REVIEW: THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES
at Forge Light TheatreWorks
The Arvada Center presents
I DO! I DO!
September 10th – October 10th
The story of a marriage is at the center of I Do! I Do!, an intimate and nostalgic two-person musical by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones (The Fantasticks). Beginning on Michael and Agnes’s wedding day in 1898, this touching story of two soulmates follows the sweet and sour moments of 50 years of love.
This production features two rotating casts – two real-life married couples performing together! The cast schedule alternates weekly for evening and matinee performances – please contact our Box Office for specific performance details.
Lakewood Cultural Center presents
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
September 10th – 26th
When a die-hard musical theater fan puts on a recording of his favorite Jazz Age musical comedy, an extravagant fantasy unfolds in his living room. A Broadway starlet and her debonair fiancé, bumbling gangsters, a misguided lover and an intoxicated chaperone create an evening of madcap delight.
Candlelight Dinner Playhouse presents
FOOTLOOSE the Musical
September 10th – November 14th
When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. But he’s not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges pins a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.
To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top Forty score, augmented with dynamic new songs, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and open mind.
Sojourners Project presents
September 8th – 26th
In 1968 Denver Public Schools passed a resolution mandating the integration of schools through “desegregation” busing. What followed was a 26-year effort to create equity by busing students – mostly Black and Brown – from low-income neighborhoods to higher-performing schools, often far across town. Sojourners Project: Busing is an intergenerational tale of family, community and the political socio-economic landscape changes that affect how they live, learn and love. The Mason family represents the eras of segregation, integration and the new virtual hybrid systems of education. They are the caregivers and owners of Chombo Basi Mashua (vessel-bus-boat in Swahili) a sentient bus who speaks with the memory, music and emotion of the folks who once rode inside its walls and the soundscape of the city they traversed. The key to this story is their love and passing of family history, culture and knowledge.
Invictus Theatre Company of Denver presents
3 GUYS IN DRAG SELLING THEIR STUFF
September 9th – 18th
The People Building
Dark humor, naughty adult toys, spiked lemonade and a whole lot of witty banter is what you’re in for in this raucous and highly inappropriate show. Lillian, Diva and Tink are holding a yard sale to raise money for a Faberge egg so that Diva can house her late husband’s ashes. What follows is a hilarious onslaught of bristly exchanges, crazy narratives, and raunchy quips. Bossy Diva can’t help but order around the insecure Lillian, who stumbles through the show like a punished child. Tink is practically in a vegetative state, confined to a wheelchair, but manages to wake up every now and then to give the audience a glimpse into her twisted perceptions of the world. The miscommunications and blunders of the three lead to chaos; someone is run over by a car, there is blatant public intoxication, and guns are fired. But somewhere in the midst of this mess is a friendship that is unyielding and even tender in its own manic and outrageous way. You’ll just have to come see it to find out how this mayhem plays out.
Bas Bleu Theatre presents
September 10th – 26th
Ft. Collins, CO
The best murderers always make a fatal mistake. The unforeseen circumstance. The overlooked detail. The character flaw that unravels the whole, perfect, orchestrated plot. In Jeffrey Hatcher’s comedy take on Monk, Columbo, and Murder She Wrote, three uniquely individual characters, all murderers, each tell us their own stories in The Man Who Married His Mother-in-Law, Margaret Faydle Comes to Town, and Match Wits with Minka Lupino.