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2014/2015 Subscription Shows


Pippin

Sep 6- 20, 2014
Buell Theatre

Pippin is back on Broadway for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago…and has now won the Tony Award for Best Musical Revival! With a beloved score by Tony nominee Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Wicked), Pippin tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? Direct from an acclaimed run at Boston’s American Repertory Theater, this captivating new production is directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus (Hair, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess). It features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts De La Main, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation, Traces. Join us for a magical, unforgettable new Pippin.

Sponsored by:

Comcast


Kinky Boots

Oct 29 - Nov 9, 2014
Buell Theatre

Kinky Boots is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony Awards® including Best Musical, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

Inspired by a true story, Kinky Boots features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, direction and Tony-winning choreography by Jerry Mitchell and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein. Come join the sold-out audiences who’ve discovered why – sometimes – the best way to fit in is to stand out!


Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking!

Nov 15, 2014 - March 1, 2015
Garner Galleria Theatre

Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking!, the fall-down funny roast of Broadway that has picked up nine Drama Desk Awards, a special Tony Award, an Obie, a Lucille Lortel and Drama League Award, is back at last, and not a moment too soon! This New York sensation returns with an all-new, fresh view of the highs and lows of recent Broadway shows, including Porgy and Bess, Anything Goes, Spiderman, The Book of Mormon, Follies, Nice Work If You Can Get It and Death of a Salesman. It features outrageous costumes, hilarious rewrites of the songs you know and dead-on impressions by a stellar cast!

Sponsored by:

MolsonCoors

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Feb 3 – 15, 2015
Buell Theatre

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love — the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more — plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream...or a really great pair of shoes.


Motown The Musical

March 31 – April 19, 2015
Buell Theatre

It began as one man’s story…became everyone’s music…and is now Broadway’s musical. Motown The Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now, experience it live on stage in the record-breaking smash hit Motown The Musical.


Annie

April 29 – May 10, 2015
Buell Theatre

Leapin’ Lizards! The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin, this production of Annie will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”


Added Attractions


You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up

Sep 19-Oct 19, 2014
Garner Galleria Theatre

A real life love story — zany, hectic and uproariously funny! Whether you have been married forever, thinking about marriage, or still looking for the "perfect" relationship, you will laugh at the hilarious, romantic rollercoaster ride toward Happily Ever After, which proves there is hope and happiness for even the most incompatible of lovers, husbands and wives.

Blue Man Group

Oct 10-12
Buell Theatre

Experience the phenomenon. Blue Man Group is best known for its wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts, which combine comedy, music and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The New York Times heralds the show as “One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged.” "E! Entertainment News" exclaims, “Blue Man Group is what every live performance aspires to be.” The Baltimore Sun raves, “Blue Man Group packs a wallop. It’s a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!”

Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that Blue Man Group is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous show that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state. With no spoken language, Blue Man Group is perfect for people of all ages, languages, and cultures. This unique experience is a form of entertainment like nothing else; guaranteed to be an outing you will never forget.


Jersey Boys

Dec 10 – 14, 2014
Buell Theatre

“The most exciting musical package Broadway has seen in years.” — Chicago Tribune
“The Crowd Goes Wild.” — The New York Times

“Too Good to be True!” raves the New York Post for Jersey Boys, the 2006 Tony Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30! Jersey Boys, winner of the 2006 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album and most recently, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” “It Will Run for Centuries!” proclaims Time Magazine.

Contains adult language.


Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

Dec 17 – 28, 2014
Buell Theatre

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical is the record-setting Broadway holiday sensation which features the hit songs “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” from the original animated special. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Holiday loving Whos. Magnificent sets and costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations help transport audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville and helps remind us of the true meaning of the holiday season. Don’t miss what The New York Times calls “An Extraordinary Experience! 100 times better than any bedside story.”


Dancing Pros

Jan 23-24, 2015
Buell Theatre

The world's finest dancers battle it out live on the stage and the audience picks the winner! Dancing Pros: Live – hosted by Alan Thicke (Golden Globe nominee and "Growing Pains" star, TV series) is an unforgettable live competition show created by some of the most accomplished "Dancing with the Stars" pros - Edyta Sliwinska & Alec Mazo.

In Dancing Pros: Live, for the first time pros from "Dancing with the Stars," "So You Think You Can Dance" and Dance Champions from around the globe dance off against each other. Using electronic voting remotes, each audience member will get a chance to vote for his or her favorite couple, becoming part of the show that will dazzle everyone with an amazing caliber celebrity and pro cast, a glamorous set, fantastic costumes, video packages, group numbers, and of course unbelievable dance moves. Singers from the best competition TV shows, "The Voice" and "American Idol," will accompany dazzling group performances and solos while celebrity guest star judges like Edyta Sliwinska of "Dancing with the Stars" help the audience select the winning pair. It's the ideal family outing with bragging rights for the winner!


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Apr 22, 2015-Apr 26, 2015
The Buell Theatre

The Blockbuster Musical Returns
Starring Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel's favorite son.

Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, this new production will feature Broadway/television star Diana DeGarmo (Hairspray, Hair) as The Narrator and Broadway star Ace Young (Grease, Hair) as Joseph.

Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his 11 brothers and the coat of many colors, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including "Those Canaan Days," "Any Dream Will Do" and "Close Every Door." Book your tickets and be part of the magic!


Wicked

June 3 – July 5, 2015
Buell Theatre

Back by “popular” demand. Variety calls Wicked “a cultural phenomenon,” and every time it plays Denver it breaks box office records. Winner of over 50 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, Wicked is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times). Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One — born with emerald green skin — is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for "the most complete — and completely satisfying — musical in a long time" (USA Today).


The Book of Mormon

Aug 11-Sep 13, 2015
Ellie Caulkins Opera House

The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jon Stewart of "The Daily Show" calls it “a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry.” It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award winning Best Musical from the creators of South Park. Contains explicit language.