Holiday Main Stage Shows 2021

Celebrate the season with Town Hall Arts Center! Offering 2 different Holiday Main Stage Shows! Attend both shows for EXTRA holiday cheer! Tickets: $37-$54 PURCHASE HERE

WINTER WONDERETTES
Written & Created by Roger Bean
Vocal Arrangements by Roger Bean & Brian Baker
Musical Arrangements by Brian Baker

Winter Wonderettes premiered at Milwaukee Repertory Theater.
Joseph Hanreddy, Artistic Director and Timothy J. Shields, Managing Director.

Presented by special arrangement with Stage Rights (www.stagerights.com)

Cast:
Rebekah Ortiz – Missy
Abby McInerney – Cindy Lou
Cara Lippitt – Suzy
Caitlin Hilzer – Betty Jean
Rachael Lessard – Understudy
Angie Currington – Understudy

Musicians:
Donna Kolpan Debreceni – Piano
Scott Alan Smith – Bass
Larry Ziehl – Percussion

Crew:
Robert Wells – Director
Terri Harrison – Production Stage Manager
Donna Kolpan Debreceni – Music Director
Kelly Kates – Choreographer
Douglas Clarke – Scenic Designer
Becky Toma – Props Designer
Linda Morken – Costume Designer
Brett Maughan – Lighting Designer
Curt Behm – Sound Designer
Mike Haas – Technical Director
Matthew Dugger – Sound Board Operator

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PLAID TIDINGS
Holiday Edition of FOREVER PLAID
BY STUART ROSS

Original FOREVER PLAID vocal and musical arrangements by JAMES RAITT

VOCAL and MUSICAL ARRANGEMENTS BY
JAMES RAITT, BRAD ELLIS, RAYMOND BERG, DAVID SNYDER

Musical Continuity and Supervision
By David Snyder

ORIGINAL DIRECTION AND MUSICAL STAGING
BY STUART ROSS

Cast:
Tim Howard – Francis
Zach Stailey – Sparky
Matt LaFontaine – Jinx
Jacob Villarreal – Smudge
Caleb O’Brien – Understudy
Adam Kinney – Understudy

Musicians:
Heather Holt Hall – Piano
Eli Acosta – Bass

Crew:
Nick Sugar – Director & Choreographer
Lauren Hergenreter – Production Stage Manager
Heather Holt Hall – Music Director
Douglas Clarke – Scenic Designer
Becky Toma – Props Designer
Linda Morken – Costume Designer
Brett Maughan – Lighting Designer
Curt Behm – Sound Designer
Mike Haas – Technical Director
Matthew Dugger – Sound Board Operator

Tickets: $37-$54 PURCHASE HERE

COVID-19 CDC GUIDELINES & SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

As an organization, Town Hall Arts Center continues to consider the safety of our patrons, volunteers, staff, and guests in our decision-making process. Our Executive staff and Board of Directors continue to monitor local health mandates and follow those guidelines closely, responding with changes as appropriate.

Currently, we strongly recommend masks for all patrons.

In addition:

  • We have completed and continue in-depth training with our volunteer base and staff on health and safety related topics.
  • We use a professional cleaning company to sanitize the theater and our Box Office staff cleans and disinfects the lobby, gallery, and bathrooms during intermission. We will continue to run our CDC recommended HEPA air filters in the theater before all performances.
  • We require daily temperature and symptom log ins for theater artists.  All cast, crew, designers, and staff are fully vaccinated.
  • If a patron is feeling sick, we ask that they stay home.
  • We will happily exchange tickets to a different date (at no cost) if a patron is experiencing cold symptoms, comes in contact with someone who has tested positive, or receives a positive COVID test themselves.

As with so many things over the last 18 months, these practices are subject to change with the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your patience, flexibility, and continuous support of Town Hall Arts Center.

2021-2022 Main Stage Season Announcements

2021-2022 Main Stage Shows

2021-2022 Main Stage Shows

Town Hall Arts Center is proud to announce our 2021-2022 Main Stage Season offerings! Beginning in September 2021, THAC presents a powerhouse lineup of Main Stage shows: The Fantasticks, Winter Wonderettes, Plaid Tidings, Little Shop of Horrors, Once On This Island, and The Wedding Singer. Single and season ticket packages now available.

TICKET INFORMATION:
Season and single tickets are currently on sale, priced $35-$52 for non-holiday shows and $37-$54 for holiday shows. Purchase online at townhallartscenter.org or at the THAC Box Office, (303) 794-2787 x 5 (open Monday – Friday: 10 AM to 5 PM). All ticket sales, whether purchased online, phone, or in-person, will receive Print-At-Home tickets via email. Season ticket packages and Flex Pass information can be found here.

