Photos, video: 'Miscast 2014' highlights for the Denver Actors Fund

Video by John Moore for the DCPA.

“Miscast 2014” was an opportunity for members of the local theatre community to sing songs and act out scenes they would never … ever! … get cast to perform on any legitimate stage. This popular tradition was brought back by the Aurora Fox Theatre as a fundraiser for the Denver Actors Fund on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014.

To see our complete gallery of photos from the evening, which raised just more than $2,000 for The Denver Actors Fund, click here.

The Denver Actors Fund provides financial and practical services to members of the local theatre community who find themselves in medical need. The hosts were Elvira Barcelona and Damon Guerrasio. The director was Robert Michael Sanders.

Performers included Alisa Schmidt, Chris Boeckx, Damon Guerrasio, Daniel Traylor, Debbie Weinstein Minter, Jalyn Courtenay Webb, Jeremy Palmer, Josh Nelson, Lyndsay Giraldi-Palmer, Mark Pergola, Melinda Cary Smart, Nigel Huckle, Owen T. Niland, Patrick Brownson, Sam Wood, Arlene Rapal, Laura Chavez Slack, James Sherman, Jenna Bainbridge, Stewart Caswell, Mark Dissette and Lisa Young.

In addition, four students from Denver School of the Arts performed a song from their recent production of Hairspray — with actors Madison Kitchen, Jeremy Willis, Jimmy Bruenger and Amelia Corrada switching roles. Two weeks earlier, the Hairspray cast presented the Denver Actors Fund with the largest donation in the non-profit’s existence: $2,411.

The Denver Actors Fund, founded by DCPA Senior Arts Journalist John Moore in May 2013, provides financial and practical services to members of the local theatre community who find themselves in need from a medical situation.

To donate to the Denver Actors Fund, click here.

To see our complete gallery of photos from Miscast 2014, click here.

To read stories of from artists who have benefited from Denver Actors Fund support, click here.

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The stormy love affair between “Miscast 2014” co-hosts Damon Guerrasio, left, and Elvira Barcelona kept audiences entertained all evening. Photo by John Moore.

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Denver’s handicapped Phamaly Theare Company brought the house down with a climactic strip-tease, “Let It Go,” from “The Full Monty. Photo by John Moore.

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Melinda Smart lives out many female actors’ dream: She’s playing the sadistic dentist from “Little Shop of Horrors.” Photo by John Moore.

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