THE BIG SHOW
Southern Theatre, Minneapolis
Theatre Forever presents THE BIG SHOW, a new original work created by director and playmaker Jon Ferguson, writer Dominic Orlando, actor-creator Brant Miller, and the ensemble. THE BIG SHOW was preformed March 7, 2014 at The Southern Theater in Minneapolis MN.
Welcome to THE BIG SHOW – where your life might-just-maybe get a little bit better! Win a speedyboat, a brand new 1978 Jaguar, or Puerto Vallarta! With a single spin of the wheel, your fleeting existence could be changed forever and beyond. With your host - your best friend and mine - and the father you never had… Jackie Cartwright! You’ve laughed with Jackie, you’ve cried with Jackie, but tonight after 30 years of finding Jackie Cartwright in your living room, we bid our fondest farewell. For tonight is the end. THE BIG SHOW is over and Jackie must go. A finale to end all finales, where two immensely ordinary contestants will battle it out for the crumbs of happiness, and Jackie will spin the wheel a final time.
Audiences we a part of a world première new work exploring life, death, and beyond (the greatest mystery of all). On THE BIG SHOW stars are born, meteors collide, and (if you're lucky) the end is just the beginning. Which door will you choose? Which path will you follow? And what’s behind the final curtain?
Robert Harmaan (Please Don’t Blow up Mr. Boban – Live Action Set / Jon Ferguson), Joanna Harmon (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Live Action Set.), Brant Miller (Muy Very Authentico*, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Four Humors), Tony Sarnicki (Super Monkey*, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow), Katelyn Skelley (A Bun For a Door Handle*, TU Dance company member), Leslie O’Neill (Zenon Dance company member).
*Theatre Forever productions.
Sound and original score by Tim Cameron, set design by Erica Zaffarano, props by Sky Brooks, costumes by Rachel Martin.
THE BIG SHOW marked Jon Ferguson’s return to The Southern Theater after his critically acclaimed productions Animal Farm, You’re My Favorite Kind of Pretty, and Or The White Whale.