SHOWS AND EVENTS

The 43rd season includes three popular musicals,

two regional premieres, and one world premiere!

The Arvada Center has announced its 2018-2019 season, a diverse line-up of plays and musicals. The three musical and four play season includes a world premiere play, two regional premieres, and a Broadway smash-hit. The season also marks the third year of the Black Box Repertory Theatre, a company of actors who will perform three of the Black Box Theatre’s four plays in repertory. The 2018-19 Theatre Season is sponsored by Lutheran Medical Center.

Theatre ticket packages range in price from $120 to $318 and go on sale to current and new subscribers beginning April 2 at 9:00 a.m. Continuing this year is the Theatre Salon subscription that includes three options; all seven plays, three musicals or four plays and includes a ticket for each production in the package. Audience engagement events held throughout the season include pre and post-show talks for most Black Box plays; happy hours and moderated talk backs on select dates for the Main Stage musicals. Details are on the Arvada Center website.

Subscriptions can be purchased by phone at 720-898-7200, in person at the Arvada Center Box Office or online at www.arvadacenter.org/subscribe Single tickets for the 2018-19 theatre season go on sale August 1, 2018. The Arvada Center is located at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. and provides free parking for all its patrons. To learn more, go to www.arvadacenter.org

“The Black Box is launching many firsts this season, including a three-play spring repertory season, which features plays by women and a world-premiere by local writer and actress Jessica Austgen,” said Lynne Collins, Artistic Director of Plays. “We will continue to hire the area’s finest actors to tell stories that will move, delight and surprise our audiences.”

“Our three Main Stage musicals take a look at love and life and the many forms it takes,” said Rod A. Lansberry, Producing Artistic Director of Musical Theatre. “This season’s musicals offer us with three different views of love. Love of family, love of life and tradition, and romantic love, even when there are complications.”

The Arvada Center 2018-2019 Theatre Season

Mamma Mia!

Music and Lyrics by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson

And some songs with Stig Anderson

Book by Catherine Johnson

Originally Conceived by Judy Cramer

Directed by Rod A. Lansberry

Main Stage Theatre

September 7 – September 30, 2018

Note: This production is part of the Main Stage musical season

 

Educating Rita

By Willy Russell

Directed by Lynne Collins

Black Box Theatre

October 5 – November 11, 2018

Note: This production is part of the Black Box theatre season

 

ELF – The Musical

Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin

Music by Matthew Sklar

Lyrics by Chad Beguelin

Based on the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum

Directed by Gavin Mayer

Main Stage Theatre

November 20 – December 23, 2018

Note: This production is part of the Main Stage musical season

 

The Diary of Anne Frank

By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett

Newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman

Directed by Christy Montour-Larson

Black Box Theatre

February 1 – May 17, 2019

Note: This production is part of the Black Box theatre season and is performed in repertory

 

Regional Premiere

The Moors

By Jen Silverman

Directed by Anthony Powell

Black Box Theatre

February 22 – May 18, 2019

Note: This production is part of the Black Box theatre season and is performed in repertory

 

World Premiere

Sin Street Social Club

By Jessica Austgen

An adaption of The Rover by Aphra Behn

Directed by Lynne Collins

Underwritten by Diana and Mike Kinsey

Black Box Theatre

March 15 – May 19, 2019

Note: This production is part of the Black Box theatre season and is performed in repertory

 

Regional Premiere

Trav’lin – The 1930s Harlem Musical

Book by Gary Holmes & Allan Shapiro

Score by J.C. Johnson & Friends

Directed by Rod A. Lansberry

Main Stage Theatre

April 9 – April 28, 2019

Note: This production is part of the Main Stage musical season

 

About the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

Since its opening in July 1976, the award-winning Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities has grown to become one of the nation’s largest multidisciplinary arts centers, devoted to all aspects of the arts and generously supported in part by the City of Arvada, the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and Colorado Creative Industries. The Arvada Center is located at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. and provides free parking for all its patrons. For more information go to www.arvadacenter.org or call 720-898-7200.

 

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