People get lazy in the summertime, but it's time to wake up: The fall theater season is only weeks away, and Denver Center Theatre Company tickets are now on sale. The focus may be on The Book of Mormon, which opens today in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, but when Mormon leaves, the DCTC season will just be getting under way. What could you see? Standouts include world premiere productions of Sense & Sensibility: The Musical, Ed, Downloaded and Grace, Or The Art Of Climbing, all originally workshopped plays at the DCTC's New Play Summit. The Three Musketeers promises to be a crowd-pleaser, as does Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet; the Pulitzer-nominated Broadway drama Other Desert Cities brings some punch to the lineup next spring.
See the complete DCTC schedule below; visit the Denver Center online or call 303-893-4100 to reserve tickets.
By August Wilson Sept 14-Oct 14 | Space Theatre
A star baseball player, his career blunted by racism, supports his family as a sanitation worker. In a changing world, he builds a fence to protect what's his, hold off what threatens, but things happen when a strong man's dreams are thwarted.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas Adapted for the stage by Linda Alper, Douglas Langworthy & Penny Metropulos Sept 21-Oct 21 | Stage Theatre
Young D'Artagnan comes to Paris to join the Musketeers. Befriended by three legendary swordsmen, he's put to the test, finds love, faces temptation and thwarts evil. This swashbuckling adaptation of Dumas' novel weighs the cost of a hero's journey. Producing Partner: Isabelle Clark
Lois Lowry's The Giver Dramatized by Eric Coble Sept 28-Nov 18 | Ricketson Theatre
When young Jonas is chosen by the Elders to be Receiver of Memories, he begins to discover the disturbing truth about his utopian world. Lois Lowry's powerful Newbery Medal-winning novel makes for a fantastic theatrical event.
When We Are Married by J.B. Priestley Nov 16-Dec 16 | Stage Theatre
On their 25th wedding anniversary, three couples in a small English town discover they're not legally married after all. Watch these six spouses struggle to figure out how to protect their reputations and deal their newly unmarried status. Producing Partners: Diana & Mike Kinsey. Sponsored by the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado.
Irving Berlin's White Christmas Based upon the Paramount Pictures Film Written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin Book by David Ives and Paul Blake Nov 23-Dec 24 | Buell Theatre
Two WWII vets are determined to rescue their commanding officer's country inn imperiled by lack of snow. This stage adaptation of the Bing Crosby/Danny Kaye movie musical delivers gorgeous songs, nostalgia--and a plan to save Christmas.
Ed, Downloaded by Michael Mitnick Jan 11-Feb 17 | Ricketson Theatre
Both live action and feature film, this intriguing comedy tells the story of Ed, who is dying. Given a chance at immortality, he has his brain downloaded and is allowed ten memories to take into eternity. But when his wife discovers what they are, she intervenes. Producing Partners: John & Jeannie Fuller, Jim Steinberg
World Premiere Grace, Or The Art Of Climbing By Lauren Feldman Jan 18-Feb 17, 2013 | Space Theatre
A captivating tale of a reluctant young athlete for whom rock climbing is both metaphor and action. Emm struggles with doubt, depression and her demons, as she trains mind, body and spirit for a world climbing competition.
Romeo & Juliet By William Shakespeare Jan 25-Feb 24, 2013 | Stage Theatre
Romeo meets Juliet at a masked ball, love sparks, swept along by flights of poetry and ecstatic romance. But the young lovers fall victim to their feuding families. Exuberant and tragic, this timeless love story still packs a huge emotional wallop. Producing Partners: Katy Atkinson, Isabelle Clark, Diana & Mike Kinsey, Dennis & Anita Lacey and Alison & Jim Shetter
A Weekend With Pablo Picasso By Herbert Siguenza March 22-April 28, 2013 | Ricketson Theatre
Drawing on the writings of iconic artist Pablo Picasso, playwright/performer Herbert Siguenza of LA's Culture Clash creates a spirited celebration of the prolific artist's life, featuring a sparkling portrayal--and live, onstage painting. Producing Partner: Isabelle Clark
Other Desert Cities By Jon Robin Baitz March 29-April 28, 2013 | Space Theatre
A daughter returns to Palm Springs for a Christmas gathering after writing a tell-all book about a family secret. Parents and family suddenly scramble with an issue they'd rather not discuss. Secrets and lies unravel making each character more complex--and human.
Sense & Sensibility: The Musical Based on the novel by Jane Austen Book and Lyrics by Jeffrey Haddow Music by Neal Hampton Directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge Presented by special arrangement with Betty Ann Besch Solinger & Alice Chebba Walsh April 5-May 26, 2013 | Stage Theatre
In this grand musical adaptation of Jane Austen's enthralling novel, we are drawn into the tempestuous world of the Dashwood sisters. Opposites in temperament, but equally determined to find love and happiness in spite of their desperate financial circumstances, sisters Elinor and Marianne struggle with betrayal, soaring emotions, dashed hopes and their own conflicting notions of ideal love. But while one follows her heart and the other her head, each triumphs romantically by remaining true to who they are. Sponsored by US Bank
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