Photo gallery: My night backstage at Town Hall’s ‘Forever Plaid’

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By John Moore
Jan. 11, 2010

Here are some images from my night visiting the cast of the Littleton Town Hall Arts Center’s “Forever Plaid” just before their first performance in front of an audience. Starring Tim Howard, Barret Harper, Mark Middlebrooks and Jacob Villareal. Through Feb. 10 at 2450 W. Main St., 303-794-2787 or www.townhallartscenter.com. Photos by John Moore of www.CultureWest.Org. Thanks: Nick Sugar, Steven Neale, Leslie Rutherford.

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Mark Middlebrooks, Tim Howard, Barret Harper  and Jacob Villareal do vocal warmups where they find the best acoustics - in a backstage stairwell art Town Hall Arts Center. Photo by John Moore of www.CultureWest.Org.

Mark Middlebrooks, Tim Howard, Barret Harper and Jacob Villareal do vocal warmups where they find the best acoustics – in a backstage stairwell at Town Hall Arts Center. Photo by John Moore.

 

The actors' entrance to the Town Hall Arts Center. Photo by John Moore of www.CultureWest.Org.

The actors’ entrance to the Town Hall Arts Center. Photo by John Moore.

 

Donna Debreceni and the crew prepare to take the stage. Photo by John Moore.

Donna Debreceni and the crew prepare to take the stage. Photo by John Moore.

 

Music director Debra Donnaceni. Er, Donna Debreceni. Photo by John Moore.

Music director Debra Donnaceni. Er, Donna Debreceni. Photo by John Moore.

 

Photo by John Moore.

Photo by John Moore.

 

The cast prepares for its first appearance in front of an audience. Photo by John Moore.

The cast prepares for its first appearance in front of an audience. Photo by John Moore.

 

Cast member Mark Middlebrooks has a pre-show shave. Photo by John Moore.

Cast member Mark Middlebrooks has a pre-show shave. Photo by John Moore.

 

Director Nick Sugar offers some pre-show advice. Photo by John Moore.

Director Nick Sugar offers some pre-show advice. Photo by John Moore.

 

Jacob Villareal, Tim Howard and Barret Harper go over a number before the audience is allowed into the Town Hall Arts Center. Photo by John Moore.

Jacob Villareal, Tim Howard and Barret Harper go over a number before the audience is allowed into the Town Hall Arts Center. Photo by John Moore.

 

The cast goes over a number before the audience is allowed into the Town Hall Arts Center. Photo by John Moore.

The cast goes over a number before the audience is allowed into the Town Hall Arts Center. Photo by John Moore.

 

Production stage manager Steven Neale. Photo by John Moore.

Production stage manager Steven Neale. Photo by John Moore.

 

Director Nick Sugar offers some final suggestions before the first audience is allowed into the Town Hall Arts Center. Photo by John Moore.

Director Nick Sugar offers last-minute suggestions before the audience is allowed into the Town Hall Arts Center. Photo by John Moore.

 

Director Nick Sugar offers last-minute suggestions before the audience is allowed into the Town Hall Arts Center. Photo by John Moore.

Director Nick Sugar offers last-minute suggestions before the audience is allowed into the Town Hall Arts Center. Photo by John Moore.

 

At the Town Hall Arts Center, patrons who can't take the stairs go up by elevator. They then enter the theater through the backstage area, sometimes encountering cast members such as Tim Howard of "Forever Plaid." Photo by John Moore.

At the Town Hall Arts Center, patrons who can’t take the stairs go up by elevator. They then enter the theater through the backstage area, sometimes encountering cast members such as Tim Howard of “Forever Plaid.” Photo by John Moore.

 

The first audience for Town Hall's "Forever Plaid" begins to gather. Photo by John Moore.

The first audience for Town Hall’s “Forever Plaid” begins to gather. Photo by John Moore.

 

Tim Howard makes some last-minute adjustments before taking the stage. Photo by John Moore

Tim Howard makes some last-minute adjustments before taking the stage. Photo by John Moore

 

Patrons depart the performance by elevator backstage at the Town Hall Arts Center, escorted by Drew Kowalkowski. Photo by John Moore.

Patrons depart the performance by elevator backstage at the Town Hall Arts Center, escorted by Drew Kowalkowski. Photo by John Moore.

 

Director Nick Sugar offers feedback after the first performance before an audience. Photo by John Moore.

Director Nick Sugar offers feedback after the first performance before an audience. Photo by John Moore.

 

Long after the audience has left, the cast decides to try one more run-though of the final number, "Love is a Many Splendored Thing." Photo by John Moore.

Long after the audience has left, the cast decides to try one more run-though of the final number, “Love is a Many Splendored Thing.” Photo by John Moore.

 

Long after the audience has left, the cast decides to try one more run-though of the final number, "Love is a Many Splendored Thing," with director Nick Sugar. Photo by John Moore.

Long after the audience has left, the cast decides to try one more run-though of the final number, “Love is a Many Splendored Thing,” with director Nick Sugar. Photo by John Moore.

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