Springing into theater

Arvada’s high schools step on stage in song, dance and tales from the past

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“Les Miserables” by Claude-Michel Schonberg, Alain Boublil, Trevor Nunn and John Caird. Music by Schonberg, lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel.

Set in revolutionary France, this musical follows the life of thief, prisoner and all-around good guy, Jean Valjean. Audiences watch as Valjean, over the course of 17 years, battles for redemption and to keep his freedom and that of those closest to him.

Catch their rendition: March 3 — 7 p.m., March 4 — 7 p.m., March 5 — 7 p.m.

Tickets are $12 — $15 and are available at www.showtix4u.com. All performances are held in the school’s auditorium, 11595 Allendale Drive.

“My Fair Lady” Words and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe

High society meets common folk in this musical. When phonetics professor, Henry Higgins, meets cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, he is determined to turn her into a duchess. Throughout the show, Doolittle transforms into the lady he hoped she’d be, and somewhere along the way, falls in love.

“This coming March will be ‘My Fair Lady’s’ 60th anniversary and we are excited to bring this to our community young and old,” said Gordon, director of Faith’s theater department. “Everyone has infinite worth and value, and if they can learn this through our musicals then we have succeeded.”    

Catch their rendition: March 3— 7 p.m., March 4 — 7 p.m. March 5 — 2 p.m.

Tickets range from $12 — $25 and are available at Showtix4U.com

Performances will be held at the Faith Bible Chapel Auditorium, 6210 Ward Road.

“The Music Man” book, music and lyrics by Meredith Wilson

“This is an old-fashioned musical with lots of singing, acting and dance,” said director T.J. Thomas. “We have over 100 students working together at vastly different jobs to create an amazing evening of theater that they will remember for the rest of their lives.”  

Catch their rendition: March 9 — 7 p.m., March 10 — 7 p.m., March 11 — 7 p.m., March 12 — 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for students and senior citizens, $12 for all others. All performances will be held at the school, 13355 W. 80th Ave.

“The Music Man” book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson

Smooth, fast-talking “Professor” Harold Hill enters River City, Iowa, to create a marching band and steal from this lovable community. With his integrity questioned, the trickster has to prove himself a straight shooter and earn back the community’s trust.

“This performance is distinctive to Pomona because it is a show that has a very rich history and was done here 15 years ago,” said Richard Clark, Pomona’s Catwalk Theatre director. “I would like the cast and crew to learn about how a professional theater company is run as well as how to appreciate the wonderful and beautiful music of Meredith Willson. There is something so amazing about these shows from the golden age of musical theater that have timeless lesson of life and love.”

Catch their rendition: March 16 — 7:30 p.m., March 17 — 7:30 p.m., March 18 — 7:30 p.m., March 19 — 7:30 p.m.

All performances are held at the school’s Catwalk Theatre, 8101 W. Pomona Drive.

“The Addams Family” by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, lyrics by Andrew Lippa.

The musical, based on the beloved macabre family featured in the 1960s TV show, “The Addams Family,” lets audiences in on the love story between Wednesday Addams and a respectable young man — a secret she reveals to only her father. Set at a family dinner, this story will change the family in myriad unexpected ways.

Catch their rendition: April 21 — 9:30 a.m. matinee, April 22 — 7 p.m., April 23 — 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets are not yet available. Performances will be held in the Arvada High School auditorium, 7951 W 65th Ave.

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