Video: The making of “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” Part 5: “Jackson Has It Going On”

Director Ben Dicke takes a moment in the Aurora Fox parking lot before taking to the stage in the delayed opening-night performance of “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” on Sept. Sept. 27, 2012. Photo by John Moore

 

By John Moore

Oct. 9, 2012

Part 5: Jackson Has It Going On

Veteran arts journalist John Moore followed the making of Ben Dicke’s “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” from inception to an opening night postponed by a serious backstage accident that hospitalized the director/starring actor.  Part 5, the final chapter, chronicles the triumphant rescheduled opening night, three weeks later than originally planned. Running time: 11 minutes.
Here is a link to Part 1: Before the Fall
Here is a link to Part 2: The Perfect Mission
Here is a link to Part 3: Life Sucks
Here is a link to Part 4: This Is Happening
Here is a link to Part 5: Jackson Has It Going On
Performance information:
Where:Aurora Fox studio theater, 9900 E. Colfax Ave.

Times:  7:30 Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 6 p.m. Sundays
Tickets: $25-$30
Contact: 303-739-1970 or the aurora fox’s home page

Video: The making of “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” Part 4: “This Is Happening”

Part 4: This is Happening

The day after Ben Dicke was released from the hospital, the cast met to discuss whether to postpone the run until January, or come back as soon as it was medically possible for Dicke. Photo by John Moore.

Veteran arts journalist John Moore followed the making of Ben Dicke’s “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” from inception to an opening night postponed by a serious backstage accident that hospitalized the director/starring actor. Part 4 chronicles the crucial decision-making in the wake of the accident, and why and how this show must go on. Running time: 10 minutes.
Here is a link to Part 1: Before the Fall
Here is a link to Part 2: The Perfect Mission
Here is a link to Part 3: Life Sucks
Here is a link to Part 4: This Is Happening
Here is a link to Part 5: Jackson Has It Going On
Performance information:
Where:Aurora Fox studio theater, 9900 E. Colfax Ave.

Times:  7:30 Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 6 p.m. Sundays
Tickets: $25-$30
Contact: 303-739-1970 or the aurora fox’s home page

Video: The making of “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” Part 3: “Life Sucks”

Part 3: Life Sucks

Part 3: “Life Sucks” follows Ben Dicke to the hospital emergency room after he was severely injured in a freak backstage accident. Photo by John Moore

Veteran arts journalist John Moore followed the making of Ben Dicke’s “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” from inception to an opening night postponed by a serious backstage accident that hospitalized the director, who also happens to be the starring actor. Part 3: “Life Sucks” (a quote from the show) follows Dicke to the hospital emergency room. Photo by John Moore. Running time: 7 minutes.
Here is a link to Part 1: Before the Fall
Here is a link to Part 2: The Perfect Mission
Here is a link to Part 3: Life Sucks
Here is a link to Part 4: This Is Happening
Here is a link to Part 5: Jackson Has It Going On
Performance information:
Where:Aurora Fox studio theater, 9900 E. Colfax Ave.

Times:  7:30 Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 6 p.m. Sundays
Tickets: $25-$30
Contact: 303-739-1970 or the aurora fox’s home page

Video: The making of “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” Part 2: “The Perfect Mission”

Part 2: The Perfect Mission

Part 2: “The Perfect Mission” follows the cast through the creative process to the even of opening night, one day before Ben Dicke was severely injured in a freak backstage accident/ Photo by John Moore


Veteran arts journalist John Moore followed the making of Ben Dicke’s “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” from inception to an opening night postponed by a serious backstage accident that hospitalized the director, who also happens to be the starring actor. Part 2: “The Perfect Mission” follows the cast through the creative process to the eve of opening night. Photo by John Moore. Running time: 8 minutes.

 

Here is a link to Part 1: Before the Fall
Here is a link to Part 2: The Perfect Mission
Here is a link to Part 3: Life Sucks
Here is a link to Part 4: This Is Happening
Here is a link to Part 5: Jackson Has It Going On
Performance information:
Where:Aurora Fox studio theater, 9900 E. Colfax Ave.

Times:  7:30 Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 6 p.m. Sundays
Tickets: $25-$30
Contact: 303-739-1970 or the aurora fox’s home page

Video : The making of “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” Part 1

Part 1: Before the Fall

Veteran arts journalist John Moore followed the making of Ben Dicke’s “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” from inception to an opening night postponed by a serious backstage accident that hospitalized the director, who also happens to be the starring actor. Running time: 9 minutes.

 

Here is a link to Part 1: Before the Fall
Here is a link to Part 2: The Perfect Mission
Here is a link to Part 3: Life Sucks
Here is a link to Part 4: This Is Happening
Here is a link to Part 5: Jackson Has It Going On
Performance information:
Where:Aurora Fox studio theater, 9900 E. Colfax Ave.

Times:  7:30 Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 6 p.m. Sundays
Tickets: $25-$30
Contact: 303-739-1970 or the aurora fox’s home page

On May 1, Ben Dicke ran for 24 hours on a treadmill on the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver to solicit the donations that put his $10,000 “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” Kickstarter project over the top. Photo by John Moore.