(Denver, CO)- Vintage Theatre Productions announces 10 shows and two special events for the 2022-2023 season. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St. in Aurora. Early bird season tickets are currently on sale. Call 303-856-7830 or purchase online at www.vintagetheatre.org.
September 2 – October 9, 2022 in the Nickelson Auditorium
The Drowsy Chaperone
A Co-Production with Performance Now Theatre Company / Playing in the Nickelson Auditorium
Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Directed and Choreographed by Kelly Van Oosbree
When a die-hard theatre fan plays his favorite cast album, the characters come to life in this hilarious and loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone features one show-stopping song and dance number after another. A madcap delight!
September 16 – October 16, 2022 in the Bond-Trimble Theatre
The Piano Teacher
by Julia Cho
A Regional Premiere. Retired piano teacher Mrs. K lives a quiet life in her small suburban town. She whiles away her time reminiscing about her late husband and the children she taught long ago. One day, she finds herself compelled to call her old students, but is it out of loneliness or some other, darker need?
November 4 – December 11, 2022 in the Nickelson Auditorium
To Be Announced! We guarantee it will be something exciting!
November 11 – December 18 in the Bond-Trimble Theatre
by Colman Domingo / Directed by Mykai Eastman
A Regional Premiere. The holidays are always a wild family affair at the Shealy house. But this year, Dotty and her three grown children gather with more than exchanging presents on their minds. As Dotty struggles to hold on to her memory, her children must balance care for their mother and themselves. Raucously funny and deeply moving shines a light on aging parents, midlife crises, and the power of heart.
January 13 – February 19, 2023 in the Bond Trimble Theatre
by Jen Silverman / Directed by Bernie Cardell
A Denver Premiere! Sharon needs a roommate for a little extra cash and a little company in her quiet Iowa home. When new-age New Yorker Robyn moves in, this pair of unlikely pals bond in this laugh-out-loud play about new beginnings and maybe just a touch of breaking the law.
January 27 – March 5, 2023 in the Nickelson Auditorium
Music by Duke Ellington, Concept & Arrangements by Donald McKayle, Malcolm Dodds & Lloyd Mayers
The musical legacy of The Duke is celebrated in this stylish and brassy retrospective. A celebration of the artist many consider the most important composer in the history of jazz, this stylish salute will transport audiences on a high-stepping, musical journey from the legendary Cotton Club to Carnegie Hall.
March 17 – April 23, 2023 in the Bond-Trimble Theatre
by Jonathan Larsen / Directed by Shannon McCarthy
A rock musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent. On the eve of his thirtieth birthday, a composer navigates love, friendship and the pressure to create something magical before time runs out. Made into a film by Netflix in 2021, this autobiographical musical celebrates holding onto your dreams through life’s most difficult challenges.
April 7 – May 14, 2023 in the Nickelson Auditorium
The Inheritance, Parts 1 and 2
by Matthew Lopez / Directed by Bernie Cardell
A Regional Premiere. Winner of the 2020 Tony Award for Best Play, The Inheritance brilliantly transposes EM Forster’s novel Howard’s End to 21st Century New York. Decades after the AIDS epidemic, three generations of gay men grapple with the tragedy of their past and what it means for their future. This two-part epic explores survival, healing, class divide and what it means to call a place home.
May 19 – June 25, 2023 in the Bond-Trimble Theatre
Driving Miss Daisy
by Alfred Uhry / Directed by Lorraine Scott
Starring Deborah Persoff
When Daisy Werthan causes a car wreck, her son hires hard-working chauffeur Hoke Colburn to look after her. What begins as a hostile clashing of wills evolves into a decades-long friendship as the two navigate Civil Rights-era Atlanta. With humor and heartfelt emotion, Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play poignantly explores the transformative power of friendship.
June 23 – July 30 in the Nickelson Auditorium
In the Heights
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes
Directed by Jonathan Andujar
From the creator of the worldwide phenomenon Hamilton, In the Heights tells the story of vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm and wisdom of three generations of family, love, and music.
August 5 – August 28, 2022 in the Bond Trimble Theatre
A World Premiere Comedy
From June 10th – 12th, audiences will get to see staged readings of the four finalists of the Vintage New Play Festival. Their evaluations will determine the winning play, which will get a full production on the Vintage stage. The final four plays are Eleanor and Dolly by Jenny Stafford, Speak All Lines Garbled by David Liu, Mornings with June by Karen Saari, and The Password by Karin Williams.
December 1 – December 31, 2022 on the Berg-Wilson Cabaret Stage.
by Matthew Lombardo / Directed by Heather Frost
Starring Jenny Mather
Our 2021 hit holiday show returns! Who’s Holiday! is a wildly funny and heartfelt (adults only) comedy that tells the story of Cindy Lou Who. She’s throwing a Christmas party in her trailer and boy does she have a story to tell! As she recalls the Christmas Eve she first the Grinch, we learn the twisted (and hilarious) turns her life has taken.