Thursday, August 15, 2013

Feed Your Hunger For Laughter With Desert Star’s New Comedy

Desert Star takes aim at the controversial book series in our new parody: The Hungry Games: You’ve Been Chopped!  But don’t expect the violence and dark themes of the original–this production is played for laughs.  Chock full of hilarious songs, kooky characters, and the laugh-out-loud shenanigans.
After a worldwide famine, the future world is run by greedy fast food corporations.  To save his empire from financial ruin, the evil Donald MacRonald, CEO of the MacRonalds fast food chain, decides to hold a competition with a grand prize of 1 million dollars!  Little do the contestants know that the entire event is rigged.  The evil clown has no intention of awarding the prize.  Teen contestant Katnip Neverclean must join forces with her gothic kid sister Grimrose and ultra-boring friend Pizza Malarkey to beat the odds, stop Donald MacRonald, and win the first ever Hungry Games!
If you thought the subject matter of the best-selling novels and movie was no laughing matter, you’ll be delighted to know that our parody is all about family fun!  "There's a lot to make you laugh," said Artistic Director Scott Holman. “We’re making the most of our melodramatic, slapstick style.  Even if you’ve never read the book or seen the movie, you’ll be laughing until your sides ache,” promises Holman.  “With each show we look for comedy that’s topical that we can fold into the production.  You can expect an abundance of jokes, lines,and hilarious situations that are as current as this morning’s  news.”
Here is the cast for this wacky new comedy.  These actors are currently hard at work to bring big laughs and fun for the whole family.

Pizza Malarky: Jeff Jensen, Jason West

Guielle Rodrigezz: Bryan Dayley, Danny Eggers

Donald MacRonald: Matt Kohler, Matt Omally

Haymitch Hogan: Matt Omally, Jason West

Grimrose Neverclean: Kerstin Davis, Kaitlin Williams, Katie Marshall

Cameo Woman: McKenzie Heaton, Aubrey Vance

Katnip Neverclean: Alexis Owen, Britney Nielson

Wendy MacRonald: Erica Nichole Walters, Kelly Knight Clifton
Visit us online to reserve your tickets today!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Secret Formula For Making A Desert Star Comedy

With Desert Star's next great comedy"The Hungry Games" opening in a few weeks, many people have asked us how we create such funny shows year after year.  So we decided to put together this video to share our secret formula for laughs.

Join Dr. Guggenheim on a crash course of laughter and learn for yourself how to create a Desert Star comedy.

Visit us online and watch and watch for the announcement of our Spectacular 2014 Season! 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Actors Around Town

There are some very talented actors and actresses at Desert Star Playhouse.  You may have recognized many of them around town, on TV, or even heard them on the radio.  Many of our players are using their talents on screen and on the air as well as on stage.  We thought it would be fun to share some clips of what our actors and actresses have been up to.  Let's see if you can recognize them!

Kerstin Davis Stars In New Commercial

In this recent commercial Kerstin tells the story of a young single mom going back to school and learning the art of cosmetology.  Check out the video below. 

Todd Thompson Is Showing Off His Pearly Whites

You may have seen Crest Toothpaste's latest commercials all about teeth whitening.  In this advertising campaign Todd shows that if you're not whitening, you're yellowing.  See several of these comercials below.

Star Spangled Girls

Two of Desert Star’s talented actresses sang their hearts out as they performed the National Anthem for the Ultimate Fight Night event here in Utah.  Carli Christofferson and Ashley Haslem let their talents shine in front of thousands of people at this MMA event.

Todd's Character Tugs At Your Heart Strings

In this beautiful short film Todd plays a nice young man who appears to have it all.  Buying flowers for his girlfriend, Todd's character is super friendly and the envy of everyone around.