at Benchmark Theatre
REVIEW: SKELETON CREW
at Curious Theatre
REVIEW: THE MOORS
at The Arvada Center
The Denver Center presents
the National Tour
Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, Hello, Dolly! is the universally acclaimed smash that NPR calls “the best show of the year!” and the Los Angeles Times says “distills the mood-elevating properties of the American musical at its giddy best.” Director Jerry Zaks’ “gorgeous” new production (Vogue) is “making people crazy happy!” (The Washington Post). After breaking box office records week after week and receiving unanimous raves on Broadway, this Hello, Dolly! is now touring America, paying tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion – hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Rolling Stone calls it “a must-see event. A musical comedy dream. If you’re lucky enough to score a ticket, you’ll be seeing something historic. Wow, wow, wow, indeed!”
Miners Alley Playhouse presents
A landmark in American drama, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Our Town” tells the story of a small town, Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens. Narrated by the “Stage Manager,” we follow the Gibbs and Webb families, residents of Grover’s Corners, through twelve years of life changes; from the ordinary “Daily Life,” to romantic “Love and Marriage” and finally to the heartbreaking and heartwarming “Death and Eternity.”
Performance Now presents
CRAZY FOR YOU
Crazy for You is a truly delightful homage to the beloved, optimistic musicals of the 1930s: a world of showgirls and cowboys in which a city boy and a country girl reconcile their differences, fall in love and save a theater, the old-fashioned way. The heartwarming story follows a hilarious case of mistaken identity, dotted with Vaudeville-era jokes and tender moments, and it uses every opportunity to break into spectacular tap dance routines. This romantic comedy, which won both a Tony Award and an Olivier Award for Best Musical, is based on popular George and Ira Gershwin tunes including “I Got Rhythm,” “Embraceable You,” “Nice Work if You Can Get It” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.”
The Arvada Center presents
SIN STREET SOCIAL CLUB
What happens at Mardi Gras stays at Mardi Gras….Two sisters take to the streets of 1916 New Orleans in a last-ditch effort to save their dear departed daddy’s dance club, and discover their destinies. This flirty, fun, feminist comedy is a bold new take on Aphra Behn’s Restoration classic The Rover, adapted by Denver playwright Jessica Austgen.
Benchmark Theatre presents
George Orwell’s ultimate dystopian novel continues to resonate throughout the world. Called complex, harrowing and ingenious upon its debut, the multi-award winning Broadway production of this adaptation rocked audiences with its fearlessness and sheer brutality. Winston, living under the totalitarian rule of the Party, has the idea of writing a diary. It is a crime punishable by death and there is no way of knowing if he is being watched. He imagines two futures; in one, a future readership in a free society think of him as a hero; in the other he is caught, executed and forgotten. Perhaps both things are true. He writes the year, so far as he knows it: 1984.
Denver Children’s Theater presents
THE LITTLE PRINCE
The Little Prince tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two stranded travelers in the Sahara Desert, an Aviator whose plane has broken down and a mysterious “little prince” who experiences the world through his own unique lens. During their short time together in the desert, the Little Prince tells the Aviator about his adventures through the galaxy, and about his unique relationship with a very special flower on his own tiny planet. Eventually, both the Little Prince and the Aviator must go home – each with a new understanding of how to live again: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”
Candlelight Dinner Playhouse presents
The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.