Lovers of theatre in Denver—performers, behind the scenes artists, venue owners and theatre patrons—can get immersed in shows, workshops, acting competitions and networking during three days of the Colorado Community Theatre Coalition’s Theatre Festival August 7-10.
The CCTC’s 25th annual event will take place at the Denver Center Theatre Academy in the Robert and Judi Newman Center for Theatre Education, 1101 13th Street, across the street from the Denver Performing Arts Complex in downtown Denver.
Nine shows from community theatres all around Colorado will be presented. The companies are Aspen Stage Theatre, Aspen; Bas Bleu Theatre Company, Fort Collins; Coal Creek Theater of Louisville, Louisville; Flying Rabbits Productions, Denver; Ignite Theatre, Aurora; Heather Gardens Frolics Club, Aurora; Longmont Theatre Company, Longmont; Longmont Youth Theatre, Longmont; and Vintage Theatre, Aurora.
Twelve theatre workshops will be offered. Topics that will be covered are acting, directing, theatre administration and design. Acting competitions will be held through the festival.
The opening night performance August 7 is free and open to the public. Three local companies will present the following productions: Ignite Theatre (songs from Lysistrata Jones), Platte Valley Players (songs from My Way), and Phamaly Theatre Company(songs from Fiddler on the Roof).
The schedule for performances is as follows:
Thursday, August 8 Ignite Theatre presents Next to Normal at 1:00 p.m. Heather Gardens Frolics Club presents Riviera Royale at 7:00 p.m. Flying Rabbits Productions presents SCRIPTprov at 8:30 p.m.
Friday, August 9 Aspen Stage presents Unmarried in America at 2:00 p.m. Vintage Theatre presents RFK: A Portrait of Robert Kennedy at 3:30 p.m. Longmont Youth Theatre Company presents Voices in Conflict at 7:00 p.m. Bas Bleu Theatre Company presents The Year of Magical Thinking at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 10 Coal Creek Theatre of Louisville presents Welcome to Good Intentions at 1:00 p.m. Longmont Theatre Company presents Sitting Together at 2:30 p.m.
The cost for a single ticket is $10. Two shows on the same day costs $15 for both. All Tickets are available at the door at the Robert and Judi Newman Center for Theatre Education. The cost for participation in all three days is $65. For information on schedules, workshop instructors, registration and other information, visit www.cctcfestival.com.