In the Spotlife: Seth Maisel of 'Guys On Ice'

Guys on Ice
Director Robert Michael Sanders first presented ‘Guys on Ice’ earlier this year at the Aurora Fox with Josh Nelson, left, and Charlie Schmidt. Playing Seth Maisel’s role was Steven J. Burge. The production, with a new cast including Maisel, plays at the Town Hall Arts Center through Oct. 23.

(The DCPA NewsCenter regularly profiles actors performing in theatre productions throughout the state of Colorado.)


Ernie the Mooch in ‘Guys on Ice’ at the Town Hall Arts Center

  • Seth Maisel Toxic AvengerHometown: Ouray
  • Home now: Centennial
  • High School: Pueblo Centennial
  • College: B.A. degrees in English Lit and Theater from Pomona (Calif.) College;  MFA in Theater from Florida Atlantic University
  • What have you done for us lately? I played Toxie, The Toxic Avenger in The Toxic Avenger, The Musical for Equinox Theatre Company (See photo at right.)
  • What’s coming up next? I will be playing Sipos in She Loves Me for Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
  • What is Guys on Ice all about? I call it a hilarious musical version of Waiting for Godot, except it’s about ice fishing in Wisconsin – and you can understand what’s going on. The official description goes more like this: “Marvin and Lloyd are ice-fishing buddies and home-grown philosophers who talk (anSeth Maisel quoted sing) about life, love and Leinies. Songs include ‘Ode to a Snowmobile Suit’ and ‘Fish is the Miracle Food.’ Fun for the whole family.”
  • Tell us about your character: Ernie the Mooch is the jerk who drinks all their beer, ruins their fishing, and crushes their hopes. … So he’s a lot of fun!
  • What do you love most about the Denver theatre community? I love the Denver theater community, especially as it is represented here at Town Hall. There is an openness and family-feeling here that the Town Hall family is careful to foster.  It is easy to do my best work when I have great support and get to work with such wonderful people. 
  • What’s one thing most people don’t know about you? Before settling firmly into my office chair, I used to work as a white water raft guide.
  • What’s one thing you want to get off your chest? I’ve been using the same headshot for more than 10 years – and I’m still getting away with it! It’s become kind of a joke. (See photo above to the right.)

Town Hall Arts Center’s Guys on Ice: Ticket information
• Lyrics by Fred Alley, music by James Kaplan, conceived and researched by Fred Alley and Frederick Heide.
• Directed by Robert Michael Sanders

• Through Oct. 23
• At 2450 W. Main St., Littleton
• Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays
• Tickets $25
• Info:  303-794-2787 ext. 5, or

Cast List:
Seth Maisel as Ernie the Moocher
Mark Middlebrooks as Lloyd
Brian Murray as Marvin

A video sneak peek at ‘Guys on Ice.’ (Not the same cast or production as the one currently being staged at the Town Hall Arts Center.)

More ‘In the Spotlife’ profiles:
Meet Jeff Jesmer of The Crucible
Meet Jessica Robblee of Buntport Theatre for All Ages’ Siren Song: A Pirate Odyssey
Meet Wayne Kennedy of BDT Stage’s Mid-Life 2
Meet Joelle Montoya of Su Teatro’s El Sol Que Tu Eres
Meet Sam Gregory of the Arvada Center’s Tartuffe
Meet Lauren Bahlman of Wide-Eyed West’s theMumblings
Meet Carley Cornelius of Colorado Springs TheatreWorks’ Constellations
Meet Emily Paton Davies of Miners Alley Playhouse’s God of Carnage
Meet Megan Van De Hey of the Arvada Center’s Sister Act
Meet Anne Oberbroeckling of Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company’s Ripcord

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