About Us

About Us

Members of our company have performed on stages all over the country, from New York and Chicago to Hollywood. They’ve been cast in sitcoms and feature films. Some have been nominated for Academy Awards.  But they all call BDT Stage “home.”

Since 1977, BDT Stage has been entertaining our patrons with four Broadway-quality shows a year.  Our professional directors and live musicians have set a standard of excellence that few can emulate.
Enjoy personal attention as the stars of the show serve you at your table!

 

  • Best ticket value in town
  • Full-scale live theatre productions
  • Lavish sets & costumes
  • Live musicians for every performance
Our Artistic Director

Our Artistic Director

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MICHAEL J. DURAN

Michael was awarded a Top of the Rocky honor for Best Director in 2005 and the 2007 Best Director Henry Award  and Ovation Award for Ragtime. His many Broadway credits include The Music Man, Crazy for You,Me and My Girl and Into the Light. He has toured nationally and in London with Jerry Lewis inDamn Yankees, Petula Clark inSunset Blvd., Tommy Tune and Anne Reinking in Bye Bye Birdie, Carol Channing in Hello! Dolly and On Your Toes directed by the legendary George Abbott. He has made television guest appearances on Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU, Irving Berlin’s 100th Birthday Celebration at Carnegie Hall on CBS and An Evening with Alan Jay Lerner for PBS Great Performances. Michael has received the DDCC awards for Best Director for Damn Yankees, Best Choreographer for Bye Bye Birdie, Top of the Rocky honor for Best Director 2005 and the 2007 Best Director Henry Award and Ovation Award for RAGTIME.

Meet The Company

Meet The Company

Lillian Buonocore :

Lillian Buonocore



Lillian is thrilled to be joining the BDT Stage family this summer. She is an upcoming senior at UNC, earning her degree in Musical Theatre and Dance. Credits include Lily in The Secret Garden and Kate Monster in Avenue Q (APA); Spring Awakening, West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar (UNC).

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Cole LaFonte :

Cole LaFonte



Cole is elated to be in his first production at BDT Stage and is excited to be working with this amazing cast and crew. Cole is going into his senior year as a Musical Theater major at UNC. Other shows include West Side Story, The Boy Friend, Jesus Christ Superstar, Pulcinella (UNC), Baby (LTR).

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Anthony McGlaun :

Anthony McGlaun



Anthony is received a BA in Music from Morehouse College and a Master of Music from the Univ. of N. Iowa. Recently, Anthony has appeared as Sportin’ Life in The Skylight Music Theatre’s production of The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, PoPo in the Chicago premiere of Troubled Island, and Robert in the world premiere of Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line To Freedom. Anthony has also made role debuts with both Lyric Opera of Chicago and San Francisco Opera.

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Alicia K. Meyers :

Alicia K. Meyers



Alicia is thrilled to be returning to the BDT stage. You may have seen Ali in various productions including: Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Addams Family, Always Patsy Cline, Hairspray, Spamalot, Hello, Dolly!, Chicago, Cats, Cabaret, Gypsy and Singin’ in the Rain.

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Scott Beyette :

Scott Beyette



Scott has been with BDT for 21 years.  Credits include Smee in Peter Pan, Barfee’ in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Rooster in Annie, Leo Bloom in The Producers, Bobby in Crazy For You, Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, Jesus in Godspell, Cosmo Brown, and most recently, Don Lockwood, in Singin’ in the Rain, Che in Evita (DDCC award), and Huck Finn in Big River. Scott recently directed BDT’s Peter Pan, Singin’ in the Rain, Annie, The Sound of Music and The Will Rogers Follies. DDCC Directing Awards: Phantom and Man of La Mancha. Ask Scott about the BDT Academy.

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Brian Burron :

Brian Burron



Brian is thrilled to be part of the BDT family where he has performed since the mid 80s. He spent 11 years in Aspen at the famed Crystal Palace, also choreographing for the Aspen Music Festival and performing and directing for Theatre Aspen. You may also have seen him at the Candlelight where he directed, choreographed and performed in numerous shows. He would like to thank all of the wonderful theater patrons for their support and enthusiasm throughout the years!

