SHOWS AND EVENTS
The Aurora Fox presents
SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE and other songs
In 1937, a physics professor at Princeton University received a call. The internationally-renowned classical singer Marian Anderson was giving a concert at the McCarter Theatre at Princeton. But because she was African-American, Anderson was denied a hotel room. Instead she accepted an invitation to stay at a professor’s home. That professor was Albert Einstein. Secrets of the Universe is based on the true relationship of these titanic figures. It is a celebration of the union of hearts, minds and souls in a quest to unlock this vast universe’s biggest secrets. The Fox’s Executive Producer, Helen R. Murray, directed the world premiere of Acito’s non-musical version of this show and teams up with him, again, to direct the premiere of this latest, version – a breathtaking play with music featuring some of Colorado’s most beloved performers!
Town Hall Arts Center presents
BAREFOOT IN THE PARK
Written by Neil Simon, one of the greatest American playwrights, Barefoot in the Park follows a newlywed couple as they learn to live together in their first apartment. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick.
Firehouse Theater Company presents
WHEN WE WERE YOUNG & UNAFRAID
When We Were Young and Unafraid is playwright Sarah Treem’s (House of Cards, In Treatment) powerful play which takes us inside an underground women’s shelter in the early 1970s…before Roe v. Wade, before the Violence Against Women Act, before women had places to turn in times of distress. In this play, Agnes has turned her quiet bed and breakfast into one of the few spots where a woman on the run can seek refuge. But to Agnes’s dismay, her latest young runaway Mary Anne is having a profound influence on her teenage daughter Penny, forcing each girl to question her destiny. And as the drums of the feminist revolution grow louder, Agnes is forced to confront her own presumptions about the people she’s been trying to help.
Vintage Theatre Productions presents
THE SCOTTSBOROUGH BOYS
From Kander & Ebb, the songwriting team that brought you Cabaret and Chicago, “The Scottsboro Boys” is a modern masterpiece that explores the infamous 1930s Scottsboro Case in which a group of young African-American men is falsely accused of a terrible crime. Humorous and haunting, this musical tells the story that ultimately sparked the Civil Rights Movement.
The Arvada Center presents
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
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? Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express opens January 31 – and we’ve added new performance dates starting in February!
Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
JEKYLL & HYDE
Broadway’s Gothic musical thriller, Jekyll & Hyde is about Dr. Henry Jekyll who accidentally creates a potion that changes him into a murderous alter ego, Edward Hyde. Jekyll must figure out a way to stop the uncontrollable violent transformations before it results in deadly consequences for his fiancée, Emma, and Lucy, a young woman who has fallen for the doctor. The soaring score features powerful and romantic songs including “This Is The Moment,” “In His Eyes,” Someone Like You,” and “A New Life.” No musical has ever held you like this!
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!