MAIN STAGE SHOWS AT TOWN HALL ARTS CENTER:
• September 17 – October 17, 2021: The Fantasticks (Directed by Billie McBride) $35-$52
• *November 5 – December 26, 2021 (Holiday Show): Winter Wonderettes (Directed by Robert Wells) $37-$54
• *November 19, 2021 – January 2, 2022 (Holiday Show): Plaid Tidings (Directed by Nick Sugar) $37-$54
• January 28 – March 6, 2022: Little Shop of Horrors (Directed by Robert Wells) $35-$52
• April 8 – May 8, 2022: Once On This Island (Directed by Betty Hart) $35-$52
• May 27 – June 26, 2022: The Wedding Singer (Directed by Nick Sugar) $35-$52
• * indicates a holiday show

PEFORMANCES STREAMING ONLINE:
7:30 PM Fridays & Saturdays, 2:00 PM Sundays
• The Fantasticks – October 8-10 & October 15-17
• Once On This Island – April 29-May 1 & May 6-8
• The Wedding Singer – June 17-19 & June 24-26

SPOTLIGHT SERIES:
In partnership with Arapahoe Community College, THAC presents a new adult education program with a presentation and discussion of topics related to our Main Stage productions called “Spotlight Series.” Visit our website for more information.
• September 19, 2022 @ 6 PM: The Fantasticks $5
• January 30, 2022 @ 6 PM: Winter Wonderettes $5
• April 10, 2022 @ 6 PM: Once On This Island $5
• May 29, 2022 @ 6 PM: The Wedding Singer $5
• Past Spotlight Series topics:
o Meet Me in St. Louis (2019-2020) – The role of the World’s Fair in shaping 21st century society.
o Disenchanted (2019-2020) – How ‘Princess Culture’ influences gender role development
o Barefoot in the Park (2019-2020) – Millennial marriages and the sandwich factor.

TOWN HALL SESSIONS:
Coming in 2022 – Town Hall Sessions: An Intimate Concert Series. More information on specific performers will be released in December 2021.

STANTON ART GALLERY:
THAC’s Stanton Art Gallery is curated by The Littleton Fine Arts Guild. A new exhibit opens September 17 in the Stanton Art Gallery located inside Town Hall Arts Center. The show is titled “Fantastik Fall” and will run in conjunction with the production of The Fantasticks. Free admission. Open during Box Office hours Monday – Friday: 10 AM to 5 PM.

STREAMING ONLINE – SHOUT! The Mod Musical

SHOUT! The Mod Musical
Created by Phillip George, David Lowenstein, Peter Charles Morris
Originally Produced Off-Broadway in New York City
By Victoria Lange & P.P. Piccoli and Mark Schwartz
Developed in association with Amas Musical Theatre, Donna Trinkoff, Producing Director
Presented by Town Hall Arts Center

Streaming from the safety and comfort of your own home – two weekends only!
June 11-13 & June 18-20, 2021  |  Show times Fri/Sat at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM
Tickets start at $26

Celebrate the music, fashion and freedom of the 1960s in THAC’s production of, “SHOUT! The Mod Musical.”  This delightful musical revue follows five groovy gals as they come of age in 60s England and chronicles the dawning of the female empowerment movement.  Travel in time in this non-stop journey through the ages.  With its irresistible blend of eye-popping fashions, psychedelic dances and infectious and soulful pop anthems, SHOUT! The Mod Musical appeals to every generation.  This smashing musical will make you throw your head back and SHOUT!

To purchase a ticket to the streaming online production:

  1. Click here. You will be redirected to our streaming host site – ShowTix4U.
  2. Or you can go to the ShowTix4U website and search for “Town Hall Arts Center” in the Find an Organization search bar, and then click on SHOUT! The Mod Musical event. You will be redirected to the ticket purchase page.
  3. Ticket prices start at $26. All ticket prices have access to the same content. One ticket purchase per household required to gain access. Support THAC by purchasing a higher priced ticket or multiple tickets for your household.

Please help THAC continue to produce quality entertainment by purchasing a higher priced ticket, multiple tickets, or by donating to THAC directly.

How to View:

  • Please test your network and internet speeds prior to the online event, and make sure that your streaming device is up-to-date.
  • Patrons can purchase SHOUT! The Mod Musical online streaming tickets in advance or tickets can be purchased the day of the stream. ShowTix4U, the website hosting the online streaming event, accepts all major credit cards.
  • Patron tickets include all event and stream information. Patrons can easily view the stream event by using the direct link on their ticket. Please check your email for your tickets/direct link to the online streaming event.
  • This is scheduled content. Your ticketed event will start promptly at your scheduled time. If you click on your ticket link after the start time, you will miss part of the show.
  • Please plan accordingly. Refunds will not be granted for those who miss parts of the show. It is the patron’s responsibility to plan their time wisely.

More Info – ShowTix4U: 

If you would like more detailed information about the ShowTix4U streaming platform, please check out the links below and you will be redirected to the ShowTix4U website.

Thank you for your continued patronage and please enjoy the show!

Cast:
Hanna Dotson – Orange
Piper Lindsay Arpan – Green
Amy Dollar – Red
Valerie Igoe – Yellow
Ryahn Evers – Blue
Victoria Holloway – Voice Talent / Understudy
Abigail Kochevar – Voice Talent / Understudy

Crew:
Kate Vallee – Director / Choreographer
Emily MacIntyre – Stage Manager
Miranda Guettlein – Dialect Coach
Donna Debreceni – Music Director/Keyboards
Seth Alison – Lighting Design
Curt Behm – Sound Design
Matthew Dugger – Sound Board Operator
Terri Fong-Schmidt – Costume Design
Technical Director – Mike Haas
Greg Kendall – Set/Prop Design
Kevin Chung – Theater Technician
Dustin Hartley – Scenic Artist / Videographer

SHOUT! The Mod Musical – May 21-June 20, 2021

SHOUT! The Mod Musical
Created by Phillip George, David Lowenstein, Peter Charles Morris
Originally Produced Off-Broadway in New York City
By Victoria Lange & P.P. Piccoli and Mark Schwartz
Developed in association with Amas Musical Theatre, Donna Trinkoff, Producing Director
Presented by Town Hall Arts Center
May 21 – June 20, 2021  |  Tickets $37-$52
Evening performances begin at 7:30 PM and matinees at 2:00 PM.

