Trav’lin – The 1930s Harlem Musical


Trav’lin – The 1930s Harlem Musical

Travel back to the Harlem Renaissance and the music of legendary artists like Billie Holiday, Louie Armstrong and Count Basie!

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April 9 - 28, 2019

Main Stage

Tickets: Starting at $53 (Previews $36)

Book by Gary Holmes & Allan Shapiro
Score by J.C. Johnson & Friends
Directed by Rod A. Lansberry

SCL Health - 2018-2019 Arvada Center Theatre Season Presenting Sponsor

In 1930s Harlem, three couples from three different generations strive to hold onto each other in a complicated time. A funny and heartfelt look at love, Trav’lin rediscovers the music of Harlem Renaissance songwriter J.C. Johnson. His songs were recorded by legendary jazz and blues artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington. Trav’lin is a romantic evening of 1930s jazz combined with an engaging story that will captivate audiences of all ages.

Genre: Romance, Musical, Jazz


Content: Young Adult – Adult Audiences


Performance Dates

Previews: April 5 - 7, 2019
Performances: April 9 – April 28, 2019, Tues – Sat at 7:30 pm, Wed at 1:00 pm, Sat – Sun at 2:00 pm
Opening night: Tuesday, April 9, 2019


Talk Backs

These discussions offered after select performances cover interesting subjects about the production with members of the cast, director and/or designers.

Talk Back opportunities:

  • Tuesday, April 16 after the 7:30 pm performance
  • Thursday, April 25 after the 7:30 pm performance
  • Wednesday, April 24 after the 1 pm performance

Happy Hour with the cast

Stay after the performance and enjoy a social happy hour with the cast! Complimentary light snacks will be provided, and a cash bar will be available.

Happy Hour opportunities:

  • Friday, April 19

Theatre Salons

Have a passion for theatre? Then join the Arvada Center Theatre Salon where you’ll spend 4 weeks exploring the script and its themes, the sets and costumes, the playwright and the history behind it all. You’ll also have the opportunity to see the production and meet the people who make it happen!

Theatre Salon dates:

  • Classes: Thursday evenings 7-9 pm, April 11 - May 2
  • Performance: April 18