Shining in Misery: A King-Size Parody
Capital City Theatre
"In between attempts at “redrum,” the company breaks into song, accompanied by impressive dance numbers by director and choreographer Donald Garverick." - Gwendolyn Rice of Isthmus
Music: Andrew Abrams
Lyrics: Mark Eugene Garcia Book: Colleen Duvall & Mark Eugene Garcia Director/Choreographer: Donald Garverick Musical Director: Evan Lange Cast Jack Torrence: Jonathan Wagner * Wendy (& others): Madeline Glenn Thomas
Annie Wilkes: Gail Becker *
Paul (& others): Cody Gerszewski *
Danny (& others): Benji Heying
Dick (& others): Jason Williams *
Andy (& others): Alex Gossard
Trish (& others): Erin McConnell
Press / Reviews
"The cast is all in fine voice, and the daffy choreography is full of jazz hands and softshoe."
"Shining in Misery floats by for two hours on a wave of cheerful and catchy songs, a talented, high-energy cast of actors, and a barrage of jokes both silly and sublime. You’ll float too."
- Rob Thomas of The Cap Times
"Shining in Misery, a production of Capital City Theatre directed and choreographed by Donald Garverick... is a tour-de-force of writing, with performers and technical resources more than up to the challenge. It's a load of fun."
"For all the mayhem and murder, the dominant note at the performance I attended was laughter; I’ve never – and I mean never – heard more of it while watching a show on the Playhouse stage. Gloriously campy and loaded with sight gags, Shining in Misery had the audience in stitches, yours truly very much included."
"It’s been said that the line between horror and comedy is razor thin, but it’s a lot less difficult to navigate it you just embrace the chaos and ignore it completely. That’s the key to the rollicking success of Shining in Misery: A King-Sized Parody, Capital City Theatre’s uproarious musical skewering the Master of Horror — and a hell of a lot more besides."
"In between attempts at “redrum,” the company breaks into song, accompanied by impressive dance numbers by director and choreographer Donald Garverick."
"From Carrie to The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, Shining in Misery a King Sized Parody, covers it all. People from Castle Rock, Derry, and even as far away as Jerusalem's Lot, are raving about this amazing show!"