Photos: My night at Heritage Square’s ‘One Enchanted Evening’

It’s a longstanding tradition for cast members to greet audiences as they go off into the night. Thursday’s meet-and-greet took longer than usual as patrons expressed their sadness at the news that this year will be the company’s last. That’s Rory Pierce, left, and Alex Crawford.


Robert Wagner greets a military veteran.




I swear it was coincidental that this gravestone was left on the stage after the show like a cryptic kind of theatrical ghost light. Turns out the set piece, which was used in the December Christmas show, was left hanging above the set during the company’s winter break, and stage manager Scott Koop was in the process of moving it into storage. Still …


T.J. Mullin and Annie Dwyer have played bickering couples onstage for so long, many Heritage Square regulars mistakenly assume they are together in real life. But, between them, they have more than 70 years of performing experience on Denver stages — 47 at the Heritage Square Music Hall. They (and their castmates) won’t be forgotten.


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