Celebrate the music, fashion and freedom of the 1960s in THAC’s production of, “SHOUT! The Mod Musical.”  This delightful musical revue follows five groovy gals as they come of age in 60s England and chronicles the dawning of the female empowerment movement.  Travel in time in this non-stop journey through the ages.  With its irresistible blend of eye-popping fashions, psychedelic dances and infectious and soulful pop anthems, SHOUT! The Mod Musical appeals to every generation.  This smashing musical will make you throw your head back and SHOUT!

Returning to our beloved, historic theater located at 2450 W. Main Street, Littleton, CO. With new safety protocols and precautions in place, we look forward to seeing you soon at THAC! Thank you for your support during these unprecedented times. We hope to continue to bring high quality live entertainment as we have for almost 40 years!

Cast:
Hanna Dotson – Orange
Piper Lindsay Arpan – Green
Amy Dollar – Red
Valerie Igoe – Yellow
Ryahn Evers – Blue
Victoria Holloway – Voice Talent / Understudy
Abigail Kochevar – Voice Talent / Understudy

Crew:
Kate Vallee – Director / Choreographer
Emily MacIntyre – Stage Manager
Miranda Guettlein – Dialect Coach
Donna Debreceni – Music Director/Keyboards
Seth Alison – Lighting Design
Curt Behm – Sound Design
Matthew Dugger – Sound Board Operator
Terri Fong-Schmidt – Costume Design
Technical Director – Mike Haas
Greg Kendall – Set/Prop Design
Kevin Chung – Theater Technician
Dustin Hartley – Scenic Artist / Videographer

PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION BELOW & WATCH THE THAC SAFETY PROTOCOL VIDEO BEFORE PURCHASING TICKETS 

TICKETS

  • No tickets will be printed for this production. All patrons who purchase tickets will receive e-tickets.
  • Any patrons experiencing difficulty with the technology aspect of e-tickets may contact the Box Office. If you do not have access to your ticket at check-in, we will have a printed list of all audience members and can verify your ticket from that list.

PARKING

  • Please be advised that WEEKENDS ON MAIN Al Fresco Dining continues this year from May 7-October 30. Main Street will close to traffic on Fridays at 4 PM and reopen Saturdays at 11 PM. There will be no parking along Main Street on Friday and Saturday nights. Please plan your trip accordingly.
  • FREE PARKING can be found along the street (2-hour time limit from 9 AM – 6 PM)
  • FREE Light Rail parking lots (at the corner of Prince and Alamo or South Rio Grande and Main Street)

ARRIVAL/MASK & TEMPERATURES

  • Outside of the front doors of the theater, will be social distance markers. Please keep a 6’ distance between parties and stay with your party on these markers until it is your turn to check-in. Patrons must observe social distancing of at least 6 feet with persons you do not quarantine/live with.
  • There will be a table set up in the front of the lobby where THAC staff members and volunteers take temperatures and make sure all patrons are wearing masks upon entering. You will be also be asked if you currently have a cough or any flu-like symptoms. Please stay home if you are experiencing any sign or symptom of illness.
  • Masks covering mouth and nose are required for all persons during the entire performance and while inside the THAC building. Any patron not wearing a mask will be asked to put one on or leave the event. The only exception to this rule is the actors, who will be unmasked to perform while safely separated from the audience.
  • Hand sanitizers will be available throughout the venue for your convenience.

CHECK-IN

  • All attendees must provide their name upon check-in for proper COVID tracing as required by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Tri-County Health, and the Five Star Recovery Program.
  • Check-in will begin 30 minutes before curtain. Evening performances – seating will begin at 7:00 PM. Matinees – seating will begin at 1:30 PM.
  • After temperature check and ticket scanning, patrons will be directed to the Main Stage stairs, or the secondary theater stairs, restrooms, or Stanton Art Gallery area. Please follow all posted traffic patterns and maintain 6’ between patrons outside of your party.

SOCIAL DISTANCING – LOBBY

  • Each section of the lobby will have socially distanced spaces marked on the floor, along with traffic pattern signage posted throughout the building.

SOCIAL DISTANCING – GALLERY

  • We have an incredible exhibit in our Stanton Art Gallery. Please enjoy the current art show while being mindful of your distance between other patrons and staff. There will be spaces marked on the floor that are 6’ apart. Please follow signage directing traffic flow.

SOCIAL DISTANCING – STAIRS

  • We will utilize both sets of lobby stairs as entrances to the theater to allow for extra social distancing. Each staircase will have social distance space markers on the floor to indicate where patrons can wait upon entering the theater.
  • A THAC staff member or volunteer will be present to ensure patrons are observing social distancing rules and to help direct them to their proper seating section.

ACCESSIBILITY – ELEVATOR

  • Town Hall Arts Center is wheelchair accessible.
  • Patrons who need access to the elevator will wait on social distance spacers in the holding section of the Stanton Art Gallery.
  • Only parties that arrive together/live together are allowed on the elevator at one time. The elevator is an oversized freight elevator, so social distance will need to be observed with the elevator operator.

