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High School Musical & 2008 Summer Camps

The smash hit movie, Disney’s High School Musical comes to life this summer at the Arvada Center. This wildly popular musical has all the Disney’s High School Musical characters you have come to know and love such as: Troy, Gabriella, Chad, Sharpay, Ryan, Kelsi and the rest of the student body including the jocks, brainiacs, thespians, skater dudes and teachers. This five week camp will encourage, inspire, and refine students at all levels as they come together as strangers and leave as family all in the spirit of fun. This camp includes working with a team of professionals—directors and choreographers in staging the production and technical theater staff on costuming; set design and construction; lighting and sound design. Students will learn about the entire production process in addition to the roles that they perform. <<CLICK HERE>>

Monday, July 7, 2008 9:00am High School Musical, age 12-19

Other Amazing Summer Camps

Summer Entertainment Series under the Stars

Friday, June 13, 7:30 p.m.
The Arvada Center Chorale presents – Ol’ Man River
The Music of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II
With the Lakewood Symphony Orchestra and Guest Soloists

$10 Child (Lawn); $15 Lawn; $25 Covered; $30 Premium Covered
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Saturday, June 28, 7:30 p.m.
The Song Remains the Same – The Music of Led Zeppelin
Jeans ‘n Classics – A Symphonic Concert with Orchestra and Rock Band
$10 Child (Lawn); $20 Lawn; $32 Covered; $38 Premium Covered
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Thursday, July 10, 7:30 p.m.
Colorado Symphony Orchestra – Mozart under Moonlight
$10 Child (Lawn); $20 Lawn; $30 Covered; $40 Premium Covered
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Saturday, July 12, 7:30 p.m.
Baxter Black & Southern Exposure – Renowned Cowboy Poet and Popular Bluegrass Band
$10 Child (Lawn); $18 Lawn; $32 Covered; $45 Premium Covered
(Ticket also includes a pre-show reception with Baxter Black and Southern Exposure)
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Saturday, July 26, 7:30 p.m.
Debbie Reynolds
$10 Child (Lawn); $35 Lawn; $55 Covered; $70 Premium Covered
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Friday, August 15, 7:30 p.m.
Colorado Ballet
$10 Child (Lawn); $20 Lawn; $35 Covered; $45 Premium Covered
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Saturday, August 16, 7:30 p.m.
Asleep at the Wheel & Guest Cowboy Poet Andy Nelson

$10 child (Lawn); $18 Lawn; $36 Covered; $42 Premium Covered
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Saturday, August 23, 7:30 p.m.
The Capitol Steps – Political Satire at Its Best
$10 child (lawn); $20 Lawn; $35 Covered; $40 Premium Covered
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Raise the Praise – Altar Boyz

NOW PERFORMING AT THE ARVADA CENTER

<<REVIEW>>

Boy band musical mixes humor, heart
By Lisa Bornstein, Rocky Mountain News
Thursday, April 24, 2008
“We are the Altar Boyz,” sing the five innocents onstage. “We’re gonna alter your mind.” <<READ MORE>>

Altar Boyz, the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical comedy, is coming to the Arvada Center April 2008. Winner of the coveted Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical Off-Broadway, Altar Boyz is the longest running new musical comedy to open in New York in years! Altar Boyz tells the holy inspiring story of 5 small-town boys, Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham, trying to save the world one screaming fan at a time. This heavenly boy band is a pop sensation with a mix of extraordinary music, amazing choreography and lighthearted fun- a pure delight that’s suitable for all ages. Altar Boyz will alter your heart and mind!Call the Box Office at 720-898-7200 today. Buy your Tickets for Altar Boyz now…

You can meet the Boyz by checking out their MySpace pages:

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Critics Like Blue Leaves

BLACK AND “BLUE” COMEDY

By John Moore
Denver Post Theater Critic
Article Last Updated: 04/13/2008 02:13:15 AM MDT

Celebrated American playwright John Guare is an acquired taste. But even after all these decades, he’s still not easy to get.

Best known for “Six Degrees of Separation,” the 70-year-old has made a career of dissecting fractured, wacky families in cruel and blackly comedic ways. In “The House of Blue Leaves,” his eccentric characters might be playing out a classic comic farce one moment — and blowing up nuns with grenades the next. <<READ MORE>>
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ADEPT CAST NAVIGATES GUARE’S TRICKY ‘HOUSE’

By Lisa Bornstein, Rocky Mountain News (Contact)
Thursday, April 10, 2008

The bars on the windows of Artie Shaughnessy’s Queens apartment aren’t particularly surprising, until you realize that they aren’t meant to keep people out so much as in.

Despite the constant flow of arrivals in The House of Blue Leaves, there’s little opportunity for escape, particularly for Artie, a sad sack with dreams, and his wife, Bananas, who has only moments of lucidity that penetrate her psychosis. Even the pope’s arrival in 1965 New York can’t deliver these lost souls. <<READ MORE>>

The House of Blue Leaves
By Juliet Wittman
Published: April 24, 2008
Parts of the play are very funny — I was thoroughly entertained through the first act — and other parts almost profound. <<READ MORE>>

“Man of the Year” AND “Woman of the Year”???

It doesn’t get any better than that… Our one and only Dick Tucker, the illustrious volunteer of all volunteers here at the Arvada Center, as well as Nancy Bentzen, a star member of the Performing Arts Committee, have respectively been deemed “Man and Woman of the Year”, by the Arvada Chamber of Commerce. The next time you see them, be sure to take a moment, congratulate them and find out all the royal-ty details.