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"SantaLand Diaries" featured in "Opening Nights" photo series


Matt Zambrano attended a Denver appearance by “The SantaLand Diaries” author David Sedaris the week before his own opening. Zambrano waited in line and got Sedaris’ autograph and good-luck message. His signed script now reads: “To Matt: You used to be a lesbian.”

Dec. 5, 2013

The opening performance of “The Santaland Diaries” is the featured production this morning in CultureWest.Org's year-long photo series, “It's Opening Night in Colorado Theater.”

"SantaLand" is a co-production between Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company and Denver Center Attractions. Click here to see the full gallery of Opening Night photos, both backstage and at the cast party.

And click here to see the CultureWest’s full series to date, which has included many Denver Center offerings to date. All photos by John Moore.

Opening No. 140: Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company’s “The SantaLand Diaries”: National Theatre Conservatory graduate and Wheat Ridge native Matt Zambrano is donning the candy-cane tights for a second straight holiday season telling David Sedaris’ real-life story of working as an elf in the New York Macy’s SantaLand display. This staging is a co-production with Denver Center Attractions, which is presenting the show in the Garner-Galleria cabaret bar. Directed by Stephen Weitz. Contains adult subject matter and explicit language. Thanks: Heidi Bosk, Anja Hose, Jess Buttery and Maxie Beth Bilyeu.

Once again: Click here to see the full gallery of “SantaLand” Opening Night photos

“The SantaLand Diaries” ticket information:

When: Through Dec. 24

Where: At The Garner-Galleria Theatre, 14th and Curtis streets in the Denver Center complex

Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays; also 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. No performances on Wednesdays.

Tickets: 303-893-4100 or visit the Denver Center’s web site

More “SantaLand Diaries” coverage:

Above: A montage of scenes from the show

Above: Matt Zambrano brings out the inner elf in Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and other metro municipal leaders.

Above: Meet Crumpte: John Moore interviews Matt Zambrano for a “Page 2 Stage” conversation at the Tattered Cover Bookstore.

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