TRAFFIC PATTERNS – INTERMISSION / END OF SHOW

  • At intermission, one staircase will be strictly an entrance, and one will be an exit, allowing patrons to come and go as needed while observing social distancing.
  • Once the show has ended, THAC staff and volunteers will direct traffic and empty out one section at a time.
  • Patrons needing to exit the theater at intermission will be directed to the proper staircase by THAC staff/volunteer.

RESTROOMS

  • Stanchions and social distance markers will be utilized to keep restroom traffic socially distanced. Every other stall, urinal, and sink will be rendered unavailable.
  • Please observe a “2 in / 2 out” rule to prevent overcrowding. Staff and volunteers will be present to ensure patrons follow this rule.
    Soap is available at all usable sinks as well as single-use disposable paper towels.
  • Restrooms will be cleaned with hospital-grade disinfectant cleaner during Act 1 of every performance and after the performance.
    Hand sanitizers will be available throughout the venue for your convenience.

SEATING

  • THAC is offering limited seating with a maximum of 60 seats per show. Tickets are sold in socially distanced groupings of 1, 2, or 3 seats. Every other row has been blocked off as unusable for social distancing.
  • Seats open for sale have been measured and observe social distancing of at least 6’ apart, ensuring that only parties who arrive together will be seated together.
  • Several pairs of seats have been removed to create aisles so that patrons can reach their seats without coming within 6 feet of other parties. The front row has been removed to allow for further social distancing between performers and audience.
  • The seating area will be cleaned and sanitized with hospital-grade cleaner after every performance in preparation for the next performance/business day.
  • Seating will begin 30 minutes before curtain.

SAFETY INSIDE THE THEATER

  • The THAC tech team has installed plexi-glass walls surrounding the stage to further protect the audience and artists from germs and air particles. The performers and musicians will always remain behind these walls.
  • We have installed HEPA air filters both onstage and among the audience to assist with proper ventilation.
  • We have increased the cleaning and disinfecting throughout the venue by utilizing hospital-grade cleaners. Our professional cleaning crew uses electro-static cleaning equipment after every performance. For more information on cleaning methods and practices, please visit the links below.

UNAVAILABLE SERVICES

  • We have discontinued our concessions and bar services and will no longer offer cough drops.
  • The water fountain will not be available. THAC patrons are encouraged to bring a personal water bottle.
  • No hard copies of programs available. We will offer programs in digital form only. Programs will be sent to ticketholders via email or by scanning the QR code in the lobby of the theater.
  • No Will-Call or Box Office services during performances. The Box Office will be open normal business hours – M-F 10A – 3 P.

To purchase tickets to this show, please click here.

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SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL

Created by Phillip George & David Lowenstein
“Mod Musings” & “Groovy Gab” by Peter Charles Morris & Phillip George
Orchestrations & Additional Arrangements by Bradley Veith
Originally Directed Off-Broadway by Phillip George
Originally Choreographed Off-Broadwy by David Lowenstein
Originally produced Off-Broadway in New York City by
Victoria Lang & P.P Piccoli and Mark Schwartz

Developed in association with Amas Musical Theatre, Donna Trinkoff, Producing Director

STREAMING ONLINE – You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Town Hall Arts Center proudly presents a streaming online production of
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown!
By Clark Gesner, Michael Mayer, Andrew Lippa, Charles M. Schulz

Streaming from the safety and comfort of your own home – two weekends only!
April 9-11 & April 16-18  |  Show times Fri/Sat at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM
Tickets start at $26
Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC. www.concordtheatricals.com

Join the beloved characters of Charles M. Schulz’ Peanuts, as they explore life’s great questions, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes and celebrate the joy of friendship.

To purchase a ticket to the streaming online production:

  1. Click here. You will be redirected to our streaming host site – ShowTix4U.
  2. Or you can go to the ShowTix4U website and search for “Town Hall Arts Center” in the Find an Organization search bar, and then click on You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown event. You will be redirected to the ticket purchase page.
  3. Ticket prices start at $26. All ticket prices have access to the same content. One ticket purchase per household required to gain access. Support THAC by purchasing a higher priced ticket or multiple tickets for your household.

Please help THAC continue to produce quality entertainment by purchasing a higher priced ticket, multiple tickets, or by donating to THAC directly.

How to View:

  • Please test your network and internet speeds prior to the online event, and make sure that your streaming device is up-to-date.
  • Patrons can purchase You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown online streaming tickets in advance or tickets can be purchased the day of the stream. ShowTix4U, the website hosting the online streaming event, accepts all major credit cards.
  • Patron tickets include all event and stream information. Patrons can easily view the stream event by using the direct link on their ticket. Please check your email for your tickets/direct link to the online streaming event.
  • This is scheduled content. Your ticketed event will start promptly at your scheduled time. If you click on your ticket link after the start time, you will miss part of the show.
  • Please plan accordingly. Refunds will not be granted for those who miss parts of the show. It is the patron’s responsibility to plan their time wisely.

More Info – ShowTix4U: 

If you would like more detailed information about the ShowTix4U streaming platform, please check out the links below and you will be redirected to the ShowTix4U website.

Thank you for your continued patronage and please enjoy the show!

