Photos: My night at Backstage’s ‘Out of Order’ in Breckenridge


By John Moore
Feb. 11, 2013

Here are bonus images from my night visiting the cast of the Backstage’s Theatre’s “Out of Order” after their first performance in front of an audience on Feb. 7. It’s a prototypical Ray Cooney farce harpooning a government official whose plans for an extramarital dalliance in a London hotel are thwarted by the discovery of a dead body — in his sixth-floor window. The week of hard work wiped out actor Kevin Lowry, shown above as the cast gathered for notes from director Seth Caikowski after the show. Starring Raja Salaymeh and featuring Eric Mather, Jenny Weiss, Owen T. Niland, Cathy Salaymeh, Mauri Cohen, Jason Tyler Vaughn, Joel Adam Chavez and Kevin Schwarz. Through March 23 at the Backstage Theatre, 121 S. Ridge St., Breckenridge, 970-453-0199 or www.BackstageTheatre.Org. Photo by John Moore of www.CultureWest.Org. Thanks to Christopher Willard, Torie Richardson-Salaymeh, cast and crew.

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Actor Kevin Schwarz went on as the abused “Dead Body” just three days after fracturing his toe while helping director Seth Caikowski move his car in the Breckenridge mountains.


Director Seth Caikowski pauses for a chilly deep breath in front of the Backstage Theatre moments before the start of Thursday’s performance.



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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