Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre announces lineup for 2020 season |

Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre announces lineup for 2020 season

Sky-Hi News staff report

In less than five months, Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre will open its 2020 season, with the Tony award winning musical “Kinky Boots!”

The play will soon be followed by “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “The Music Man” and “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash” to round out the theater’s upcoming season.

The theater in Grand Lake released the lineup on Tuesday with brief descriptions of each production. Tickets go on sale March 11. Buy them through the theater’s administrative office, at or by calling 970-627-3421.

“Kinky Boots!”

Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos.

Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man that he is meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible and discover that, when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. The play opens June 12 to kick of the theater’s new season.

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

Opening June 19, this play is one of the most enduring shows of all time, focusing on the story of Joseph, his father Jacob, 11 brothers and the coat of many colors.

Told entirely through song with the help of a narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph as he is sold into slavery by his brothers. As he discovers his ability to interpret dreams, he soon finds himself in front of the mighty Pharaoh. Joseph’s counsel elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.

“The Music Man”

This story follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys band that he vows to organize — this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef.

His plans are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.

Meredith Willson’s six-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation. The show opens July 3.

“Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash”

From the songbook of Johnny Cash comes a unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and the healing power of home and family.

More than two dozen classic hits — including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune, “Ring of Fire”— are performed by a multi-talented cast, and paint a musical portrait of The Man in Black that promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a unique musical legend.

Though he is never impersonated, Johnny Cash’s remarkable life story is told through his music, climaxing in a concert that will both move and exhilarate. It opens Sept. 4.

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