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.
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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.
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.
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.