IT'S ONLY A PLAY, ON GOLDEN POND & More Set for Spotlight Theater's 2016-17 Season

Started in 1998, Spotlight Theatre Company begins its 19th season this August. After beginning in Westminster, they made their home in the quaint 70 seat theatre in the West Colfax E-vents Center located in the heart of Lakewood and in 2008 made the move to Old Towne Lowry to the John Hand Theater in Colorado Free University.

Spotlight continues to provide quality and entertaining theater to a growing and dynamic audience base. The goal is to produce entertaining and fun theatre that audiences will fall in love with and their motto is Forget your worries.... Escape to a night of fun!

August 27 - September 24, 2016
"Suddenly Last Summer"
by Tennessee Williams
a suspenseful and poetic masterpiece
Directed by Bernie Cardell

What really happened last summer on the beaches of Cabeza de Lobo where young Sebastian Venable mysteriously died? Catharine Holly knows, but Sebastian's mother Violet will go to any length to keep the truth hidden forever. Suspenseful and shocking, this is Tennessee Williams at his most poetic and revelatory.

Emma Messenger as Violet Venable
Maggy Stacy as Catharine Holly
James O'hagan-Murphy as Dr. Cukrowicz
Darcy Kennedy as Mrs. Holly
Carter Edward Smith as George
Linda Button as Foxhill
Kelly Alyane Dwyer as Sister Felicity

November 19 - December 18, 2016
"It's A Wonderful Life: a live radio play"
"A Christmas Carol: a live radio play"
by Joe Landry and Kevin Connors
a delightful holiday repertory!
Directed by Charlie Wingerter and Kris Graves

YULE love these two Holiday shows playing in repertory. All of your favorite characters from It's a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol are here, created by five actors who play over fifty roles! Joins us as we re-create a 1940's radio station, complete with microphones, applause sign, and sound effects station! Capture the glow of the holiday season with these two nostalgic trips down memory lane!

February 18 - March 18, 2017
"Sabrina Fair"
by Samuel Taylor
a sparkling romantic comedy!
Directed by Rachel Bouchard

This classic romantic comedy was the toast of Broadway and the subject of two movie adaptations. When the daughter of a chauffeur falls in love with not one, but both sons of the wealthy Larrabee family, complications (and hilarity!) arise. Set on Long Island in the 1950's, this Cinderella story will capture your heart and tickle your funny bone!

May 6 - June 3, 2017
"Scotland Road"
by Jeffrey Hatcher
a mystery of unsinkable obsession
Directed by Luke Allen Terry

As history and human obsession collide, no one is who they seem to be in this atmospheric mystery. When a young woman is discovered adrift in the north Atlantic, seemingly a survivor of the decades-old Titanic disaster, a mysterious stranger must discover if she is telling the truth or creating an elaborate fraud. Scotland Road examines the power of secrets in this psychological cat and mouse thriller.

June 16 - July 23, 2017
"It's Only A Play"
by Terrence McNally
a riotous comedy about Broadway!
Directed by Katie Mangett
(a co-production with Vintage Theater playing at Vintage Theater*)
Starring Spotlight Artistic Director Bernie Cardell

It's opening night on Broadway, and playwright Peter Austin anxiously awaits reviews alongside his best friend, a doped-up diva, a daffy producer, a lethal drama critic, and the coat-check guy! This riotous comedy by four-time Tony Award Winner Terrence McNally is a celebration of theatre at its best... and theatre people behaving at their not-so-best!

July 29 - August 26, 2017
"On Golden Pond"
by Ernest Thompson
a nostalgic and heart-warming comedy
Directed by Bernie Cardell
Starring Ken Street and Jan Cleveland as Norman and Ethel Thayer!

Touching, poignant, and witty, this award-winning classic is the love story of Norman and Ethel Thayer who travel to their summer home on the lake for the 48th year. When their estranged daughter arrives, old family resentments come to the surface. While the ties that bind are put to the test, Norman and Ethel rediscover the joy and romance of their twilight years.

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