Irving Berlin's White Christmas at Arvada Center

Irving Berlin’s

Based Upon the Paramount Pictures Film
Written For the Screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank 
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin 
Book by David Ives and Paul Blake 
Original stage production directed by Walter Bobbie 
Orchestrations by Larry Blank
Vocal and Dance Arrangements by Bruce Pomahac
Directed by Gavin Mayer

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Main Stage Theatre
November 24 –December 23
Previews November 20 - 22

Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind,  they follow two sisters to a Vermont lodge where they are performing in a Christmas show. This sentimental musical is filled with Christmas cheer, wonderful dance numbers and some of the greatest songs ever written, including “Blue Skies”, “Happy Holiday”, “Sisters”, “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm” and the unforgettable title song, “White  Christmas.” Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is a must see for the holidays and guaranteed to fill your entire family with the joy of the season. 

“This cozy trip down memory lane should be put on your wish list.” – New York Times 

“A holiday card comes to life.” – New York Daily News

White Christmas is enchanting as a first snow… Audiences drank it up like spiked egg nog.” - San Francisco Examiner

White Christmas is the perfect holiday musical…” – Talkin’ Broadway

50% off tickets for children 12 and under can only be purchased by calling the box office at 720-898-7200

Mrs. Mannerly at Arvada Center

Mrs. Mannerly

By Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Edith Weiss






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Black Box Theatre
January 26 – February 21, 2016 
Previews January 22 - 24, 2016

Please note: This production contains some mature language.

Inspired by hilarious memories of a 1967 childhood etiquette class, playwright Jeffrey Hatcher conjures up the world of a ten-year-old studying manners. Young Jeffrey is a misfit little boy who wants nothing more than to be good at something, and he finds his unlikely niche at etiquette school. Mrs. Mannerly is a demanding teacher with a dedication to Emily Post, and no student in her thirty-six years of etiquette classes has achieved a perfect score. When he discovers her mysterious past, Young Jeffrey leverages what he knows so he can be the first to attain the highest score. The plot mimics stories by humorists like David Sedaris and is a delicious, comic tale about coming-of-age in a simpler time.

Mrs. Mannerly mixes nostalgia with a spritz of astringent… a carefully crafted coming-of-age story” – Durango Herald

" Mrs.Mannerly playwright Jeffrey Hatcher's delightful yet melancholy valentine to lost innocence." – Riverfront Times

The Mountaintop at Arvada Center

The Mountaintop

By Katori Hall

Directed by Gavin Mayer






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Black Box Theatre
March 22 – April 17, 2016 
Previews March 18 – 20, 2016

Please note: This production contains some mature language and is performed without an intermission.


Great theatre can emerge from a simple yet evocative question: "What if?" Katori Hall, a daring, young African American playwright, imagines - What might have Martin Luther King Jr. done the night before he died? Whom might he have talked to? What might he have said? Her Olivier Award-winning play imagines a scenario portraying Martin Luther King more as a man, than a myth. Katori Hall felt “It is important to see the humanity in this hero so we can see the hero in ourselves.” As a simple hotel room becomes a battleground where man and myth fight for their future, Hall’s interpretation crescendos into an unexpected and lyrical flight of theatrical fancy that will leave audiences breathless from the view.

Original Broadway production was produced by Jean Doumanian, Sonia Friedman and Ambassador Theatre Group

“Stunning… Sensitive and moving.”
Washington Examiner

“Deeply personal, powerful, and engaging.”
Broadway World

 “…a wonderful trip, as audacious as it is inventive.”
Associated Press

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



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

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.

“One lush, soaring number after another... ”  -  New York Times

“Maury Yeston is one of the few Broadway composers who has demonstrated the ability to weave the necessary spell, and h is score for Death Takes a Holiday hits splendid heights.” - Variety