Broadway comes to Pinedale!

Robert Galbreath photo Teisha and Aaron Preece, playing the role of the Thénardiers, perform ‘One Day More’ from the musical ‘Les Misérables’ on Saturday. Also pictured, from left, are company members Otis Leniger, Emily Paravicini and Jennie Frankus.

PINEDALE – The Sheppard Auditorium echoed with popular songs from beloved musicals as the Pinedale Theatre Company presented “Broadway Goes to the Movies” on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Talented community members performed dance and song numbers spanning more than a century of Broadway and cinematic history, from Irving Berlin classics to contemporary shows like “Bruno.”

The event was organized as a fundraiser to help the Pinedale Theatre Company recover financially from the COVID-19 pandemic and produce large-scale musicals in the future, furthering its mission to keep the bar high for arts and culture in Sublette County.

Valerie Lee Hagenstein directed “Broadway Goes to the Movies.” Gregory Allen served as musical director, with Ellie Brown providing stage management, Doug Vogel directing lights and Dave Rice working as the sound engineer.

Anastasia Hamilton of WYLD Dance Company choreographed the show. Musicians in the band included Sheldon Pickering on keyboard, Bruce Kerback on string bass and Ryan Ptasnik on drums. J.J. Huntley and Marianne Mrak provided accompaniment during rehearsals.