Written by: Paul Rudnick 

Marigny Theatre    11/2/2007 - 11/18/2007 (schedule)

Category:  Comedy · Local Premiere

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Paul Rudnick's epic tragi-comedy examines man's unattainable quest for beauty - from Bavaria's Mad King Ludwig to a young Texas dreamer growing up before WW II - and the price they pay for their blind ambitions.

Total performances: 9

Cammie West.... Margaret Avery/Queen Marie/Princess Enid/Natalie Kippelbaum *
Carlos Gonzalez.... Pfeiffer/Otto/Footman/Princess Ursula the Unusual/Reverend Howesberry/Sergeant *
Christopher Alan Weaver.... Henry Lee Stafford/Helmut/Opera Singer *
Keith Launey.... James Avery *
Liz Mills.... Sally Mortimer/Princess Patricia/Princess Sophie/Marie Antoinette/Annie Avery *
Shannon Williams.... Ludwig *
*=featured role

Glenn Meche ....  Director; Set Design; Sound Design; Photographer; Poster Design; Logo Design; Program Design
Kevin Champagne ....  Choreographer
Philip Gordon ....  Musical Director
Timm Holt ....  Lighting Design
Dave Fuller ....  Prop Master
Robert Engelhorn ....  Stage Manager
Eric Martin Webb ....  Lighting Operator
Wesley Callaway ....  Sound Operator
Stephen Murrell ....  House Manager
Hector J. Trau ....  Publicity
Donald James ....  Executive Producer; Costume Director
Regina Adams ....  Costume Assistant
Don McCoy ....  Dresser
Derek King ....  Prop Assistant
Don Ryan ....  Carpenter
Russell Allen ....  Carpenter


Audiences Will Be in Heaven at Valhalla
"Valhalla" is an enormous undertaking of a play for any theater anywhere. The technical aspects, lighting and sets, wigs and costumes, the quick changes of character and costumes are but a few of the demands. The six-character play, in which four of the actors play multiple roles, requires a strong and remarkably adroit cast. ...
by Lyla Hay Owen
Times-Picayune 11/09/07
From "STEPPIN' OUT": Minus any hesitation I want to say that director Glenn Meche’s amazing production of Paul Rudnick’s “epic comedy” Valhalla is the best play I’ve ever seen at the humble Theatre Marigny.
by Al Shea
WYES-TV 12 11/16/07
Swan Song
It's hard to give an adequate idea of how funny all this mayhem is. Under Glenn Meche's direction, a remarkable cast moved easily through the zigzags of the story from poignant moment to total, surreal nonsense. If the cast had been less inspired, this epic comedy could have become a tedious conundrum. But as it was, Valhalla delights even when one gets lost.
by Dalt Wonk
Gambit Weekly 11/27/07
"VALHALLA" - A Miracle on Marigny Street
No one knows where, when, or why it happens and it rarely does happen, but IT happened recently at the Marigny Theatre on Marigny Street. IT happened when Paul Rudnick’s play, "Valhalla", in a recent premiere production of Donald James’ To Do Production Company was staged at this little regional theater magically directed by Glenn Meche. I think it helped put another bright spotlight on this fledgling company.
by Patrick Shannon
Ambush Magazine 1/02/08

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Nominated for Big Easy Awards (2008):
- Best Comedy
- Best Director (Glenn Meche)
- Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy (Cammie West)
References: Media; MPC
Record created by: gmeche

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