From: September 13 2018 @ 11:30 am
To: October 07 2018 @ 10:00 pm
WHERE: Grace Gamm Theater, Dairy Arts Center 2590 Walnut Street Boulder, CO 80302In this playful adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic romance, Kate Hamill gives the story we know and love an unconventional updating. In Regency England, love is a serious game, and the Bennet sisters are playing for keeps. But when marriage is a must for women, how will they be able to tell if they’ve won? This clever comedy offers a decidedly progressive take on the trials of Lizzy, Mr. Darcy, and the whole Bennet clan, with a few dance breaks thrown in for good measure. “The stuff hits are made of. Cleverly compressed and adapted with fizzy, festive freedom.” (Wall Street Journal)
From: September 14 2018 @ 7:30 pm
To: September 16 2018 @ 12:30 am
WHERE: Studio Loft at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex and at Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St., Denver 80202Community-Minded Dance Kicks off the 14th Annual Lindy on the Rocks and the 5th Annual Denver Vintage Jazz Festival September 14 – 16, 2018 Classes, performances and live music with internationally acclaimed dancers and musicians. From September 14 through September 16 Community Minded Dance celebrates two American art forms. The 5th annual Denver Vintage Jazz Festival runs in conjunction with the 14th annual Lindy on the Rocks. This event brings the best swing dance instructors in the world together with the top names in vintage jazz today. There will be opportunities to see and hear live hot jazz and swing music, watch performances and competitions, take workshops to learn (or improve your) swing dance with more to be announced. Three nights of live music with the country's hottest jazz and swing bands will be hosted in Denver at the Studio Loft at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex and at Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St., Denver 80202.
From: September 14 2018 @ 7:30 pm
To: October 07 2018 @ 10:00 pm
WHERE: Center Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen, CO 80439“Funny Girl” is based on the life story of Ziegfeld sensation and comedian Fanny Brice, from her start in vaudeville and burlesque to her romance with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein and success on stage and in film. The show was produced by Brice’s son-in-law Ray Stark, a prolific film producer in post-war Hollywood who commissioned a book about her; he went through several writers and a version of the story before selecting Isobel Lennart’s. Originally titled “My Man,” Julie Styne and Bob Merrill wrote the music and lyrics. The musical debuted on Broadway in 1964 and was the star vehicle for Barbra Streisand who became known for the shows classic songs “People Who Need People” and “Don't Rain on My Parade.” “Funny Girl” was recently revived in London and won an award for Best Revival of a Musical.
From: September 14 2018 @ 7:30 pm
To: October 14 2018 @ 9:30 pm
WHERE: The Mizel Arts and Culture Center, 350 South Dahlia Street, Denver, Colorado 80246 Preview - October 13, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, September 14 - 30, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 27, 7:30 p.m.* Sundays, September 16, 4:00 p.m.,* 23 and 30, 2:00 p.m. The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts 2344 East Iliff Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80208 Saturday, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.* Boulder Jewish Community Center 6007 Oreg Avenue Boulder, Colorado 80303 Saturday, October 13, 8:00 p.m.* Sunday, October 14, 4:00 p.m.*God is Everywhere in Theatre Or’s Regional Premiere Production of Oh My God! a In Gov’s play God suffers an existential crisis and seeks out an earthly secular therapist to help relieve his angst. Ella, who has her own issues, has but one hour to convince God not to destroy his creation. She finds it difficult to help a “being” who has no parents to blame. At times it is not clear who is therapist to whom. by Anat Gov A True Denver/Boulder Collaboration September 14 - October 14, 2018 This fall God suddenly shows up for therapy in Israeli playwright Anat Gov’s “divine comedy,” running September 14-30, at the Pluss Theatre in Denver’s Staenburg-Loup Jewish Community Center. Produced by Theatre Or,* in collaboration with the Mizel Arts and Culture Center, Oh My God! is an early selection of JAAMM Fest (Jewish Arts, Authors, Music and Movies). God will also materialize at the Robert and Judi Newman Performing Arts Center on the University of Denver Campus for two performances on October 6; and he will then appear for two performances in Boulder on October 13 and 14, in collaboration with the Boulder Jewish Community Center. In Gov’s play God suffers an existential crisis and seeks out an earthly secular therapist to help relieve his angst. Ella, who has her own issues, has but one hour to convince God not to destroy his creation. She finds it difficult to help a “being” who has no parents to blame. At