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Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre announces upcoming season shows

Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre’s summer show selections are in line for 2010, announced RMRT’s Artistic Director Michael Querio.”We’re excited to present what we think will be a blockbuster season and a good way to say goodbye to our beloved Grand Lake Community House,” Querio said. “Classic Broadway, contemporary excitement, song & dance spectacle and a timeless American songbook, this season has something for everyone.”Carousel – Music by Richard Rodgers, Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein IIOne of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most dramatic and spectacular shows and some of the greatest songs ever written – “If I Loved You,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone” – wrapped in a dramatic, lush, romantic, inspirational story. Set on the New England coast in the 1870s, the story centers on Billy Bigelow, a rough barker for a carousel, and Julie Jordan, a young girl who works at the local mill. The story follows the two lovers through their life, with some difficult turns, to an inspirational, dramatic, romantic conclusion filled with themes of redemption and love.The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – Music & Lyrics by William Finn In the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy, this hilarious tale of overachiever’s angst chronicles the experiences of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling bee championship. Overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, the contestants learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. It is a tuneful, charming, fast-moving show that has enjoyed enormous popularity around the country. Audiences must also sharpen their spelling skills with four volunteer spelling contestants each night. Thoroughly Modern Millie – Book by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan, New music by Jeanine Tesori, New Lyrics by Dick ScanlanA charming, high-energy stage version of the 1967 Oscar-nominated film, tells the humorous story of a young girl from Kansas who takes New York City by storm as she flaps, taps and Charlestons her way into the Roaring ’20s. Millie experiences the hustle and bustle of Jazz Age Manhattan, at a time when women were just entering the workforce and rewriting society’s rules. With show-stopping songs and dance sequences and a funny, romantic story about following dreams and falling in love. Always, Patsy Cline – Book by Ted Swindley, Music of Patsy ClineThis musical smash hit, complete with down home humor, true emotion and even some audience participation, is a funny and touching tribute to Patsy Cline. Chronicling the true story between Patsy Cline and her friendship with a fan who befriends the star in a Texas honky-tonk and corresponds with her until her untimely death. This intimate show celebrates the career and life of a music legend with hits such as “I Fall To Pieces,” “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “Walkin’ After Midnight” and “Crazy.”

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