Summit Up 7-15-11: Back to boring old English |

Summit Up 7-15-11: Back to boring old English

by Summit Up
Special to the Daily Here's a bachelorette party, mountain style, for Oree Walkup. The ladies rafted the Upper Blue at 8,300 cfs wearing 'horrible bridesmaids dresses.' Sweet!

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that apologizes for speaking so much French in yesterday’s column. We had many complaints, ranging from one grumpy old guy who reminded us that the French are bad because we had to “save their asses in WWII” to another dude who drove past on his bicycle and pelted our office windows with French fries while yelling “Those are freedom fries, you sons-a-bee-yatches!”We jest, of course. No one did any such thing. In fact, no one said a word to us about the French column we did in honor of Bastille Day, leading us to conclude that baguette) no one reads this damn thing or Pasteur) most if not all of our readers are avid Francophones who didn’t actually notice the different language, so comfortable are they with le langue franaise.But enough of that, more importantly today we want to give a shout-out to Mandy Moore, famous around these parts as the driving artistic force behind Dancing With the Mountain Stars event and, on a national level, as one of the top choreographers with the show So You Think You Can Dance. Mandy’s a Summit High grad, so we’re thrilled to report that she was nominated for an Emmy for her work on the show – her second, in fact. Very cool! Mandy is, of course, the eldest daughter of Bob & Wendy Moore, who we see on stage around here quite a bit even though they now live in Glenwood, which is a funny little town along a river west of here (and where you can see Bob this summer in a show at the vaudeville theater there). But wait, that’s not all! Younger daughter Missy Moore is a super talented actor and director, and she just directed a production of one of the funniest stage comedies of all time, The Nerd, which is opening at the Aurora Fox down there in, y’know, Aurora. That show will move up here to run at the Backstage Theatre in Breckenridge (a funny little town next to a river a little ways south of our office) from July 28-Aug. 21.Theatrical aside: The Backstage did a production of The Nerd in 1993, and Missy played the little annoying kid in that show. They grow up so fast, don’t they?Congrats to all those talented Moores.It’s Friday, folks. Toga party!We out.

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