Springs Theatre Company presents ‘Cookin’ With Gus!’

Tickets are now available for the newest production from The Springs Theatre Company. “Cookin’ With Gus!” — a delightful romantic comedy set in 1977 New York. This charming, family friendly, dinner theatre production dishes up laughs as audiences follow the antics of Gussie Richardson, a gourmet chef, as she prepares to film a pilot for a TV cooking show. Playing Gussie is veteran Pagosa actress Sandy Applegate. Gus is assisted by her fast-talking agent, Bernie, played by theatre newcomer Bernadette Mondry, her gypsy neighbor Carmen played by Candy Flaming, and love interest Walter played by Kevin Van Maanen.

Will Gussie overcome her fears of speaking in public and truly become the next Julia Child? Only the audience will know for sure when they see “Cookin’ With Gus!” at the Pagosa Lakes Clubhouse March 26, 27 and 28.

A three-course dinner will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the show will follow at 7:30. Guests will enjoy a menu of mixed spring field greens salad with feta cheese, mandarin oranges and citrus vinaigrette dressing, fresh baked rolls and butter, apricot glazed chicken breast, red skinned garlic mashed potatoes, fresh green peas and carrots and a creamy slice of New York-style cheesecake with an assortment of toppings for dessert. A variety of sodas, iced tea and coffee are also included and vegetarian options are available.

Admission is $30 per person and includes dinner, dessert, beverages and the show. Reserved seating tickets are on sale now at The Plaid Pony (731-5262) or online at www.SpringsTheatreCompany.org.

For more information on “Cookin’ With Gus!”, the rest of the 2009 season, or for volunteer, advertising and sponsorship opportunities, contact Michael DeWinter at 731-5262, Rick Artis at 731-8914, or visit the Web site.

Photo courtesy Rick Artis
Kevin van Maanan and Sandy Applegate, front, and Candy Flaming, appear in the dinner theater production of “Cookin’ With Gus” March 26, 27 and 28.