In 2000, Performance Now Theatre Company’s Artistic Director, Nancy Goodwin, had been working as a director and choreographer in the Denver area. During that time, she developed a dream for a professional quality theatre company. The company would attract the best talent in the area, would provide the highest quality of family entertainment and would also provide educational opportunities for young actors.
Since that time, Performance Now Theatre Company has produced over 60 major musicals, a comedy play, a Broadway Revue, and a Hollywood Revue. These productions together have included over 500 actors, 30 people with production responsibilities, and live musicians for each performance. Directors, choreographers, and tech crew are all selected from the highly talented pool of local artists.
Every season we produce a show that includes several youth in the cast. These young actors can learn many aspects of theatre, including acting, singing, dancing, auditions, performance, professionalism, make-up, and tech work.
Sadly, Nancy passed away on May 3, 2007 after an extended and courageous battle with breast cancer. Beginning with our first production of “The Sound of Music” in 2002, she produced twenty shows and in many of those productions she was also the director and choreographer. As a leader to all those associated with the company, she always inspired everyone to do their best, and she expected nothing less. She was especially dedicated to providing opportunities for young performers in live theatre. Nancy is greatly missed but never forgotten by anyone who has ever worked with her in theatre.
Because of her legacy, Performance Now will continue in the same direction that she set out in her vision for this theatre company and will strive to uphold her standard of excellence.