SHOWS AND EVENTS

Our 2019-2020 Theatre Season provides a bit of something for everyone, from regional premiere plays to dazzling musicals to new stagings of old favorites. We’re proud to present another season of exhilarating theatre.

Tickets are on sale today for all 7 theatre productions! Buy them now for the best pick of performance dates and seat availability.

Bright Star

September 6 – 29, 2019 | Main Stage Theatre

Music, Book & Story by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell

Genre: Bluegrass, Broadway, Drama

Set against the rich backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Bright Star weaves an emotional tale of love, loss and understanding told through the timeless sounds of bluegrass music. A Grammy-and-Tony-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell provides the perfect vehicle for beautiful melodies to tell this powerfully moving story.

Plaza Suite

Oct 4 – Nov 10, 2019 | Black Box Theatre

By Neil Simon

Genre: Romantic Comedy

One hotel suite and three separate stories of relationships gone awry. Neil Simon’s classic wit sparkles in the telling of forgotten anniversaries, a covert rendezvous, and a bride who won’t come out of the bathroom for her own wedding. In the Arvada Center’s production, the same group of actors play different roles in each of the stories, creating a repertory theatre in miniature!

A Christmas Carol – the Musical

Nov 22 – Dec 22, 2019 | Main Stage Theatre

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Book by Lynn Ahrens & Mike Ockrent. Based on the story by Charles Dickens

Genre: Broadway, Classic Holiday

Charles Dickens’ classic tale takes us on a journey to the past, present and future this holiday season! With music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, this musical version of curmudgeonly Ebenezer Scrooge’s life and ultimate redemption is the perfect holiday tradition for the entire family.

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express

Jan 31 – May 17, 2020 | Black Box Theatre

Adapted by Ken Ludwig

Genre: Murder Mystery

A train full of strangers, a mysterious murder, and an eccentric sleuth piecing it all together. This adaptation of Agatha Christie’s best-selling novel promises a fun, fast-paced thrill ride that will bring out the detective in all of us and make us all wonder, whodunit? Performed by the Black Box Repertory Company.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Feb 21 – May 16, 2020 | Black Box Theatre

By William Shakespeare

Genre: Reframing of a Classic

Love conquers all in this highly theatrical and imaginative telling of Shakespeare’s most popular romantic comedy. Created with a company of eight transformative actors, this story comes to life with the help of a little music, a little mayhem… and a little magic. Performed by the Black Box Repertory Company.

Small Word Sounds

March 13 – May 14, 2020 | Black Box Theatre

By Bess Wohl

Genre: Contemporary Play

How do you speak your mind when you can’t say a word? Set in a Zen retreat, we meet six strangers whose desires to connect are at direct odds with their vows of silence. An off-Broadway hit, this unique and heartfelt story asks many questions without saying a word. Performed by the Black Box Repertory Company.

Something Rotten!

April 10 – May 3, 2020 | Main Stage Theatre

Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Music & Lyrics by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick

Genre: Contemporary, Broadway Comedy

Healthy competition is one thing, but what happens when you’re up against the most famous playwright of all time? Enter a pair of hapless brothers striving for theatrical success in the English Renaissance against none other than Shakespeare himself. Uproarious antics ensue in this smash-hit musical comedy that will leave audiences rolling in the aisles.

 

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