There’s much ado about something concerning the upcoming theater season on the Front Range. This year’s got it all: Nazis, sex, murder, musicals, mid-life crises, Monty Python and transvestite nuns. From Longmont to LoDo, here’s just a smattering of what’s in store. Look to local theater snobs to sort out what we couldn’t fit in this space.
ARVADA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Sept. 7-Oct. 7 Moonlight and Magnolias
David O. Selznick needs to rework the screenplay to Gone with the Wind, and hilarity ensues.
Nov. 16-Dec. 23 La Cage Aux Folles
The hilarious musical about two flamboyantly gay men whose son is to marry the daughter of a morals crusader.
April 22-June 15 Altar Boyz
A musical about a holy boy band group who becomes a pop sensation.
DENVER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Sept. 18-Oct. 7 Spamalot
The musical version of Monty Python’s film about the search for the Holy Grail.
Nov. 9-Dec. 15 The Diary of Anne Frank
The holocaust told through the journaling of a young girl hidden in a Dutch attic.
Jan. 18-Feb. 23 Lydia
The story of a bond between an immigrant Mexican maid and the disabled daughter of the family she works for.
April 4-May 24 Doubt
A nun accuses a priest of child abuse while the priest and the alleged victim’s mother rally to defend him.
LONGMONT THEATRE COMPANY
Jan. 18-Feb. 2 Brighton Beach Memoirs
The first book in Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy centers on Eugene and his cramped family’s life in an NYC suburb.
April 25-May 17 Fiddler on the Roof
Adapted from Yiddish author Shalom Aleichem’s tale about an Eastern European Jewish man’s struggle to keep tradition alive in progressive times.
THEATER COMPANY OF LAFAYETTE
October The Deep Beep-Beep, Seven Short Plays About Sputnik
Groups of specifically commissioned 10-minute acts centered on the birth of the Space Age.
The hilarious adventures of Elwood P. Dowd and his invisible rabbit.
TOWN HALL ARTS CENTER
Sept. 14-Oct. 21 Nunsense
A quintet of male nuns makes singing and fun a “habit.”
Jan. 11-Feb. 10 Always, Patsy Cline
The story of a fan’s love for one of the greatest country singers in history.
April 11-May 11 Swingtime Canteen
Relive the big band era of the swingin’ 1940s in this high-energy song and dance show.