- iI Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
- I Ought To Be In Pictures
- Bat Boy : The Musical
- Tuesdays With Morrie
- Best Christmas Pageant Ever
- Leading Ladies
- King Lear, from The Upstart Crow
- Other Desert Cities
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
August 19, 20, 26, 27 at 7:30 pm
August 21 & 28 at 2:00 pm
Written by Joe DiPietro
Director Heather Frost
It’s everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives, and in-laws, but were afraid to admit. It’s a tell-all musical revue that pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their faces at the portal of romance, and to those who have dared to ask, “Say, what are you doing Saturday night?”
September 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, & October 1 at 7:30 pm
September 18 & 25 at 2:00 pm
Written by Neil Simon
Director Chris McMurtry
From the pen of Pulitzer Prize winner Neil Simon comes this unexpectedly moving comedy about a struggling Hollywood screenwriter who is visited by the 19-year-old daughter from New York whom he had abandoned years ago. Humor turns to heartbreak and then back to laughter as their growing father-daughter relationship is tested. This heartwarming narrative about second chances will leave audiences enchanted.
October 21, 22, 28, 29 at 7:00 pm
October 22 & 29 at 10:30 pm (Costume contest before these shows)
Rated R for violence and language
Book by Keythe Farley & Brian Flemming
Music & Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe
Director Kim Bubon
NEWSFLASH: Half-man and half-bat is discovered living in cave and captured. With a beat-driven rock score that pays homage to the rock musicals of the ‘60s and ‘70s, Bat Boy provides a compelling theatrical metaphor for the dangers of prejudice, intolerance, and provincialism. The show is simultaneously light and twisted, sometimes good for a laugh and sometimes rather gruesome.
About the Costume Contest – some restrictions
- No real weapons.
- Any simulated body parts must be from outside the “swimsuit” zone.
- Costumes must provide at least “swimsuit” coverage. No thongs, pasties, etc.
- In general, keep it PG-13 or milder.
November 11, 12, 18 & 19 at 7:30 pm
November 13 & 20 at 2:00 pm
Written by Mitch Albom
Director Ian Gerber
An old man and a young man share life’s greatest lessons. In the twilight of his life, Morrie Schwartz is contacted by a former student, Mitch Albom. Their rekindled relationship turns into one final class: lessons in how to live. Based on the true story and best-selling novel, this stage adaptation is a magical chronicle of their time together and the gentle, irrevocable impact of their Tuesday sessions.
December 9, 10, 16, 17 at 7:00 pm
December 11 & 18 at 2:00 pm
Written by Barbara Robinson
Director Mandy Lahey
In this hilarious holiday classic, the Herdman kids — the most inventively awful children in history — get wrapped up in the Christmas pageant. You won’t believe the mayhem, and the fun, when the kids collide with the Christmas story head on! The pageant is full of surprises for everyone, starting with the Herdman kids themselves. This is one of the best Christmas stories ever, and certainly one of the funniest.
January 13, 14, 20, 21 at 7:30 pm
January 15 & 22 at 2:00 pm
Written by Ken Ludwig
Director James Carver
In this hilarious comedy, two English Shakespearean actors find themselves down on their luck in Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long-lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they arrive, they find out that the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, and hilarity ensues, but in the end the truth will out. A farcical romp through mid-1950s middle-America that delivers roaring laughter.
February 10, 11, 17, 18 at 7:30 pm
February 12, 19 at 2:00 pm
February 9, 16 at 7:30 pm : Name Your Price Night *
Written by William Shakespeare
A production of The Upstart Crow Theatre Company.
Directed by Joan Kuder Bell
King Lear is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare depicting the gradual descent into madness of the title character, after he disposes of his kingdom giving bequests to two of his three daughters based on their flattery of him, bringing tragic consequences for all. Derived from the legend of Leir of Britain, a mythological pre-Roman Celtic king, the play has been widely adapted for the stage and motion pictures, with the title role coveted by many of the world’s most accomplished actors. This Upstart Crow Theatre Company production is set in Celtic Britain.
* Name-Your-Price Nights: Since 1990, each Thursday performance at the Upstart Crow Theatre Company has been “Name-Your-Price” Night. We realize that even our low regular admission price can be a stretch for some and we don’t want that to be a barrier to experiencing these great plays. Instead of a ticket, you’ll be given a plain envelope when you enter. After the show is over, drop your envelope in the collection box, paying as much or as little as you like. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis. You may call the box office at 303-772-5200 to “reserve” up to four tickets. If you have not claimed them by 15 minutes before curtain, they will be released.
March 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:30 pm
March 19 & 26 at 2:00 pm
Written by Jon Robin Baitz
Director Rob Mess
Brooke Wyeth returns home after a six-year absence to celebrate the holidays with her family. She announces that she is publishing a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history — a wound they don’t want reopened. The story is laced with wit, political commentary, and sharp dialogue that keep loyalties shifting in this haunted exploration of the family’s darkest hours.
May 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7:30 pm
May 7 & 14 at 2:00 pm
Musical by Eric Idle
Director Patrick Sawyer
King Arthur is recruiting knights to join him on his legendary quest for the Holy Grail. Inspired by the classic comedy film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, it’s a musical filled with wild characters and wilder shenanigans. From killer rabbits to farting Frenchmen, the Lady of the Lake, Tim the Enchanter, Not Dead Fred, and the Knights who say Ni, Spamalot will make you want to take your coconuts in hand and join this wacky quest!