Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents 9 to 5: The Musical, featuring eight-time Grammy Award winner Dolly Parton's Grammy and Tony Award-nominated, country, gospel, and pop music-infused score. Based on the 1980 film of the same name, 9 to 5: The Musical is the story of three working women, eager to bust through the glass ceiling, who team up against their chauvinistic horror of a boss and take care of business. Set in the late 1970s, this romp through the Rolodex Era is a hilarious and empowering story of friendship, love, and women's roles in workplace, relationships, and society. Aided by a quick-witted book by the movie's screenwriter Patricia Resnick, this fantasy of female revenge, while lighthearted, may take on new resonance in today's politically fraught climate. Enjoy Evergreen Players' production of 9 to 5: The Musical at Center Stage.
Inspired by the best-selling novel and the critically acclaimed film, the theatrical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County continues its legacy as one of the most romantic stories ever told. Set in a sleepy Iowa town, the musical follows a bored housewife who finds her life forever changed when she meets a traveling National Geographic photographer. What begins as a chance encounter evolves into an exhilarating four-day whirlwind of passion, desire and everlasting love in what's been hailed by New York Daily News as "one of Broadway's best in the last decade." Featuring a stirring soundtrack from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, this production of Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman's The Bridges of Madison County will sweep you off your feet at the Vintage Theatre in Aurora.
In 1950s Baltimore, the conservative squares face off against the leather-clad delinquents in the rockabilly Cry-Baby: The Musical. Based on John Waters' cult film, Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker is the coolest boy in Baltimore. He's a bad boy with a good cause -- truth, justice and the pursuit of rock and roll. Fueled by hormones and the new rhythms of rock and roll, good-girl Allison turns her back on her squeaky clean boyfriend, Baldwin, to become a "drape" and Cry-Baby's moll. See the Tony-nominated musical and regional premiere at the Bug Theatre in Denver.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Broadway musical offers a colorful twist on the Old Testament tale of Joseph, whose father gives him a gorgeous multi-hued cloak as a gift. Green with envy over the garment, Joseph's brothers sell him into slavery, and he ends up in Egypt, where he manages to rescue the country from famine, with a little help from an Elvis-esque pharoah. A multiple Tony nominee when it first appeared on stage, this always-popular show is great fun for all ages and boasts a mix of musical styles, ranging from country and pop to rock and even calypso. See this fast-paced production at the StageDoor Theatre in the Denver area.
Mel Brooks' outrageous musical comedy The Producers is the story of broke Broadway producer Max Bialystock and his accountant, Leo Bloom. Desperate for cash, the two schemers hatch a plan to produce a musical that is a sure failure. The show'll close immediately, then they'll cut and run with the unspent production money. What could possibly go wrong? Turns out, their "big flop" ends up as a smash hit, that's what. Based on the classic 1968 film, and featuring the hilarious show-within-a-show, Springtime for Hitler, The Producers skewers the over-the-top absurdities of musical theater while delivering a heartfelt tale of the true friendship that develops between two would-be con artists. At Jesters Dinner Theatre you can watch this classic musical while enjoying a delicious dinner. Menu options are listed in the description.