times it is not clear who is therapist to whom. “We are placing this production in three area venues,” remarks Theatre Or Producing Artistic Director, Diane Gilboa. “We actually double cast the show and will have two totally different productions. Beloved Boulder Rabbi Marc Soloway will play God, but unfortunately he is not available for our September run at the Pluss Theatre, because of the Jewish High Holidays. So in order for him to perform in Denver, we must transport the production to the Newman Center on the University of Denver campus to accommodate his schedule. And then he will appear in the Boulder Jewish Community Center, making this a true community collaboration. As a result, we’re building the set to tour, so Oh My God! is portable and can reach audiences throughout the state.” Rabbi Soloway’s enthusiasm for his role as God is apparent. “After a 20 year break from the stage for the bimah, I am excited and nervous to have the awesome opportunity to play God in this audacious play by Anat Gov. The absurd premise of God’s existential crisis makes for some good comedy, but also raises some profound and troubling questions about the nature of faith and doubt in a confusing and painful world.” Susan Rona, Senior Programming Director at the Boulder JCC, believes “we have a sure fire hit with a beloved local rabbi playing the title role. This production fulfills a mission to bring live theater to the new J. Rabbi Marc Soloway is sure to be a huge draw - a British stage-trained actor tackling the role of a lifetime.” Kathryn Bernheimer, Cultural Arts Director at the Boulder J, added that “the Boulder JCC is thrilled to showcase Levin Hall, a spectacular and versatile event space making its debut as a theater, with the perfect play for our community.” Rabbi Soloway will appear in the title role in the October 6 performance at 8 p.m. at the Newman Center and in Boulder at the JCC at 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, and again on Sunday, October 14, at 4 p.m. According to Gilboa, “In the majority of performances, God will be played by the versatile actor Chris Bleau. Bleau, who recently appeared in Theatre Or’s workshop production of Rochelah’s Wedding, will have a very different approach to the role. And we have two great therapists in acclaimed area actresses Sheila Ivy Traister and Gina Walker, who will alternate as God’s psychologist. Two other actors - Ryan Stack and Anthony Colangelo - will alternate as the therapist’s autistic son. Bonnie Greene, a graphic design artist who created the show’s logo, will stage manage; and Star Pytel will design lights.” Director Richard H. Pegg, who has directed several of Theatre Or’s productions, responded “Oh my God,” when Gilboa approached him to direct a contemporary play about God. “Exactly,” she replied. “That’s the title.” He too feels challenged, but excited, to direct two different productions of the same play simultaneously. Pegg believes that patrons who enjoy the show the first time can return for a second performance with an entirely new cast and see a vastly different, but equally valid interpretation. The Mizel Arts & Culture Center’s Executive Director Steve Wilson “is delighted that our long-time partner, Theatre Or, who has recently produced several plays off-site as part of our JAAMM Festival, will return to our very own Pluss Theatre this fall. Theatre Or will produce the regional premiere of a terrific Israeli play as part of our ongoing celebration of Israel at 70. The play offers a hilarious conceit - God on the therapist's couch! But layered within this comedy is a measure of pathos that will make you laugh and cry and ponder the meaning of life! It is not to be missed!! We are equally delighted to partner with the Boulder JCC to bring the show to Boulder audiences.” The Mizel Arts and Culture Center. The Newman Center. The Boulder JCC. And then the show is available to tour. Definitely this fall God is everywhere! And afterward, he can travel beyond… For information about the show and touring, contact Theatre Or at email@example.com, or call 303-801-5122. Tickets are available at each venue listed below and at www.theatre.com *Or is the Hebrew word for light. Theatre Or, the Mizel Arts and Culture Center, The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, and the Boulder Jewish Community Center Oh My God! By Anat Gov A Regional Premiere! God goes to therapy! September 14 - October 14, 2018 Performance Schedule by Venue Ticket prices vary by venue $15 - $35 For tickets, select by the venue you wish to attend September 14 - September 30 The Mizel Arts and Culture Center at the Denver Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center Pluss Theatre 350 South Dahlia Street, Denver, Colorado 80246 Preview - October 13, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, September 14 - 30, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 27, 7:30 p.m.