Kristina and Graham Fuller first presented their new musical, “In the Trenches: A Parenting Musical” as part of the fall JAAMM Festival at the Mizel Arts and Cultural Center in Denver — directed by Robert Michael Sanders, who leads the staff at Town Hall Arts Center.
The Fullers grew up in Boulder, attended CU and sang together in an a capella group there, but didn’t date until they both moved to the East Coast for graduate school, according to a story in Colorado Parent magazine.
Happily, the new work is open at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center through Jan. 29, so a south audience can enjoy it.
It was workshopped at New York’s venue Feinstein’s 54 Below and will appear at Town Hall through Jan. 29.
The notice we received says it is for adults, so wait for another production to bring the kids. (Several are scheduled.)
In addition to the Fullers, the cast includes Vidushi Goyal and Nathan Petit as the kids, Anne Terze-Schwarz as the Single Friend, Scott Radban as Todd, Fletcher Kim and Sophia Dotson as swings for the children, and Bridget Burke and Josh Lostrobe as Mom and Dad swings.
By day, Graham Fuller is a practicing attorney and Kristina teaches voice and theater workshops and master classes via her home studio. She majored in performance skills in voice at CU and attended graduate school at NYU.
The couple decided to write their own show, related to their life today, with a variety of songs and stories inspired by their current lives, which include children Daniel and Sophia ...
It was first co-produced by CenterStage, Louisville, in 2019.
They wrote skillfully enough to win journalist John Moore’s “True West” Award for 2022.
Pianist/Music Director Dan Graeber heads a small band, including Jon Cullison, bass; Braxton “BK” Hahn, drums; Russ Collison, guitar and a tba percussionist.
Remaining performance dates: Jan 26, 27, 28: 7:30 p.m.; Jan 29: 2 p.m.
Town Hall’s box office is open Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and during performances. 303-794-2787, ext. 5. townhallartscenter.org.