Of the shows opening this weekend, these are the ones we want to see. These could be the best shows of the year or these shows could end up being terrible. As always we encourage you to chime in with your thoughts on our list and what shows you are seeing this weekend.
HIS CHOICE: The 39 Steps at DCTC
We saw The 39 Steps on Broadway, and despite having been part of a number of productions where people played multiple roles, this show takes it to a new level. Amazing quick changes aside, this piece is packed to the brim with comedy and we have no doubt that DCTC will deliver a faithful but truly unique production of this high-energy, clever play!
The 39 Steps runs September 10- November 14 at the Ricketson Theatre at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Click the poster for more information and tickets.
HER CHOICE: RENT at Town Hall Arts Center
RENT is quite possibly the most innovative musical of the last 30 years, and after an incredibly long Broadway run, the rights for regional companies to perform the piece were just released this year. The result? RENT-o-mania! Well we say, bring it on. We love seeing performers and directors who grew up blasting the soundtrack finally able to dig their artistic claws into the piece. It’s dangerous, sure, to attack the challenging music, life-or-death material and iconic characters, but we think that the cast at Town Hall Arts Center has what it takes to produce an outstanding production!
RENT plays September to October. Click the poster for tickets and more information.
THEIR CHOICE: Sunset Boulevard at The Arvada Center
Sunset Boulevard, one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most iconic pieces, has not been seen in the Denver area since 1996 when the national touring production was launched from the Buell Theatre. This regional theatre premiere stars Ann Crumb as Norma Desmond and is directed by the artistic producer at the Arvada Center, Rod A. Lansberry, who was recently recognized for his production of Miss Saigon.
Sunset Boulevard runs from September 14 to October 10, 2010.