Press Release

Hang on to Your Britches!

The Iron Springs Chateau has done it again with its newest production
"The Pigskin Perils of Old P.U."

Manitou Springs
06 June 2014

Boo the villain and cheer the hero, on Friday, June 20, 2014 when "The Pigskin Perils of Old P.U." opens at the Iron Springs Chateau, 444 Ruxton Ave., in Manitou Springs.

"The Pigskin Perils of Old P.U.”, written by Vicki Kelly, Carol Engel and Bruce Littrell & adapted in 2014 by Danine Schell, is a hilarious story about Home Coming week on the campus of good old Pueblo University. The star quarterback, Moose, is failing English, because the meanest English teacher to ever profane the halls, Villainess Fail ‘em Fannie Flannigan, is looking for retribution and wants to see the P.U. Wombats lose in this all important game. It will be a miracle if Digby, the smartest man on campus (SMOC), can rush in and save the day, in spite of his villainous father, Big D Dungston! With Honey and Abigail to help, the Wombats might have a chance to win the big game, and romance might be on the agenda, too! The production is directed by Danine Schell with musical direction by Mark Arnest and piano accompaniment performed by Michael Brown. The cast includes Daisya Dowen, Cheyenne York, Jacob Ashman, Charles Collupy, Brittani Janish and L. Lee Satterthwaite.

Following the melodrama is a fun-filled sing-a-long intermission, performed by the talented Tomi Kaiser, that gives the audience an opportunity to warm-up their vocal cords on some old standards, celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, or just take a break.

Then the cast returns to perform an all new "Doo-Wop Olio" with music, dance and comedy spanning from the late 1950’s to the early 1960’s. As always, audience participation makes for a different show every night that has something for all ages. Musical direction is by Mark Arnest with choreography by Daisya Dowen. Costumes and wigs are by Noah Hensley and Leah Montgomery. Backstage tech is by Blake Ratterree, while spot is performed by Tomi Kaiser.

Accompanying the production is the Chateau’s three course meal with garden salad, choice of oven roasted chicken or old-fashioned pot roast, real mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, seasoned rice and cobbler for dessert. Dinner arrival is between 6 and 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Dinner and show is $16.50 to $29.50 per person; show only is $9.50 to $15.50. Special rates are available for groups over 10. Call the Chateau at (719) 685-5104 or (719) 685-5572 or email to make reservations.

The Iron Springs Chateau has been bringing family-friendly entertainment to the Pike’s Peak Region for over 50 years. Located at the foot of the Pike’s Peak Cog Railway in beautiful Manitou Springs, the Chateau is a great way to spend the evening… whether for the entire family or a memorable date night. The Chateau is open Tuesday through Saturday evenings per reservations. This show closes Sept. 27. For more information call, or check the website at or for daily updates, check us out and like us on Face Book . 

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