August 12, 2021 – Arvada, CO – This fall, the Arvada Center brings musical theatre back to the indoor stage with a sweet and nostalgic production of I Do! I Do! Covering the peaks and valleys of a 50-year marriage, this two-character musical by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones (The Fantasticks) takes an interesting spin by featuring rotating casts made up of two couples married in real life.
Originally written for theatre legends, Mary Martin and Robert Preston, I Do! I Do! is an intimate portrait of one couple and the twists and turns of a long life together. Through pitfalls and triumphs, the story is told through heart-warming songs and a beautiful score.
“It’s a very sweet two-person but large-hearted musical,” said Producing Artistic Director of Musical Theatre Rod Lansberry. “There will be a lot of surprises. It’s not straight drama by any means. It’s very fun and entertaining to watch, and I think our audiences are really going to have a good time with it.”
By including two real-life married couples, an additional sense of intimacy is added to this production. In theatre, actors are often asked to create moments of intimacy on stage with complete strangers, but while performing with a spouse, the chemistry is instinctive and natural.
In addition, the cast schedule alternates weekly for evening and matinee performances to follow safety protocols laid out by Actors’ Equity Association. Patrons can choose from seeing a production with Twyla Wilson and Johnny Wilson, or locals Adriane Leigh Robinson and Marco Robinson.
Tickets start at $53. Purchase tickets
Effective September 1, all audience members will be required to wear a mask inside the Arvada Center regardless of vaccination status.
Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00pm
Michael: Marco Robinson / Johnny Wilson Agnes: Adriane Leigh Robinson / Twyla Wilson