SHOWS AND EVENTS

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival

presents their 2019 season

July 7th – August 11th

University of Colorado-Boulder

Twelfth Night

As You Like It

Romeo and Juliet

King Charles III

King John

BDT Stage presents

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

the Musical

May 4th – September 21st

Boulder, CO

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Candlelight Dinner Playhouse presents

TARZAN the Musical

June 6th – August 25th

Based on Disney’s smash-hit, animated film, Tarzan® swings into the Candlelight marking its Northern Colorado stage debut. Familiar to families over several generations, Tarzan® tells the story of an infant boy orphaned in a shipwreck on the shores of west Africa. The child is taken in and raised by a tribe of gorillas. He becomes a man, thriving in this primitive environment, until the arrival of a hunting expedition and his realization of the world beyond his jungle home. Tarzan® features Grammy and Oscar winning music by pop icon Phil Collins and is great for audiences of all ages.

The Denver Center presents

THE LAST DEFENDER

May 28th – September 8th

DCPA Off-Center

t’s 1983, the United States and The Soviet Union are still mired in the Cold War, and the only hero that can end it is… you!

Head to The Defenders’ underground headquarters, where we’ve deployed artificial intelligence alongside 8-bit arcade-style computer technologies to control our nuclear weapons. Suit up and work as a team to gather information, solve puzzles, and make increasingly difficult decisions in real time. Do you have what it takes to complete The Defenders’ final mission and save the world?

The best puzzle and games designers from Chicago have teamed up to create a wholly new experiment in immersive storytelling and stagecraft. It’s part performance, part puzzle hunt, and part live action game. The Last Defender draws on the political and social turmoil of the 80s, the golden age of arcades, and impending nuclear threats to give audiences a one-of-a-kind storytelling experience.

Lost and Found Productions presents

Shakespeare’s RICHARD III

June 26th – August 17th

John Hand Theatre

The final play in Shakespeare’s War of the Roses historic epic series, Richard III charts the incredibly unlikely and equally malevolent rise of Richard, Duke of Gloucester to the English throne, and his ultimate and inevitable self-destruction and demise at the hands of Richmond, the first Tudor King of England. Set in a fictional, civil war-torn 1930s England and featuring an all-female/non-binary cast, Lost and Found Productions will reconquer Richard’s story to challenge and explore the full gamut of the human experience in a new way. This production will discover how a ruling family, a country, and a people can fall to the machinations of the worst kind of tyrannical rule.

Firehouse Theatre Company presents

WELL

June 22nd – July 20th

John Hand Theatre

“This play is not about my mother and me,” begins the character of Lisa. But, of course, it is about her mother, and her mother’s extraordinary ability to heal a changing neighborhood, despite her inability to heal herself. In this “solo show with people in it,” Kron asks the provocative question: “Do we create our own illness?” The answers she gets are much more complicated than she bargained for as the play spins dangerously out of control into riotously funny and unexpected territory.

 

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