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A Serpent's Tooth: the King Lear Musical - press release

Are We Delicious? presents A Serpent’s Tooth: the King Lear Musical

MADISON, November 28, 2018: Are We Delicious? is thrilled to announce a musical adaptation of the classic Shakespeare tragedy with original songs inspired by the music of The Smiths and The Cure, and with dances created and performed by Kanopy Dance.

Beginning with the original text and a one-page outline, the Delicious ensemble will write, rehearse and premiere their original, contemporary King Lear musical in only seven days. Are We Delicious? depends on the creativity, camaraderie and hard work of its local, multi-talented ensemble as they collaborate in a “deliberate crisis experience”, overcoming creative blocks and integrating different perspectives to create art that’s fresh, exciting and unexpected.

The King Lear ensemble includes recognizable performers from previous Are We Delicii, local theatre productions, local rock bands, and members of Kanopy Dance. The ensemble will include people who have done Delicious ten times as well as people who have never worked this way.

A Serpent’s Tooth: the King Lear Musical
When: January 24-25-26-30-31 and February 1-2, at 7:30 pm with a special matinee January 27 at 4 pm
Where: Drury Stage of the Bartell Theater (upstairs)
Price: $25 general, $20 seniors/students
Tickets: or
Running time: 90 minutes with intermission
Press contact: Tony Trout (

Directed and designed by Tony Trout with musical direction by Sean Michael Dargan
Produced by Trevin Gay

This project is supported by Dane Arts with additional funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation, The Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of The Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation. Additional funding is provided by The Joan L and Robert C Gilkison Family Foundation.

The Are We Delicious? 2018-2019 season is sponsored by WORT 89.9 FM community radio providing alternative music, news and public affairs to South Central Wisconsin.  Live streaming, program archives and podcasts are available at

Are We Delicious? is produced by Delicious Creative Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to conduct charitable and educational activities related to collaborative performance art projects which prioritize creativity and empowerment, teamwork and cooperation, self-confidence, and expansion of individual creative potential within a supportive group experience.


Delicious Prize Party rules and extra ways to win

We give away over $100 in gift cards to local businesses and vouchers to local theatre performances at every performance of Are We Delicious?

HOW TO PLAY: Write your name on a slip of paper, drop the slip into the cup of the Prize Package you want to win. Drawings are held before the show and during intermission. You must be present to win.

Ways you can earn additional slips: 

  • Join our email mailing list* – choose all emails (~2/mo), or just show announcements (~4/yr)
  • Like AreWeDelicious on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram*
  • Sign up to be a volunteer – choose which activities you like to do
  • Take a selfie at the show and post it to social media
  • Donate to Delicious – every dollar earns a slip!
  • Buy something at the venue – a drink, a snack, a soundtrack CD from a past Delicious musical

 * if you’ve previously joined or followed, show us proof and earn a slip


Notorious Damsels Ensemble Member – Heather Renken

Heather Renken joins Delicious for the 3rd time in Notorious Damsels, the Cinderella Stories, November 8-9-10 and 15-16-17 at 7:30 pm at Broom Street Theater. Go to to reserve seats or to purchase advance tickets ($11)

Heather Renken has a BA in Theatre from Butler University. She also serves as a board member for Delicious Creative, Inc. and The Kathie Rasmussen Women’s Theatre of which she is a co-founder. She is an Artistic Associate with Encore Studios for the Performing Arts as well as a  student improviser with Monkey Business Institute.She was last seen on the Broom Street stage as Ruth in Malissa Petterson's The Vapors. She is also a Foley artist for Erik Andrus' serial soap opera podcast Lust for Life. She thanks all of the strong women and woke men who inspire and support women.


Notorious Damsels Ensemble Member – KT Howard

KT Howard joins Delicious for the 1st time in Notorious Damsels, the Cinderella Stories, November 8-9-10 and 15-16-17 at 7:30 pm at Broom Street Theater. Go to to reserve seats or to purchase advance tickets ($11)

KT Howard is excited to join Notorious Damsels for the first time ever! It has been a couple years since she stretched her performance muscles, but she's enthusiastic to get back into the swing of thespian things. Her last foray into theater was a walk-on role for The Merry Widow during her year in New Zealand. Before that, she worked behind-the-scenes at a couple community theater productions in her hometown of Neenah. A writer by trade, KT can't wait for a whirlwind two weeks with Notorious Damsels!


Madison Magazine interview on the 2018-2019 season

Madison Magazine's Aaron Conklin sat down with Delicious founder and impresario Tony Trout to talk about the 2018-2019 season and it's mainstage and classic shows.