Roundabout Theatre Company’s Cabaret
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
As part of its 50th anniversary season, the critically-acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall’s Tony Award-winning production of Cabaret. At the infamous Kit Kat Klub, the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd – and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times? Hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret”, “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time”. Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at Cabaret, John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff’s Tony-winning musical.
Friday, October 21, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
Boettcher Concert Hall
Andrew Litton conducts the Symphony in a staging of a beloved Puccini opera, La Bohème, 120 years after its premiere in Turin, Italy. The heartbreaking story of impassioned, young bohemians in a reimagined contemporary Paris was also adapted into the Broadway smash, Rent. La Bohème tells the timeless tale of love found and lost between Rodolfo and Mimi as they enjoy their youth in the lively Latin Quarter. The Colorado Symphony Chorus and the Colorado Children’s Chorale add another layer to the complexity of this classic story.
La Fanciulla del West
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Opera Colorado’s new production of Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West transports The Girl of the Golden West from the California gold rush to Colorado, celebrating our state’s rich mining history. Through collaborations with the Denver Public Library, historical photos become a powerful video backdrop for the wild and tempestuous story. Puccini considered this to be his favorite among his operas!
Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum
Saturday, December 17, 2016 – 2:00 p.m.
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theater
A Denver original, Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum is a family favorite that inspires audiences of all ages to celebrate and honor the holiday traditions of cultures from around the world. Granny’s memories are her gifts to those she loves, but she has forgotten many of her stories and the magical dances she’s seen and performed in her lifetime. Now Granny seeks to relive these memories of rich cultural traditions, bringing them alive again for her grandchildren TiSean and Nakia through dance, live music, and storytelling.