A mischievous balloon finds its way into the home of a lonely man, and suddenly his curmudgeonly life is interrupted. Sweet, inventive and packed with physical comedy, Balloonacy explores the power of friendship and shows how, with a little imagination and acceptance, companionship can be found in the most unlikely of places. This touching tale was designed with preschoolers in mind, but it's sure to resonate with audience members of all ages. Watch the whimsy unfold when Barry Kornhauser's play floats into the Vintage Theatre in Aurora.
This iconic family drama by Arthur Miller, which won both the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play when it debuted in 1949, packs a timeless emotional punch as it explores the price of pursuing the American dream. After spending an unfulfilling career as a traveling salesman, the aging Willy Loman finds himself at the end of his rope. As dreams of the past collide with visions of what might have been, Willy's wife and sons wage a desperate struggle to engage him in the present. The New York Times calls it "one of the finest dramas in the whole range of the American theater," and now you can see it at The Edge Theater in Lakewood near Denver.
Superior Donuts takes places in the historic Uptown neighborhood of Chicago, where aging hippie Arthur Przybyszewski runs a donut shop that's been in his family for 60 years. Franco Wicks -- a young African-American man, and Arthur's only employee -- wants to modernize the shop while Arthur is more content to spend the day reminiscing about his Polish immigrant father. Described by Variety as a "soulful play, full of humor and humanity," this provocative comedy by Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Letts explores the challenges of embracing the past and the redemptive power of friendship. Take a bite out of Superior Donuts, which was the inspiration for the CBS sitcom with Judd Hirsch and Jermaine Fowler, at Denver's John Hand Theater.
School of Rock is a The New York Times Critics' Pick and "An inspiring jolt of energy, joy and mad skillz!" (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater's first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Vanity Fair raves, "Fists of all ages shall be pumping!"
Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Miserables, direct from its acclaimed Broadway return. Featuring the beloved songs "I Dreamed A Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," "One Day More," and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck. "Les Miz is born again!" (NY1).
From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. On Your Feet! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century - and one of the most inspiring stories in music history.