Oct 15, 2012
by Dustin Lance Black5:30pm Reception
Individual Tickets & VIP Tickets
Buy tickets at www.denvercenter.org
Buy tickets at www.denvercenter.org
PLAYS THE SPACE THEATRE SEPTEMBER 14 – OCTOBER 14
The Denver Center Theatre Company (DCTC) presents FENCES by August Wilson, playing The Space Theatre September 14 – October 14, 2012. Tickets may be purchased now, by calling 303.893.4100 or visitingwww.denvercenter.org.
Troy Maxson, a star baseball player whose career was blunted by the racism prevalent in pre-Jackie Robinson America, now supports his family as a sanitation worker. Feeling his world rapidly changing, Troy builds a fence to protect what is familiar and hold off what threatens. Both muscular and lyrical, this August Wilson blockbuster, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and two Tony Awards, shows what can happen when a strong man is robbed of his dreams.
The cast of FENCES includes several debuting actors: David Alan Anderson as Troy Maxson, Marcus Naylor as Jim Bono, James T. Alfred as Lyons, Jerome Preston Bates as Gabriel and Calvin Dutton as Cory. Also debuting and alternating the role of Raynell are Nadja-Monet Brown and Emmi Grace Sullivan. DCTC favoriteKim Staunton returns in the role of Rose.
Debuting at DCTC is Lou Bellamy who will direct FENCES. Bellamy is founder and Artistic Director of Penumbra Theatre located in Minnesota, which has produced 35 world premieres, including August Wilson’s first professional production and more of Wilson’s plays than any theater in the world. Set design is by Vicki Smith (25 seasons/Heartbreak House, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Dracula) while costume design is by David Kay Mickelsen (54 productions/18 consecutive seasons/13 premieres, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Liar, Ruined). Lighting design is by Don Darnutzer (Heartbreak House, Dracula, Mariela in the Desert) and sound design is by Jason Ducat (Heartbreak House, World Premiere Two Things You Don’t Talk About At Dinner, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer). Fight direction is by Gregory Hoffman (The Taming of the Shrew) while dialect and vocal coaching is by Kathryn G. Maes, Ph. D (Heartbreak House, World Premiere Great Wall Story, The Taming of the Shrew).
AUGUST WILSON, 1945-2005
I remember seeing “King Hedley II,” at the Denver Theatre Company as one of the most powerful performances ever seen in Denver. The austere emotions, strength of the actors, and caustic dialogue left the audience feeling they had lived, eaten and slept with this imposing figure.
Single tickets for FENCES, on sale now, start at $35 (non-SCFD) and also are available for $10 (SCFD 10 for $10 program) and are on sale now. To purchase, call Denver Center Ticket Services at 303.893.4100. For groups of 10 or more, please call 303.446.4829. TTY (for Deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons): 303.893.9582. Tickets also may be purchased at the Denver Center Ticket Office, located in the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex lobby. Buy and print online at www.denvercenter.org. Student rush $10 tickets are available one hour prior to curtain with a valid student ID subject to availability. Senior and military rush tickets are available one hour prior to curtain, subject to availability. No children under six will be admitted to any theatre.
Jersey Boys is one of the most fabulous Broadway shows I’ve ever seen. Some theatre goers love Les Miserables or Phantom of the Opera. This show is strictly for the toe tapping, lover of musicals. You know the kind that make you smile and wish you were on the stage with the actors. It’s the show of shows. Trust me. You’ll love every song. The storyline moves fast and there is not a dull moment in the two plus hours of sheer entertainment. We are fortunate the show has returned. Take my word, you do not want to miss this again. If you saw it four years ago, well, you better get your tickets again. It is way too good to miss this summer.
Nearly 90,000 theatergoers cheered when Jersey Boys made its sell-out premiere in Denver in 2008. Worldwide, more than 12 million people have seen Jersey Boys. And now, the show that made critics and audiences cheer is “Working Its Way Back” to Denver!
Jersey Boys is the Tony®, Grammy® and Olivier 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 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.
Due to popular demand, Denver Center Attractions announces an additional extension of I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE to feature a new summer schedule and prices. For performances July 3 – September 1 all tickets to the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday matinee performances are $24. The summer performance schedule begins July 17. Tickets are now on sale through October 14 at www.denvercenter.org or by calling 303.893.4100.
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