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: Rabbit Hole at Longmont Theatre Co.
I saw the original cast on Broadway, including Cynthia Nixon who won the Tony that year for Best Actress, and loved this Pulitzer Prize winning script by David Lindsay-Abaire. There is currently a movie adaptation set to release starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart. Centering around a family that has suffered a terrible loss, the story can be touching, funny, and heart-wrenching when done right. Longmont probably won’t have the impressive set with multiple sections of rotating circles that Broadway had, but as long as the story is told well this play can be amazing and a sure fire winner.
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HER CHOICE: The Will Rogers Follies at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
The Will Rogers’ Follies is a rare blend of Ziegfield Follies-style entertainment and a compelling historical story. The show tells the story of the life of Will Rogers, whose celebrity as a cowboy and comedian earned him top billing on the Vaudeville circuits and the title of Oklahoma’s favorite son. With plenty of opportunities for the lavish pageantry of the Follies juxtaposed with Rogers’ charming corn-fed demeanor, in my experience the show just flies by!