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Presenting “Road To Mecca” produced by Creede Repertory Theatre

The AC presents the Creede Repertory Theatre production of
Athol Fugard’s The Road to Mecca.

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will host the critically acclaimed Creede Repertory Theatre’s presentation of The Road to Mecca directed by Nagle Jackson in the Black Box Theater.

Living in a white South African village on the verge of seismic change, folk artist Helen Martins (played by Christy Brandt), is a woman adrift in a world suspicious of her independent and creative spirit. Miss Helen’s fragile understanding of her own self-worth and place in the village invites visits by two well-meaning helpers (played by Kate Berry and Logan Ernstthal) who surprise themselves by revealing their own dark secrets. A lively, sometimes humorous, always surprising drama unfolds in the midst of Miss Helen’s self-created “Mecca.”

Creede Repertory Theatre is an award-winning theater company located in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The Company presented The Road to Mecca as part of its recently completed 2011 summer season. The encore presentation at the Arvada Center will be the first ever production mounted in a semi-thrust configuration in the Black Box Theater.

The Road to Mecca marks the second collaboration with Creede Rep. “We met with Maurice LaMee, Creede’s Executive/Artistic Director, last winter to discuss the possibility of continuing our partnership, following the success of The Ladies Man in 2010,” said Arvada Center Artistic Producer, Rod A. Lansberry. “It made sense not only to extend the arrangement into the new season, but to use it as an opportunity to try something new and different. The Center’s Black Box was created to host a variety of theatrical environments. The Road to Mecca on a semi-thrust stage will offer audiences a brand new theatrical experience at the Arvada Center.”


October 7 through 9
7:30 p.m.
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Opens Tuesday, October 11
7:30 p.m. through November 6
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Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
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A moderated conversation after the show.
Friday, Oct 21 after the 7:30 p.m. show
Wednesday, Oct 26 after the 7:30 p.m. show
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Uncommon Ground: Exhibition Discussion with Co-Curators & Artists

Are you fired up by ceramics?

Now’s your chance to participate in a one-on-one discussion with the co-curators and artists of our latest Main Gallery installation – “Uncommon Ground: Impact and

In collaboration with National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, this exhibition showcases artists whose works continue to push boundaries in the Ceramic Arts.

The exhibition discussion is with co-curators Bebe Alexander and Collin Parson and artists Jennifer Jeannelle and Linda Graham.

Free and open to the public.

Monday Oct 3 at 10am in the Main Gallery at the Arvada Center.





Watch this video of “Uncommon Ground:Impact and Influence” artist Mia Mulvey explain how she installed her
Crocodylus Moreletii exhibit

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Ragtime The Musical Reviews are Singing!!

Ragtime, The Musical Reviews Are In and the Critics are Jazzed!

Ragtime at the Arvada Center Sept 13 - Oct2
“It’s ‘Ragtime’ to riches for the Arvada Center”
– John Moore, Denver Post Theater Critic

“Every song is a show stopper. Wonderful. Don’t miss it.”
– Greg Moody, Critic At Large, CBS KCNC-TV, Denver

“GRADE A: …spectacular, with soaring voices and moving performances…”
– Todd Wallinger, The Gazette, Colorado Springs

“This production is theatre for the connoisseur of true artistic genius…”
– David Marlowe, Colorado Theatre Guild Critics Corner

Don’t miss your chance to see this critically-acclaimed performance of Ragtime, The Musical at the Arvada Center.

Tickets are selling fast! Show runs through October 2.

Call the Box Office at 720-898-7200 now!

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Opening Night for Ragtime, The Musical

Ragtime at The Arvada Center Sept 13 - Oct 2, 2011

We’re looking forward to opening Ragtime, The Musical tonight, September 14th. It’s going to be a wonderful evening and everyone’s ready to go!

Many thanks to all our supporters for understanding our brief delay due to a cast member illness.

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“Ragtime The Musical” takes its name from the era it is set in… the turn of the 20th century. Interviews and musical selections feature Director Rod A. Lansberry, Jamal Lee Harris, Megan Van De Hey, Wayne Kennedy, Musical Director David Nehls. The story is a rich, intense story with themes still relevant today.

Ragtime, The Musical at The Arvada Center
“Wheels of a Dream” featuring Christina Acosta and Jamal Lee Harris

Ragtime, The Musical at The Arvada Center

“Our Children” featuring Megan Van De Hey and Wayne Kennedy

Ceramic Artist Mia Mulvey Hangs Out with Crocodiles

This video features an Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities gallery installation by Mia Mulvey. Mia is local artist and is part of the Arvada Center’s Fall 2011 Gallery exhibit “Uncommon Ground: Impact and Influence”.

She received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and is currently an Assistant Professor at The University of Denver.

Her ceramic sculptures are influenced by the intersection between art and science, its history, advancements, and tools, continually inspire her.  She explains how this exhibit of crocodile heads are tied to real once-living animals.

Her exhibit is entitled: “crocodylus moreletii” .