September is a time for hits, adventure and premieres! Our monthly theater preview takes a look across the state at hit shows such as ‘Almost Heaven; The Songs of John Denver’. Adventurous titles such as ‘You On the Moors Now’ and the world premiere of ‘Frozen’ here in Denver.
‘Frozen’- Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Before heading to Broadway and the St. James Theatre in the spring of 2018, the international hit will perform its previews here at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in the Buell Theatre. Caissie Levy (Hairspray) and Patti Murin (Xanadu) take on the roles of Elsa and Anna, respectively. The cast is helmed by Tony Award winner Michael Grandage. This promises to be one chilling production.
Aug. 17-Oct. 1
Buell Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex
Tickets start at $25, with a limit of eight tickets per account
Call 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org
The chance meeting of a man and women in a small Irish town and the effects it has on a couples live are examined in ‘Once’. After winning eight Tony Awards in 2012, including best musical, Midtown Arts Center presents the Colorado premiere of this folk style musical.
Sept. 1- Nov. 11
The Dinner Theatre, Midtown Arts Center
Tickets start at $59
Call 970-225- 2555 or midtownartscenter.com
Kicking off Curious Theatre Company’s 20th season is ‘Appropriate’. When the Lafayettes descend upon a crumbling Arkansan plantation to liquidate their dead patriarch’s estate, his three adult children collide over clutter, debt, and a contentious family history. Directed by Jamil Jude, this provocative play will explore the ties between family and race.
Sept. 2- Oct. 14
Curious Theatre, Curious Theatre Company
Tickets start at $20
Call 303-623-0524 or curioustheatre.org
‘Almost Heaven; Songs of John Denver’- Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre
Finishing off Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre’s 50th Anniversary season is ‘Almost Heaven; Songs of John Denver’. The show uses all songs by the famous Colorado singer-songwriter. Originally commissioned by the Denver Center Theatre Company, the production ran for an astonishing 2 years. Celebrate the music of John Denver with this musical.
Sept.12- Sept. 30
Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre
Tickets start at $25 or rockymountainrep.com
When fantasy and fiction meet, you get ‘You On the Moors Now.’ When classic fictional heroines from the books of Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters are whisked out of their stories and into the mystical land of the Moors, the comedy ensues. Produced by The Catamounts, this will be one adventures production.
Sept.8- Sept. 30
Dairy Arts Center- The Catamounts
Tickets start at $18
Call 303-440-7826 or thecatamounts.org
Where are MSU Denver Theatre students and professors working?
Below is a list updated and maintained by Avery Anderson of where MSU Denver Theatre Department students and staff are working on the Colorado theater community. Contact Avery Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the list.
Jerry Chavez (Student): Pinchwife- “The Country Wife”,MSU Denver Theatre
Mathew Clark (Student): Harcourt- “The Country Wife”,MSU Denver Theatre
Evan Horwich (Student): Dorilant- “The Country Wife”,MSU Denver Theatre
Leo Fox (Student): Sir Jasper- “The Country Wife”,MSU Denver Theatre
Reese Blanton (Student): Quack- “The Country Wife”,MSU Denver Theatre
Brianna Herman (Student): Margery- “The Country Wife”,MSU Denver Theatre
Megan Schraeder (Student): Lady Fidget- “The Country Wife”,MSU Denver Theatre
Audrey Carrothers (Student): Dainty Fidget- “The Country Wife”,MSU Denver Theatre
Erin Banta (Student): Mistress Squeamish- “The Country Wife”,MSU Denver Theatre
Kayla Rose Smith (Student): Old Lady Squeamish- “The Country Wife”,MSU Denver Theatre
Addy Himle (Student): Lucy- “The Country Wife”,MSU Denver Theatre
Maria Rodriguez (Student): Boy- “The Country Wife”,MSU Denver Theatre
Jeff Parker (Professor): Director- “The Country Wife”,MSU Denver Theatre
Jacob Welch (Professor): Lighting Design- “General Store”, Creede Repertory Theatre
Christy Montour- Larson (Affliate Professor): Director- “General Store”, Creede Repertory Theatre
Author: Avery Anderson
Avery Anderson is the general manager of Met TV. He hosts “The Nightly Met,” an entertainment show that highlights local art and culture. He loves the theater and all art and is an advocate for local theater companies through his many stories. He also enjoys gardening and being outside.
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