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown – March 19-April 18, 2021

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
By Clark Gesner, Michael Mayer, Andrew Lippa, Charles M. Schulz
Presented by Town Hall Arts Center
March 19 – April 18, 2021  |  Tickets $47-$52
Evening performances begin at 7:30 PM and matinees at 2:00 PM.
Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC. www.concordtheatricals.com

The beloved “Peanuts” comic comes to life in this classical musical.  Bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder, who does not give her the time of day.  Perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus.  Snoopy is in the doghouse and Charlie Brown is in rare form.  The brief vignettes span a few months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to despair.  Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang explore life’s great questions as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship.

Returning to our beloved, historic theater located at 2450 W. Main Street, Littleton, CO. With new safety protocols and precautions in place, we look forward to seeing you soon at THAC! Thank you for your support during these unprecedented times. We hope to continue to bring high quality live entertainment as we have for almost 40 years!

Cast:
Carter Edward Smith – Charlie Brown
Brekken Baker – Lucy Van Pelt
Mica Dominguez-Robinson – Sally Brown
Andrew Alber – Linus Van Pelt
Logan Traver – Snoopy
Matt LaFontaine – Schroeder

Crew:
Nick Sugar – Director/Choreographer
Lexi Holtzer – Stage Manager
Seth Alison – Lighting Design
Curt Behm – Sound Design
Matthew Dugger – Sound Board Operator
Linda Morken – Costume Design
Technical Director – Mike Haas
Greg Kendall – Set/Prop Design
Donna Debreceni – Music Director/Keyboards
Sean Case – Percussion

PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION BELOW & WATCH THE THAC SAFETY PROTOCOL VIDEO BEFORE PURCHASING TICKETS 

TICKETS

  • No tickets will be printed for this production. All patrons who purchase tickets will receive e-tickets.
  • Any patrons experiencing difficulty with the technology aspect of e-tickets may contact the Box Office. If you do not have access to your ticket at check-in, we will have a printed list of all audience members and can verify your ticket from that list.

ARRIVAL/MASK & TEMPERATURES

  • Outside of the front doors of the theater, will be social distance markers. Please keep a 6’ distance between parties and stay with your party on these markers until it is your turn to check-in. Patrons must observe social distancing of at least 6 feet with persons you do not quarantine/live with.
  • There will be a table set up in the front of the lobby where THAC staff members and volunteers take temperatures and make sure all patrons are wearing masks upon entering. You will be also be asked if you currently have a cough or any flu-like symptoms. Please stay home if you are experiencing any sign or symptom of illness.
  • Masks covering mouth and nose are required for all persons during the entire performance and while inside the THAC building. Any patron not wearing a mask will be asked to put one on or leave the event. The only exception to this rule is the actors, who will be unmasked to perform while safely separated from the audience.
  • Hand sanitizers will be available throughout the venue for your convenience.

CHECK-IN

  • All attendees must provide their name upon check-in for proper COVID tracing as required by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Tri-County Health, and the Five Star Recovery Program.
  • Check-in will begin 30 minutes before curtain. Evening performances – seating will begin at 7:00 PM. Matinees – seating will begin at 1:30 PM.
  • After temperature check and ticket scanning, patrons will be directed to the Main Stage stairs, or the secondary theater stairs, restrooms, or Stanton Art Gallery area. Please follow all posted traffic patterns and maintain 6’ between patrons outside of your party.

SOCIAL DISTANCING – LOBBY

  • Each section of the lobby will have socially distanced spaces marked on the floor, along with traffic pattern signage posted throughout the building.

SOCIAL DISTANCING – GALLERY

  • We have an incredible exhibit in our Stanton Art Gallery. Please enjoy the current art show while being mindful of your distance between other patrons and staff. There will be spaces marked on the floor that are 6’ apart. Please follow signage directing traffic flow.

SOCIAL DISTANCING – STAIRS

  • We will utilize both sets of lobby stairs as entrances to the theater to allow for extra social distancing. Each staircase will have social distance space markers on the floor to indicate where patrons can wait upon entering the theater.
  • A THAC staff member or volunteer will be present to ensure patrons are observing social distancing rules and to help direct them to their proper seating section.

ACCESSIBILITY – ELEVATOR

  • Town Hall Arts Center is wheelchair accessible.
  • Patrons who need access to the elevator will wait on social distance spacers in the holding section of the Stanton Art Gallery.
  • Only parties that arrive together/live together are allowed on the elevator at one time. The elevator is an oversized freight elevator, so social distance will need to be observed with the elevator operator.

TRAFFIC PATTERNS – INTERMISSION / END OF SHOW

  • At intermission, one staircase will be strictly an entrance, and one will be an exit, allowing patrons to come and go as needed while observing social distancing.
  • Once the show has ended, THAC staff and volunteers will direct traffic and empty out one section at a time.
  • Patrons needing to exit the theater at intermission will be directed to the proper staircase by THAC staff/volunteer.

RESTROOMS

  • Stanchions and social distance markers will be utilized to keep restroom traffic socially distanced. Every other stall, urinal, and sink will be rendered unavailable.
  • Please observe a “2 in / 2 out” rule to prevent overcrowding. Staff and volunteers will be present to ensure patrons follow this rule.
    Soap is available at all usable sinks as well as single-use disposable paper towels.
  • Restrooms will be cleaned with hospital-grade disinfectant cleaner during Act 1 of every performance and after the performance.
    Hand sanitizers will be available throughout the venue for your convenience.

