SHOWS AND EVENTS
The Aurora Fox Arts Center presents
The Squirrels is a fiery look at race and class in America. Winter is on its way and the squirrels are growing restless. Mistrust is growing between the rich Gray Squirrels and the outcast Fox Squirrels. When a wily outsider gets in the mix, he ignites an epic animal kingdom soap opera teeming with rebel armies, dark conspiracies and divided family loyalties. No squirrel will go unharmed in this deliciously demented dark comedy hailed by Broadway World as “a very entertaining and timely play that will make you laugh and think at the same time.” Fans of last year’s controversial, surprise hit, Hooded or Being Black for Dummies, will love this wicked examination of class, prejudice, and politics.
The Denver Center presents
YOU LOST ME
The past forges the future…
In 1828, 17-year-old Ann Harvey saved 160 Irish people from a wreck off of Newfoundland’s Shipwreck Coast, making her an instant hero. Almost 200 years later, the Harvey family homestead has become the Shipwreck Inn, where present-day proprietress Ann Harvey attempts to leave her own mark (and get some new customers) with a tourist blog. Her nephew Joe-L, on the other hand, would do anything to leave his hometown and start a new life somewhere else.
Freely flow through time as unexpected guests and echoes of the past leave their indelible mark on the people that hold vigil along their remote and rocky shore. A memory house for all those lost at sea, this Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Festival finalist is a poetic, wistful and bright new drama that reminds us that every moment holds the opportunity to change everything.
PACE and Sasquatch Productions presents
MATILDA the Musical
Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, this Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers, takes a stand. Matilda is unloved by her cruel parents but she impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace! Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.
Curious Theatre Company presents
Women need to protect themselves – and Ruby wants to empower them to do so. With semi-automatic weapons. This explosive black comedy takes aim at the trope “guns don’t kill people, people kill people” with an all-female cast. Ruby’s gun manufacturing business fuels this small town’s economy, so when a local high school secretary takes down a student shooter with six bullets, Ruby honors her by naming her newest firearm ‘The Secretary’ and sales boom. But soon enough, the secretary and her namesake come under scrutiny as bullets and the truth ricochet through the community.
Town Hall Arts Center presents
And they lived happily ever after. Well, not exactly. Snow White and her posse of princesses are here to set the record straight in this hilarious musical. Forget the princesses you know — these storybook heroines turn fairy tales upside down in this clever, not-for-the-kids musical.
Vintage Theatre Productions presents
British talk-show host David Frost has become a laughingstock. Richard Nixon has just resigned from the Presidency in disgrace. One man is determined to save his career. The other wants to redeem his place in history. When these two titans come together for a series of interviews, it’s clear that, on television, image is king, and only one of them can win.
The Denver Center presents
THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written) The Improvised Shakespeare Co. creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your very eyes!
Nothing has been planned out, rehearsed, or written. All of the dialogue is said for the first time, the characters are created as you watch, and if ever you’re wondering where the story is going…so are they! You’ve never seen the Bard like this before!
The Denver Center
presents the Children’s Musical
A lively musical based on the beloved story
As the clock strikes seven o’clock, all your favorite characters in the Great Green Room spring to life on stage: Bunny, kittens and mittens, bears and chairs, the red balloon, a (not-so-quiet) old lady, and – of course – cows jumping over the magical moon.
Featuring whimsical music and dance, this captivating adaptation is produced as a part of the DCPA’s Theatre for Young Audiences program, which focuses on performances tailored for Pre-K through 2nd grade audiences. Bring your children to their first theatre experience and spark their wonder.
Boulders’ Dinner Theatre presents
This jukebox musical features hits of the wildly popular ‘70s Swedish pop/dance group ABBA.
Sophie is ready to get married to her fiancé Sky, except for one thing – she has never met her father and wants him present for the big day. She invites three men that she discovers in her mother’s diary and believes to be candidates, but when they all arrive, Sophie’s mother Donna becomes distressed. As Sophie, Sky, Donna, her friends, and the three potential fathers prepare for the big day, emotions run high and surprises abound.
ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a smash hit first on London’s West End, then on Broadway, on national tour, and now right here in Boulder!