Our Stage. Your Dialogue
The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Lyrics and Music by Meredith Willson
Additional Lyrics and Book by Dick Scanlan
Based on the Original Book by Richard Morris
Directed and Choreographed by Kathleen Marshall
Sept 12-Oct 26
Stage Theatre Tickets on sale July 7, 2014 at 10am
This exhilarating refresh of Meredith Willson's 1960 musical tells the rags-to-riches romance of Colorado's own heroine, Molly Brown. With a new book by Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie
), new songs from the Willson songbook and staging by Tony-winning director/choreographer Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes
), the tempestuous can't-live-with-him/can't-live-without-him love story that survived the Silver Boom, Gold Rush and sinking of the Titanic returns to the stage in an all-new production.
Producing Partners: Joy S. Burns, June Travis, Daniel L. Ritchie
Contributing Partners: Marvin & Judi Wolf
Supporting Partners: Doug Morton& Marilyn Brown, El Pomar Foundation, Roger & Meredith Hutson
Lord of the Flies
Adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams
Sept 26-Nov 2
A staple in classrooms for generations, Chicago Theatre Beat
raves Lord of the Flies
is a “powerful, passionate adaptation that breathes new life into the classic novel,” which tells the story of a group of English boys who become stranded on a deserted island. Intoxicated by sudden freedom, their games quickly descend to a savage struggle for power. A compelling glimpse into dystopia that explores the grimmest reaches of human nature and fragility of free will.
Education Partners: Corley Legacy Foundation, Alan & Katie Fox, Thomas D. Lookabaugh Foundation, Walter S. Rosenberry, III Charitable Trust, Alison & Jim Shetter, June Travis
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
By Christopher Durang
Oct 10-Nov 16
Absurdist master Christopher Durang blends melancholy with mayhem in what The New York Times
declares a “deliriously funny” black comedy. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, this Chekhovian mash-up erupts into chaos when Vanya and Sonia receive a surprise visit from their Hollywood star sister, Masha, and her boy-toy Spike. Residents and visitors of the normally quiet household are thrown into hilarious upheaval as they confront issues of sibling rivalry, regret, lust and love.
Producing Partners: Margot & Allan Frank and Robert & Judi Newman
A Christmas Carol*
By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Richard Hellesen
Music by David de Berry
Nov 28-Dec 28
Essential to the holiday season in Denver, A Christmas Carol
promises to “warm your heart and renew your holiday spirit” according to the Examiner
. Based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel, this joyous and opulent musical adaptation traces money-hoarding skinflint Ebenezer Scrooge’s triumphant overnight journey to redemption. A Christmas Carol
illuminates the meaning of the holiday season in a way that has resonated for generations.
A HealthONE Family Production
Sponsored by: Macy's,
Producing Partner: Isabelle Clark *Added Attraction. Not part of the season subscription.
By James Still
Jan 16-Feb 22
Written by three-time Pulitzer nominee James Still, Appoggiatura
follows three closely related Americans, each nursing a hunger and a hard-to-heal wound, as they travel to the romantic city of Venice seeking solace. As time bends and magic lies just around the corner, this favorite of the Colorado New Play Summit weaves a quirky and lyrical narrative exploring love, loss and the human soul.
Presented by The Joan and Phill Berger Charitable Fund
Producing Partners: Terry & Noel Hefty, Diana & Mike Kinsey, Karolynn Lestrud Special thanks to the Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for its continued support of new play development at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
By Eric Schmiedl
Based the novel by Kent Haruf
Jan 30-Mar 1
Boasted a “masterful look at the end of life” by The Denver Post
, this adaptation of best-selling Kent Haruf’s novel takes place on the high plains of Colorado. The final chapter of a trilogy, Benediction
is a powerful drama about three souls searching for meaningful connections despite separation, loneliness and the race against time.
Producing Partners: John & Jeannie Fuller, Jim Steinberg & Lori Watson
Contributing Partner: Katy Atkinson Special thanks to the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for its continued support of new play development at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
One Night in Miami...
By Kemp Powers
Mar 20-Apr 19
This slice-of-life dramedy that the LA Times
calls “engaging and thought-provoking” imagines what occurred the night of Cassius Clay’s historic win over heavyweight champ Sonny Liston. Declining a glamorous Miami Beach party, Clay chooses to celebrate in a hotel room with his closest friends: activist Malcom X, singer Sam Cooke and football player Jim Brown. Over the course of the night each man argues his vision for what it means to be black in 1964, culminating in an early morning announcement from Clay that will shock the world. Filled with “crackling good dialogue and timely themes,” as proclaimed by Variety
, One Night in Miami
is a “decisive knockout.”
Producing Partners: Martin & Jo Ann Semple, Tina Walls
Mar 27-Apr 26
Part of the thrill of live theatre is the element of the unexpected. We are reviewing a few dynamic choices for our final production of the 2014/15 season. Stay tuned!