NEW PERSPECTIVES:

REVIEW:  KINKY BOOTS

at the Aurora Fox

REVIEW:  CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

at Vintage Theatre

CURTAINS UP:

The Denver Center presents

CATS

May 24th – 29th

Buell Theatre

 

Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater—”Memory”. Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. The original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom of the OperaSchool of RockSunset Boulevard), original scenic and costume design by John Napier (Les Misérables), all-new lighting design by Natasha Katz (Aladdin), all-new sound design by Mick Potter, new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne (Phantom) and direction by Trevor Nunn (Les Misérables) make this production a new CATS for a new generation!

Vintage Theatre presents

BLACKADEMICS

May 20th – June 19th

 

A sharp, surreal satire about who gets a place at the table – Two ravenous female African-American scholars arrive for their coveted dinner reservation at a select café. But what starts as a celebration, quickly takes a raucous turn. Banter turns to debate, and debate into battle as the women figuratively and literally vie for a seat at the table.

The Denver Center presents

QUIXOTE NUEVO

May 13th – June 19th

Wolf Theatre

 

Set in the fictional modern-day Texas border town of La Plancha, Quixote and his luckless but trusty sidekick, Sancho, embark on a fantastical quest in search of long-lost love. Infused with imagination, comedy, and Tejano music, Quixote Nuevo reveals the joys and perils of facing down Death and becoming the hero of your own story.

In service and celebration of Tejano culture and Cervantes’ classic tale of Don Quixote, audiences can expect to hear lots of music and Spanish language throughout the performance.

Opera Colorado presents

BIZET’S CARMEN

May 7th – 21st

Ellie Caulkins Opera House

 

We conclude Opera Colorado’s grandest season to date with Bizet’s smoldering drama, Carmen, filled with some of opera’s most iconic melodies—including Carmen’s “Habanera” and the rousing Toreador song. Not a soul can resist Carmen’s seductive charm, not even the naïve Don Jose. But when she leaves him for a charismatic bullfighter, Don Jose’s infatuation turns obsessive. What fate, or choice, waits for the woman no man can tame?

The Curious Theatre Company presents

FIREFLIES

April 30th – May 28th

 

Somewhere in the Jim Crow South, the sky glows a deep crimson. A church bombing has shaken the Civil Rights Movement to its core and the Reverend Charles Grace now must galvanize his followers to continue their journey onward. However, it is his wife Olivia who authors his fiery speeches while playing the role of the supportive partner at home. But her ability to do both of these things is starting to buckle under the weight of entirely too many secrets, regrets and uncertainty about the future of Black Americans.

Aurora Fox Arts Center presents

FREAKY FRIDAY the Musical

April 29th – May 22nd

Aurora, CO

 

We were just about to start rehearsals for this hilarious, musical update of an American contemporary classic when a certain germ put the brakes on… well… everything. Now, two years later, we’re so excited to present Disney’s Freaky Friday the Musical! When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again before mom’s big wedding. With a score by the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of Next to Normal and If / Then and a book by Parenthood’s Bridget Carpenter, Disney’s Freaky Friday is a delightful, little musical adventure for anyone with a perfectly imperfect family.

Candlelight Dinner Playhouse presents

SINGING IN THE RAIN

April 28th – June 26th

Johnstown, CO

Based on one of the most-loved and celebrated movies of all time, Singin’ in the Rain is the story of the first Hollywood movie musical. This MGM classic has been faithfully adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original award-winning screenplay. Each unforgettable scene, song and dance, is accounted for, including the show stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm. Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue, and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singin’ in the Rain the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals.

The Denver Center presents

CHOIR BOY

April 22th – May 29th

Kilstrom Theatre

Pharus doesn’t fit in at The Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys, a prestigious academy dedicated to the education of young black men. Despite embodying the strong, ethical morals the school promotes, being gay has made him an outsider within its hallowed halls. But this year, his talent and perseverance have paid off with a chance to lead the school’s choir, a position where he may finally have the opportunity to redefine himself as a leader and a confident young man. With its uplifting music and electrifying dance routines, Choir Boy will inspire you to raise your voice and cheer as one student boldly stands up to the traditions that seek to silence him.

Miners Alley Playhouse presents 

BLUE RIDGE

April 15th – June 5th

Golden, CO

Premiering at The Atlantic Theater Company in 2018 to great reviews, Miners Alley presents the regional premiere of this pitch-dark comedy about heartbreak, hell-raising and healing. A progressive high-school teacher with a rage problem retaliates against her unscrupulous boss and is sentenced to six months at a church-sponsored halfway house, where she attends to everyone’s recovery but her own.

Vintage Theatre presents 

THE ONE ACT PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

April 22nd – May 29th

Aurora, CO

You all know the classic murder mystery story. There has been an untimely death at a country manor, everyone is a suspect, and an inspector is set on the case to find who the culprit is. However, when this play is performed by the accident-prone thespians of The Cornley Drama Society, everything that can go wrong…does! The actors and crew battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! From Mischief, the creators of the West End smash Peter Pan Goes Wrong, critically acclaimed TV series The Goes Wrong Show, and the Tony-winning Broadway hit The Play That Goes Wrong, this is the original one-act play which started everything going wrong. Over the course of an hour, expect a plethora of disasters from missed lines to falling props. Do you ever find out who murdered Charles Haversham? You’ll have to see for yourself!

THIS JUST IN:

The Arvada Center presents its updated 2021 Season

Curious Theatre Announces its Updated 2021 Season

Benchmark Theatre’s 2020 Season Redux

The Aurora Fox Revises its 36th Season

 

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