Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Princess Bridesmaid Opens This Week!

What happens when a handsome prince is betrothed to a beautiful princess but falls in love with her bridesmaid?  An all new Desert Star comedy!  The Princess Bridesmaid opens Thursday March 29th.

According to Scott Holman, Desert Star’s Artistic Director, “Every time we make a ‘Princess Bride’ reference in one of our shows, the audience erupts with laughter.  So it was a no-brainer to give the Desert Star treatment to this beloved family classic.”
Prince Christopher The Robin (CTR for short), is betrothed to Snapdragon, a princess from a far away kingdom. But when they meet, Christopher discovers that beneath Snapdragon's beauty lies a heart of lead.  Then a chance encounter with Snapdragon's bridesmaid, the Lady Edelweiss, leads the prince to believe he’s found his true love.  After Edelweiss is kidnapped by mistake, Christopher wants to save her, but Snapdragon and her father, the evil King Heffalump the Weasel, are determined the wedding shall proceed on time. The Princess Bridesmaid must escape her captors, stop the wedding, and rescue her true love from certain death!
Don’t miss your chance to see our most requested parody!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Star Studded Weekend At Desert Star

Desert Star was buzzing last week as we welcomed LaVell and Patti Edwards, as well as Kurt Bestor, to performances of CSI: Provo.  That’s right, the REAL Edwards and Kurt Bestor!  There may have been some confusion because Patti, LaVell, and Kurt are all characters in the show! 

LaVell and Patti joined us on Thursday and really enjoyed the comic portrayals of  themselves (played by actors Matt Mullaney and Lisa Grow).  In the show, LaVell demands complete devotion to BYU, and only BYU. His dedication runs so deep that they only serve blue M & M’s in their home, giving all the other colors to charity.  Except the red ones. LaVell flushes those ones down the toilet.  LaVell enjoys mentioning that there is a stadium named in his honor and always carries a stopwatch--timing everyday events to whip those around him into better shape.  Patti, his long-suffering wife, makes killer snickerdoodles and can be feisty when she needs to be. She’s also an avid mall walker, and enjoys making craft projects out of Plastic Canvas--such as tissue box covers, placemats and even an entire Christmas village.

The REAL LaVell and Patti Edwards were seen laughing and thoroughly enjoying themselves as they watched CSI: Provo.  After the show they were both very complimentary and we managed to snap a picture of LaVell with the actors.

On Saturday, Kurt Bestor attended the show.  The well-known performer even made a guest appearance on our stage along with Richie T. Steadman, the actor who plays him in the show.  Luckily for us, the camera’s were rolling…

Kurt was a big hit with the audience and really enjoyed watching the show as well. The actors had a great time meeting him and getting a chance to work with him on stage.

Come join the fun and be a part of the comedy  at Desert Star Playhouse.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Boys Of CSI: Provo

The boys of CSI: Provo have been bringing down the house during our “Somebody To Love” olio with their parody of two of music’s most popular Boy Bands.  Audiences can’t get enough of this hilarious musical number so we've filmed a live performance and now we're happy to present NSTEP!  
Here it is!

There are only TWO WEEKS LEFT of CSI: Provo!
Don't miss your chance to see this hilarious comedy.