STAGE TUBE: Director Ray Roderick Talks Central City Opera's SHOWBOAT
Ray Roderick, Showboat, In Focus with Eden Lane, Central City Opera, Buell Theater
Central City Opera is bringing a spectacular production of SHOWBOAT to the Buell Theater. This week, host of "In Focus" Eden Lane sits down with acclaimed director Ray Roderick to learn about his take on this iconic musical. Click below to watch the interview!
As its final presentation of the 2013 Festival, CCO will feature a new production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's glorious American musical, Show Boat, in Denver at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. The production opens tonight, August 6 with seven performances running through August 11. Show Boat will be performed in English.
This musical, written in 1927 by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, tells the story of the workers on a Mississippi showboat over the course of 50 years, from 1880 to 1927. The musical was innovative for its time, combining the lightness and spectacle of musical theater with the serious themes of racial prejudice and tragic love. Revivals of Show Boat, which features songs such as "Ol' Man River", "Make Believe", and "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," have won both the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical (1995) and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival (2008).
Single tickets start at $20 with two-show subscriptions starting at just $32. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.centralcityopera.org or call 303-292-6700.