New subscription options available for 2015-16 theatre season
Friday, August 14, 2015 10:00 PM
Season tickets are now available for Colorado Mesa University’s 2015-16 Theatre Arts season. New subscription options are available this year to enable patrons to customize the season to their liking.
The year kicks off with the Tony Award-winning musical Nine, a Grand Valley premiere. It is the story of a celebrated film director and his attempts to come up with the plot for his next film — all as he is reminded of the beautiful women of his past and present. With a musical score by Maury Yeston of Titanic fame, audience members may recognize Nine from the 2009 movie of the same name starring Daniel Day Lewis, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman and Judy Dench. Nine runs Sept. 24 through Oct. 3.
In November, the theatre department presents William Shakespeare’s classic comedy, All’s Well that Ends Well. One of Shakespeare’s modern romances, it is the tale of the servant Helena and her love for the adventure-seeking Bertram. The story proves the adage that the course of true love never did run smooth.
The much-anticipated spring musical is The Mystery of Edwin Drood. In this cult musical, based on an unfinished mystery novel by Charles Dickens, multiple endings are possible and it’s up to the audience to choose the murderer each night! Each performance ends differently, depending on what the audience collectively decides. The Mystery of Edwin Drood premieres Feb. 25.
The main stage season will end in mid-April with the tragicomedy Fuddy Meers, by David Lindsay-Abaire, in which the heroine, Claire, has a case of traumatically induced amnesia that forces her to re-learn about her life each day. Today she will meet an especially bizarre cast of characters who will each help her decipher her forgotten life. Fuddy Meers is rated R for language and adult themes.
Season ticket purchasers have four different options this year. The Traditional Main Stage Season Subscription includes all of the main stage shows. The Theatre Lovers Subscription includesAll’s Well that Ends Well, Fuddy Meers and all of the Mesa Experimental Theatre (MET) student-directed shows. The Music and Dance Lovers Subscription includes Nine and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, along with the two main stage dance concerts. The Full Subscription includes all of the theatre department’s productions — four main stage shows, two dance concerts and three MET shows.
Specific dates and information, along with tickets, are available now on the department website or by calling the box office at 970.248.1604 from 10am–2pm, Tuesday–Friday, beginning Sept. 1.
Dana Nunn, Director of Media Relations