Performers: Cast yourselves in ‘Miscast 2014’ for Denver Actors Fund

By John Moore

Here's what Mark Pergola looks like today. But what will the host of "Miscast 2014" look like on Sept. 29?
Here’s what Mark Pergola looks like today. But what will the host of “Miscast 2014” look like on Sept. 29?

“Miscast 2014″ 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 any legitimate stage. This popular tradition is being brought back by the Aurora Fox for one night only on Sept. 29 as a benefit for the Denver Actors Fund.

It may be all wrong … but it feels so right.

As of today, performers are invited to apply for the 12 available slots. An invited panel of local luminaries will choose the dozen most creative, intriguing or outrageous proposals. Groups are encouraged. The deadline to apply is Sept. 11. The final line-up will be announced on Sept. 15.

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Click here to be taken to the link to apply.

Tickets for “Miscast” are $10 and are available now by clicking here, or call 303-739-1970.

Please note before applying: “Miscast” is a fundraiser, and because of expected demand, we are requesting a small performance fee, as a way of increasing the total funds raised for the Denver Actors Fund. Those performers who are selected will be asked to pay an additional $10 for the opportunity to perform, for a total of $20 each. All of which is tax-deductible.

“Miscast” is based on Gene Kato’s original concept for Next Stage, and carried on by Paragon Theatre Company.

“Miscast 2014” will be hosted by the inimitable Mark Pergola, with a special co-host. The director is Robert Michael Sanders. For additional information, call him at 720-435-4349, or email

The Denver Actors Fund provides situational relief to members of the local performing community who find themselves in sudden, situational need.


erinrErin Rollman at Paragon Theatre’s “Miscast 2010” at the Aurora Fox Theatre, which is bringing the tradition back on Sept. 29 as a benefit for the Denver Actors Fund. Photo by John Moore.


By John Moore

Award-winning arts journalist John Moore was named one of the 12 most influential theater critics in the United States by American Theatre Magazine during has 12 years at The Denver Post. Hen then created a groundbreaking new media outlet covering Colorado arts an culture as an in-house, multimedia journalist for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. He also founded The Denver Actors Fund, a nonprofit that has raised more than $600,000 for theatre artists in medical need. He is now a journalist for hire as the founder of Moore Media Colorado. You can find samples of his work at MooreJohn.Com. Contact him at