"The Doyle and Debbie Show" opened March 9, 2013 at the Galleria Theater in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts complex to a huge crowd of locals and local media who were literally laughing themselves out of their chairs.
This one-act comedy play was the brain child of the star Bruce Arntson who plays the lovable and flawed character Doyle Mayfield who always marry's and falls in love with new "Debbie's". The third Debbie an adorable dimpled southern sweetheart is played by Jennifer Blood. As usual art follows fact, Blood is indeed a new "Debbie" for the show revealed Buddy (Matthew Carlton) who has been with the show since it's inception with Arntson. The Doyle & Debbie Show played for 8 months at the Royal George Theater in Chicago and hopes to have a similar run here.
The DCA staff did an amazing job of recreating the Galleria Theater (the spot where "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change!" was housed) into a honkey tonk bar fitting perfectly in with the Country Western act. You can order up beer, wine and a variety of munchies while you enjoy the show.
It's hard to pick out your favorite musical numbers in the show but at the top of the list you are sure to find, "Barefoot and Pregnant," "I Ain't No Homo (But Man You Sure Look Good To Me)" the "ABC's of Love" sung by Debbie using almost the entire song using only acronyms and then ending up the show was the ever popular "Fat Women in Trailers." Check out the video attached for snippets from some of the songs and be ready to laugh.
If you are looking for a politically correct show then you should steer clear but if you enjoy good clean fun at the expense of just about everyone then this show will have you laughing until your cheeks hurt.
Philip Doyle (Same last name, any relation?) at the Mile High Gay Guy website had this to say about the show,
"The brilliance of the show shines through its creator, the hilarious Bruce Arntson, who plays Doyle. Arnston brings together a mastery of comic delivery and a staccato singing prowess, the result of which is rather sublime. Denver audiences should relish in the chance to witness his performance, that is a delightful and sincere homage to the country genre." Source
We recommend this for anyone who loves
Run Time: 90 minutes with no intermission
Age Recommendation: ages 15+. Contains adult themes, language and sexual innuendo.
Doyle & Debbie runs Mar 2, 2013-Jul 14, 2013
- Tue-Sun 7:30 p.m.
- Sat and Sun 2 p.m.
Garner Galleria Theatre Speer Blvd. and Arapahoe St. Denver, CO 80204
Purchase tickets online here or call (303) 893-4100
THE DOYLE & DEBBIE SHOW is sponsored by MolsonCoors. For more information visit the website doyleanddebbie.com