Country Dinner Playhouse - Programs and Photos from 1970 - 2007
THE HOLLOW - Featuring: Terry Rhoads, Marcus Waterman, Deborah Persoff, Rachel Kasper deBenedet, Gary Montgomery, Kevin Hart.
Cast photo of FOLLIES with Director Bill McHale. Featuring: Paul Dwyer, Rod Serling, Paul Kern, Jan Giese, Marcus Waterman, and more.
Cast photo of CAMELOT. Featuring: Randy St. Pierre, Penny Dwyer, Gary Montgomery, Paul Dwyer and more.
The cast of MOUSETRAP. Featuring: Kevin Hart, David Richards, Laura Ryan, Marcus Waterman, Rachel Kasper deBenedet.
Cast of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS with Director Bill McHale. Featuring: Jan Waterman, Lee Dailey, Joanne Kearns, Alann Estees, David Richards, Paul Dwyer, Marcus Waterman.
Cast of The Music Man. Featuring: Joanne Kearns, Alann Estees, Terry Rhoads, Rachel Kasper deBenedet, Randy St. Pierre and Paul Kern.
Cast of with Director Bill McHale. Featuring: Rachel Kasper deBenedet, Randy St. Pierre, Paul Dwyer, Maureen McHale, Jan Waterman.
Cast of Brigadoon with Director Bill McHale. Featuring: Alann Estees, Randy St. Pierre, Paul Dwyer, Roni Stark,
1999 - Advertisement in the Rocky Mountain News for GUYS & DOLLS. Featuring: Marcus Waterman, Jan Waterman, Randy St. Pierre and .
2000 - Some of the Cast from THE SOUND OF MUSIC - Featuring: Penny Dwyer, Thaddeus Valdez, Melissa Benoist, Annaleigh Ashford
Cast of with Director Bill McHale: Featuring: Paul Dwyer, Marcus Waterman, Jan Waterman, Kristie Welborn, Beth Malone, Brian Walker Smith, Alann Estees, and Mark Rubald.
Cast of with Director Bill McHale. Featuring: Paul Dwyer, Alann Estees, Bill Daily, Joanne Kearns, Brian Walker Smith, Terry Rhoads.
Cast of with Director Bill McHale. Featuring: Jan Giese, Marcus Waterman, Jan Waterman, Randy St. Pierre, Paul Dwyer, Rod Serling.
Cast of DAMN YANKEES with Director Bill McHale. Featuring: Randy St. Pierre, Paul Dwyer, Rod Serling, Marcus Waterman, Jan Giese, Brian Walker Smith.
2004 - Cast of ANYTHING GOES with Director Bill McHale. Featuring: Bottom left: William Starn, Rob Costigan, Matt Miller, Ted Kuentz. Next row L to R: (might be Amy Adams), Heidi Morrow Hahn, JB Trost, Lise Simms, Terry Rhoads, Laura Ryan, Margie Lamb, Alann Estees, Next Row L to R: David Richards,...
2005 - Cast photo of TEN LITTLE INDIANS with Director Bill McHale. Featuring: Paul Borrillo, Gary Montgomery, Rachel Kasper deBenedet, Marcus Waterman, Kevin Hart.
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM - Featuring: Paul Dwyer, Heidi Morrow Hahn, Michelle Sergeff, Zina Mercil, Natalie Jensen
2005 - A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM - The Photo Wall in Lobby. Featuring: Paul Dwyer, Rob Costigan, Gregory Price, Marcus Waterman, Thaddeus Valdez, Leslie O'Carroll, Bill Berry, Michelle Sergeff,
2006 - MAN OF LA MANCHA - featured in photo are Gary Lindemann as Don Quixote and Jimmy Ferraro as Sancho. The show also featured Jean Arbeiter as Aldonza.
The Country Dinner Playhouse, affectionately referred to as the "barn," staged almost 200 productions, from 1970 - 2007. Located just southeast of I-25 and Arapahoe Road south of Denver, the 470-seat dinner theater was a regular favorite of many in the area with its cafeteria styled buffet and its happy cast of Barnstormers (an entertaining pre-show song and dance troupe that were also the wait staff). The professionally produced musicals and comedy/mysteries helped to usher along the careers of some famous faces including moviestar, Amy Adams and Broadway stars, Annaleigh Ashford, Beth Malone and Rachel Kasper deBenedet. Mary Jo Catlett (who appeared in dozens of TV programs) and Ann B. Davis (best known as the housekeeper on the TV show the "Brady Bunch") also hit the boards at CDP, as well as TV star and Englewood High School graduate, Lee Horsley (starring as private investigator Matt Houston in the 1980s). And, more recently, Melissa Benoist, the current star of TV's "Supergirl" who appeared on the CDP stage as a child performer. Bill McHale (affectionately referred to as "Papa" Bill) was the venerable, lengendary director of CDP's productions for 30 years. An actor/singer himself, McHale performed in a handful of shows at the barn in addition to being the director. He retired in 2000, 7 years prior to the theatre's closure, after directing 142 productions.