ARVADA, COLO.: Arvada Center has announced its 2017-18 season, featuring seven productions.
“This season our three main stage musicals look at the magic of dance, music, and art,” said producing artistic director of musicals Rod A. Lansberry in a statement. “Each production will bring the high-quality and fresh originality that continues to make the Arvada Center unique.”
The season will begin with A Chorus Line (Sept. 12-Oct. 1), with book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Edward Kleban, which follows seventeen dancers as the vie for a spot in the chorus of a Broadway musical. Bob Avian will co-choreograph, and Lansberry will direct.
Next up will be The Foreigner (Oct. 13-Nov. 18), by Larry Shue, about a quiet Englishman visiting Georgia who is mistaken as a foreigner unable to speak English. Geoffrey Kent will direct.
Just in time for the holidays will be a holiday musical (Nov. 17-Dec. 23), which will be announced at a later date.
Following will be Sense and Sensibility (Jan. 26-May 6, 2018), adapted by Kate Hamill from Jane Austen, about the Dashwood sisters who lose their fortune and must marry to maintain their societal position. Lynne Collins will direct.
The season will continue with Stefanie Zadravec’s The Electric Baby (Feb. 9-May 4, 2018), a dark comedy about a mysterious electric baby who draws six strangers together after a tragic car accident. Rick Barbour will direct.
Next up will be All My Sons (March 2-May 3, 2018), by Arthur Miller, about an Ohio manufacturer who sold faulty parts to the U.S. military during World War II. Collins will direct.
The season will close with Sunday in the Park with George (April 17-May 6, 2018), with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine, which takes inspiration from Georges Seurat’s “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of the Grande Jatte.” Lansberry will direct.
The Arvada Center, founded in 1976, is a cultural hub that brings plays, musicals, children’s theatre, concerts, and art exhibitions to Colorado.