- Of Mice and Men | March 15-April l, 2012
- A Living Dream Installation | March 24-April l5, 2012
- Haunted Windchimes Concert | April 6
- Samuel James Concert | April 7
- Ormao Dance Company | April 13-15
- WYNOT Radio Theatre | April 19-28
- Hairspray | May 10-June 3, 2012
Of Mice and Men
March 15-April l, 2012
John Steinbeck wrote this stage adaptation from his seminal novella 75 years ago. Of Mice and Men is the haunting tale of George and Lennie, two lonely migrant workers who are seeking a place they can call their own during the Great Depression. Their unlikely friendship infuses both men with hope for the future, but “the best laid schemes o’ mice and men” fall apart as they struggle to realize their dreams
- Opening Night Post-show Reception | March 15, Deco Lounge
- Talk Backs after Sunday performances | March 18, March 22 and April 1
- Student Matinees | March 20 and March 22 | 10:00 a.m.
A Living Dream Installation
March 24-April 15, 2012
Created in collaboration with the FAC and Colorado College Drama and Dance Department, this installation includes elements of dance, theater, film, and other interdisciplinary mediums. Thematically, the project is an exploration of the profundity and absurdity of dreams, and an examination of their role within the human experience.
- Live Performances on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays | 1-5 p | Hybl Screening Room
Haunted Windchimes Concert
Friday, Apr. 6 | 7:30p
Rocky Mountain favorites, The Haunted Windchimes, will take the stage for a very special release party of their new CD, Out with the Crow. The Windchimes, who opened for Arlo Guthrie at the FAC’s Labor Day on the Lawn concert in 2010, will play their new CD in its entirety as well as other crowd favorites. The new album is self-produced, recorded and released on their own home-grown label, Blank Tape Records. Opening the show is special guest Willy Tea Taylor, a solo artist, who comes from a long line of California cattlemen, described by the Windchimes as “a good friend, hellraiser and a poet.”
- Admission includes a copy of their new CD,
Out with the Crow
All tickets $20 | *SOLD OUT*
Samuel James Concert
Saturday, Apr. 7 | 7:30p
Samuel James is a roots troubadour, a blues musician of the highest order. James will sing you a song with raw, sweat-pouring soul, all the while playing the guitar with such commanding virtuosity you’ll swear he’s reinventing it. On stage he can be seen sliding a resonator, fingerstyling a flamenco guitar, clawhammering a banjo, neck-racking a harmonica, and occasionally showing off on the piano if there happens to be one around. Samuel James has received standing ovations for his solo acoustic work from Maine to California as well as Canada, England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Germany, France, Norway, Belgium, Poland, and Turkey.
All tickets $15 | Buy tickets
Ormao Dance Company
WORLD PREMIERE: Within/Without
Friday, April 13 | 7:30p
Saturday, April 14 | 7:30p
Sunday, April 15 | 2p
In an economic climate that leaves many vulnerable and wanting, Ormao Dance Company will use the art of modern dance to illustrate the importance of hope in the midst of struggle, chaos, or uncertainty. Having just completed his contract as a soloist with Cirque du Soleil, guest choreographer Billy Chang is creating a premiere work for Ormao Dance Company before returning to his home in Taiwan. His choreography draws from the Great Depression, using poignant imagery of angry Wall Street stockbrokers and communities living in cardboard dwellings.“I want people to see the true wealth and the brightness that can exist between people gathering together,” says Billy Chang. Choreographers Katie Elliott, Tiffany Weeks, and Janet Johnson are also contributing their unique work to the concert’s repertoire.
$20 General Admission/ $18 FAC Members / $10 Children and Students | Buy tickets
WYNOT Radio Theatre
A Case of Mail-Order Murder
Thursday, April 19 | 7:30p
Friday, April 20 | 8p
Thursday, April 26 | 7:30p
Friday, April 27 | 8p
Saturday, April 28 | 8p
The WYNOT Radio Theatre show is a theatrical spoof of the golden age of radio – a time when men were men, dames had moxy, and the sound of adventure filled the air waves. The Gazette calls it a ‘hilarious send-up of old-time radio’, complete with twistedly nostalgic commercials, hysterical ‘off-air’ actor interaction and audience participation. Written by Cory Moosman and Sammy Gleason, "A Case of Mail-Order Murder" follows the idiotic detective, Rick Luger, who is paired up with an old pal from his past – Max Milo, San Francisco P.I. They’re hot on the trail of a mysterious Black Widow who kills her husbands for no apparent reason.
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May 10 - June 3, 2012
Be swept away to 1960’s Baltimore. The 50’s are out … and change is in the air in this 2003 Tony-Award winning musical which has beendelighting audiences across the country. Loveable plus-size heroines, Tracy Turnblad, has a passion for dancing, and wins a spot on the local TV dance program, “The Corny Collins Show.” Overnight she finds herself transformed from outsider to teen celebrity. Can a larger-than-life adolescent manage to vanquish the program’s reigning princess, racially integrate the television show, and find true love (singing and dancing all the while, of course!) without mussing her hair?