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“To those who made us laugh and all who laugh with us…”
This inscription runs across a new bronze relief sculpture
placed on the stone wall in the Littleton Museum’s memorial
“It’s for you,” said Kay Moore to family and friends who
gathered Sept. 4 to dedicate the piece and share a few laughs as
they remembered the late Jack I. Moore.
“He made me laugh,” she said, “…he walked in the neighborhood,
making people laugh; he even tried to bring laughter into
negotiations of the Mountain States Employers Council,” where he
He is especially remembered in Littleton for creating, with his
wife, a musical production that spoofed local politicos and
institutions. “Fiasco” ran for 25 years, with others such as Dan
Brickley , Max and Donna Smith, Kathy and Dick Peterson, Mike
Massey, Phil and Diane Swaim and many more taking on the creation
and staging each year. Unfortunately, the next generation did not
step in to continue the tradition, so it was finally retired.
When Moore died, friends contributed to a memorial fund at a
party that celebrated this exceptionally clever man, a musical
revue of favorite past “Fiasco” numbers. His family decided on the
sculpture and contracted with Littleton artist Karen Crain to
Moore’s sons Patrick and Christopher unveiled the piece with
It depicts a group of happy faces of various ages, with Moore’s
portrait at the top left. Others are not specific portraits, Crain
said, although some in the crowd thought they recognized community
friends. A pair of jesters appear at the edges.
Happily, those early performers keep popping up — most recently
as the ceremony’s “Moore the Merrier Singers,” who dressed in an
imaginative assortment of styles, all tied together with a lime
green and hot pink color scheme: top hats, feather boas, ties,
belts and more. Frequent “Fiasco” director and writer Katherine
Peterson conducted the colorful group of 16 in a series of songs
about laughter, interspersed with tired old vaudeville jokes and
Sharing a glass of wine, talking and laughing, a hundred
longtime friends remembered and connected on a beautiful summer
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