30 PM October 26 (Fri) &  27 (Sat), and November 2 (Fri) & 3 (Sat)

2:00 PM October 28 (Sun) and November 4 (Sun)

United Methodist Church, lower level stage, 820 9th Street, Berthoud, Colorado.

Tickets:  Adult $10,  Senior/Student $8

Terms:  Cash or check only.

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Moon Theatre Company Auditions for “Harvey”

Moon Theatre Company is holding auditions for it’s up coming production of “Harvey” at
Berthoud United Methodist Church located at 820 9th Street in Berthoud CO.

Audition dates and times:

August 23 from 6-9pm
August 24 from 6-9pm
August 25 from 9-noon
*Callbacks, if necessary, will be on August 27 at 6:00pm

There are parts for 6 men/ 6 women
Be prepared to read cuttings from the script

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from September 5-October 25.

Performance dates:
October 26-28
November 2-4

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The Great Loveland Potato Hoax

A pensive Evy and blissful Adam

Reading the news about Maggie Murphy

Fisk and Thorn

Nora learns the truth about Maggie Murphy

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The Great Loveland Potato Hoax

The Moon Theatre Company will present the World Premier of “The Great Loveland Potato Hoax” by local playwright Rick Padden, May 18, 19, 25, 26 (7:30 p.m.), 20 & 27 (2 p.m.) at the Rialto Theater, 228 E. 4th St. in Loveland.

A colorful 19th century Loveland newspaper editor innocently schemes to promote a local farmer’s seed potatoes, but ends up planting a tater tale that grows wildly out of control. Based on a true story.

Padden is the author of “Beets,” which premiered at the Rialto in 2009.

Tickets: $14 adults, $13 seniors/students and $12 for groups of 10 or more. Box office: (970) 962-2120.

Link to publicity in Loveland Reporter Herald.

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See the actual article in the September 28, 1895, issue of Scientific American,  page 199.

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