Photo: Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre in downtown Grand Lake. Photo courtest RMRT
At the beginning of the new year, Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director, Michael Querio, announced the much anticipated show lineup for the upcoming summer season. “We hope you’re as excited as we are,” said Querio. And there’s reason for excitement, because Summer 2020 does not disappoint! With a variety of musical offerings promising something for everyone, make plans now to catch your favorites!
Opens: June 12, 2020
Book by Harvey Fierstein | Music and Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man that he is meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and discover that, when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.
Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots will have you dancing in the aisles and discovering why, sometimes, the best way to fit in… is to stand out!
Opens: June 19, 2020
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber | Lyrics by Tim Rice
One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the often-told story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers, and the coat of many colors.
Told entirely through song with the help of a narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph, as he is sold into slavery by his brothers. As he discovers his ability to interpret dreams, he soon finds himself in front of the mighty Pharaoh. Joseph’s counsel elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.
This irresistible family musical will be a perfect fit to an evening outing in Grand Lake this summer!
Opens: July 3, 2020
Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson | Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey
The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.
Meredith Willson’s six-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.
Opens: September 4, 2020
Created by Richard Maltby, Jr. | Conceived by William Meade | Orchestrations by Steven Bishop and Jeff Lisenby
From the songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and the healing power of home and family. More than two dozen classic hits—including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune, “Ring of Fire”—are performed by a multi-talented cast, and paint a musical portrait of The Man in Black that promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a unique musical legend! Though he is never impersonated, Johnny Cash’s remarkable life story is told through his music, climaxing in a concert that will both move and exhilarate!
Just after making the announcement, Querio and his staff hit the road and have spent the last several months auditioning performers to round out the summer’s cast. The RMRT Welcome Back party will take place on Wednesday evening, June 3, at El Pacifico Restaurant in Grand Lake from 5-7 pm.
Tickets for all this summer’s shows are now available at rockymountainrep.org or call the Box Office: (970) 627-3421.