“Floyd Collins” Showcases Broadway in Boulder Studios’ Talent

Musical Production Brings Together Some of the Region’s Best Young Adult Performers

Online PR News – 18-May-2011 – – Boulder, Colo – Broadway in Boulder Studios will stage “Floyd Collins-The Musical,” Thursday, June 9 through Sunday, June 12 at 7 pm at the Music Theatre in CU’s Imig Music Building.

Written by Tony Award Winner Adam Guettel, this award-winning musical is based on the true story of Floyd Collins who became a media sensation after he was trapped in a Kentucky cave in 1925. Featuring a hauntingly beautiful score steeped in the bluegrass tradition, Floyd Collins explores the drama behind a sensational media event above the ground and a tragedy below.

Reserved-seating tickets are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/173822 target="_blank" class="highlight_link">http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/173822. Adult ticket prices are $17, students and seniors are $12.

The cast of Floyd Collins features Colin Doyle (Fairview ’11) as Floyd Collins, Brian Flores (Boulder High ’11) as Homer Collins, Kate Robison (Niwot High ’11) as Nellie Collins, Nathaniel Fishburn (Boulder High ’11) as Skeets Miller, Daniel Leonard (CU ’13) as Lee Collins, Alison Bagli (Boulder High ’11) as Miss Jane and Jordan Ford (Boulder High ’11) as Cliff Roney.

Many of Floyd Collins’ cast members have been selected to attend the nation’s top musical theater college programs this fall including Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, University of Michigan, Boston Conservatory, Ithaca College and Oklahoma City University.

“We’ve been working with some of these students since we first came to Boulder from New York in 2007,” said co-director David Ayers. “They are so disciplined, gifted and professional. We’re very proud to have helped them on their journey. Floyd Collins will be a great production to showcase their hard work.”

“This cast is so strong,” said co-director Angela Gaylor Ayers. “In just a few years you’ll be paying a lot higher ticket price to see some of these same cast members perform on Broadway. Come see them now.”

Guest Artist Series workshops led by Broadway notaries have become an important feature for the musical theater studio. Gaylor and Ayers recently hosted Ted Sperling, the Tony Award-winning Music Director of the revival of South Pacific and The Light in the Piazza and original music director of Floyd Collins, for a two-day master class.

Aubrey Berg who heads the musical theatre program at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music will join the Floyd Collins for a master class on June 11th.

Last summer’s Broadway in Boulder Studios’ production of Grand Hotel brought celebrated Oscar nominee and Tony Award-winning composer Maury Yeston (Grand Hotel, Nine and Titanic), Tony Award-winning music director Kevin Stites (Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof and Oklahoma!) and accomplished Broadway star David Burnham (Wicked, The Light in the Piazza and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) to Boulder for master classes and sitzprobes with their young adult cast and crew. For their 2009 production of Secret Garden, the studio hosted Thomas Kail, Tony Award-winning director of In the Heights as well as guest artists from Cirque du Soleil and Disney Theatricals to lead workshops for their cast.

About Broadway in Boulder Studios.
Broadway in Boulder Studios represents a shared vision by its founding trio: Broadway stars Angela Gaylor Ayers (La Cage Aux Folles, Hairspray, Oklahoma!) and David Ayers (Wicked, Fiddler on the Roof, Mamma Mia!) and theater director Amy Austin (founder of CenterStage Theater Company). Their mission is to provide an unparalleled conservatory style musical and theatrical education and experience for young artists. For more info, visit http://broadwayinboulder.com

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