SHOWS AND EVENTS
The Arvada Center
presents BRIGHT STAR
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.
Miners Alley Playhouse
ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights… but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance.
Curious Theatre Company presents
Moses and Kitch stand around on the corner – talking s**t, passing the time, and hoping that maybe today will be different. Everyday profanities are crafted into lyrical poetic riffs punctuated by police bullets in this provocative mash-up of a modern-day Waiting for Godot and the Biblical Exodus Saga. Pass Over unflinchingly confronts the reality of young black men who hope only to survive yet dare to dream about a promise land.
The Denver Center Theatre Company
presents A DOLL’S HOUSE
Nora’s life is a picture-perfect portrait, complete with a doting husband, gleeful children and the small pleasures of her 1870s Norwegian home. But underneath her wide-eyed demeanor lies a deceit that she fears will tear her family apart. As the consequences stack up to reveal deeper flaws in her relationship, she slams the door on her marriage to assert her independence in this heart-wrenching and gripping production. Fifteen years later after Nora walks out on her family in A Doll’s House, HER unexpected return cuts through the subtext to confront her decisions head-on in this Tony-nominated, contemporary sequel. As she hilariously roasts the society she has shunned, her husband and children get their long-awaited chance to stand their ground.
Town Hall Arts Center presents
In Berlin, during the 1930s, the sexy and decadent Kit Kat Klub hosted a cabaret full of colorful singers & dancers. An aspiring writer enters into the bohemian lifestyle of the Cabaret denizens, who appear unaware of the rise of the Nazi Party outside their doors, and how their lives would change forever. Musical numbers include “Willkommen,” “Maybe This Time,” “Money,” “Mein Herr,” “Two Ladies,” and “Cabaret.”
The Denver Center Theatre Company
Pulitzer-winning playwright Paula Vogel tells the emotional true story of Sholem Asch’s groundbreaking play, The God of Vengeance, and the passionate artists who risked everything to share it. Many European productions of the provocative Yiddish story were highly successful in the early 1900s – even with a same-sex romance at its center. But when its Broadway debut was deemed “indecent,” it begged the question of who gets to decide what is considered art and what deserves to be censored. Follow the explosive tale through scandals, war and rewrites as a defiant, dedicated few refused to let it be silenced.
Firehouse Theater Company presents
THREE TALL WOMEN
In Act One, a young lawyer, has been sent to the home of a client, a ninety-two-year-old woman, “A”, to sort out her finances. The woman, frail and perhaps a bit senile, resists and is of no help. In her b beautifully appointed bedroom, the old woman prods, discusses and bickers with the lawyer and with her middle aged companions as her own long life is laid out for display. She cascades from regal and charming to vicious and wretched as she wonders about and remembers her life. Finally, as she recounts her most painful memory, she suffers a stroke. In Act Two, the three women are now the stages of “A’s” life: the imperious old woman, the regal matron and the young woman of twenty-six. Her life, memories and reminiscences—pondered in the first act—are now unceremoniously examined, questioned, accepted or not, but, at last, understood.
The Denver Center presents
ERMA BOMBECK – AT WIT’S END
Erma Bombeck, one of our country’s most beloved humorists, captured the frustrations of her generation by asking, “If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?” Starring “Suburban Outlaw” and columnist Pam Sherman, this is the story behind America’s favorite average housewife who championed the lives of women with an incomparable wit that sprang from the most unexpected place of all — the truth.
BDT Stage presents
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
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.