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Xanadu

Sept. 16 – Oct. 16, 2022

Based on the 1980 cult-classic, movie-musical of the same name, Xanadu tells the story of Sonny Malone, a pretty (and pretty dim) street artist in Los Angeles. When Sonny begins to question his artistic abilities, Clio, the youngest of Greek Mythology’s Magic Muses, decides to disguise herself in legwarmers, roller-skates and… of course… an Australian accent, and travel from Mount Olympus to provide sweet Sonny Malone with a little divine inspiration. Seems like a match made in Heaven! Until Clio’s jealous, evil sisters conspire to curse the couple for all eternity! This Tony Award-nominated musical comedy lovingly lampoons its cinematic namesake and is chock full of chart-topping tunes from the ’70s and ’80s. Catch it in all its campy, charming, nostalgic, good fun through October 16!
Direction and Choreography by Nick Sugar. Music Direction by Donna Kolpan Debreceni.

Putting It Together

One weekend, only! – Oct. 27 – 30, 2022

Five of Colorado’s favorite actors will perform some of Stephen Sondheim’s most beloved comedic and romantic tunes in our staged concert iteration of Putting It Together. “Being Alive” (Company), “Sooner or Later” (Dick Tracy), and “Pretty Women” (Sweeny Todd) are among nearly 30 songs celebrating one of the American musical theater’s most prolific creators! Only four performances. Snag your tickets while you can!
Direction by Mathew Ryan Kepler
Music Direction by Joel Paszkowski. Choreography by Kelly Kates.

Disney’s Newsies the Musical

Nov. 18 – Dec. 30, 2022

Based on one of Disney’s favorite movie musicals and the inspiring true story of the “Newsboys’ Strike of 1899,” Newsies is an uplifting tale of one, charismatic young man named Jack Kelly, and the band of “newsies” who looked to him for leadership when two greedy titans of publishing suddenly raised the prices for newspapers at the children’s expense. Jack rallies newsies from all across NYC to strike against injustice and to fight for what’s right! Featuring high-energy, rousing dance numbers and a Tony Award-winning score with now-classic songs like “Seize the Day” and “Santa Fe,” Disney’s Newsies the Musical is a must-see for, both, families and for fans of the original film.

Direction by Steve Wilson. Music Direction by Donna Kolpan Debreceni. Choreography by Debbie Stark and Ronni Stark.

Master Class – A Play with Music

One weekend, only! – Jan. 12 – 15, 2023

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, Master Class dramatizes a series of master classes acclaimed opera performer, Maria Callas, taught at Julliard. And in this session, YOU are in the hot seat. Take your place among her students (or “victims” as she calls them), while Callas regales you with stories of her career, dishes about opera’s most notorious leading ladies, and shares the fragile heart beneath her glamorous, engaging, and… of course… hilarious exterior. Only five chances to experience a show The Hollywood Reporter said “…will be talked about for years to come whenever people point to theater experiences that genuinely deserve to be labeled by the overused word ‘great.’”
Direction by Matthew Kepler

In The Trenches – A Brand New Parenting Musical Comedy

Limited Engagement – Jan. 20 – 29, 2023

How would you like to be among the first people, anywhere, to experience a brand-new musical comedy created, right here, in Colorado? Now’s your chance. Fresh off its sold-out workshop performance at NYC’s Tony Award-winning venue, Feinstein’s 54 Below, In The Trenches is coming home for two, hilarious weeks! A little bit naughty; a little bit nice; and a whole lot of fun, this show explores the trials and triumphs that come with raising a family in today’s wacky world. Be warned, though:  this show may be about family, but it’s definitely not family friendly. So leave the little ones at home, and treat yourself to a date night with your beloved, or a “moms’ night out” with your besties. You’ll be glad you did!

Direction by Town Hall Arts Center’s very own Chief Operating Officer, Robert Michael Sanders

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

Feb. 17 – March 19, 2023

Our first main stage show in the New Year is I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Changea fun-filled, light-hearted musical romp through romance. Back by popular demand, this charming little musical revue explores the perils and pitfalls of first dates, marriage, parenting, and whatever comes after the butterflies have flown. For decades, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change has been an audience favorite wherever it’s played. Probably because no matter who you are or whom you love… you’re likely to see a little bit of your own story in this fast-paced, laugh-a-minute musical joyride.

Direction by Bob Wells. Music Direction by Donna Kolpan Debreceni. Choreography by Kelly Kates.

La Cage Aux Folles

April 7 – April 30, 2023

Georges and Albin are devoted husbands and successful entrepreneurs. The two own a fabulous, little drag club in St. Tropez where Albin headlines every night as the club’s glittering star attraction! Life is good. Until their son, Jean-Michele, makes an announcement:  he’s getting married. To a woman. From a conservative family! Her father is a homophobic politician, and he’s coming to dinner to meet the family. Georges and Albin do their best to “act normal” for the sake of their son’s happiness, but will their “best” be good enough? The plot might sound familiar to fans of funnyman, Robin Williams. La Cage Aux Folles provided the source material for his hit film, The Birdcage, in which he starred opposite Broadway darling, Nathan Lane. Chaos ensues in this heartfelt musical comedy about the families we’re born into, and the families we choose.

Direction by Nathan Halverson. Music Direction by Phil Forman.

Memphis

May 19 – June 17, 2023

Our 40th season wraps up with the Tony and Olivier Award-winning rock ‘n roll musical celebrating the unifying power of song. Inspired by actual events, Memphis tells the story of a Black nightclub singer named Felicia who’s ready for her big break, and a White radio DJ named Huey who wants to change the world through the airwaves. Theirs is an explosive love story set to roof-raising rock ‘n roll in 1950s era Memphis, Tennessee. Our season finale promises you irresistible music, thrilling choreography, and a heart- and mind-opening story of love, fame, and hope for a brighter future.
Direction by Mykai Eastman & Billie McBride, Music Direction by Trent Hines, Choreography by Kate Vallee.

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