Creede Repertory Theatre announces 54th season

Announcing the CRT season is Artistic Director Jessica Jackson (right) accompanied by Executive Director John DiAntonio and Kaitlin Wise who will star in “Pride and Prejudice.”

CREEDE— Creede Repertory Theatre announced its 2019 season Friday night at Kip’s Grille in Creede including a variety of productions opening with a popular prequel to Peter Pan, Peter and the Starcatcher.
Following is the 2019 lineup announced on Friday:

Peter and the Starcatcher
Play by Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Ever wonder how Peter Pan became Peter Pan?
A girl from a magical family, a nameless orphan boy, two ships full of sailors ‘n pirates, and adventure at every turn! This family friendly musical uses the magic of theatre to create its stunning world as 12 actors portray over 100 characters. If you loved 2018’s The Wizard of Oz, you’ll want to batten down the hatches and head up to the poop deck just to experience this enchanting ocean journey. Come along with us on one young boy’s journey to becoming one of literature’s most beloved children’s characters.

By David Lindsay-Abaire
A hilarious female odd couple!
Assisted living residents Marilyn and Abby couldn’t be more different. The optimist and the pessimist. Oil and water. Yin and Yang. The chaos begins when stick-in-the-mud Abby learns she’s been assigned a roommate after years of willful solitude. Enter Marilyn: an energetic and positive force who charms everyone around her. Except Abby, of course, who sets out to find her new roommate’s weakness and exploit it. But she never expects the perky Marilyn to be up for the challenge...and then some!

Little Shop of Horrors
Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Based on the film by Roger Corman. Screenplay by Charles Griffith
Classic, outrageous musical comedy!
It’s a familiar story: Boy meets Girl. Girl is dating a sadistic dentist. Boy discovers a plant with a thirst for blood and soul music. In an effort to win over Girl, Boy makes a pact with Plant that allows his wildest dreams to come true. Plant makes plans to take over the world! Since its debut Off-Broadway in 1982, Little Shop quickly became one of the most popular shows in the world. You won’t want to miss this deliciously outrageous sci-fi hit musical.

Pride and Prejudice
By Kate Hamill
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
ROM COM + FARCE = A fast-paced adaptation of this classic story
You’ve never seen the Bennet Family quite like this before! With the heart of this classic love story still very much intact, Kate Hamill’s farcical take on this time-honored staple of English literature has never been more exciting. Lizzy Bennet and Mr. Darcy are still the classic characters you remember, but with an energy and zest you’d never expect.

Hazardous Materials
By Beth Kander
Headwaters new play program world premiere
One apartment. Two different eras. Each creating unlikely friendships. In 1955, widows Esther and Lynley navigate a blossoming connection against all odds. In 2015, reluctant co-workers Hal and Cassie sift through the belongings of an elderly Jane Doe. Each pair must learn that in order to connect, they must be willing to sort through, and learn from, the past. Hazardous Materials was a highlight of 2018’s Headwaters New Play Festival.
We are thrilled to be able to bring brand-new American theatre to the CRT audience.
The KID Show
Written and Directed by Diana Burbano
Furiously curious!
Now in its 17th season The KID Show program will continue to empower young creative minds to develop and produce a new play alongside professional mentors. This program has been recognized for four consecutive years by the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.

Young Audience Outreach Tour
Book and Lyrics by Lojo Simon
Music by Ian LeRoy
Celebrating 36 years of bringing excellent musical theatre to schools across the Southwest, Creede Repertory Theatre’s Young Audience Outreach Tour (YAOT) is one of the largest providers of educational theatre to the rural Southwest, serving over 35,000 children in over eighty communities in 2018 alone. YAOT’s mission is to bring high quality musical theatre to young audiences in rural and underserved communities by annually producing an original children’s show that tours throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Kansas, and California. After the performance, each child receives an original book that reinforces the play’s themes and connects with their school curriculum.

Boomtown 13
Explosive Improv Comedy!
Rated PG-13
Sound the alarm! There’s a teenager in the house and you know what that means?
Boomtown Improv is THIRTEEN. Crazy hormones, selective hearing, stomping through the hallway, little regard for human cleanliness, consumption of only frozen foods, video game seclusion, and SO MUCH DIRTY LAUNDRY! We are Boomtown, and we do what we want! Except drive...because....we don’t have our license for, like, another three years. LAME!


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