Rocky Mountain Rep announces 2015 season
Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre has announced its 2015 lineup — 42nd Street, The Addams Family, All Shook Up and Forever Plaid.
This season includes three of Artistic Director Michael Querio and Artistic Associate Jeff Duke’s all-time favorites to celebrate a year of anniversaries.
“When we began selecting shows for 2015, we started off thinking about Rocky Mountain National Park’s Centennial,” Querio said. “And then I realized 2015 also marks my 20th year with Rocky Mountain Rep and Jeff Duke’s 10th, and our fifth year in the new theatre, so we thought we’d celebrate with our favorite productions.”
Incidentally, Querio played a starring role in Forever Plaid (this year’s fall show) back in 2000.
“We also selected The Addams Family, which is new and fun with beloved characters everyone will remember from the comic strip and TV show,” Querio added.
Rocky Mountain Rep sold out 39 of its 52 summer shows in 2014. The box office opens March 4. See RockyMountainRep.com for details and read on for more information about the 2015 season!
Music by Harry Warren, Book by Michael Stewart & Mark Bramble; based on the Novel by Bradford Ropes. Set in 1933, 42nd Street tells the story of aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer who steps into the starring role to save the show when the star breaks her leg. Musical hits include “You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me,” “Dames,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off to Buffalo” and “Forty-Second Street.” Audiences will thrill to see performers dancing on giant dimes during “We’re In the Money.”
The Addams Family
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa; book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice; based on characters created by Charles Addams. The weird and wonderful family comes to life in a magnificently macabre musical comedy that’s every father’s nightmare, Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love. When she invites her normal boyfriend and his “normal” parents to dinner, comic chaos ensues. Following a wildly successful Broadway run in 2011, and filled with iconic characters like Lurch, Grandmama, Pugsley and Uncle Fester, this Addams Family is sure to please. Come meet the family. We’ll leave the lights off for you.
All Shook Up
Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley; book by Joe DiPietro. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy. Inspired by Elvis Presley, All Shook Up will have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”
Written by Stuart Ross; arrangements by James Raitt. This fun-loving musical revue tells the tale of a quartet whose singing career comes to a screeching halt when their bus crashes on the way to their first concert. Now the “Plaids” have a posthumous chance to fulfill their musical dreams, performing the big show that never was. Chock-full of classic quartet harmony, Forever Plaid will have audiences humming along with pop hits of the 1950’s and laughing out loud at the group’s goofy squabbles and outlandish choreography.
Questions? Call Rocky Mountain Rep, 970.627.3421, or visit RockyMountainRep.com.
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