Cinderella: The Slipper & The Rose is the ultimate romantic tale of two people very much in love, enhanced with a gorgeous score by the Sherman Brothers, Walt Disney's own song writing team that created such classics as Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Jungle Book among others.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast brings its enchanting tale and Academy Award-winning score to Jesters Dinner Theatre in Denver. Based on the beloved 1991 animated film, this visually-stunning spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. The acclaimed musical tells the story of Belle, an intelligent young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who's really a young prince under the spell of a witch's curse. Time is running out, and if the Beast doesn't learn his lesson soon, he and his entire household will be doomed for all eternity. This musical love story is filled with colorful characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling show-stopping numbers including "Be Our Guest" and the unforgettable title song. Enjoy this tale as old as time with your entire family.
Written by four-time Tony winner Terrence McNally (Ragtime), It's Only a Play thrusts you into the middle of the behind-the-scenes shenanigans of a Broadway play. It's opening night of hilariously harried playwright Peter Austin's new play, and everyone has gathered at the daffy producer's townhouse to await the reviews. Joining Peter are his television producer best friend, a hilariously washed-up Hollywood diva, a lethal drama critic and more. Don't miss this tornado of sharp satire about the business of big-budget theater, replete with impromptu selfies and celebrity take-downs galore, at the Vintage Theatre in Aurora.
It may be hard to imagine today, but there was once a time when air travel was considered glamorous. With a wicked wit and a keen sense of compassion, Mud Blue Sky follows a late-night conversation between three middle-aged flight attendants and a teenaged pot dealer who's just left his hot date at the prom. They all come together for one unforgettable night in a nondescript motel room near O'Hare Airport. Work, motherhood, prom night and the persistent power of kindness are all illuminated in this touching comedy from playwright and screenwriter Marisa Wegrzyn (The Mentalist). As wise and sincere as it is hilarious, you won't want to miss Mud Blue Sky at The Edge Theater in Lakewood.
This foot-stompin', crowd-pleasin' country jukebox musical celebrates the songs of a true American original -- the Man in Black himself, Johnny Cash. Ring of Fire is a song-fueled journey through the music of one of the country's most iconic singer-songwriters. Adapted from the Broadway production by Tony Award winner Richard Maltby Jr. (Ain't Misbehavin', Fosse), this musical revue cracks Cash's hit-filled songbook wide open, from "A Boy Named Sue," to "Folsom Prison Blues," "I Walk the Line" and many more, and brings the Man in Black's music, wit and raw power to life at the Vintage Theatre Black Box in Aurora.
What happens when one hasn't planned very well for retirement? The fading yet formerly hit 60's and 70's rock and roll group of Willy Withers, Tina Tumor, and Rickie D. Bones are finding out. These aging rockers, forced to sing for their supper by taking any gigs they can, notice more each day how hard it is to "keep on keepin' on." The group forges a new bond as they give the songs of their youth fresh meaning--singing about such aging maladies as weight gain, memory loss, and gastric issues (think about having that first colonoscopy performed to the chorus, "Snake it up doctor, if you twist I'll shout!"). Together these Boomers learn that while aging "ain't for sissies," they're more than ready, with the help of their beloved rock and roll, to face and to celebrate all the challenges that growing older brings.