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Spring Theatre Roundup

Well the snow is gone, (We hope!) the grass is green and the trees are budding. With Spring 2010 comes a new offering of shows in Colorado and some winding down their runs. There is really something for everyone. Here is a list of some of the many shows that are currently running and soon to open. Stay tuned for more on soon to open shows with more information on the productions. links are provided for more information on the shows listed below!

 

The Denver Center Theatre Company

 

 

MAMA HATED DIESELS:

The World Premiere musical drawn from interviews with the men and women who criss-cross the country in their 18-wheelers. The show features some familiar songs from the likes of Jackson Brown, Merle Haggard and more. Running now through May 9th.

 

 

MARIELA IN THE DESERT:

 Set in the Northern Mexico Desert in 1950, a daughter returns home to make peace with her dying father. Her mother, Mariela, must navigate the thorny relationships she has with her daughter and husband, both accomplished painters. What is the shrouded painting that is the only artwork in their house and why does the ghost of Mariela's other child keep coming back to visit her? See the play and find out now through May 15th.

http://www.denvercenter.org/Home.aspx

 

Vintage Theatre

LEADING LADIES:

What can possibly go wrong when two out-of-work actors decide to pass themselves off as the long-lost nephews of A VERY OLD, very sick, and very rich old lady? Only one thing - on their arrival, Jack and Leo find out the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces! Cross dressing, mistaken identities, and romantic entanglements abound in this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo. It's a World Premiere Cross Dressing Comedy now play ing through May 16th at the Vintage Theatre.

http://www.vintagetheatreproductions.com/

 

The Bug Theater and PaperCat Films


GALAXY TREK...THE LOST EPISODES (To Bawdily go where no man has gone before!):

Journey along with Captain Quirk, Mr Spork, Scotchy, Dr. Bones, and the crew of the Secondprise, as they bawdily go where no man has gone before! Join us for two exciting ‘lost' episodes and watch as the crew crash lands on Galligan's Island ! Marvel as Captain Quirk has his Mojo stolen by the evil Klingies! Blush when you see what really goes on in the transponder room!
And as a special double-feature bonus, The Scoopy Doo Gang gets a little help from Abraham Lincoln in solving 'The Mystery of the Ghost of the Haunted Lighthouse of Pirate's Cove!' What this has to do with the crew of the Secondprise is anyone's guess, but all will be revealed!
Running April 30th through May 15th.

www.bugtheatre.org

Denver Center Attractions

 

IN THE HEIGHTS (Buell Theatre):

 

The 2008 Tony Award winner for best Musical and 2008 Grammy Winner for best Musical Show Album dances into town. It tells the story of a vibrant community in Manhattan's Washington Heights. It is a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you and which ones you leave behind. Discover where you belong when the show plays the Buell Theatre April 28th through May 9th.

http://www.denvercenter.org/Home.aspx

GIRLS ONLY (Denver's Garner Galleria Theatre):

The long running show that celebrates the honor, truth, humor and silliness of being female. A combination of sketch comedy, improvisation and musical numbers, with a little audience participation thrown in, the show reminds audiences of the very funny and very charming similarities all women share. With a two-woman cast and audiences full of raucous, laughing ladies, the show is a unique examination of all things girly. The DCPA just announce that the Girls will be leaving their home at the Gallaria Theatre On June 27th after 570 performances. So if you haven't, grab a group of your girlfriends and get down there for a fun night out! Oh, and the girls even have their own website!

http://www.girlsonlycomedy.com/

Arvada Center

NINE:

Winner of five Tony Awards® and inspired by the Fellini film, 8½, Nine, the musical, serves up the comic plight of Guido Contini, a famous Hollywood film director and aging Casanova. Audiences will be delighted by the hilarious and bizarre musical interchanges between his producer, his wife, his mistress and the actress he needs to woo for his next film. Exquisite music and extravagant scenes makes "Nine" a "Ten" for all theater-goers. (Contains mature subject matter) The show is running now through May 16th.

http://www.arvadacenter.org/

Gravity Defied Theatre (At the Aurora Fox Arts Center)

 

TOTALLY ELECTRIC - THE 80'S SHOW CHOIR MUSICAL

 

Gravity Defied is back with the third production in their inaugural season with a fun flashback to the 80's. This Regional Premiere is packed with 80's songs, references, leg warmers and glitter. So brush up on your 80's trivia, break out your jelly shoes and take a trip back in time with the "Sensations" and the "Socs". It's a Glee-ful time with a really fun trivia game just before the second act. The show is running now through May 9th

http://www.rmarts.org/gravitydefied.php

 


Leading Ladies


Galaxy Trek


"In The Heights"


The Women of "Nine"


Cast of "Totally Electric"


Linda Klein & Barbara Gehrig in "Girls Only"


Vivia Font in "Mariela in the Desert"


The cast of "Mama Hated Diesels"

 



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