SHOWS AND EVENTS
Vintage Theatre Productions 2019 Season
Vintage Theatre Productions announces 11 shows for the 2019 season. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St. in Aurora. Early bird season tickets are $199 and currently on sale. Single ticket will go on sale October 1. Call 303-856-7830 or purchase online at www.vintagetheatre.org.
January 11 – February 17, 2019
a drama by Harold Pinter
Directed by Craig A. Bond
A sharp look into the nature of romantic relationships, Harold Pinter’s Betrayal starts in 1977 when long time lovers Jerry and Emma meet after her marriage to her husband Robert dissolves, and then backtracks all the way to 1968 when their affair first began. As the years spin backwards, a complex web of secrets about the trio emerges and calls into question the nature of their intimacy — as friends, as partners, as spouses.
February 8 – March 24, 2019
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
the Tony-Award winning musical comedy
Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak
Book and Lyrics by Robert Freedman
A DENVER PREMIERE, Directed by Bernie Cardell
This is the hilarious story of Monty Navarro, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump he line of succession by—you guessed it—eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way. All the while Monty has to juggle his mistress, his fiancée and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance… and be done in time for tea.
March 8 – April 14, 2019
EVERY BRILLIANT THING
a by Duncan MacMillan and Jonny Donahoe,
A Regional Premiere, Directed by Peter Hughes
Starring John Ashton
Heart-wrenching, hilarious, and filled to the brim with joy, Every Brilliant Thing is a hysterical and moving exploration of the lengths we will go for those we love. When your mother is in the hospital and finds it hard to feel happy, what do you do? You make a list of everything wonderful in the world, of course.
April 19 – May 26, 2019
THE BOYS IN THE BAND
the incendiary gay classic by Mart Crowley
Directed by Bernie Cardell
This comic drama centers on a group of gay men gathering in a NYC apartment for a birthday party. After the drinks are poured and the music is turned up, the evening slowly exposes the fault lines beneath their friendships and the self-inflicted heartache that threatens their solidarity. This revolutionary play changed theatrical history by unapologetically putting gay men’s lives onstage which had never been seen before in a realistic way.
May 10 – June 16, 2019
THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE
a Regional Premiere comedy-drama by Julia Cho
Directed by Margaret Norwood
George is a man consumed with preserving and documenting the dying languages of far-flung cultures. Closer to home, though, language is failing him. He doesn’t know what to say to his wife, Mary, to keep her from leaving him, and he doesn’t recognize the deep feelings that his lab assistant, Emma, has for him.
June 21 – August 4, 2019
by Regina Taylor
from the novel by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry
Directed by TBA
This gospel musical is a celebration of life in which hats become a springboard for an exploration of black history and identity. Hats are everywhere, in exquisite variety, and the characters use the hats to tell tales about family, love, and life!
July 12 – August 18, 2019
a Romantic Comedy by Rachel Atkins, from the novel by Jane Austen
A Regional Premiere, Directed by Craig Bond
Mischievous matchmaker Emma Woodhouse has just found her newest “project” — a sweet, but modest girl named Harriet Smith. Vivacious Emma is determined to find Harriet an impressive suitor, but as she becomes entangled in the romantic lives of her friends and acquaintances, she unwittingly commits the worst mistake a matchmaker can do by falling in love herself!
August 15 – 18, 2019
Vintage Theatre’s 3rd Annual New Play Festival
September 6 – October 6, 2019
THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE
A World Premiere Comedy by Philip J. Kaplan
Directed by Johnathan Underwood
Love takes time….and timing in this unromantic romantic comedy. Ron and Wanda seem meant for each other but after their disastrous first date in college, things aren’t looking so good. It may seem like they will never see each other again, but over the next forty years their lives intersect again and again through sickness and health, poverty and wealth, and finally marriage. And perhaps they may finally end up together in the end….or will they? The Best Day of Your Life is the winner of the 2018 Vintage Theatre New Play Festival.
September 13 – October 27, 2019
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Book by Alfred Uhry
Directed by Bernie Cardell
Amid religious intolerance, political injustice and racial tension, the stirring Tony Award-winning Parade explores the endurance of love and hope against all the odds. With a book by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) and a rousing, colorful and haunting score by Jason Robert Brown (Songs For a New World, The Bridges of Madison County), Parade is a moving examination of the darkest corners of America’s history based on the true story of Leo Frank.
November 1 – December 15, 2019
a comedy by Matthew Lombardo
Directed by Craig Bond
A REGIONAL PREMIERE
Starring Deborah Persoff as Tallulah Bankhead
Based on real events, Looped takes place in the summer of 1965, when Tallulah Bankhead needed to redub – or loop – one line of dialogue for what would be her final movie. What starts out as a friendly visit to the studio quickly dissolves into a hilarious battle of wits and wills between the divine diva and the film’s editor.
November 22 – January 5, 2019
Music by Chris Miller
Lyrics by Nathan Tysen
Book by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle
Directed by Michael O’Shea
Based on the best-selling award-winning novel by Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting is the beautiful and evocative tale of 11-year-old Winnie Foster, a free spirit who longs for adventure. When she meets the Tuck family and discovers they hold the secret to everlasting life, she faces an extraordinary choice: return to her own family or join the Tucks for eternity. This musical celebration is perfect for the whole family!