Photos: 'Miscast' raises $7,000 for Denver Actors Fund

Miscast 2016

Photos from ‘Miscast 2016,’ which raised more than $7,000 for the Denver Actors Fund.  To see more, press the forward arrow on the image above. All photos are directly downloadable and may be freely used on social media. Photos by John Moore for the DCPA NewsCenter.

Miscast, a popular annual community-wide benefit held Sept. 26 at the Town Hall Arts Center, raised $7,067 for the Denver Actors Fund, which provides financial and practical relief when members of the Colorado theatre community find themselves in situational medical need. In just three years, this grassroots nonprofit has distributed more than $50,000 in direct aid to help local artists.

More than 30 local actors performed in roles they would never – ever – normally be cast to perform. The event was hosted by Eric Mather and Damon Guerrasio, and directed by Robert Michael Sanders. Many area merchants and theatre companies, including the Denver Center, contributed more than $1,200 in prizes for the event.

All photos by John Moore for the DCPA NewsCenter. For more information on the Denver Actors Fund and its services, go to DenverActorsFund.Org.

Video excerpt:

The criminal kids in the video above deserve to be in jail, because they stole the show at ‘Miscast 2016.’ Sydney Fairbairn, Evan Gibley, Kaden Hinkle, Hanna Katz, Darrow Klein and Hannah Meg Weinraub performed a storybook version of ‘Cell-Block Tango’ from ‘Chicago,’ accompanied by Donna Debreceni and Larry Ziehl. In the week since the performance, this video has been viewed nearly 30,000 times and shared more than 370 times on Facebook.


Damon Guerrasio
Eric Mather


  • Heather Lacy, Leslie O’Carroll and Shannan Steele, inspired by “Fugue for Tin Horns,” from Guys and Dolls
  • Shane Delevan, Lindsey Falduto and Rob Riney, parody inspired by Rent
  • Donovan Arterburn III, Brock Benson, John Greene, Clint Heyn, T.J. Hogle, and Wade Livingston, inspired by “At the Ballet,” from A Chorus Line
  • Steven J. Burge, Carter Novinger and Preston Novinger: “I Know It’s Today” from Shrek
  • Kevin Ahl, Jacob Elledge, Stewart Caswell, Jill Leslie, Amber Marsh, Gregg Vigil and Lucy Roucis (Phamaly Theatre Company), what a  Wild West duel would be like between two disabled people.
  • Colby Dunn: Inspired by an audition for Dream Girls
  • Sydney Fairbairn, Evan Gibley, Kaden Hinkle, Hannah Katz, Darrow Klein, Hannah Meg Weinraub, inspired by “Cell-Block Tango,” from Chicago
  • Barret Harper, Anna High, Tim Howard and Suzanne Nepi, inspired by “I Will Never Leave You,” from Side Show
  • Rebecca Joseph, Chelley Canales, Daniel Langhoff and Arlene Rapal, inspired by “My Shot,” from Hamilton
  • John Ashton, inspired by “Memories,” from Cats
  • Emma C. Martin, Napoleon M. Douglas and company: “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” from Hairspray

The hosts also engaged audiences in participatory games such as a “Family Feud” parody (“Name a Bad Boy of the Colorado Theatre Community”) and “Carpool Karaoke.”

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