September Theater Preview: Hits, Adventure and Premieres

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

Hits, Adventure and Premieres

Patti Murin (left), Michael Grandage (middle) and Caissie Levy (right) in ‘Frozen’. Photo credit: Jenny Anderson

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.

Ticket information:

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

 

 

‘Once’- Midtown Arts Center

Update: Read our review of ‘Once’ at Midtown Arts Center.

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.

Ticket information:

Sept. 1- Nov. 11

The Dinner Theatre, Midtown Arts Center

Tickets start at $59

Call 970-225- 2555 or midtownartscenter.comHits, Adventure and Premieres

 

 

‘Appropriate’- Curious Theatre Company

Update: Read our review of ‘‘Appropriate’ at Curious Theatre Company

Hits, Adventure and Premieres

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.

Ticket information:

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.

Ticket information:

Sept.12- Sept. 30

Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre

Tickets start at $25 or rockymountainrep.com

Call 970-627-3421

Hits, Adventure and Premieres

The cast of ‘Almost Heaven’ at Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre. Photo Credit: Rocky Mountain Rep

 

 

‘You On the Moors Now’- The Catamounts

Update: Read our interview with director Amanda Berg Wilson

Hits, Adventure and Premieres

Laura Lounge in a promotional photo for ‘You on the Moors Now’. Photo Credit: The Catamounts

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.

Ticket information:

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 aande133@msudenver.edu to get on the list.

Will Hunter (Student): Homer- “The Country Wife”, MSU Denver Theatre

Jerry Chavez (Student): Pinchwife-  “The Country Wife”,MSU Denver Theatre

Michael Rossitto (Student): Sparkish- “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

Miranda Ireland (Student): Alithea- “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

 

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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.
Connect with him through email at aande133@msudenver.edu.

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