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Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 12/08/2013 A CHRISTMAS CAROL
PRAIRIE PLAYHOUSE
12/6-12/14/2013
Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL gets the full Broadway treatment by Alan MenkenLynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent.This spectacular musical extravaganza ran for ten years at Madison Square Garden. In 2004, this version became the basis of an NBC Hallmark Entertainment special (teleplay adaptation by Lynn Ahrens) featuring Kelsey Grammer as Scrooge, and an array of stars including Jason Alexander, Jesse L. Martin, Jane Krakowski, Geraldine Chaplin, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ruthie Henshall. But even without starry casts and spectacular trappings, this A CHRISTMAS CAROL retains its emotional power and pure joy thanks to the marvelously told story and beautiful score.
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Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 12/08/2013 ANNIE JR
LONGMONT THEATRE COMPANY
12/5-12/14/2013
Leapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan ANNIE charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, ANNIE escapes to the wondrous and magical world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, ANNIE foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.ANNIE JR. is ideal for productions involving different grade levels, or for middle schools where students may be maturing at different rates. The cast size and age range of the parts are flexible and the bright, tuneful score is easy to sing and filled with familiar numbers.
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Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 12/08/2013 LITTLE WOMEN
STAGEDOOR THEATRE
12/5-12/14/2013
Based on Louisa May Alcott's own family experiences (and novel), LITTLE WOMEN, follows the adventures of Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America. The beloved story of the March sisters is timeless and deals with issues as relevant today as when they were written. Now, this wonderful narrative has been brought to life as an exhilarating new musical filled with glorious music, dancing and heart. LITTLE WOMEN embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears, and a lifting of the spirit. This powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache and hope -- the sounds of a young America finding its voice. In years to come, we are sure that hundreds of productions by schools and theatres throughout the world will make this stage adaptation of the American classic novel a classic musical theatre treasure in its own right.
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Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 12/08/2013 WHITE CHRISTMAS
Mitchell High School
12/11-12/14/2013
White ChristmasBased on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas. WHITE CHRISTMAS is an uplifting musical worthy of year-round productions.
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Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 12/08/2013 I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
Colorado Mountain College
12/6-12/15/2013
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now ChangeThis celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum know as 'the relationship.' Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, 'Say, what are you doing Saturday night?'
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Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 12/08/2013 ANNIE JR
CENTER STAGE
12/13-12/20/2013
Leapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan ANNIE charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, ANNIE escapes to the wondrous and magical world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, ANNIE foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.ANNIE JR. is ideal for productions involving different grade levels, or for middle schools where students may be maturing at different rates. The cast size and age range of the parts are flexible and the bright, tuneful score is easy to sing and filled with familiar numbers.
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Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 12/08/2013 A CHRISTMAS CAROL
ARVADA CENTER THEATRE COMPANY
11/22-12/22/2013
Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL gets the full Broadway treatment by Alan MenkenLynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent.This spectacular musical extravaganza ran for ten years at Madison Square Garden. In 2004, this version became the basis of an NBC Hallmark Entertainment special (teleplay adaptation by Lynn Ahrens) featuring Kelsey Grammer as Scrooge, and an array of stars including Jason Alexander, Jesse L. Martin, Jane Krakowski, Geraldine Chaplin, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ruthie Henshall. But even without starry casts and spectacular trappings, this A CHRISTMAS CAROL retains its emotional power and pure joy thanks to the marvelously told story and beautiful score.
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Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 12/08/2013 A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE MUSICAL
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
11/26-12/22/2013
Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens Book by Mike Ockrent & Lynn Ahrens Based on the story by Charles Dickens Directed by Gavin Mayer Don't miss the festivities as the Arvada Center brings new life to this Dickens' classic - a cheerful remembrance of the meaning of the season. This big Broadway rendition featuring music by award winning composer, Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid), is an enjoyable, musical staging that will bring the joy of the holiday to your entire family!
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A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
11/26-12/22/2013
Main Stage:adapt: Lynn Ahrens, Mike Ockrent from Charles Dickens; lyrics: Lynn Ahrens; music: Alan Menken; dir: Gavin Mayer.
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JACKIE & ME
Denver Center Theatre Co
11/15-12/22/2013
The Space Theatre:Steven Dietz; dir: Stephen Weitz.
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LA PASTORELA
Su Teatro
12/5-12/22/2013
Angelica Martinez Performance Hall:Luis Valdez; dir: Anthony J Garcia.
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Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 12/08/2013 THE NUTCRACKER
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
11/30-12/28/2013
Colorado Ballet presents the 53rd annual production of The Nutcracker, November 30 through December 28, 2013 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The holidays are not complete until you join us for The Nutcracker, featuring unforgettable characters, dazzling costumes, classic choreography and Tchaikovsky's extraordinary arrangement performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. This dazzling spectacle of glittering snowflakes and shimmering sugarplums will transport audiences to the Land of Sweets. Bring the whole family to Colorado's favorite holiday tradition.
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Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 12/08/2013 ANNIE
TOWN HALL ARTS CENTER
11/15-12/29/2013
Leapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan ANNIE charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan.With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, ANNIE escapes to the wondrous and magical world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, ANNIE foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. ANNIE is the perfect family-friendly musical, and an ideal show for a largely female cast. Middle Schools and elementary schools should also take notice of ANNIE JR - a special version of this title expressly designed for younger performers. 
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THE WIZARD OF OZ
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Theatre Company
12/5-12/29/2013
SaGaJi Theatre:L. Frank Baum; lyrics: Harold Arlen; music: E.Y. Harburg; dir: Scott Levy.
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THE SANTALAND DIARIES
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Theatre Company
12/12-12/29/2013
Music Room:adapt: Joe Mantello.
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A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Denver Center Theatre Co
11/29-12/29/2013
The Stage Theatre:adapt: Richard Hellesen from Charles Dickens; music: David de Berry; dir: Bruce K. Sevy.
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Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 12/08/2013 JEKYLL & HYDE (B'WAY)
JESTERS REPERTORY THEATRE
10/19-1/26/2014
A true musical theatre phenomenon, JEKYLL & HYDE attracted legions of loyal fans even before the show began its smash-hit Broadway run. An evocative tale of the epic battle between good and evil, JEKYLL & HYDE is based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story about a brilliant doctor whose experiments with human personality create a murderous counterpart. Convinced the cure for his father's mental illness lies in the separation of Man's evil nature from his good, Jekyll unwittingly unleashes his own dark side, wreaking havoc in the streets of London as the savage, maniacal Edward Hyde.This gothic musical is the perfect opportunity for your male and female stars to showcase their abilities. The show offers great flexibility for cast size and use of ensemble and its powerful rock score will require strong, versatile singers.
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