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Will Hawkins :

Will Hawkins



Will is appearing in his tenth show here at BDT Stage, after singing with the Jerseys this winter in Motones vs. Jerseys. Credits include Big Deal in West Side Story (UNC), 42nd Street, Shrek: The Musical, Wizard of Oz, (BDT Stage). Training: B.A. Musical Theatre; UNC.

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Bob Hoppe :

Bob Hoppe



Bob is thrilled to be returning to BDT stage where he was last seen here in Fiddler on the Roof. He just finished playing Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain, Baron Bomburst in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Riff in West Side Story at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse. Other BDT shows include: Shrek, Swing, Cinderella, Wizard of Oz, Drowsy Chaperone, 42nd Street, Cats, Spamalot, and many others

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Brian Jackson :

Brian Jackson



Brian Jackson is pumped to be back for his 43rd show at BDT! Recent stuff includes Franz in The Producers up in Breckenridge, JCS at Arvada and Peter and the Starcatcher here at BDT. Favorite BDT roles include Smudge in Forever Plaid, Sir Lancelot in Spamalot, Robert in The Drowsy Chaperone, and playing the upright bass in the Buddy Holly Story.

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Julia Jackson :

Julia Jackson



Julia's favorite roles include Penny in Hairspray, Margot in Legally Blonde and Amalia in She Loves Me. Julia is a Colorado native, attended Wheat Ridge High School and earned her BA in Musical Theater from UNC. Her favorite color is sparkle (yes that’s a color!) and her favorite food is toast.

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Abigail Kochevar :

Abigail Kochevar



Abigail grew up watching performances at BDT Stage and is honored to be making a splash here with this classic Disney show! Abigail is pursuing a BA in Theatre and a Dance minor at MSU Denver. Select previous credits include Medium Alison in the regional premiere of Fun Home (Miners Alley Playhouse); Ermangarde, Hello, Dolly! (Performance Now); Wendla, Spring Awakening (MSUDenver) and Logainne in Putnam (MSUDenver). Find Abigail on Instagram: abigailkochevar

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Chas Lederer :

Chas Lederer



Chas is so excited to be back at BDT Stage! Last seen here as Teddy in Peter and the Starcatcher, Chas is happy to be back with this lovely group. Selected regional credits: Bonnie and Clyde (Buck, THAC), Chicago (Fogarty/Ensemble, BBT), Violet (Monty, THAC), Bright Ideas (Joshua, The Avenue Theatre) August: Osage County (Little Charles, UNCo).

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Rose Metcalf :

Rose Metcalf



Rose is overjoyed to be making her BDT Stage debut. Hailing from the U.K, Rose has performed internationally. She graduated in the top 1% with First-Class Honors in Theatre-Dance from the University of the Arts, London. Career highlights include performing on London’s West End, touring the U.K. as Sheila in A Chorus Line, dance captaining 42nd Street, stepping in half way through the run of Kiss Me Kate and flying as the Enchantress and Chandelier in Disney’s Beauty & the Beast (Candlelight Dinner Playhouse). She notably lost her job dancing on the Costa Concordia cruise ship when it ran aground off the coast of Italy!

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Kenny Moten :

Kenny Moten



Kenny is an award-winning vocalist and director who has performed on stages across the country. Kenny’s vocal experience spans the genres of musical theater, pop, and jazz. Some of Kenny’s favorite theater roles include: Seaweed in Hairspray, Victor in Smokey Joe’s Café, The Leading Player in Pippin, Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Berger in Hair. In addition to his career as a performer, you can also find Kenny working on entertainment production, creative strategy, as well as training and development with his company Narrative Creative.

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Matthew D. Peters :

Matthew D. Peters



Matthew is excited to be back with his BDT family. He has been seen as Joy in Cinderella. Regional credits include: The Color Purple (the Aurora Fox), 9 to 5 the Musical (Town Hall), MAME (The Candlelight), No Dogs Allowed,EVITA, La Cage Aux Folles (The Arvada Center), West Side Story (Central City Opera House), Guys and Dolls (Country Dinner Playhouse). Look for Matthew's choreography this next year throughout the Denver theatre scene!

