The Arvada Center recently announced its upcoming slate of theater productions, unveiling five shows that will be put on by the theater company during the 2023-2024 season.
Season tickets went on sale on March 13, while individual tickets will go on sale on July 1. Tickets for three-to-four shows are also available.
Last year, the Arvada Center put on six productions, but scaled back this year in an effort to support the stage’s staff, according to Colorado Public Radio. The following five shows will come to the Arvada Center stage over the next 18 months.
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
When: Sept. 8 to Oct. 8
What: A jukebox musical based on the life and career of Carole King, who grew up a shy Jewish girl from Manhattan and later became one of the most renowned singer-songwriters in the world. The Tony and Grammy winning musical biopic features hits like "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "Up on the Roof," and "So Far Away."
The Laramie Project
When: Sept. 29 to Nov. 5
What: "The Laramie Project" explores the reaction to the murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming in 1998 by culling together interviews from over 60 real-life characters representing their reactions to the crime. The production tackles the prejudice, hatred and compassion brought to light by Shepard’s death.
When: Nov. 24 to Dec. 31
What: Just in time for the holidays, Rogers and Hammerstein’s "Cinderella" will bring cheer to Arvada residents this winter. The contemporary take on the classic fairytale has won the hearts of theater lovers for decades.
Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
When: Feb. 16 to March 31, 2024
What: Nominated for 12 Tony’s when it premiered in 2012, "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" tells the story of a young girl — Natasha — who arrives in Moscow longing for her fiancé and Pierre, a man having an existential crisis intent on saving Natasha’s reputation.
When: March 22 to May 5, 2024
What: A meta look at the inner workings of theater production, this play-within-a-play is a high-energy laugh-fest that’s sure to leave theater lovers and casual fans satisfied. "Noises Off" imagines a scenario in which everything that could go wrong with a stage production does, to hilarious effect.