DCTC Single Tickets Go on Sale Today, 8/12
The Denver Center Theatre Company will begin selling single tickets to the upcoming 2012/13 season today, August 12. Tickets may be purchased online at www.denvercenter.org, by phone at 303.893.4100 (TTY 303.893.9582) or at Denver Center Ticket Services in the lobby of the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex, Mon – Sat from 10am to 6pm.
Denver audiences are sure to be invigorated by this year's lineup: Fences, an August Wilson favorite, Alexandre Dumas' classic The Three Musketeers, the British comedy When We Are Married, Shakespeare's timeless story of love, Romeo & Juliet and the explosive Tony Award nominated hit, Other Desert Cities. Continuing the company's mission to foster new work, three world premieres that were workshopped at the 2012 Colorado New Play Summit will receive full stagings: Lauren Feldman's Grace, or The Art of Climbing, Michael Mitnick's Ed, Downloaded, and the highly-anticipated Sense & Sensibility The Musical. This sparkling new musical brings to Denver an all-star team of Broadway champions, including Director/Choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge, whose recent Broadway revival of Ragtime received seven Tony Award nominations, including Best Direction of a Musical and Costume Designer Emilio Sosa, (Project Runway), 2012 Tony nominee for The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess.
by August Wilson
Sept 14-Oct 14 (Opens Sept 20) | Space Theatre
Troy Maxson, a star baseball player whose career was blunted by the racism prevalent in pre-Jackie Robinson America, now supports his family as a sanitation worker. Feeling his world rapidly changing, Troy builds a fence to protect what is familiar and hold off what threatens. Both muscular and lyrical, this August Wilson blockbuster, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and two Tony Awards, shows what can happen when a strong man is robbed of his dreams.
In this swashbuckling adventure, young D'Artagnan comes to Paris with one goal in mind: to join the King's Musketeers. Befriended by three legendary swordsmen, he is immediately put to the test, and along the way finds love, faces temptation and thwarts evil. Loaded with dazzling sword-play, intrigue and comedy, this adaptation of Dumas' novel considers the cost of one hero's journey.
Dramatized by Eric Coble
Sept 28-Nov 18 (Opens Oct 4) | Ricketson Theatre
Sponsored by Boeing
When young Jonas is chosen by the Elders to be Receiver of Memories, he begins to discover the disturbing truth about his utopian world. Lois Lowry's powerful Newbery Medal novel makes for a fantastic theatrical event.
When We Are Married
by J.B. Priestley
Nov 16-Dec 16 (Opens Friday, Nov 23) | Stage Theatre
Sponsored by Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado
What would you do if you discovered on your 25th wedding anniversary that you weren't legally married? Playwright J.B. Priestley cranks up the tension by multiplying the idea times three as six spouses - all prominent citizens in a small English town - struggle to figure out how to protect their reputations and resolve their newly unmarried status.
Based upon the Paramount Pictures Film
Written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by David Ives and Paul Blake
Nov 23-Dec 24 (Opens Wednesday, Nov 28) | Buell Theatre
Sponsored by The Ritz-Carlton
With a lyrical score by Irving Berlin, this stage adaptation of the beloved film musical with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye delivers gorgeous songs with a touch of nostalgia. Two World War II vets are determined to rescue their beloved commanding officer whose country inn is imperiled by lack of snow. With the help of their girlfriends (a pair of singing sisters) they hatch an ingenious plan to save Christmas.
by Michael Mitnick
Jan 11-Feb 17 (Opens Jan 17) | Ricketson Theatre
Equal parts live action and feature film, this intriguing comic drama tells the story of Ed, who is dying. Given a chance to be immortal, Ed selects the boutique procedure of having his brain downloaded. He's allowed ten memories to accompany him into eternity. But when his wife discovers what they are, she decides to intervene. A Denver Center Theatre Company commission.
Grace, or The Art of Climbing
by Lauren Feldman
Jan18-Feb 17 (Opens Jan 24) | Space Theatre
A captivating tale of a reluctant young athlete for whom rock climbing is both metaphor and action. Emm struggles with doubt, depression and her own demons, as she trains mind, body and spirit for a world climbing competition
When Romeo meets Juliet at a masked ball, a love sparks and grows, swept along by flights of poetry and ecstatic romance. But these young lovers can't withstand the buffeting of their feuding families for long. Exuberant and tragic, this timeless love story still packs a huge emotional wallop.
A Weekend with Pablo Picasso
by Herbert Siguenza
March 22-April 28 (Opens March 28) | Ricketson Theatre
Drawing on the writings of art colossus Pablo Picasso, playwright/performer Herbert Siguenza of LA's Culture Clash creates a spirited and entertaining celebration of the prolific artist's life, featuring a sparkling portrayal of the iconic artist and live, onstage painting!
Other Desert Cities
by Jon Robin Baitz
March 29-April 28 (Opens April 4) | Space Theatre
In this explosive Broadway hit, a writer returns to Palm Springs for a Christmas family gathering. The about-to-be-published manuscript she brings with her forces her film-industry parents and family to grapple with a painful issue they'd rather not discuss. As the day unfolds, secrets and lies unravel, revealing characters far more complex - and more human - than we had imagined.
Sense & Sensibility The Musical
Book and Lyrics by Jeffrey Haddow, Music by Neal Hampton
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge
April 5-May 26 (Opens April 11) | Stage Theatre
Sponsored by U.S. Bank and The Ritz-Carlton
In this grand musical adaptation of Jane Austen's enthralling novel, we are drawn into the tempestuous world of the Dashwood sisters. Opposites in temperament, but equally determined to find love and happiness in spite of their desperate financial circumstances, sisters Elinor and Marianne struggle with betrayal, soaring emotions, dashed hopes and their own conflicting notions of ideal love. But while one follows her heart and the other her head, each triumphs romantically by remaining true to who they are.
*Added attraction, not part of the subscription season.
The DCTC's performance schedule for the 2012/13 season is as follows:
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday performances at 6:30pm
Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30pm
No children under four admitted.
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