Creede theatre announces 2018 season

CREEDE — Creede Repertory Theatre announced the lineup for its 53rd season on Friday. The season has a stellar lineup including:

9 to 5

Music and Lyrics by

Dolly Parton

Book by Patricia Resnick

Based on the 20th Century

Fox Picture

This is a toe tapping smash musical with music and lyrics by the one and only Dolly Parton. What do you get when three female co-workers are pushed to the limit by their sexist, lying, conniving boss and decide to take matters into their own--very capable--hands? Based on the groundbreaking and popular 1980 film, this hilarious and timely story about friendship and revenge will leave you feeling triumphant and your heart singing. Cause when the going gets tough, What Would Dolly Do? Write a hit musical, darlin’!

The Wizard of Oz

Original Story by

L. Frank Baum

Music and Score of the MGM film by Harold Arlen and

E.Y. Harburg

Background Music by

Herbert Stothart

Book adaptation from the motion picture screenplay by John Kane

We’re off to see the Wizard! Won’t you join us? Experience this time-honored story as Dorothy travels from the plains of Kansas to the magical world of Oz. Adapted from the classic 1939 film by MGM, The Wizard of Oz takes our young heroine on a fantastical journey of adventure and adversity. Complete with a scarecrow, a tin man, a not-so-fearless lion, a wicked witch, and a little dog, too. So grab your friends and your ruby slippers and get ready to be blown away.

Miss Holmes

By Christopher M. Walsh

Based on characters by Arthur Conan Doyle

An anonymous note, a fearful wife, and a pair of curious shoes? Sounds like a case for Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Ah but there’s a twist: Miss Sherlock Holmes (Kate Berry) and Dr. Dorothy Watson (Caitlin Wise) sleuth their way through the twists and turns of this classic mystery, in dangerous 19th century London. The Chicago Tribune calls it “a cunning and highly enjoyable gender-bent take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s maddeningly brilliant detective.” If you fancied Around the World in 80 Days, you will love the lightning-quick pace and skillful character swaps of Miss Holmes. The game’s afoot!

Barefoot in the Park

By Neil Simon

Corie is a romantic free spirit. Paul is a conservative young lawyer. This classic romantic comedy follows these six-day-old newlyweds as their dream marriage and five-story walk-up apartment fall apart in front of their very eyes. This hilarious and profoundly touching 1963 play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Neil Simon explores universal questions about love, compatibility and relationships. Will anything ever turn out right when everything is going so terribly and uproariously wrong? Sometimes unpacking the emotional baggage is the biggest move of all.

Guadalupe in the Guest Room

By Tony Meneses

Guadalupe has lost a daughter, Steve has lost a wife, and neither of them can find enough common ground to talk about it. Coupled with the fact that neither of them can speak the other’s language, they find a new way to connect--through an unlikely love of Telenovela--the wildly popular Latin American soap opera. How can such different people find common ground and take a step toward healing? Guadalupe offers a profound look into the complexities of language, grief, loneliness, love, laughter, and new beginnings.

Young Audience Outreach Tour

Book and Lyrics by Lojo Simon

Music by Ian LeRoy

The KID Show

Furiously Curious!

Boomtown Season 12

Twelve is the age when almost-teenagers get impatient for their upcoming transition to semi-adulthood. When they get to stay home after school alone. Little do they know their parents tremble in their beds at night, dreaming of a world where children do their own laundry and don’t complain about the reheated burger for dinner because sometimes mom just WANTS SOME TIME TO HERSELF.  Ahem. Anyway, you know what all this means. Boomtown Improv is back. We’re 12. And we’re unsupervised. Bring the popcorn.

Caption: Theatre fans are in for a treat in 2018 when some of the most popular productions of all time hit the stages of Creede Repertory Theatre in its 53rd season. Two popular musicals are among the offerings including “9 to 5” made famous by Dolly Parton, and the timeless “Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum. The 2018 season was revealed Friday night in a party at Kips Grill in Creede, headlined by artistic director Jessica Jackson, left, and new executive director John Diantonio. Among 2018’s other productions on CRT’s two stages are Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park”, “Guadalupe in the Guest Room”, “Miss Holmes” and the annual kid show and young audience outreach tour, along with the popular “Boomtown.” Courier photo by Keith R. Cerny