Popular returning Denver actor calls the madcap Broadway comedy ‘a two-hour laugh-a-thon’

Jamie Ann Romero grew up watching shows at the Denver Center and always dreamed of working there someday. The seed took root with her middle school’s annual field trips downtown to see A Christmas Carol, and it fully bloomed when Chatfield High School drama teacher Scott Ogle took Romero’s class to see the DCPA Theatre Company’s The Cripple of Inishmaan.

After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Romero took a job that teasingly had her drive pass the Denver Performing Arts Complex on her way to work each day. “I started this mantra where every time I drove down Speer Boulevard, I would point to the Denver Center and say, ‘I am going to work there someday,’ ” Romero says now with a laugh.

Someday came in 2009, when Romero was cast as Bianca in the Theatre Company’s world premiere comedy Sunsets and Margaritas. She then played Kitty in The Three Musketeers in 2012 and Jo in the world premiere of Matthew Lopez’s hit The Legend of Georgia McBride in 2014. Someday comes again next month when Romero performs in the first national touring production of the madcap comedy The Play That Goes Wrong at the Buell Theatre.

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