SEATING

  • THAC is offering limited seating with a maximum of 60 seats per show. Tickets are sold in socially distanced groupings of 1, 2, or 3 seats. Every other row has been blocked off as unusable for social distancing.
  • Seats open for sale have been measured and observe social distancing of at least 6’ apart, ensuring that only parties who arrive together will be seated together.
  • Several pairs of seats have been removed to create aisles so that patrons can reach their seats without coming within 6 feet of other parties. The front row has been removed to allow for further social distancing between performers and audience.
  • The seating area will be cleaned and sanitized with hospital-grade cleaner after every performance in preparation for the next performance/business day.
  • Seating will begin 30 minutes before curtain.

SAFETY INSIDE THE THEATER

  • The THAC tech team has installed plexi-glass walls surrounding the stage to further protect the audience and artists from germs and air particles. The performers and musicians will always remain behind these walls.
  • We have installed HEPA air filters both onstage and among the audience to assist with proper ventilation.
  • We have increased the cleaning and disinfecting throughout the venue by utilizing hospital-grade cleaners. Our professional cleaning crew uses electro-static cleaning equipment after every performance. For more information on cleaning methods and practices, please visit the links below.

UNAVAILABLE SERVICES

  • We have discontinued our concessions and bar services and will no longer offer cough drops.
  • The water fountain will not be available. THAC patrons are encouraged to bring a personal water bottle.
  • No hard copies of programs available. We will offer programs in digital form only. Programs will be sent to ticketholders via email or by scanning the QR code in the lobby of the theater.
  • No Will-Call or Box Office services during performances. The Box Office will be open normal business hours – M-F 10A – 3 P.

PARKING

  • FREE PARKING can be found along the street (2-hour time limit from 9 AM – 6 PM)
  • FREE Light Rail parking lots (at the corner of Prince and Alamo or South Rio Grande and Main Street)

To purchase tickets to this show, please click here.

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Based on The Comic Strip “Peanuts”
by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Original Direction for this version of
“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” by Michael Mayer
Originally Produced in New York by
Arthur Whitelaw and Gene Persson

THE VIDEOTAPING OR MAKING OF ELECTRONIC OR OTHER AUDIO AND/OR VISUAL RECORDINGS OF THIS PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTING RECORDINGS OR STREAMS IN ANY MEDIUM, INCLUDING THE INTERNET, IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED, A VIOLATION OF THE AUTHOR(S)’S RIGHTS AND ACTIONABLE UNDER UNITED STATES COPYRIGHT LAW. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:
https://concordtheatricals.com/resources/protecting-artists

STREAMING ONLINE – Almost, Maine – February 12 -13, 2021

Almost, Maine - Streaming Online

Town Hall Arts Center proudly presents a staged concert version of
Almost, Maine
Streaming from the safety and comfort of your own home!

February 12-13, 2021  |  Show times 7:30 PM
Tickets start at $15

Almost, Maine is a vignette of nine short plays that explore the love and loss in a remote almost-town called Almost, Maine. The play is a series of loosely connected tales about love – relationships begin, end, or change beyond recognition. Strangers become friends, friends become lovers, and lovers turn into strangers. On one cold and magical winter night, the citizens of Almost experience the life-altering power of the human heart.

To purchase a ticket:

  1. Click here. You will be redirected to our online streaming host site – ShowTix4U.
  2. Or you can go to the ShowTix4U website and search for “Town Hall Arts Center” in the Find an Organization search bar, and then click on Almost, Maine event. You will be redirected to the ticket purchase page.
  3. Ticket prices start at $15 up to $55. All ticket prices have access to the same content. One ticket purchase per household required to gain access. Support THAC by purchasing a higher priced ticket or multiple tickets for your household.

Please help THAC continue to produce quality entertainment by purchasing a higher priced ticket, multiple tickets, or by donating to THAC directly.

How to View:

  • Please test your network and internet speeds prior to the online event, and make sure that your streaming device is up-to-date.
  • Patrons can purchase Almost, Maine online streaming tickets in advance or tickets can be purchased the day of the stream – February 12-13, 2021. ShowTix4U, the website hosting the online streaming event, accepts all major credit cards.
  • Patron tickets include all event and stream information. Patrons can easily view the stream event by using the direct link on their ticket. Please check your email for your tickets/direct link to the online streaming event.
  • This is scheduled content. Your ticketed event will start promptly at 7:30 PM. If you click on your ticket link after the 7:30 PM start time, you will miss part of the show.
  • Please plan accordingly. Refunds will not be granted for those who miss parts of the show. It is the patron’s responsibility to plan their time wisely.

More Info – ShowTix4U: 

If you would like more detailed information about the ShowTix4U streaming platform, please check out the links below and you will be redirected to the ShowTix4U website.

Thank you for your continued patronage and please enjoy the show!

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Any video and/or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

ALMOST, MAINE was developed by
The Cape Cod Theatre Project.

 Professional Premiere Production:
Portland Stage Company,
Anita Stewart, Artistic Director,
Tami Ramaker, Managing Director.

 Originally produced in New York by
Jack Thomas/Bulldog Theatrical and Bruce Payne.

