Some of the most memorable music in theater history comes to the stage of the Jesters Dinner Theater near Denver with Cole Porter's classic Anything Goes. This boy-meets-girl roller coaster ride centers on Billy Crocker, a young Wall Street broker who falls hopelessly in love with a wealthy heiress. When he sees her boarding a boat to London, he throws caution to the wind and becomes a stowaway. Craziness ensues when fellow passengers -- including evangelist-turned-nightclub-singer Reno Sweeney and second-rate gangster Moonface Martin -- decide to help Billy win his true love. Showcasing Porter's signature wit and masterful composition skills, listen to timeless tunes like "I Get a Kick Out of You" and "You're the Top" after helping yourself to a hearty menu of American cafe classics.
Part three of Neil Simon's acclaimed autobiographical trilogy finds Eugene and his older brother Stanley trying to break into the world of show business as professional comedy writers while coping with their parents break-up and eventual divorce. When their material is broadcast on the radio for the first time, the family is upset to hear a thinly-veiled portrait of themselves played for laughs.
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.
Get ready to kick off your Sunday shoes as the high-energy pop musical Footloose dances into Jesters Dinner Theatre. Based on the hit 1984 movie featuring Kevin Bacon, Sarah Jessica Parker and John Lithgow, Footloose was a huge success on Broadway and London's West End. It's the story of Ren McCormack, a big-city teen who finds himself out of place in a rural town where dancing has been outlawed. As he tries to carve out a place for himself, he sets off a revolution in the town as the younger generation rebels against the strict rules of the local preacher. This electrifying student production, featuring youths age 18 and younger, has all the chart-topping songs from the film, including "Almost Paradise," "Holding Out for a Hero" and "Let's Hear It for the Boy," plus new material written for the stage.
This summer, Denver is home to Disney's new Broadway-bound musical Frozen and you can be among the first to see it! Inspired by the hit award-winning film, Frozen will feature more music, incredible stagecraft, and the epic story you love - now told as a full-length Broadway musical.
Written by award-winning author Steve Solomon, the hilarious one-man comedy is based on his life growing up in a wacky family noted for its bi-ethnic diversity and aptitude for dysfunctional behavior, and all the people in his life whose sole purpose was to drive him into therapy! The author, whose mother is from Palermo and whose father is from Russia, grew up as one of two siblings in Brooklyn.
On Golden Pond is a humorous and heartwarming play about a long-married elderly couple, Norman and Ethel, spending yet another summer at their beloved cottage on a lake in Maine. When their estranged daughter arrives with her fiancÚ and his son in tow, Norman and Ethel agree to host the young boy for the duration of the summer. As they come to terms with the realities of life's twilight years, reexamining the past and worrying over the fleeting future, they discover how precious time really is. On Golden Pond won three Tony Awards in its original Broadway run, and the 1981 film adaptation received 10 Oscar nominations, with wins for its stars Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn, as well as writer Ernest Thompson. Now you can enjoy this Spotlight Theatre Company production of On Golden Pond at Denver's John Hand Theater.
In 1924, two wealthy students at the University of Chicago -- Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb -- murdered a young boy in order to commit "the perfect crime." They became known as "The Thrill Killers" and they believed their own intellectual superiority absolved them of any responsibility for their actions. Nathan was passionate about Richard, who was passionate about crime and excitement, so the pair created a secret agreement to satisfy each other's needs. But soon, their perfect crime unraveled due to a careless mistake. Or was it so careless? Equinox Theatre Company's musical Thrill Me is based on their story, focusing on the obsessive nature of their relationship. Catch the regional premiere of this mesmerizing production when it hits Denver's Bug Theatre.