“It’s really important to me when I choose a musical that the music grips me and is something that I find interesting and would want to listen to in my car,” says director Keith Rabin. The score of Lysistrata Jones certainly fits the bill, with rock- and hip-hop-inspired tunes. “It’s definitely more adult than High School Musical and definitely has more of a powerful meaning than, say, Bring It On: the Musical. It’s very female-empowering,” he adds.
Lysistrata Jones opens tonight at the Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 East Colfax Avenue, and runs through August 11, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, $20 to $27, visit lucentperformingarts.org.
Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Starts: Aug. 2. Continues through Aug. 11, 2013