Breckenridge Backstage Theatre Announces 44th Season
Breckenridge Backstage Theatre is excited to announce its 2017-18 season. The line-up for Backstage's 44thseason features six musicals-including two premieres, two revues, and two musical theatre favorites-as well as a beloved farce, a unique evening of comedy, and theatre for and by children.
This season's two world premieres continue Backstage's commitment to new voices and works. Over the past 12 seasons, Backstage has premiered more than 20 shows, several of which have been published and received subsequent productions.
The idea of family is explored throughout the 2017-18 season, from the notion of community as family, the hilarious results of running from family secrets, the ups and downs of a marriage, the familial power of a band of brother knights, and a little girl's search for a forever home.
MAINSTAGE SEASON (AT THE BRECKENRIDGE THEATER):
Wine & Song: A Broadway Cabaret
November 24 & 25, 2017
Join us for a sparkling evening of wine and song. Featuring Backstage favorites TJ Hogle (Shrek), Melanie Horton (Spamalot), Traci Kern (Beauty and the Beast) and Ryan Belinak singing the best of Broadway old and new, this cabaret-style performance is a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season. All tickets include a drink at the Backstage Bar.
A Rocky Mountain Christmas (World Premiere)
Written by Jamie Patti and Christopher Willard
December 14 to 29, 2017
A Rocky Mountain Christmas is a heartwarming, holiday musical for the whole family. A surprise snow storm brings together the members of a mountain community for a makeshift Christmas Eve celebration in 1880s Breckenridge, attended by the "snow shoe preacher" himself, Father John Lewis Dyer.
Oddville + smART STAND UP with Bob Dubac
January 4 to 6, 2018
Act I - Oddville: A unique piece of abstract modern theater jammed with props, physical comedy, multimedia imagery and technological wizardry, Oddville finds creator Dave Shirley in search of love, caught between existing onstage or inside a giant video screen. Like a cross between Blue Man Group and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, this heartfelt story connects your imagination to your funny bone.
Act II - smART STAND UP: Known for his hysterical solo shows The Male Intellect and The Book of Moron, Bob Dubac's credits over the past couple decades include sitcoms, dramas, movies, soap operas and talk shows from ABC, NBC, Showtime, HBO, CBS, and Hulu.
Forbidden Broadway's Greatest Hits
Created and written by Gerard Alessandrini
January 26 to February 17, 2017
Described as "the fall-down funny musical roast of Broadway," Forbidden Broadway's Greatest Hits is a hilarious journey through well-known musical theatre favorites.
Totally Awesome 80's Ski Town USA (World Premiere)
Book by Charlie Schmidt
Music by Cory Wendling
Lyrics by Cory Wendling and Charlie Schmidt
March 1 to 31, 2018
Totally Awesome 80s Ski Town USA is making its world premiere at Backstage. This party musical springs from the tradition of movies like "Ski Patrol," "Better Off Dead," and "Footloose" and will have audiences basking in nostalgia, dancing in the aisles, and laughing until their stomachs hurt.
Monthy Python's Spamalot
Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle
From the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
June 15 to July 21, 2018
Inspired by the classic comedy film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," Spamalot is musical comedy gold that sold out its original Breckenridge Backstage Theatre engagement in 2014.
Lend Me a Tenor
By Ken Ludwig
July 26 to August 12, 2018
A riotous and unpredictable evening of twists, turns, and mistaken identities, Lend Me a Tenor is a delightful farce adored by audiences the world over.
RIVERWALK COMMUNITY SERIES (AT THE RIVERWALK CENTER):
Disney's Mary Poppins Jr.
Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman
Book by Julian Fellowes
Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh
April 27 to 29, 2018
Dozens of area youth will bring the classic Mary Poppins to life as part of our Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP). Through STEP, youth receive almost four months of instruction from theatre professionals in singing, acting, and dancing as they prepare to mount a full-scale musical for the community.
Book by Thomas Meehan
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
August 24 to September 2, 2018
Annie has captured countless hearts since its debut four decades ago, and it remains a beloved, inspiring musical. This production will feature a large Summit and Park County cast in the beautiful Riverwalk Center.
CHILDREN'S THEATRE (AT THE BRECKENRIDGE THEATER):
Our Teacher's a Troll
by Dennis Kelly
June 8 to July 21, 2018
Continuing Backstage's tradition of bringing intelligent, professional theatre to kids and families, Our Teacher's a Troll is a funny, clever, and thrilling show about triumph over adversity.
Backstage is pleased to offer Season Flex Passes. Flex Pass holders get access to the best seats at the best prices. Flex Pass holders receive six tickets for just $180 to use as they'd like for any seats (including the platinum level) during the 2017-18 season. Flex Pass buyers do not have to pick their performances when they purchase-they can buy now and select their seats later. Flex Passes are available until December 31, 2017 and can be purchased as a gift for someone else.
Single tickets are now on sale for Wine & Song and A Rocky Mountain Christmas. Single tickets for the remainder of the 2017-18 season will be on sale by December 1.
Flex passes and single tickets can be purchased by visiting backstagetheatre.org or by calling the Breckenridge Creative Arts box office at 970-547-3100.