* Sundays, September 16, 4:00 p.m.,* 23 and 30, 2:00 p.m. For tickets, go to maccjcc.org, and click Buy Tickets or call 303-316-6360. For groups of 8 or more, contact Theatre Or at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-801-5122 October 6 (Rabbi Soloway performs at 8 p.m.) The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts Hamilton Recital Hall, University of Denver - enter lobby and follow signs 2344 East Iliff Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80208 Saturday, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.* For tickets, go to newmantix.com, or call 303-871-7720 For groups of 8 or more, contact Theatre Or at email@example.com or call 303-801-5122 October 13 - 14 (Rabbi Soloway performs.) Boulder Jewish Community Center 6007 Oreg Avenue Boulder, Colorado 80303 Saturday, October 13, 8:00 p.m.* Sunday, October 14, 4:00 p.m.* For tickets, go to boulderjcc.org, or call 720-749-2530. Ask about group sales. Or visit www.theatreor.com for full production details and links to all venue box offices, or call 303-801-5122, or email Diane Gilboa at firstname.lastname@example.org *Denotes post-show talk-back; others may be added About Theatre Or Theatre Or, a non-profit 501c3 theatre company, aims to introduce works that the entire community should not ordinarily see anywhere else. “Our mission is to produce professional provocative theatre with Jewish perspective and universal appeal,” according to Gilboa. “Our last shows were Buyer and Cellar (a co-production with Lowry’s Spotlight Theater), Kindertransport, and the musical My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding by David Hein and Irene Sankoff. Theatre Or was one of a only a handful of regional theaters given the rights to MMLJWWW. We are thrilled that Hein and Sankoff's second musical, Come from Away, is now a Broadway hit coming to DCPA this fall. So proud that Denver audiences saw them here first. Theatre Or is one of a handful of regional theaters in the U.S. that develops and produces Israeli plays in translation, including American premieres. About the Mizel Arts and Culture Center The Mizel Arts and Culture Center “illuminates the Human Experience” through creative and cultural programs in the performing, visual, cinematic, and literary arts for the Jewish community and the Denver community at large. We strive to produce, present, exhibit, preserve, and advance the arts, serving as a performance and exhibition venue, as well as an educational resource for people at every stage of life. The Mizel Arts and Culture Center is one of the Rocky Mountain region’s premier arts organizations. Located on the campus of the Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center, the Mizel Center is a separate non-profit organization guided by a mission that is focused specifically on arts and cultural programs. The Mizel Arts and Culture Center is proud to be a Tier II member of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SFCD), along with organizations such as the Colorado Symphony, Colorado Ballet and Central City Opera. For more please visit maccjcc.org. About the Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC Denver) JCC Denver serves the metro-Denver area through educational, social, cultural, fitness, sports and other programs that are rooted in Jewish values. The JCC Denver’s mission is to create a vibrant and inclusive family and social gathering place, guided by these timeless Jewish values. The J’s four program areas focus on connection, community and well-being and include: a robust fitness, sports, tennis and aquatic center; Early Childhood Engagement, including an Early Learning School and a variety of programs for families; the Mizel Arts and Culture Center which offers Denver Children’s Theatre, JAAMM Fest (Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies & Music), Denver Jewish Film Festival, Wolf Summer Theater Academy, Art Academy and adult art classes; summer camps including Ranch Camp and Camp Shai; intergenerational and older adult programming like the Grandparent Connect Group and Jewish Aging Mastery Program (JAMP). The JCC Denver is located at 350 S. Dahlia Street in Denver. For more information, visit jccdenver.org, or call 303-399-2660. About the Boulder Jewish Community Center Founded in 1984, the Boulder Jewish Community Center [Boulder JCC], a 501c3 nonprofit, is a dynamic center for community and education. In June 2016, the Boulder JCC opened its new 10-acre campus and 2+ acre educational farm, supported through donations from over 850 individuals, families, and foundations. Recognized both nationally and internationally for its innovative approaches to engagement and education, the Boulder JCC is a center for community that is open and welcoming to all. The Boulder JCC is both a destination for meaningful gatherings and events and is a central address of Jewish life in Boulder County and beyond. Since opening the new campus, the Boulder JCC has welcomed over 20,000 community members annually. The Boulder JCC is located at 6007 Oreg Avenue in Boulder. For more information, visit boulderjcc.org, or call 303-998-1900. ###
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