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Cast of "The Wizard of Oz" at Creede Repertory Theatre in 2018. (Photo by John Gary Brown)

Creede Repertory Theatre Announces 54th Season

The 2019 summer season will include ‘Little Shop,’ ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ and a touring children’s production.

CREEDE, COLO.: Creede Repertory Theatre has announced its 54th season, featuring a classic musical, several family-friendly productions, a Young Audience Outreach Tour, and more.

First will be Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice. Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, this family-friendly musical, with music by Wayne Barker, tells the story of the ordinary young boy who became the iconic Peter Pan.

Next up is David Lindsay-Abaire’s Ripcord, which follows two assisted-living residents, Marilyn and Abby, whose opposing personalities cause constant fighting between them.

Following will be Little Shop of Horrors, by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. The acclaimed musical comedy, based on the film by Roger Corman, tells the story of a boy’s unfortunate pact with a plant.

Next is Pride and Prejudice by Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen. This fast-paced adaptation of the staple of English literature puts a new spin on the classic characters, Lizzy Bennet and Mr. Darcy.

Following is Beth Kander’s Hazardous Materials. In this Headwaters New Play Program world premiere play, two couples from different eras learn that to connect they must reflect on their past.

Next up is The KID Show, written and directed by Diana Burbano. This program, now in its 17th season, will continue its mission to empower young minds to create and develop new plays.

For its 36th year, Creede Rep’s Young Audience Outreach Tour will continue its mission to bring high-quality musical theatre to young audiences in rural communities through an annual touring children’s show. This year’s production will feature a book and lyrics by Lojo Simon and music by Ian LeRoy.

Next will be Boomtown 13, an explosive improv comedy show featuring classic teen problems and dramas.

While dates have yet to be announced for the summer season, individual tickets go on sale January 7th, 2019.

Founded in 1966, Creede Repertory Theatre is a professional theatre company and cultural home for artists, residents, and visitors of the West. CRT produces 7-10 plays in rotating repertory, hosts events and concerts, offers various education programs, and develops new works through the Headwaters New Play Program.

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