by Anthony Shaffer
January 17-February 10
Directed by TBA
The ultimate game of cat-and-mouse is played out in a cozy English country house owned by celebrated mystery writer, Andrew Wyke. Invited guest Milo Tindle, a young rival who shares not only Wyke’s love of the game but also his wife, has come to lay claim. Revenge is devised and murders plotted as the two plan the ultimate whodunnit.
“Perhaps one of the best mystery thrillers written, this Tony winner for Best Play has stood the test of time and is still widely produced. It is also incredibly entertaining.”
THE SUNSHINE BOYS
by Neil Simon
Directed by Wendy Moore
THE SUNSHINE BOYS focuses on aging Al Lewis and Willy Clark, a one-time vaudevillian team known as “Lewis and Clark” who, over the course of forty-odd years, not only grew to hate each other but never spoke to each other off-stage throughout the final year of their act. The stubborn Clark, who was not ready for retirement, resented the wiser Lewis for breaking up the act when he opted to leave show business. It is now 1972 and CBSis inviting the team to reunite for a special on the history of comedy,with the pair representing the vaudeville era at its best.
“From one of the most prolific and successful theatrical playwrights, Neil Simon’s the Sunshine Boys is a wonderfully fulfilling comedy. Plus it is starring two of Colorado’s funniest actors – Bob Moore and Jim Hunt in the title roles. How could it possibly miss?”
(it’s pronounced Ska/pan)
by Moliere, adapted by Bill Irwin
July 5-August 2
Directed by Wendy Moore
Mayhem, mischief and misdoing. This modern adaptation keeps the original structure of the popular classic farce, but adds fresh, topical, and contemporary humor. SCAPIN is a hilarious tour de force about a charming but mischievous servant’s efforts to unite two love-struck young men with the female objects of their affections. Scapin, a clown and con man, uses mischief and machination to trick the youths’ penny pinching fathers out of money the sons need to support their lovers and proves that while the course of true love never did run smooth, paybacks can be satisfying and wildly funny.
“SCAPIN is a two hundred year old farce that is still one of the funniest pieces of theatre. And this adaptation by Bill Irwin (the master of physical comedy) puts a contemporary relevance to the classic. Our summer audience will be pushing each other out of the way to get tickets.”
THE WORLD GOES ROUND
by John Kander and Fred Ebb
July 18-August 18
Directed & Choreographed by Adam Estes
The show consists of an eclectic collection of love songs, torch songs, and witty comic numbers from two of the greatest composers ever to grace the Broadway stage. Kander and Ebb are known for CHICAGO, CABARET, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, THE RINK, CURTAINS, and THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
“There may not be a musical theatre composing team more successful or as varied in their styles as Kander and Ebb. With the success of previous LDTC produced shows CHICAGO, CABARET, and KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN we could not resist putting on this rousing love song to perhaps the greatest composing team.”
GOLDEN, a new family musical
by Alleman, Blanchard and Parks
June 28-August 2
Directed by Christopher Alleman
GOLDEN reveals the true story of what really happened that fateful fairytale night. When the Bear family returns home from a short vacation, they find to their dismay that the village mischief-maker Goldie has broken into their home and caused a major ruckus, again. To seek help in curbing Goldie’s urge to usurp the villager’s things, the Bears recruit other victims in the village to help right the wrong and teach Goldie a lesson in personal boundaries and mutual respect. In the end, Goldie gets the ultimate intervention in this hilarious family musical that audiences of all ages will love.
“We are excited to be producing family musicals. Our summer partnerships allow us to create new and original musicals that both children and adults enjoy.”
THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT
by Bill Manoff
August 30-September 22
Directed by Joshua Blanchard
Starring Priscilla Fernandez
In a San Francisco loft, aspiring author Felix focuses his binoculars on a prostitute plying her trade. He complains to the landlord, has her evicted, and finds he has trouble pounding on his door in the form of Doris, not a prostitute but an aspiring “model and actress”, thank you very much. She figures he owes her a bed for the night, an arrangement that leads to hilarity. Alan Alda & Diana Sands on Broadway, George Segal & Barbra Streisand on film.”The film starring George Segal and Barbara Streisand made the play famous but the show actually had a successful run on Broadway prior to the film.
“How could we go wrong with a non-traditional love storybetween a hooker(unemployed actress – if you ask her) and an uptight writer?”
DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER
by Marc Camelotii
November 29 – December 22
Directed by Christopher Alleman
Bernard is planning a weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in a French farmhouse. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, is packing his wife Jacqueline off to her mother’s, and has even invitedhis best friend to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Suppose Robert turns up not knowing why he has been invited? Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers? What happens if the cook is mistaken for the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook? An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed. “Hurtling along at the speed of light, [this] breathtaking farce is a near faultless piece of theatrical invention.”
“Recently revived on Broadway, DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER is a perfect closing to our season. Written by the same playwright as our hugely successful production of BOEING BOEING, DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER is a wildly funny farce that will leave your face hurting from laughing and smiling”.