Lone Tree Arts Center announces 2013-14 season

LONE TREE, CO — At a private event for subscribers last night, the Lone Tree Arts Center (LTAC) announced its third season. With everything from Rodgers and Hammerstein to the Beatles to Celtic rock, the 2013-14 season for LTAC is jam-packed. Full of variety for all types, one common thread unites the programming. “The most important thing we want to deliver to our patrons is high quality, professional performances that they may not be able to enjoy anywhere else in the region.” says Executive Director Lisa Rigsby Peterson. “The upcoming season offers metro Denver area audiences the chance to see a huge variety of works that highlight outstanding performers in an outstanding, intimate, and acoustically wonderful venue.”

As part of the season planning process, LTAC staff reviewed the first two seasons of programming to identify audience trends, and also invited patrons to share their feedback. One of the common themes: American musicals with great scores were at the top of each list. As a result, LTAC will be presenting South Pacific in Concert (a dynamic way to focus on the music and artistry of the singers) and a full production of Big River, a sweeping and familiar musical based on Mark Twain’s Huck Finn.

After last year’s Home for the Holidays success, LTAC team members were flooded with requests to bring this Lone Tree original show back. This year, in conjunction with Starkey Theatrix, LTAC will revive the show, with director Paul Dwyer joining the artistic team. While the framework for the show will remain the same and some of the most popular performers will once again be featured, Home for the Holidays 2013 will also include new acts and performers to keep the show fresh. Other theatrical productions will include the Colorado premiere of Handsome Little Devils’ Squirm Burpee: a Vaudevillian Melodrama, as well as a production of A.R. Gurney’s contemporary comedy Sylvia, to be directed by Randal Myler.

Rounding out the Main Stage season will be internationally-touring performers, Colorado’s leading professional orchestra, the Colorado Symphony, our leading classical ballet company, Colorado Ballet, and other acclaimed national and local actors and directors gracing the LTAC stages.

In addition to the Main Stage season, LTAC will expand its midday programming designed particularly to serve the fast growing senior and retiree populations in the metro area. Arts in the Afternoon, presented on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm, highlights different genres of music performed by small professional ensembles for sixty minute performances. Afterwards, the audience and artists gather together for light refreshments and discussion about the performance. Tickets for these performances are just $15.

For more information, visit www.LoneTreeArtsCenter.org or call us at 720-509-1000.

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