Tag: The Lost Van Dusen Gold Mine

One Night Only: A Free Entertainment Package at Bear Creek Resort

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 25, 2013 – The Big Bear Summer Theater Festival will host the annual Old Miners Association Karaoke Contest tonight from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The remaining contestants — Kassie Hanford, Monica Kistler, Wendy Knudson and Dani Bush — will battle it out at the Bear Cave Events Center, the big white tent at Bear Creek Resort. There will be two categories: fundraising and talent. During the first round of competition, the People’s Choice Award will be given to the vocalist who has collected the most money to help underwrite all the activities produced by Old Miners. The second round offers a musical showcase, as the songsters perform for the coveted title of Best Vocalist. Reigning Karaoke champion Ariel Moreno — also a cast member in two of the Festival’s productions — will act as one of the judges. Between the two rounds, the Theater Festival will present its production of the melodrama, “The Lost Van Dusen Gold Mine,” a comic take on a local legend. There is no charge to attend the Karaoke contest, and attendees also get free admission to the melodrama. Additionally, seniors aged 60 and up can pick up complimentary tickets to the Summer Theater Festival at the Big Bear Senior Center. They will be available after noon today on a first come, first served basis. Bear Creek Resort is at 40210 Big Bear Blvd in the City of...

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Summer Theater Fest Starts on a Musical Note

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 17, 2013 – The Big Bear Summer Theater Festival opens this week at the Bear Cave Events Center, with a Broadway revue on Thursday, the drama “Inherit the Wind” on Friday and on Saturday, an original melodrama called “The Lost Van Dusen Gold Mine (Or How I Lost My Mind)”. All Shows start at 7 p.m., with doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets starting at $20. VIP tickets are also available for $30, which include a champagne toast, preshow entertainment and preferred seating. The musical’s cast of local vocalists include Jessica Brasher, Kortney Carmody, Kylar Carmody, Vanessa Finney, Bryan Larson, Madison Laski, Zack Meyer, Ariel Moreno, Dakota Panczak and Tori Waner. Show dates are July 18, July 24 and August 3, when audiences can hear Broadway hits from “Cabaret,” “West Side Story,” “Spamalot” and more. “Inherit the Wind” stars Ken Carpenter, Richard Moll, Ariel Moreno and John Phane. “Inherit the Wind” is the dramatic telling of one of the most famous trials in American history. A school teacher is tried for teaching evolution in the case of “The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes” — known popularly and permanently as “The Monkey Trial.” Show dates are July 19, July 27 and August 1. “The Lost Van Dusen Gold Mine” is believed to be a true story of a miner murdered for his...

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