Arvada Center Blog
March 27 – April 15
in the Main Stage Theater.
- Tuesday â€“ Saturday at 7:30 pm
- Wednesday at 1pm
- Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.
Preview performances are March 23 â€“ 25. Moderated talk-backs with the cast are offered on Friday, April 6 after 7:30 p.m. show and Wednesday, April 11 after 1:00 p.m. show. Ticket prices range from $35 (previews) – $72. Group rates are available. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.arvadacenter.org or call 720-898-7200
Originally debuting in Londonâ€™s West End and later on Broadway, Chess is a rock opera that uses the game of chess – with all of its power plays, manipulations, and sacrificial pawns – as a metaphor for the universal conflicts in love and life as well as global strife and the desire for a peaceful coexistence.
The Arvada Centerâ€™s own staging of Chess is alive with powerful music by ABBA founding members, Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus (Mamma Mia!) and lyrics by Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita). The show is based on an original concept by Tim Rice and is being newly revised under the direction of multi-award winning director Rod Lansberry. The result will be a once in a lifetime staging that is not to be missed.
The cast features:
- Gregg Goodbrod (Freddie)
- Tally Sessions (Anatoly)
- Sydney James Harcourt (Arbiter)
- Stephen Day (Molokov)
- Colin Alexander (Walter)
- Lisa Karlin (Florence)
- Megan Van De Hey as Svetlana
A strong ensemble who will assume multiple roles finishes out the casting. They are:
- Matthew Dailey
- Daniel Herron
- Ellen Kaye
- Angela Mendez
- Adam Pellegrine
- Mercedes Perez
- Susie Roelofsz
- Jacob Lewis Smith
- Alan Swadener
- Anne Vick
In addition to director Rod Lansberry, the creative team is:
- David Nehls, Musical Director
- Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck, choreographer
- Brian Mallgrave,Â Scenic Designer
- Clare Henkel , costume design
- Jacob M. Welch, lighting design
- Steve Stevens, sound design
An “Earnest Gem” that is “Classically Wilde” – Reviewers Are Delighted with “The Importance of Being Earnest”
| “Classically Wilde!”
|“You won’t be able to help being
“In all earnestness, this is one show you
“lively and entertaining”
|Michael Mulhern of Broadway World said it best – “The Importance of Being Earnest” is a classic show you don’t want to miss! Shows are selling out fast so call the Box Office now at 720-898-7200 and get your tickets today!
A story of budding romance and feigned identity, this Oscar Wilde play is a humorous exposÃ© on British society and pokes gentle fun at pretense, all in the context of well-crafted language and delightful repartee. Oscar Wildeâ€™s classic period piece remains as witty, engaging, and relevant as when it first premiered in 1895 London.
“…superlative production … 3.5 stars out of 4”
“…a charming evening of make believe”
“…lively and entertaining”
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