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: Colorado Shakespeare Festival
From the CSF website:
The Little Prince: A story that reminds us of all we leave behind to grow up and invites us to see the world again with the fresh eyes of youth. A journey of simple beauty, this stage adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved novel has a different meaning for each of us. Rediscover your child within as we go on an adventure that spans from the Sahara to Outer Space and beyond – a place where it’s never too late to rediscover your dreams.
Romeo and Juliet: The world’s greatest and most enduring love story, Romeo and Juliet follows its star-crossed lovers as they hurtle from their first shy glances to their last heartrending kiss. Caught between their feuding families, Romeo and Juliet desperately struggle to build a world insulated from the violence, but their love races toward a final confrontation with fate. Featuring a lush, Renaissance design setting, this is the production to satisfy the classic Shakespeare lover.
We’re looking forward to both of these classics at CSF!
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HER CHOICE: The Full Monty at Backstage
From the Backstage website: Based on the hit film, “The Full Monty” is the hilarious hit musical about a group of unemployed steelworkers who take drastic measures to earn some extra cash. United through unemployment, self-consciousness and desperation, this unlikely gaggle finds renewed self-esteem and strength through honest friendship and gain the power to overcome their inner demons.
Nominated for nine Tony Awards, “The Full Monty” is a feel-good musical with a modern and delightfully wicked sensibility. Directed by the award-winning team behind “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”. Mature situations, adult language, and nudity.
NOT TO BE MISSED: Hairspray! at The Arvada Center
From the Arvada Center website: It was 1962… JFK was in the White House… John Glenn was in orbit… Cadillacs had fins… Beehives were in… And girls really knew how to tease! Broadway’s big fat musical comedy is high energy: full of songs that make you rock in your seat and a story that makes you cheer for the underdogs.
The Arvada Center rarely fails to deliver on the big-cast, fun-loving summer musicals, and Hairpray is no exception! Showcasing an unusual amount of local talent, you won’t be able to stop the beat, and you won’t want to either!