ARVADA, COLO.: The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities has announced their 2021-22 season, with a planned return to in-person performances in September.
“As the theatre world starts to come back to life, we are excited to get back to what we do best: tell engaging stories,” said Rod A. Lanberry, producing artistic director of musical theatre, in a statement. Lynne Collins, artistic director of plays, added, “The anticipation of being back in the theatre is palpable.”
The season will begin with I Do! I Do! (Sept. 10-Oct. 10) by Tom Jones, with music by Harvey Schmidt. Adapted from the play The Fourposter by Jan de Hartog, the musical follows two soul mates through the journey of marriage. Lansberry will direct.
Following will be A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia (Oct. 1-Nov. 7), directed by Collins. The play follows a married couple whose relationship becomes contentious with the presence of their dog, Sylvia.
Next up will be the return of the holiday musical Elf (Nov. 19-Dec. 23) by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, based on the film written by David Berenbaum. The musical, which features music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin, follows Buddy the elf through misadventures in New York City. Lansberry will direct.
The season will continue with The Liar by David Ives, adapted from the comedy by Pierre Corneille. The romantic tale about a charming young man who is incapable of telling the truth will be performed in repertory Feb. 4-May 22, 2022. Geoffrey Kent will direct.
Following will be Nelson Bond’s adaptation of Animal Farm, based on the novel by George Orwell. This biting satire about the Russian Revolution will be directed by Jessica Robblee, and will be performed in repertory from Feb. 25-May 21, 2022.
Next up will be Stick Fly by Lydia R. Diamond, directed by Jada Suzanne Dixon. The play tackles intergenerational conflict as a wealthy Black family comes to terms with long-standing tensions on Martha’s Vineyard. Stick Fly will be performed in repertory from March 18-May 19, 2022.
The season will conclude with Kinky Boots (March 24-April 24, 2022) by Harvey Fierstein, with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper. The uplifting, high-heeled musical is based on the film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth. Lansberry will direct.
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