Cherry Creek Theatre's JOHN & JEN Begins 5/30
A truly original musical that examines the complexities of relationships between brothers and sisters and parents and children set against the background of a changing America between 1950 and 1990.
This is the story of Jen and her relationships with the two Johns of her life: her younger brother, who was killed in Vietnam, and his namesake, her son who is trying to find his way in a confusing world. "John & Jen" is a tour-de-force for two actors, taking them from childhood, through adolescence and beyond.
Cherry Creek Theatre presents ""John & Jen" May 30 through June 22 at the Shaver-Ramsey Showroom, 2414 East 3rd Ave. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 6:30 p.m. Single tickets are $28; $25 for seniors/students; $23 for groups of 10 or more. 303-800-6578 or online at www.cherrycreektheatre.org
Multiple Henry, Ovation, True West and Marlowe award winner Megan Van De Hey* returns to CCTC as Jen and Casey Andree makes his CCTC debut as John.
Andrew Lippa wrote the music and lyrics for "Big Fish," book by John August, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, which recently played the Neil Simon Theater on Broadway. He wrote he Tony-nominated music and lyrics for the Broadway musical "The Addams Family," book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), which opened in April of 2010 and starred Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth. Lippa is well known for "The Wild Party" (book/music/lyrics) which won the Outer Critics Circle Award for best Off-Broadway musical of the season and Mr. Lippa won the 2000 Drama Desk Award for best music. He contributed three new songs to the Broadway version of "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" (including "My New Philosophy" for Tony-Award Winner Kristin Chenoweth) and created all new arrangements.