“Miscast” is an opportunity for some of the local theatre community’s top performers to sing songs and act out scenes they would never … ever! … get cast to perform on a legitimate stage. This popular tradition returns for one night only at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) on Monday, September 17, as a benefit for the Denver Actors Fund at the Mizel Arts and Culture Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80246. Tickets are $20 (plus fees if ordered online)at  https://tinyurl.com/MISCAST2018.  No fees if you purchase by phone at 303-316-6360.

This year the very talented Shannan Steele joins co-host Steven J. Burge in leading the silliness with Donna Debrecini on keyboard.  Steele will star as Donna in the Arvada Center’s upcoming production of “Mamma Mia,” opening Sept. 7. Burge will appear in Benchmark Theatre’s world-premiere play “What You Will,” opening Nov. 30. Now in its fifth year as a Denver Actors Fund benefit event, “Miscast” has evolved into one of the biggest nights of the year in the Colorado theatre community.

If You Go

Local actors singing songs and performing roles they would never be cast in!
Monday, Sept. 17 @ 7:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cash bar available.
$20 @ https://tinyurl.com/MISCAST2018.
No fees if you purchase by phone at 303-316-6360.
Mizel Arts and Culture Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80246

The lineup for “Miscast 2018,” a community-wide benefit for the Denver Actors Fund, includes the following!

Avery Anderson, Christopher K. Boeckx, Candy Brown, LuAnn Buckstein, Anna Maria High, Kris Graves, T.J. Hogle, Chas Lederer, Jake Mendes, David Nehls, Suzanne Nepi, Mark Pergola, Arlene Rapal, Max Peterson, Elliot Peterson, K. Woodzick, Lisa Young and a few unannounced surprise appearances.

Each applicant submitted a proposed song and a ‘Miscast concept’ for judges to consider. Director Robert Michael Sanders said he received far more submissions than he had performance slots. But we can tell you that this year’s event will include many fun twists, such as a series of games a la Jimmy Fallon and other late-night TV hosts. Area merchants and theatre companies have contributed prizes.

About the Denver Actors Fund

The Denver Actors Fund (DAF) is a modest source of immediate, situational financial relief when members of the local theater community find themselves in sudden medical need. To date, the DAF has provided $260,000 in medical relief to 80 Colorado theatre artists and, through our volunteer Action Teams, provided practical assistance to more than 100 others.

Learn more about the DAF at www.denveractorsfund.org. Follow DAF at Denver Actors Fund on Facebook  or on Twitter at @DenverActorsFun.