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Regional Theater of the Week: Arvada Center in Arvada, CO, the largest theatre site on the Internet, is excited to announce a new feature to its comprehensive regional coverage - the Featured Regional Theater of the Week! Each week, BWW will introduce its readers to a regional theater located in one of our (over 130!) coverage cities. By exploring these different venues, their history and showcasing the production seasons, BWW continues its commitment to expand our presence in communities and cities across the United States.

This Week's Featured Regional Theater: Arvada Center for the Arts in Arvada, CO

Since its opening in 1976, the award winning Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities has grown to become one of the nation's largest multidisciplinary arts centers, devoted to all aspects of the arts and generously supported in part by the City of Arvada, the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and Colorado Creative Industries. The Arvada Center is located at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. and provides free parking for all its patrons. For more information go to or call 720-898-7200.

The mission of the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is to inspire the residents of our region to live and learn creatively by experiencing the performing arts, visual arts, educational programs, and historical exhibits.

Check out the theater's promo video below!

The summer at the center concludes with Colorado Ballet's AN EVENING UNDER THE STARS (8/29), ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL (8/30), BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet (9/1), and Los Lonely Boys (9/14), all performing at the outdoor amphitheater.

The amphitheater is an intimate setting where no patron is more than 100 feet from the stage. This beautiful outdoor venue features covered, fixed seating for 600 people, room on the lawn for up to 1,000 more and plenty of space for picnics.

The 2013-14 Arvada Center season includes the following productions:



September 10-29, 2013

Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe

The Arvada Center opens its 37th season with the legendary love story of King Arthur and his beautiful Lady Guenevere. With the counsel of his trusted sorcerer Merlyn, Arthur calls his knights to the Kingdom. The knights appear from near and far including the invincible Sir Lancelot. With one glimpse at the lovely Guenevere, Lancelot falls hopelessly in love and the story becomes a love triangle of tragic consequence. Enchanting songs in this Tony Award winning musical include "If Ever I Would Leave You", "What do the Simple Folk Do?" and "I Loved You Once in Silence".

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Around the World in 80 Days

October 1-27, 2013

Adapted by Mark Brown from the novel by Jules Verne
Directed by Charlie Oates

Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons and runaway trains! Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful servant Passepartout, as they accept an outrageous wager to race around the world in a miraculous 80 days. Danger, romance and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show featuring 5 actors portraying 39 characters traversing the 7 continents. This brilliant stage adaptation is Jules Verne's 19th century version of the "Amazing Race" and one of the greatest adventures of all time!

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November 26 - December 22, 2013

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Mike Ockrent & Lynn Ahrens
Based on the story by Charles Dickens

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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The Mousetrap Buy Now

January 28 - February 23, 2014

By Agatha Christie

This classic Agatha Christie mystery unfolds when a group of strangers find themselves stranded in a boarding house during a snowstorm. Murder is committed and everyone is suspect as a policeman investigates the crime and uncovers their hidden secrets. This is an evening of superb intrigue not to be missed from the most celebrated mystery writer in the world. The Mousetraprecently celebrated 60 years on London's West End making it the longest running play in recorded history.

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End of the Rainbow

March 25 - April 13, 2014

A musical drama by Peter Quilter

It's December 1968 and Judy Garland is poised to make a triumphant comeback... again. The drama unfolds in a London hotel room as she prepares for a series of concerts at the famed Talk of the Town nightclub. Alongside her young fiancé and trusted pianist, Garland-with her signature cocktail of talent, tenacity and razor-sharp wit-takes on her most challenging role ever: herself. Featuring many of her most memorable songs, End of the Rainbow will leave audiences with an insight to the star's final days. "A mini concert of Judy's Greatest Hits." - Wall Street Journal

Regional Premiere Buy Now

The Great Gatsby

April 29 - May 25, 2014

By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Adapted for the stage by Simon Levy

In this 2006 adaptation of one of the greatest American novels, audiences get a glimpse into a defining point in our history. It's the 1920's, the age of jazz and women's independence; when wealth, glamour and decadence ignited public fascination for a fleeting moment in time. Jay Gatsby embraced the era as he set about acquiring all the trappings of a self-made millionaire. His biggest conquest was the young socialite, Daisy. For years, Gatsby is passionate in his pursuit of her love until it all ends tragically in this classic study of American society in the early 20th century.

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The Stage Musical

July 11 - August 3, 2014

Adapted from the story "Tarzan of the Apes" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Originally Produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions
TARZAN © owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

Based on the smash-hit Disney animated film, Tarzan swings into the Arvada Center marking its Colorado stage debut. Familiar to families over several generations, Tarzan tells the story of an infant boy orphaned in a shipwreck on the shores of West Africa. The child is taken in and raised by a tribe of gorillas. He becomes a man, thriving in this primitive environment, until the arrival of a hunting expedition and his realization of the world beyond his jungle home. Tarzan features Grammy and Oscar winning music by pop icon Phil Collins and is suitable for audiences of all ages.

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