Another Day, Another Theater Group.

Thursday September 18, 08
by David Cuthbert, Times Picayune

Harold Jenkins, the lanky, talented singer-actor-dancer who has worked with NORD Theatre, The Crescent City Lights Youth Theatre and at Rivertown Repertory Theatre -- where he's currently appearing in "Miss Saigon" -- has launched a new "theatrical adventure" called Behind the Curtain Theatre Productions. ("Nothing to do with the 'Wizard of Oz,'¤" he said. "I just thought it sounded catchy.")

"This is like the hottest news in town at the moment," says the nothing if not enthusiastic Jenkins. "And it's not just me, but some of my closest theater friends." These include musical director Kyle Aucoin, Daniel DeShazo, who is also in "Miss Saigon," choreographers Jannae Ashley Pack and Katie Peters and "a real leading man type," Jesse Alan Forcha.

Pooling their resources, they will begin with "The Christmas Eve Follies" in December at the Mount Olive Lutheran Church Auditorium in Metairie.

"I've loved working with directors like Ty Tracy, Ricky Graham and Gary Rucker," Jenkins said, "and I'll continue to appear in other people's shows. But we thought we'd give this a shot, do something on our own."

Right now, his immediate need is for female dancers for the Christmas show. "Girls ages 15-19, any shape, size and color, as long as they can sing and move well," Jenkins said. Give him a call at 504.307.9291.