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Izzy Robie :

Izzy Robie



Izzy Robie is thrilled to be back at the BDT Stage. Some of her favorite shows have been Cinderella and Les Miserables at BDT Stage, and Anything Goes at Fairview High School. Recently, Izzy put on the “choreographer hat” and has loved working with her kiddos at Boulder High School putting on Beauty and the Beast and RENT.

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Sky Seaberry :

Sky Seaberry



Sky is so happy to be working in this theater again and with this delightful cast! She was seen here last summer in Footloose. Sky has been seen mostly in Northern Colorado at the Midtown Arts Center (Dorothy Brock in 42nd St., Ulla in The Producers) and more recently at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse (Evita, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, West Side Story).

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Scott Severtson :

Scott Severtson



Scott is thrilled to be returning to the stage here at BDT! After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado, he has been performing all along the Front Range for over a decade. Favorite roles include Frankie in Forever Plaidat BDT, Man 1&2 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at the Denver Center, the King in Big River at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse and Darryl Grady in Curtains at the Arvada Center.

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Marijune Scott :

Marijune Scott



Marijune is honored to be back at the BDT Stage sharing her passion for performing. She was last seen here as Christmas Eve in Avenue Q, one of her favorite roles. Other favorites: The Witch from Into the Woods, Lola from Damn Yankees, Sister Robert Anne from Nuncrackers.

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Tracy Warren :

Tracy Warren



Tracy B.C. (before children) appeared on Broadway as Dainty June in Gypsy, as Belle in the LA production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and toured nationally in Hal Prince’s Show Boat. Most recent performances include Anna inThe King and I, Velma in Chicago and Christine Daee in Phantom. Listen for Tracy as the singing voice of Tuptim in Warner Brother’s animated feature, The King and I.

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Meet Our Crew

Meet Our Crew

Wayne Kennedy : Sound Design

Wayne Kennedy

Sound Design

Wayne has won critical acclaim for his work as Amos in Chicago, Herr Shultz in Cabaret, Old Deuteronomy in CATS, Professor Marvel/The Wizard in The Wizard of Oz and as the King in The King and I. He is the winner of four Denver Drama Critics Circle Best Actor awards for Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Johnny in The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Professor Higgins in My Fair Lady and Freddy in Chess, plus nominations for his portrayals of Emile De Becque in South Pacific and Colonel Doctor Otternschlog in Grand Hotel. Wayne graciously accepts the challenge of engineering BDT's sound system.

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Amy Campion : Scenic Design/Scenic Artist

Amy Campion

Scenic Design/Scenic Artist

Amy is excited to be continuing her tenth season at BDT Stage.  A Nebraska native, Amy earned her MFA from Illinois State University.  Her set design for Crazy for You was nominated for a 2007 Henry Award.  Other BDT Stage favorites include Ragtime and 1940s Radio Hour.

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Neal Dunfee : Musical Director/Pianist

Neal Dunfee

Musical Director/Pianist

Neal has led the music making at BDT Stage since 1989. After a brief hiatus in Las Vegas, this extraordinarily talented musician returned to the Theatre for our production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Neal enjoys jazz, composing music and relaxing in the serenity of the Rocky Mountains.

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Seamus “Shay” McDonough : Stage Manager

Seamus “Shay” McDonough

Stage Manager

Shay has been a BDT veteran since the age of five. Previously, he has been the Stage Manager for Singin' in the Rain, Paint Your Wagon, CATS, The Wizard of Oz and The King and I. Shay was Assistant Stage Manager for Much Ado About Nothing and As You Like It at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, where he also stage-managed a children's production of As You Like It. Shay has acted as Technical Director, Master Carpenter, Sound Technician and Master Electrician for the Foothill Theatre Company, as well as the Lake Tahoe and Sierra Shakespeare Festivals.

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Linda Morken : Costume Designer

Linda Morken

Costume Designer

Linda is now in her 12th season designing shows for BDT Stage, after several years in the role of assistant designer and wardrobe supervisor.  She has designed and worked on many regional and national productions, including several which have been award nominees and was recently awarded a Henry Award and Denver Post Ovation Award.  Linda holds a degree from North Dakota State University.

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Jared Williams : Technical Director

Jared Williams

Technical Director

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