(All events, unless otherwise stated, take place at
the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003)
MAIN STAGE THEATER
Moonlight and Magnolias
Gone with the Wind…On Hold!
It's 1939 and the famous
producer David O. Selznick is on the brink of silver-screen flop or
Oscar-winning success. He has stopped production of his new epic film, Gone with the Wind because the
screenplay has a problem. Selznick sends for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and
pulls director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz. Given just five days, these three men with
hilarious desperation create a screenplay that will result in one of the most
successful and beloved films of all time. Historical fact or fiction? One fact
is for sure, this regional premiere is frantically funny.
September 11 – October
7, 2007 (Preview
performances run September 7 – 9 at 7:30 p.m.)
Tues – Sat 7:30 p.m.; Wed 1:00 p.m.; Sat & Sun 2:00 p.m.
First Friday pre-show dinner
(advance reservations required)—Fri, September14 at 6:00 p.m.
Talk Back – a moderated
conversation after the show—Fri, September 21 at 7:30 p.m. & Wed, September 26 at 1:00 p.m.
American Sign Language
interpreted performance—Fri, October 5 at 7:30 p.m.
for the blind—Sat, October 6 at 2:00 p.m.
Miss Nelson is Missing!
Ideal for ages 3 and older
Miss Nelson is the nicest
teacher in school and she teaches the kids in Room 207 who are the worst kids
in school. They spend all day throwing spitballs, launching paper airplanes,
giggling and refusing to do any work. Then one morning Miss Nelson is
mysteriously missing from school. Taking her place is the meanest, most
horrible, scariest substitute in the whole world, Miss Viola Swamp! Realizing that it was their own bad behavior that
drove her away and desperate for her return, her students start a search for
the missing Miss Nelson. This colorful and witty show is filled with fun
musical numbers, rowdy students and fast moving entertainment that will appeal
to both kids and adults.
September 25 – November
2, 2007 (Various
weekdays at 10:00
a.m. & Noon; various weekends at 1:00 & 3:00 p.m.)
for the blind—Tues, October 30 at 10:00 a.m. & Noon
performances for the deaf or hard of hearing—Thurs, November 1 & Fri, 2 at 10:00 a.m. & Noon
Cost: $8 - $9
To purchase tickets or for
more information, including show dates, call the Arvada Center box office at (720) 898-7200 or visit arvadacenter.org.
Western Federation of Watercolor
Societies' 32nd Annual Exhibition
Co-produced by the Arvada Center and the Colorado Watercolor Society, this exhibition features artists from nine watercolor organizations
west of the Mississippi. This year, the exhibit is juried by the
internationally-renowned watercolor artist John
Salminen. John is a signature member of many watercolor societies and has
won more than 125 awards in both national and international exhibitions,
including the American Watercolor Society Gold Medal in 2006 and the National
Watercolor Society Silver Star (first place) in 2005.
June 1 – November 11
16th Annual Colorado Watercolor
Society's State Watermedia Exhibition
This exhibition features
watercolor paintings from local Colorado artists and will be juried by another well-known
national artist, Carole Barnes. Carole's recent work is based on her intrigue
with mythology, symbols and ancient times and places. A member of the American
Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society, Carole has received
numerous awards in national juried shows and has been featured in many books
June 1 – November 11
Theater & Upper Galleries
more information, call the Arvada Center box office at (720) 898-7200 or visit arvadacenter.org
Arvada Center Classes, Camps and
variety of classes, camps and workshops for both children and adults are
available year-round at the Arvada Center. Participants learn
about the performing arts, visual arts and humanities. Sessions run from one
day to 10 weeks. Some courses are available for college credit through Red Rocks Community College.
range from $30 to $350
To receive a catalog of classes and camps currently
available call 720-898-7200 or visit arvadacenter.org
A 343-foot-long "sea-saurus"
named Squiggles is the featured element of the Arvada Center's playground. Squiggles – who was named Best Sea
Monster by Westword – is a multi-colored, multi-textured concrete sculpture.
Kids can explore Squiggles by climbing around, over and under him. The
playground also includes a large sand box with three additional concrete
sculptures and trashcans that talk back when garbage is placed in them.
Squiggles is wheelchair accessible and his various textures offer a tactile
experience for blind children. The playground is open every day.
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