End of the Rainbow

End of the Rainbow

Regional Premiere

End of the Rainbow
Judy Garland's final days behind the curtain

By Peter Quilter
Directed by Rod A. Lansberry

End of the Rainbow at Arvada Center, 2014

It’s December 1968 and Judy Garland - with her signature cocktail of talent, tenacity and razor-sharp wit - is poised to make a triumphant comeback... or maybe not. Featuring many of her most memorable songs, this bio-drama with music will leave audiences with a tragically poignant insight to the star's final days.

“A mini concert of Judy's Greatest Hits.” - Wall Street Journal


Tari Kelly (Judy Garland)

Zachary Clark (Mickey Deans)

Jonas Cohen (Anthony)

Josh Robinson (BBC Radio Interviewer and others)

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This production contains adult language and content dealing with alcoholism, drug use and sexuality.

Main Stage Theater

Previews March 21 - 23, 2014
Runs March 25 - April 13, 2014

Talk Backs    
Friday, April 4 after 7:30 p.m. after the performance
Wednesday, April 9 after 1:00 p.m. after the performance

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 $73, prime $67, value $59

Tues, Wed, Thu, 7:30 p.m. and Wed, 1:00 p.m.
center $66, prime $60, value $53

2014 Accessible Performances:
Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. - ASL interpreted performance for the deaf
Wednesday and Friday evening performances can be audio-described for the blind upon request at least one week in advance. Call the Box Office at 720-898-7200 for more information.

Press for End of the Rainbow

"Judy Garland's singing is pot of gold at the 'End of the Rainbow'" in Westword on April 9, 2014


"Arvada Center presents a haunting and memorable insight into addiction in 'End of the Rainbow'" in Broadway World.com on April 9, 2014


"Dark side of celebrity, modestly examined" in Aurora Sentinel on April 4, 2014


"Garland story is a heartbreaker" in Littleton Independent on April 3, 2014


"Arvada Center presents Garland tale" in Westminster Window on April 3, 2014


“An intimate view of the life of Judy Garland” review in Out Front Colorado/Online on March 29, 2014


“Judy Garland: When the rainbow wasn’t enough” review in Denver Post on March 29, 2014


“Director Rod Lansberry has done it again!” review in Marlowe’s Musings on March 28, 2014


"At Rainbow's End" feature story in Arvada Press/Colorado Community Media March 27, 2014





MiniFlex Packages Available for

Mini Flex 4 Pack
4 Tickets for $160

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