 © 2020  This Video recording was produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service and John Cariani. All rights reserved. This performance is authorized for non-commercial use only. By accepting this license, you agree not to authorize or permit the Video to be recorded, copied, distributed, broadcast, telecast, or otherwise exploited, in whole or in part, in any media now known or hereafter developed.

STREAMING ONLINE – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder – January 29-30, 2021

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder - THAC Main Stage Shows

The Show MUST go on!
And at Town Hall Arts Center, The Show Will Go On!

Town Hall Arts Center proudly presents a staged concert version of
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
Streaming from the safety and comfort of your own home!

January 29-30, 2021  |  Show times 7:30 PM
Tickets start at $15

When Monty Navarro learns he is ninth in line for an earldom, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slim and sets off down a ghoulish path. Can he murder his unsuspecting relatives without getting caught and become ninth Earl of Highhurst? And what about love? Murder isn’t the only thing on his mind.

To purchase A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER ticket:

  1. Click here. You will be redirected to our online streaming host site – ShowTix4U.
  2. Or you can go to the ShowTix4U website and search for “Town Hall Arts Center” in the Find an Organization search bar, and then click on A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER event. You will be redirected to the ticket purchase page.
  3. Ticket prices start at $15 up to $55. All ticket prices have access to the same content. One ticket purchase per household required to gain access. Support THAC by purchasing a higher priced ticket or multiple tickets for your household.

Please help THAC continue to produce quality entertainment by purchasing a higher priced ticket, multiple tickets, or by donating to THAC directly.

You will be redirected to the ticket purchase page, as shown below.


How to View:

  • Please test your network and internet speeds prior to the online event, and make sure that your streaming device is up-to-date.
  • Patrons can purchase A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER online streaming tickets in advance or tickets can be purchased the day of the stream – January 29 and 30, 2021. ShowTix4U, the website hosting the online streaming event, accepts all major credit cards.
  • Patron tickets include all event and stream information. Patrons can easily view the stream event by using the direct link on their ticket. Please check your email for your tickets/direct link to the online streaming event.
  • This is scheduled content. Your ticketed event will start promptly at 7:30 PM. If you click on your ticket link after the 7:30 PM start time, you will miss part of the show.
  • Please plan accordingly. Refunds will not be granted for those who miss parts of the show. It is the patron’s responsibility to plan their time wisely.

More Info – ShowTix4U: 

If you would like more detailed information about the ShowTix4U streaming platform, please check out the links below and you will be redirected to the ShowTix4U website.

Thank you for your continued patronage and please enjoy the show!

________________________

Any video and/or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
Book and Lyrics by ROBERT L. FREEDMAN
Music and Lyrics by STEVEN LUTVAK
Based on a novel by ROY HORNIMAN

Orchestrations by Jonathon Tunick
Vocal Arrangements by Dianne Adams McDowell & Steven Lutvak

Original Broadway Production Produced by
Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, John Johnson,
50 Church Street Productions, Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino, Jay Alix & Una Jackman,
Catherine & Fred Adler, Rhoda Herrick, Kathleen K. Johnson, Megan Savage,
ShadowCatcher Entertainment, Ron Simons, True Love Productions, Jame deRoy,
Four Ladies & One Gent, John Arthur Pinckard, Greg Nobile, Stewart Lane & Bonne Comley,
Exeter Capital/Ted Snowdon, Ryan Hugh Mackey, Cricket-CTM Media/Mano-Horn Productions,
Dennis Grimaldi/Margot Astrachan, Hello Entertainment/Jamie Bendell
Michael T. Cohen/Joe Sirola, Joseph & Carson Gleberman/William Megevick
and
Green State Productions
In Association with
The Hartford Stage and The Old Globe

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER was developed, in part, at the 2006 Sundance Institute Theatre Lab at the Sundance Resort with continuing Post-Lab Support through its initiative with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.mtishows.com

2020 True West Award

True West Award 2020

By John Moore (Senior Arts Journalist, Arvada Center)

With so many (many) lousy things to come out of the COVID shutdown, you have to appreciate it when something truly lovely comes out of necessity and innovation. Like taking in an early fall sunset at The Hudson Gardens listening to the lyrics of John Denver as birds fly overhead: “I guess he’d rather be in Colorado. He’d rather spend his time out where the sky looks like a pearl after a rain.” With other humans. During a pandemic. Under a sky that looks like a pearl after a rain.

And it was an experience that was never in the Town Hall Arts Center’s plans before the virus forced a creative shift in thinking.

“Almost Heaven: The Songs of John Denver” was scheduled to open inside Town Hall on April 3 when rehearsals were stopped. But rather than shut the production down altogether, Director Nick Sugar’s creative team scrambled for a solution that turned out to be good enough to be true: The re-imagined show eventually went on as an outdoor, botanic experience that perfectly matched the tenor of John Denver’s music.

And it took some heavy behind-the-scenes lifting to make it happen. The Town Hall team had to set up a 40-foot band tent, two trees of stage lights, speakers, other sound equipment and socially distanced audience pods before every performance. And then take it all down again in near total darkness. And do it all over again 18 times over the course of the next month for the enjoyment of 1,500 patrons who surely had no idea how much muscle it took to pull off.

“We had to leave it exactly as we found it every night so that The Hudson Gardens could operate as normal the next day. It was a Herculean group effort, for sure,” said Robert Michael Sanders, Town Hall’s Education Manager.

