At a private event for subscribers last night, the Lone Tree Arts Center (LTAC) announced its third season. With everything from Rodgers and Hammerstein to the Beatles to Celtic rock, the 2013-14 season for LTAC is jam-packed. Full of variety for all types, one common thread unites the programming. “The most important thing we want to deliver to our patrons is high quality, professional performances that they may not be able to enjoy anywhere else in the region.” says Executive Director Lisa Rigsby Peterson. “The upcoming season offers metro Denver area audiences the chance to see a huge variety of works that highlight outstanding performers in an outstanding, intimate, and acoustically wonderful venue.”
As part of the season planning process, LTAC staff reviewed the first two seasons of programming to identify audience trends, and also invited patrons to share their feedback. One of the common themes: American musicals with great scores were at the top of each list.
Handsome Little Devils, Squirm Burpee: A Vaudevillian Melodrama
Look underneath the strange, wonderful fabric of the modern Big Top: circus, vaudeville, variety and cabaret collide at a break-neck speed in a beautiful spectacle of entertainment. You will meet an assortment of entirely unique characters creating a world which seams fantastical, yet familiar. International touring sensations, the Handsome Little Devils have found a way to illuminate the human adventure through skill, grace, intelligence, humor and absolute wonderment.
Written by A.R. Gurney
Directed by Randal Myler November 7-17
This fun comedy is a modern take on “the other woman”… if the other woman was a dog. When Greg brings home a street-smart dog named Sylvia, he and his wife Kate find their marriage in jeopardy. Sylvia offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age; as Greg becomes more and more attached to the pooch, we explore the relationship between man and dog, man and wife, and wife and dog. Filled with lots of laughs and thoughtful insights, Sylvia is a unique and perceptive look at modern love.
Home for the Holidays 2013
Created by Starkey Theatrix
Directed by Paul Dwyer
This holiday spectacular is an extravaganza not to be missed! Featuring songs from every decade, this is one holiday show the entire family can agree on. Back by overwhelming popular demand, we will see some of last year’s favorite performers as well as lots of new acts to enjoy. Expect everything from break dancing to powerful singing, from drum lines to The Jerseys as we put some magic into your holiday season.
South Pacific in Concert
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
The perfect Valentine’s Day date, this concert version brings the hit songs from this beloved classic musical to life. From “I’m Gonna Wash that Man Right Outta My Hair” to “There Is Nothing Like a Dame” to “Some Enchanted Evening”, enjoy this rare musical experience. Accompanied by a live orchestra, a top-notch cast of singers will fill the theater with some of the most lyrical and moving music written for the stage.
Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Based on the novel by Mark Twain
Book by William Hauptman
Music & Lyrics by Roger Miller
April 24-May 4
This Tony-Award winning musical is both hilarious and heartwarming. Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn sweeps down the mighty Mississippi as rebellious teenager Huck takes off on a raft with runaway slave Jim. The pair discovers a friendship that defies convention and defines the American dream as their adventure introduces them to unforgettable characters and tricky situations. Propelled by an infectious, award-winning score, this show chronicles the best and worst of our heritage in a joyously theatrical journey.
2013-14 subscription orders are being taken now. Single tickets will go on-sale August 1. For more information, visit http://www.LoneTreeArtsCenter.org or call us at 720-509-1000.