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.

Once On This Island Cancellation for this Weekend.

Sometimes the show must not go on.

We are cancelling performances of Once on This Island, scheduled for Thursday April 28th through Sunday May 1st as Once on This Island takes a hiatus for health and safety.

We have had a couple of illnesses in the cast, rather than push through we want to make sure we are thoughtful and safe when it comes to our cast, staff, volunteers, and patrons.

We will be rebooking all ticket holders from this cancellation.

Town Hall’s Box Office will be reaching out to every patron with tickets for April 28th, 29th, 30th and May 1st.

Our Box Office will be experiencing a high number of calls, we appreciate your patience in advance as we work to get everyone rebooked.  If you would like to send our Box Office an email with your preferred rebook date we are happy to accommodate, boxoffice@townhallartscenter.org

While our cast rests, we encourage you to stream the performance! Streaming is available for Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm as well as Sunday at 2pm.

Tickets can be purchased here:

https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/56245

Box Office Update

New Box Office Hours

Our box office hours have changed. We will be closed on Mondays. We are open Tuesday – Friday 10-5.

The Stanton Art Gallery is open from 10-5 Monday – Friday.

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COVID-19 PROTOCOLS UPDATE – February 4, 2022

Town Hall Arts Center continues to follow protocols and mandates as dictated by Tri-County Health and Arapahoe County. As of Friday February 4, 2022 these entities have lifted all requirements in regards to masking and social distancing. However, due to the intimate setting of our theater and for the comfort and safety of our patrons, staff, and performers, THAC welcomes all patrons attending live performances to wear a mask over their mouth and nose while inside the building.

THAC staff and volunteers will not be masked when interacting with patrons.

For more information on these new protocols, please visit the Tri-County Health Department website or CLICK HERE.

DAF Event & Costume Contest – February 14, 2022

DAF Event - Little Shop of Horrors

Denver Actors Fund Benefit Performance & Costume Contest

SPEND AN EVENING WITH THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS AND LEND A HAND TO THE DENVER THEATER COMMUNITY

100% of proceeds from ticket and concession sales will be donated to the Denver Actors Fund.

VALENTINE’S DAY DAF BENEFIT EVENT & COSTUME CONTEST
Monday, February 14 | 7:30 PM | Tickets: $25

For tickets to this event, CLICK HERE

Town Hall Arts Center is hosting a costume contest during our DAF Benefit Performance. Come dressed as your favorite “couple” from musical theatre and win a gift certification for (2) tickets to any future production (during the remainder 21/22 season or the 22/23 season) and (2) free drink coupons!

DETAILS:
Come dressed as your favorite “couple” from musical theater. “Couples” do not have to be cis-hetero romantic couples – they can be BFFs, unrequited romances, or tragic star-crossed lovers. Use your imagination! Examples:
– Elphaba and Fiyero from Wicked
– Eliza and Alexander from Hamilton
– Mark and Roger from RENT
– Tracy and Link from Hairspray
– Rod and Nicky from Avenue Q

The lobby will open at 6:00pm. There will be a “red carpet” photo booth in the Stanton Art Gallery.

Register with the THAC staff member, and get your picture taken.

The performance of Little Shop of Horrors will start at 7:30pm. During Act 1, the top three couples’ costumes will be chosen by THAC Staff. Schmooze with other patrons during intermission and show-off your costumes. At the end of intermission, the top three “couples” will be brought on stage for the audience to vote on. The audience will pick a winner using applause.

For tickets to this event, CLICK HERE.

Accepting donations to Red Cross for the Boulder County fires

We are all one community. Let’s come together. Accepting donations made out to the Red Cross at our final 2 performances of “Plaid Tidings” on January 1-2, 2022.

It has been a particularly difficult end of 2021 for our community. We will continue to work closely with our government and nonprofit partners to support the needs of the community as they emerge. We want to thank everyone for your support and generosity in this difficult moment for Boulder County.

Boulder County Wildfire Fund page – https://www.coloradogives.org/bouldercountywildfirefund

Sister Carmen Community Center is providing services for those affected by the East Boulder County fires –
https://www.facebook.com/Sister-Carmen-Community-Center-283772566050

The Boulder Jewish Community Center Boulder JCC is providing water, coffee and snacks, charging stations, play areas for children, showers, desks, wifi, and community. https://www.facebook.com/boulderjcc

YMCA of Northern Colorado has also opened as a Red Cross Shelter with water, supplies, toiletries, towels, food at the YMCA at 2800 Dagny Way in Lafayette – https://www.facebook.com/ymcaofnortherncolorado

If you need assistance with pets, horses, and livestock connect on Facebook with: Boulder County Fire Lost & Found Pets or Horse Evacuation Boulder Fort Collins Fire.

Colorado Pet Pantry will be distributing pet food and supplies to those affected by the fires –
https://www.coloradopetpantry.org/donate/donate-pet-food/

If you need mental health support, please reach out to:
JFS Boulder County Crisis Fund – https://www.jewishfamilyservice.org/bcc

Colorado Crisis Services – coloradocrisisservices.org

Mental Health Partners – mhpcolorado.org/mental-health/ or 303-443-8500

You can also reach out to the American Red Cross for direct assistance – https://www.redcross.org/local/colorado.html

To volunteer – https://coloradoresponds.communityos.org/

To host displaced people – https://www.airbnb.com/for-airbnb-org/how-to-host