Denver Center’s tickets go on sale

DENVER CENTER THEATRE COMPANY’S SINGLE TICKETS

FOR 2013/14 SEASON ON SALE AUGUST 5

DENVER – The Denver Center Theatre Company will begin selling single tickets to the upcoming 2013/14 season on Monday, August 5Denver Center Logo

The 10-play season includes four exhilarating world premieres selected from the 2013 Colorado New Play Summit. Karen Zacarías’ adaptation of Helen Thorpe’s book Just Like Us, Catherine Trieschmann’s comedy The Most Deserving, Matthew Lopez’s  heartfelt The Legend of Georgia McBride and Marcus Gardley’s adaptation of Homer’s epic poem, black odyssey, will all take to the stage to dazzle Denver audiences. Also selected for the season is a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, an adaptation of a Marx Brother’s script, Shakespeare’s tragic masterpiece, a powerful and poignant love story and the return of a Christmas classic.

Death of a Salesman

by Arthur Miller

Sept 20-Oct 20 (Opens Sept 26) | Space Theatre

Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer- and Tony-winning drama Death of a Salesman is the story of Willy Loman, a failing salesman who cannot accept that his dreams for his family are no match for realities of their ordinary lives. This heartbreaking portrayal of the American Dream explores families, promises and how slowly both can break.

World Premiere

Just Like Us

by Karen Zacarías, based on the book by Helen Thorpe

Oct 4-Nov 3 (Opens Oct 10) | Stage Theatre

Based on Helen Thorpe’s bestselling book, this play follows four Latina girls in Denver as immigration status begins to erode their opportunities — and their friendships. When the crime of an illegal immigrant ignites a political firestorm, the girls, the city and the nation must ask themselves who has the right to live in America when achievements and documents collide.

A Denver Center commission

World Premiere

The Most Deserving

by Catherine Trieschmann

Oct 11-Nov 17 (Opens Oct 17) | Ricketson Theatre

A small town arts council has $20,000 to award to a local artist with an “under-represented American voice.” Should they choose the teacher/painter of modest talent or the self-taught artist who creates religious figures out of trash? This comedy explores how gossip, politics and opinions of art can decide who is the most deserving.

Jackie & Me*

by Steven Dietz

From the book by Dan Gutman

Nov 15-Dec 22 (Opens Nov 21) | Space Theatre

This engaging, family-friendly show about a time traveling Little Leaguer plucks all the right heartstrings. Joey Stoshack jumps back in time to witness Jackie Robinson break the baseball color barrier for a school project. When Joey’s skin color changes in the process, he learns how different the world can look and how important it is to have a hero.

A Christmas Carol*

by Charles Dickens

Adapted by Richard Hellesen

Music by David de Berry

Nov 29-Dec 29 (Opens Dec 5) | Stage Theatre

Christmas Carol Denver

Based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel, this joyous and opulent musical adaptation traces money-hoarding skinflint Ebenezer Scrooge’s triumphant overnight journey to redemption. A Christmas Carol illuminates the meaning of the holiday season in a way that has resonated for generations.

World Premiere

The Legend of Georgia McBride

by Matthew Lopez

Jan10-Feb 23 (Opens Jan 16) | Ricketson Theatre

A heartwarming, music-filled comedy about Casey, an Elvis impersonator who just learned his dive bar act is being replaced with a drag show. With the bills stacking up and a kid on the way, Casey’s going to have to adapt to a whole new show business like none he’s ever known in this risqué romp.

World Premiere

black odyssey

by Marcus Gardley

Jan 17-Feb 16 (Opens Jan 23) | Space Theatre

Classic Greek characters and themes meet modern African-American culture in this twist on Homer’s The Odyssey. Centered on a black soldier returning home from a harrowing tour in the Gulf War, this compelling new play fuses modern reality, humor, and song with ancient myth.

A Denver Center commission

Hamlet
by William Shakespeare

Jan 24-Feb 23 (Opens Jan 30) | Stage Theatre

Widely regarded as one of the greatest plays ever written, Shakespeare’s signature tragedy unfolds a story of corruption, revenge and deceit, revolving around the Prince of Denmark and his self-destructive desire for vengeance against the man who murdered his father. To be, or not to be; that is the question Hamlet must answer for himself.

Shadowlands
by William Nicholson

March 28-April 27 (Opens April 3) | Space Theatre

A deeply moving reminder that great loss cannot exist without great love, Shadowlands is a biographical look at the late-in-life blooming relationship between C.S. Lewis and wife Joy Davidman. The lynchpin of the story is Davidman’s cancer diagnosis, and how the reverberation of that moment shakes the foundation of Lewis’ strong faith.

Animal Crackers

Book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind

Music & Lyrics by Bert Kalmar & Harry Ruby

Adapted by Henry Wishcamper

Original Orchestrations by Doug Peck

April 4-May 11 (Opens April 10) | Stage Theatre

From the zinging one-liners to its slapstick brilliance, this boisterous and raucous comedy about the theft of a valuable painting from a society dinner party is quintessential Marx Brothers mayhem. Watch Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo Marx come to life before your eyes — right before they tear up from laughter.

*Added attraction, not part of the subscription season.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.denvercenter.org, by phone at 303.893.4100 or at Denver Center Ticket Services in the lobby of the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex, Mon – Sat from 10am to 6pm.

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Denver Center Performance Schedule

  • The DCTC’s performance schedule for the 2013/14 season is as follows:
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday performances at 6:30pm
  • Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30pm
  • No children under four admitted.

Denver Center Tickets

New and renewing subscribers may reserve season tickets online at denvercenter.org/subs or by calling 303.893.6030 or 303.893.4100. Subscribers enjoy free ticket exchanges, payment plans, priority offers to Broadway and student shows, discounted extra tickets, a dedicated VIP hotline, free events including talkbacks and receptions, and the best seats at the best prices, guaranteed.

Note:  Plans for the new season are subject to change.

The Denver Center Theatre Company 2013/14 season is generously supported by Daniel L. Ritchie, Larimer Square, SCFD, The Steinberg Charitable Trust and Wells Fargo.  Media sponsorship for DCTC is provided by The Denver Post and CBS4.  The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is supported in part by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.  Please visit our website at www.denvercenter.org

**Please be advised that The Denver Center for the Performing Arts – denvercenter.org – is the ONLY authorized online seller of tickets for Denver Center Attractions (the Broadway touring productions) and the Denver Center Theatre Company (the resident theatre company productions). Currently there are scalpers, also known as ‘second party vendors,’ selling tickets online at a rate more than double the standard price – and up. Tickets bought through these vendors MAY NOT BE VALID. You could not only be refused admission, but also lose your entire investment.

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit organization.

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