Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have "The 39 Steps," a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!
Aladdin, adapted from the Disney film and centuries-old folktales including "One Thousand and One Nights," is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical. Aladdin's journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. This new production features a full score, including the five cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack and more written especially for the stage.
You can bet your bottom dollar that there'll be plenty of fun when everyone's favorite orphan takes over Jesters Dinner Theatre. The musical sensation that started out life as a comic strip and then grew into a huge hit on stage and on the big screen shows no sign of outgrowing its iconic red dress and curls. The beloved story of a plucky young orphan who never gives up her dreams of finding a family, Annie brings back all the great characters you know and love, including the adorable scamp herself, the lovable Daddy Warbucks, his faithful assistant Grace and the wicked Miss Hannigan. Featuring unforgettable numbers like "It's the Hard-Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You" and the ever-optimistic "Tomorrow," this production in the Denver area will leave you with a spring in your step and a song in your heart.
Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters and the songs that made the '20s roar, Bullets Over Broadway hits the musical-comedy bulls-eye. Based on Woody Allen's 1994 movie, this hit show brings New York's Jazz Age back to dazzling life, as it spins a story about a young playwright who's looking for a producer to back his next project. Instead, he finds a mobster who just happens to be searching for a role for his actress girlfriend. Called "a fun machine from start to finish" by The New Yorker, this latest production of this Tony-nominated musical comes to the stage at Aurora's Vintage Theatre.
A new adaptation for a new generation, this version of The Diary of Anne Frank contains newly uncovered writings from Anne Frank's diary. This is the unforgettable true story of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic from 1942 to 1944. The Diary of Anne Frank captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence -- their fear, their hope, their laughter and their grief. Watch as Anne confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty and determination, when this powerful show takes to the stage of Denver's John Hand Theater.
A group of cutthroat Chicago real estate salesmen will go to any lengths -- from lies and flattery to bribery and burglary -- to unload parcels of Florida land on unsuspecting buyers in this darkly comic satire of the American Dream. The stakes are high: The top salesman gets a new Cadillac while the loser gets to clean out his desk. Written by David Mamet (American Buffalo, TV's The Unit), Glengarry Glen Ross draws on his real-life experiences at a Chicago real estate firm in the 1960s, serving as a scathing yet humorous critique of American business culture. This production of Glengarry Glen Ross at The Edge Theater in Lakewood remains as relevant today as when it won the Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award in 1984.
Tony Award-winning Passing Strange is a fast-paced but moving rock musical about a young man's journey of self-discovery through Europe. From a comfortable middle-class Baptist upbringing, the young protagonist rejects the comforts of home and travels on a picaresque journey to find "the real." Complicated by his need to rebel against his mother and society, he finds himself "passing" through place to place and from lover to lover, only to find out that "the real" that he'd been searching for would come at great cost. Stew's revelatory rock odyssey embarks from Aurora Fox Arts Center's Main Stage.
You won't be able to resist the spoofy fun of Reefer Madness: The Musical. Inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name, this raucous musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence. The addictive and clever musical numbers range from big Broadway-style showstoppers to swing tunes like "Down at the Ol' Five and Dime," and the Vegas-style "Listen to Jesus, Jimmy," featuring J.C. Himself leading a chorus of showgirl angels. This dynamic show will go straight to your head at The Bug Theatre in Denver.
What begins as a normal audition turns into an increasingly seductive battle for power in the award-winning Venus in Fur. Inspired by the notorious 1870 erotic novel of the same name, David Ives' saucy and sensational play pits actress against playwright in a virtuosic display of seduction, cruelty and gamesmanship. As the action shifts between the audition and the play within the play, the two engage in a kinky game of cat and mouse. Among the most acclaimed -- and most provocative -- new plays in recent Broadway history, Venus in Fur brilliantly blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, love and sex. Now, the Bakery in Denver heats up with the comedy that The New York Times called "good, kinky fun."