REVIEW: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
at the Parker Arts Center
Vintage Theatre Productions presents
FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
The tunes of R&B pioneer Louis Jordan drive this exuberant musical celebration! Nomax is broke and his girl is gone. In the wee hours of the morning, he’s drinking and listening to the radio when five guys (all named Moe) suddenly appear. Can Big Moe, Four-Eyed Moe, Eat Moe, No Moe and Little Moe teach Nomax to shake off the blues and live life to the fullest? Chart-topping tunes like Is You Is, or Is You Ain’t My Baby, Let the Good Times Roll, and Caldonia, put Nomax, and us, onto the road toward bliss!
Miners Alley Playhouse presents
Join a Denver man known only as ‘The Son’ on his wild bike ride to hell in one of the most-acclaimed Off-Broadway plays of 2017. We’d all like to believe that when the time comes to step up and care for our aging parents, we’ll be up to the responsibility. But what if that mother abandoned you when you were 13, and your inheritance now is the financial and emotional burden that comes with her return to your life? The Treasurer is a non-stop, darkly funny and sharply intimate story that explores the hell of a guilty conscience.
Central City Opera presents
Step right up! Love is a wild ride
“One of America’s finest theatrical achievements,” Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel follows the ups, downs, round and rounds of life and love. Muddling through small town expectations, meager means and conflicting dreams, Julie, Billy and their daughter Louise learn “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”
The Colorado Shakespeare Company presents
In Mary Zimmerman’s sweeping adaptation of Homer’s classic adventure, our hero Odysseus undergoes an epic journey to return to his own kingdom after the fall of Troy. He’ll have to overcome witches, mythological beasts and the gods themselves if he ever hopes to see his wife and son again.
Central City Opera presents
Rigoletto is a joke gone too far, set to some of the best-known music in all of opera. A devilish Duke and his tortured court jester, Rigoletto, clash over the jester’s beautiful daughter in this topsy turvy suspense, teeming with twists of plot and twists of fate.
The Denver Center presents
VAN GOGH ALIVE the Experience
This is no ordinary art exhibition. Created by Grande Experiences, Van Gogh Alive, a large-scale, COVID-Safe, multi-sensory digital art experience, gives visitors the unique opportunity to immerse themselves into Van Gogh’s artistry and truly venture into his world. Traditions of tiptoeing through silent galleries and viewing paintings from afar in quiet contemplation are forgotten as visitors find themselves interacting with art in ways they never imagined. From start to finish, visitors are surrounded by a vibrant symphony of light, colour, sound and fragrance that has been called an ‘unforgettable’ multi-sensory experience. Van Gogh’s masterpieces come to life, giving visitors the sensation of walking right into his paintings, a feeling that is simultaneously enchanting, entertaining and educational. Adults and children delight in the super-scale show, viewing artworks from new angles and discovering unique perspectives. But don’t just take their word for it: experience it for yourself!
Parker Arts Center presents
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!
A deviously delicious sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.
And Toto Too presents
It’s 2014 and Max, an injured former war reporter, shows up unexpectedly at the coastal Florida home of his semi-estranged ex-wife and teenage daughter. It feels like terrible timing. Or is it? A lonely dolphin, a boy named Elvis and the search for algebraic solutions round out this moving, funny tale of a fractured family struggling to connect.