At 5:15 today, the Denver Center for Performing Arts released the 2013/2014 season line-up and it is certainly something special. What are you looking forward to seeing the most? Tell us below.
War Horse: January 8-20, 2013
In Devon at the outbreak of World War I, Joey, young Albert Narracott’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. Joey serves in the British and German armies, befriends Topthorn (another army horse), and gets caught up in enemy fire. Death, disease and fate take him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in a no man’s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey, and, still not old enough to enlist in the army, he embarks on a dangerous mission to find and bring him back to Devon.
Jekyll & Hyde: January 29 – February 10, 2013
Catch Me If You Can:
Catch Me If You Can is a musical with a libretto by Terrence McNally and a theatrical score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. It follows the story of con artist Frank Abagnale, Jr. A majority of the plot is borrowed from the 2002 film of the same name, which in turn was based on Abagnale’s 1980 autobiography.
The Doyle and Debbie Show: Spring 2013
Sense and Sensibility the Musical: April 5 – May 26, 2013
The story is an adventure on the high seas and on the faraway Mollusk island. An orphan boy named Peter and his pretty, mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a magical secret safe and save the world from evil. Characters include the scary but somehow familiar Black “Stache” Moustache and ferocious crocodile Mister Grin to the sweet but sophisticated Molly and fearless Peter.
Molly and Peter take a voyage with Alf, James, Thomas, Prentiss, Tubby Ted, Slank and Little Richard from a filthy, crime-ridden port in Old England across the turbulent sea. Aboard the Never Land is a trunk that holds the “greatest treasure on earth,” thought by its pursuers to be gold or jewels but revealed to be “starstuff.” The trunk is moved from place to place through storms and sea battles: once in a dry, guarded cabin, next in a ship full of greedy pirates, and then out in the open sea.
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: September 3 – 15, 2013
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a musical with a book by Australian film director-writer Stephan Elliott andAllan Scott, using well-known pop songs as its score. Adapted from Elliott’s 1994 film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the musical tells the story of two drag queens and a transsexual, who contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a resort town in the remote Australian desert. As they head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, Priscilla, the three friends come to the forefront of a comedy of errors, encountering a number of strange characters, as well as incidents of homophobia, while widening comfort zones and finding new horizons.
Sister Act: September 24 – October 6, 2013
Evita is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. It concentrates on the life ofArgentine political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón. The story follows Evita’s early life, rise to power, charity work, and eventual death.
Million Dollar Quartet:
Once is a stage adaptation of the 2006 film of the same name. The book was written by Enda Walshretaining many of the songs written by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, including the Academy Award-winning “Falling Slowly“. The musical premiered at the New York Theater Workshop in 2011 and then transferred to Broadway in 2012. The production received eleven 2012 Tony Award nominations, and won eight of those awards including Best Musical, Best Actor, and Best Book. The musical also won the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical.
Along some special added attractions:
Spamalot: March 28 – 30, 2013
Mary Poppins: May 1 – 5, 2013
Traces: June 25 – July 14, 2013
Chicago: March 19 – 24, 2013
Blue Man Group: April 12 – 21, 2013
Les Miserable: May 22 – 26, 2013
See the official announcement video below: