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The Denver metro area’s only theater troupe for handicapped actors, performers and crew members will feature a hometown hero at its annual fundraising gala this summer.
The PHAMALy troupe announced this week that local comedian Josh Blue will be a featured performer during its June fundraiser titled “Come Together! a 60’s theme Gala.” Blue, a Denver-based comic with Cerebral Palsy, has appeared on shows like Comedy Central’s “Mind of Mencia” and NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” honing a routine that specializes in “humbling condescending people.”
9News entertainment reporter Kirk Montgomery will emcee the fundraiser, which will include previews of the troupe’s summer musical, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”
Since 1989, PHAMALy — short for the Physically Handicapped Artists and Musical Artists League — has worked to provide professional opportunities for actors, artists and crew members living with physical disabilities. The troupe splits performances during its regular season between the Aurora Fox theater and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
The “2011 Circle of Stars: Come Together featuring Special Guest Josh Blue” is slated to begin at 6 p.m. on June 17 at the Mile High Station Event Center, 2027 West Lower Colfax Ave. in Denver. Ticket Prices start at $60; VIP and Sponsor ticket packages are also available. To order tickets or RSVP, e-mail email@example.com or call 303-575-0005. For more information about upcoming performances and past PHAMALy productions, log on to www.phamaly.org