Note the title. It was the Education Manager’s job to keep the crew moving on schedule. And that nighty “crew” included several people with titles you don’t always associate with “crew”:

Mike Haas: Technical Director
Curt Behm: Sound Designer
Robert Michael Sanders: Education Manager
Matthew Kepler: Programming Manager
Willa Bograd: Volunteer Coordinator
Stacy Hanna: Marketing and PR Manager
Stephanie O’Malley: Development Manager
Kevin Chung: Carpenter
Greg Kendall: Carpenter
Dustin Hartley: Scenic painter and technician
Matthew Duggar: Sound board operator
Sarah Alexander-Wininger: Operations Specialist

Here’s how Sanders describes how the operation went:

“The whole staff would arrive at 5 p.m. to set up the tent and run power from the main building out onto the lawn. We set up the light trees and ran LED lighting strips into the tent, made sure the band had power, and then placed all of the speakers and subwoofers. Meanwhile, Matthew Kepler handled all of the set-up at the front gate for arriving patrons, as well as ticketing – and laying down pods in groups of four, each placed at least 6 feet apart and 25 feet away from the five performers. Hudson Gardens provided a dressing room for the actors, and costume assistant Mikayla LaMantia was there every night to clean and deliver the costumes.”

Because there was no actual stage in the gardens, performers Matt LaFontaine, Alison Mueller, Mark Middlebrooks, Zach Stailey and Tasha Waters sang for nearly two hours while standing in the grass. And the second the show was over, the entire crew jumped back into action, moving everything back into a large storage shed on the Hudson Gardens’ grounds. “We essentially reverse-engineered it,” Sanders said. “Except now it was all in the dark.”

That effort included band members Donna Debreceni, Mitch Jervis, Scott Alan Smith and Larry Ziehl lugging their keyboards, drum kits and guitars from the park back to their cars each night.

Sanders says the plan was masterminded along with Technical Director Mike Haas and Sound Designer Curt Behm, though it took yeoman effort from 11 full-time Town Hall staffers, along with another dozen volunteers and part-time box office workers (Kendra Pierce, Nannette Brown, Amy Calonder, Tamara Jarrett and Dave Johnson) to pull it off every night.

“It was all hands on deck for anything,” Sanders said. “We grabbed anyone who had knowledge in anything.” Even if that meant the Town Hall Marketing Manager learning how to plug in sound and set up lights.

Miraculously, none of the performances were lost by weather. “Although sometimes the cords were frozen because it was so cold,” Sanders said. “And there were two shows where crew had to run up and hold the tent up during a microburst.”

And in the end, was it all worth it?

“Absolutely,” Sanders said. “Even with that amount of work, we would do it all over again in a second. The quality of the entertainment was high, the safety was well thought-out, and audiences were desperate to be entertained in a reasonable, responsible environment.”

Holiday Main Stage Shows

THAC is not producing a full schedule holiday production this season due to COVID-19 restrictions.  However, we are moving forward with free filmed concert specials to enjoy in the safety and comfort of your own home! Starting in December, THAC will showcase new concerts from local artists you know and love!

DAVID NEHLS
David is a local cabaret pianist and singer who is also an accomplished composer. David has written several musicals, including The Great American Trailer Park Musical, which made its debut at the NY Fringe Festival in 2004 as well as an Off-Broadway production in 2005. David has also written an autobiographical cabaret called Me and My Piano which he has toured nationally. He has put together a holiday version of this cabaret.

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful…literally!!  But have no fear, Christmas is near.  And what better way to get into the spirit than a raucous, somewhat naughty, Christmas Cabaret?  A Piano And Me: Holiday Edition is a sequel of sorts to my solo show, A Piano And Me, which has now been performed across the country in LA, Denver and NY.  In prepping the first show I realized how much Christmas material I have written over the years — and how strangely inappropriate and outrageous most of it is!  So join me at the Clocktower Cabaret in downtown Denver for a holiday blast of musical fun.  Along with my guest Sharon K White, we will send you into the season with some good tunes and lots of laughs.  Stay warm – David Nehls”

Please click here for David Nehl’s performance.
Thank you to our first holiday concert sponsor, Aspen Grove.  For more local holiday event ideas and shopping, please visit their website.

MATTHEW DAILEY
Matthew is a Colorado native with a vast history of performing in Denver area theatres including Town Hall Arts Center and Country Dinner Playhouse. He moved to NYC and was a featured performer in the national tours of Jersey Boys and the revival tour of Miss Saigon.

Matthew will perform Rockin’ Holidays, featuring favorite rockin’ holiday classics from Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and a special guest appearance from former cast members of the hit show Jersey Boys.

Please click here for Matthew Dailey’s performance.

ROBERT MICHAEL SANDERS & MEGAN VAN DE HEY
Robert Michael and Megan are a THAC love story and met during the 2007 THAC production of Gypsy, where they played opposite of each other as the characters Herbie and Mama Rose. They went on to play opposite each other a dozen times in various theaters, and eventually married in 2017. The song, “Dream Anywhere” was written by Robert Michael Sanders for Megan on the grand piano in the THAC lobby, on a break between shows.

Robert Michael and Megan will perform Full Circle, a celebration of music and paying homage to the place where they first met.

Please click here for Robert Michael and Megan’s performance.

Thank you for your continued patronage.  Happy Holidays!!!