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Living Room Productions to Stage World Premiere of THE LEGEND OF ROBIN HOOD, 8/7-22

Living Room Producitons presents "The Legend of Robin Hood" August 7 - 22 at the PACE Center in Parker. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:00.p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. with additional performances on Saturday, August 8 and 22 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 - $30 and available online at or by calling 303-805-6800. Group rates available. The PACE Center is located at 20000 Pikes Peak Ave, Parker, CO 80138.

"The Legend of Robin Hood," a new full-scale musical by Gordon McCormack, debuts this summer at the PACE Center.

The subject of ballads, books and films, Robin Hood has proven to be one of popular culture's most enduring folk heroes. Over the course of 700 years, the outlaw from Nottinghamshire who robs from the rich to give to the poor has emerged as one of the most enduring folk heroes in popular culture-and one of the most versatile. Filled with action, romance, comedy, "The Legend of Robin Hood" goes deep into the heart of Sherwood Forest to discover what made the man a legend, and why the legend never dies.

The cast includes Andy Jacobs (Robin Hood), Jillyn Jacobs (Lady Marian), Keegan Flaugh (Sherrif of Nottingham), Zach Nich (Allen A'Dale), Coleman Zeigen (Little John), Elliot Clough (Friar Tuck), Arthur Beutel (Will Scarlet), Christy Marquardt (Fanny Little), Ed Hickok (Sir Guy of Gisborn) and Kristen Kubiak (Heather). Rounding out the ensemble is Sarah Doerner, Emma Jordan, Nick Luangphithack, Brooke McNamara, Rose Metcalf, Erik Thurston, Mariah Van Tress, Benjamin Welch, Mark Young and Sheila, the 6 year old Siberian Husky, in the role of The Farm Dog.

Gordon McCormack grew up in a very musical household. His parents encouraged all their children to study music, and moments that someone in the house wasn't practicing or listening to music were rare indeed. Gordon studied piano and voice, and always insists he will someday pick up the guitar. Though he never formally studied musical composition, he knew he had his own music to bring to the world.

Living all over the United States, and having the privileged to travel often in his life, Gordon experienced the insight that comesfrom seeing new places and meeting new people. He remembers clearly a group of children in Peru, South America were dancing joyfully in the streets to the song YMCA. They knew nothing of the organization that the Village People were singing about - but they knew that song and the movements tied to it.

Gordon also loves stories: his favorites were always tales about Robin Hood. He and his mother were comparing the various versions one day, when she asked him, "How would you tell the story?" Nine years later, with the debut of his musical, "The Legend of Robin Hood," is finally ready to answer that question!

About Living Room Productions: the name came from an observation. Every theater person we have ever known (without exception) can tell you various stories of the different self-made shows that they subjected their families to. Sometimes the fireplace hearth was substituted for a stage, costumes and dress-up clothes involved, siblings forced into the act, often times kitchen utensils were used in ways the manufacturer never intended - but ALWAYS we were testing our wings and expressing our passion. Whether the "stage" was the back porch, the empty dining room, or the landing of the staircase, these "living room productions" are a universal experience that all theater people undertake on their path to doing this professionally.

It is that unbridled love for the art - that raw desire to get up in front of people and tell a story - that defines us as performers.

Photo Credit: BK Studio

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