REVIEW: FRANKIE & JOHNNY
at Miners Alley Playhouse
REVIEW: MY WAY
a Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra
at Cherry Creek Theatre
The Aurora Fox presents
SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE and other songs
In 1937, a physics professor at Princeton University received a call. The internationally-renowned classical singer Marian Anderson was giving a concert at the McCarter Theatre at Princeton. But because she was African-American, Anderson was denied a hotel room. Instead she accepted an invitation to stay at a professor’s home. That professor was Albert Einstein. Secrets of the Universe is based on the true relationship of these titanic figures. It is a celebration of the union of hearts, minds and souls in a quest to unlock this vast universe’s biggest secrets. The Fox’s Executive Producer, Helen R. Murray, directed the world premiere of Acito’s non-musical version of this show and teams up with him, again, to direct the premiere of this latest, version – a breathtaking play with music featuring some of Colorado’s most beloved performers!
Town Hall Arts Center presents
BAREFOOT IN THE PARK
Written by Neil Simon, one of the greatest American playwrights, Barefoot in the Park follows a newlywed couple as they learn to live together in their first apartment. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick.
The Catamounts presents
Shockheaded Peter is a delightfully macabre adaptation of 19th century German children’s book Der Struwwelpeter–but it’s most decidedly not just for children! The book recounts several varieties of misbehaving children and their dreadful ends, and this punk opera adaptation, which opened on the West End in London in 1998 and ran for several world tours, cranks up both the comedy and Grand Guignol to 11.
Firehouse Theater Company presents
WHEN WE WERE YOUNG & UNAFRAID
When We Were Young and Unafraid is playwright Sarah Treem’s (House of Cards, In Treatment) powerful play which takes us inside an underground women’s shelter in the early 1970s…before Roe v. Wade, before the Violence Against Women Act, before women had places to turn in times of distress. In this play, Agnes has turned her quiet bed and breakfast into one of the few spots where a woman on the run can seek refuge. But to Agnes’s dismay, her latest young runaway Mary Anne is having a profound influence on her teenage daughter Penny, forcing each girl to question her destiny. And as the drums of the feminist revolution grow louder, Agnes is forced to confront her own presumptions about the people she’s been trying to help.
Vintage Theatre Productions presents
THE SCOTTSBOROUGH BOYS
From Kander & Ebb, the songwriting team that brought you Cabaret and Chicago, “The Scottsboro Boys” is a modern masterpiece that explores the infamous 1930s Scottsboro Case in which a group of young African-American men is falsely accused of a terrible crime. Humorous and haunting, this musical tells the story that ultimately sparked the Civil Rights Movement.
Benchmark Theatre presents
When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there’s more to this art form than playing pretend; it’s about finding yourself in your favorite songs, and performing with raw joy. Will Nina be able to let go and set herself free onstage? Following her mission to shred or be shredded, Airness is an exuberant reminder that everything we need to rock is already inside us.