Death Takes A Holiday

  Death Takes A Holiday at Arvada Center

Regional Premiere

Death Takes A Holiday

Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Book by Peter Stone and Thomas Meehan

Directed by Rod A. Lansberry

Love defies death in this exquisitely written musical. It's just after World War I, a time of renewal after years of sadness and human suffering. After sparing a young woman who is in a fatal car crash, Death returns to walk among the living, hoping to understand why he chose to save her. As he experiences the simple charms of life, he also begins to comprehend the strength of human love. From the creative team of Titanic and Nine , this stunning musical’s soaring melodies and lush score weave an enchanting tale of love and the preciousness of life.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

“Everything about this production is perfection.” – Tom Jones, Colorado Theater Reviews

“Humor and pathos, delivered with impressively strong vocals” – Joanne Ostrow, Denver Post

“Melodious and often breathtaking.” – David Marlowe, Marlowe's Musings

“Commanding vocals bring a powerful spirit” – Chris Arneson, Broadway World

“The voices assembled by director Rod A. Lansberry are superb” – Juliet Wittman, Westword

Main Stage Theatre
April 26 – May 15, 2016 
Previews April 22 - 24, 2016

Times & Pricing: 
Previews - Fri, Sat & Sun at 7:30 p.m. $36
Fri & Sat, 7:30 p.m. and Sat & Sun, 2:00 p.m.; center $75, prime $67, value $59 
Tues, Wed, Thu, 7:30 p.m. and Wed, 1:00 p.m.; center $68, prime $60, value $53

Performances of Death Takes A Holiday will last about 2 hours and 40 minutes, including a 20 minute intermission.

Moderated talkbacks
Friday, May 6 after the 7:30 p.m. performance
Wednesday, May 11 after the 1:00 p.m. performance

Death Takes A Holiday Theatre Salon
Have a passion for theatre? Come join the Arvada Center Theatre Salon facilitated by Sasha Fisher, recipient of London’s Time Out Critic’s Choice Award for her work in classical theatre. You’ll spend four weeks exploring the script, including scene study, character development and the play’s overall themes and objectives. The course will include a visit from the directing staff and/or actors performing in the production of study and includes attendance at a Wednesday evening performance.

Tuition $60 plus one ticket to the performance ($28) for a total cost of $88

Wed, April 27– May 18, 7:00-9:00 p.m., 4 weeks, plus performance May 11, 7:30 p.m.

Death Takes A Holiday cast

Peter Saide - Death/Prince Nikolai Sirki

Peter Saide is making his Arvada Center debut. Peter appeared in Jersey Boys (Vegas) , Cinderella (International Tour), Hair (Sacramento Music Circus), Oklahoma! (Paramount Theater), Paul Gordon’s Sense and Sensibility (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Moises Kaufman’s adaptation of Bizet’s Carmen (Tectonic), Death For Five Voices (Prospect), Into The Woods (Utah Shakespeare Festival), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tuacahn), Skin Tight (One Year Lease/59E59). Peter trained in, and hails from, Queensland, Australia.

Kristen Hahn - Grazia Lamberti

Kristen Hahn is making her Arvada Center debut. Broadway credits: A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and Our Town (starring Paul Newman and filmed for PBS/Showtime). Regional credits: Dracula and Our Town (Westport Country Playhouse). Repeat soloist with The American Classical Orchestra (NYC). Film: Five Flights Up starring Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman. Kristen holds her BFA in Vocal Performance from Carnegie Mellon University.

Peter Saide - Death/Prince Nikolai Sirki
Mark Rubald - Duke Vittorio Lamberti
Megan Van De Hey - Duchess Stephanie Lamberti
Kristen Hahn - Grazia Lamberti
Benjamin Wood - Corrado Danielli
Erica Sarzin-Borrillo  - Countess Evangelina Di San Danielli
James Van Treuren - Baron Dario Albione
Emily Van Fleet - Alice Lamberti
Andrew Diessner - Major Eric Fenton
Tessa Elyse - Daisy Fenton
Gregory Price - Fidele
Chelsea Soto - Sophia
Paul Curran - Lorenzo
Barb Reeves - Cora
Maggie Davenport
Kitty Hilsabeck
Chanel Karimkhani
Brett Ambler
Andrew Keeler
Daniel Traylor


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