Photo series: My night at the Catamounts’ ‘Jon’


The jobs of the producer and director are never done. For the first preview performance, director Amanda Berg Wilson, left, and producer Sara McPherson Horle take tickets at the door.


Curtain call as it looked in rehearsal, above, and as it actually played out in front of an audience a few hours later, below.





Director Amanda Berg Wilson, left, thanks the audience for coming, and solicits their feedback.


A view of the crowd from the Dairy Center’s art-gallery lobby.


Once the audience has departed, director Amanda Berg Wilson has a few final remarks for her cast in final preparation for the official opening performance the next night.


Michelle Hurtubise and Sonia Justl.


To see the our full photo series, “It’s Opening Night in Colorado Theatre,” featuring one intimate, iconic snapshot from 36 Colorado opening nights (and counting), click here.

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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