GRAND LAKE — Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Michael Querio announces the 2014 season of summer and fall productions. “This summer is unprecedented,” said Querio. “We are excited to offer three shows fresh from the lights of Broadway. While there is something for everyone, I don’t think you’ll want to miss any of the productions coming to Grand Lake this season.”
Les Miserables f
Book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
This international smash hit may be the most popular musical in the world. In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption and peace. Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Miserables packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. This dynamic pop opera overflows with melodies that have become Broadway standards, such as “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Stars,” and “On My Own.” While guaranteed to be a thrilling spectacle, it is its powerful affirmation of the human spirit that has made Les Miserables a contemporary masterpiece.
Shrek The Musical
Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig
Shrek The Musical, based on the Oscar-winning film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairytale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand, and his name is Shrek. Full of all-new songs, brilliant choreography and breathtaking effects, Shrek The Musical is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone.
Hands on a Hardbody
Book by Doug Wright, Lyrics by Amanda Green, Music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green
This 2013 Tony Award-nominated musical is fresh from Broadway, and makes its regional debut on the RMRT stage. For 10 hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they’ll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand new truck in order to win it. Inspired by true events, and infused with a fresh roots-rock vibe, this is the hilarious, hard-fought contest where only one winner can drive away with the American dream. Ten contestants. Four days. One truck.
Double Trouble (A Musical Tour de Farce)
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Bob Walton and Jim Walton
It’s 1940s Hollywood and two song-and-dance brothers are flown from New York for a career-making opportunity of a lifetime — writing a song for a major motion picture. The catch? They only have a few hours to create it! Double Trouble is a hilarious, wink-to-the-audience farce that pays homage to the golden age of musical comedy, made famous by legends like Gene Kelly, Danny Kaye and Donald O’Connor. The tunes are outstanding, the tap dancing tuneful, and the sexy ballads a hoot. With only two performers playing ten larger-than-life characters, this hilarious tale of singing, dancing and songwriting brothers is sure to get your funny bone tickling and your toes tapping.