Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater Announces 2010 Schedule

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Scenic Colorado mountain town hosts Broadway hits

The Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater in Grand Lake has announced its 2010 schedule.

The theater, now in its fourth decade, opens the season June 11 with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, and closes Sept. 25 with Always…Patsy Cline. Each of the season’s four productions runs nightly throughout the summer. A full schedule, along with ticket information, is available at or 970-627-3421.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel – The show is one of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most dramatic and spectacular, boasting trademark songs such as “If I Loved You” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone” wrapped in a dramatic, lush, romantic, inspirational story. Set on the New England coast in the 1870s, the story centers on Billy Bigelow, a rough barker for a carousel, and Julie Jordan, a young girl who works at the local mill. The story follows the two lovers through their life, to an inspirational, dramatic, romantic conclusion filled with themes of redemption and love. Music by Richard Rodgers, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – The Tony Award-winning musical comedy is a hilarious tale of overachiever angst, chronicling the experiences of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling bee championship. Overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, the contestants learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. Four volunteer spelling contestants from the audience join the competition each night. Music and lyrics by William Finn.

Thoroughly Modern Millie – The high-energy stage version of the 1967 Oscar-nominated film tells the humorous story of a young girl from Kansas who takes New York City by storm as she flaps, taps and Charleston’s her way into the Roaring ‘20s. Millie experiences the hustle and bustle of Jazz Age Manhattan at a time when women were just entering the workforce and rewriting society’s rules. Show-stopping song and dance sequences highlight this funny, romantic story about following dreams and falling in love. Book by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan; new music by Jeanine Tesori; new lyrics by Dick Scanlan.

Always…Patsy Cline – The musical hit, with down-home humor, true emotion and audience participation, is a funny and touching tribute to Patsy Cline. Chronicling the true story between Patsy and a fan who befriends and corresponds with her until her untimely death, the show celebrates the career and life of a music legend with hits such as "I Fall To Pieces," Your Cheatin' Heart," "Walkin' After Midnight" and "Crazy." Book by Ted Swindley, music of Patsy Cline.

Reservations are highly recommended, as the theater runs at an average 97 percent capacity and sells out performances routinely. In 2009 alone, the box office turned away an average of 80 people per day. To handle the capacity issues, the theater is in the process of fundraising to construct a new, 300-seat theater. With more than $4.7 million already raised, construction has already commenced at 404 Vine St. on Grand Avenue.

Ticket prices for individual performances is $28 for adults, $15 for children 14 years of age and younger. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater at or 970-627-3421.

Contact: Gaylene Ore, Ore Communications, 970-887-2536

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