Arvada Center to Present Regional Premiere of END OF THE RAINBOW, 3/25-4/13
The Arvada Center will open the regional premiere of End of the Rainbow directed by Rod A. Lansberry on March 25 running through April 13 in the Main Stage Theater. End of the Rainbow is written by Peter Quilter. Performances are Tuesday - Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 1 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Preview performances are March 21 - 23 at 7:30 p.m. Moderated talkbacks with the cast are offered on Friday, April 4 after the 7:30 p.m. show and Wednesday, April 9 after the 1:00 p.m. show. The show will be ASL Interpreted for the hearing impaired on Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.arvadacenter.org or call 720-898-7200. Please note: This production contains adult language and content dealing with alcoholism, drug use and sexuality.
It's December 1968 and Judy Garland - with her signature cocktail of talent, tenacity and razor-sharp wit - is poised to make a triumphant comeback... or maybe not. Featuring many of her most memorable songs including I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Come Rain Or Come Shine, When You're Smiling and the iconic Somewhere Over The Rainbow; this bio-drama with music will leave audiences with a tragically poignant insight to the star's final days.
In addition to director Rod A. Lansberry, the creative team includes David Nehls (musical director), Alan Bennett (musical staging) Brian Mallgrave (scene design), Clare Henkel (costume design), Diana Ben-Kiki (wig and makeup design) David Thomas (sound design) and Shannon McKinney (light design).
Since its opening in July 1976, the award winning Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities has grown to become one of the nation's largest multidisciplinary arts centers, dedicated to many aspects of the arts, including theater, music, dance, visual arts and education, and is generously supported in part by the City of Arvada, the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and Colorado Creative Industries. The Arvada Center is located at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. and provides free parking for all its patrons. For more information go to www.arvadacenter.org or call 720-898-7200.