Learn about, be entertained by Teddy Roosevelt himself
BRECKENRIDGE In this election year, take a look to the past with the Backstage Theatres latest production, Bully An Adventure with Teddy Roosevelt.Bob Moore stars in this one-man show, which begins in Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.s home at Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay, N.Y., after his term as president.The story takes the audience through significant moments in his life, often flashing back to his younger days. The loss of his first wife, his going West and falling in love with the Badlands, along with of course, his political life, are shown through Moores performance. The second act focuses on his failed campaign for the president in 1912.Hes such a fascinating, vibrant, alive, authentic American character, director Chris Willard said.Willard thought of Moore for the show because of the uncanny resemblance he saw in Moore to the turn-of-the-century politician.Moore, who said he learned more about the former president through the show, described Roosevelt as a forthright man.(People) could count on him to be truthful, he said.The actor also found it easy to relate to the late politician.He was a very interesting man his political views and exuberance for life fits right in with what I believe … That part made it easy to grasp the character development.Although Moore has been performing in theater for the last 40 years, this is his first time as the only person on stage.Ive been on stage a long time. Ive probably done 140 productions in my life. This is the hardest thing Ive ever done, he said.Bully An Adventure with Teddy Roosevelt opens tonight and kicks off a five-show run through Monday, then continues May 30 through June 1.Leslie Brefeld can be reached at (970) 668-4626 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Opens tonight at 7:30 p.m. Plays Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday; 7:30 p.m. on Monday; May 30-31 at 7:30 p.m.; and June 1 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Breckenridge Theatre, 121 S. Ridge St., Breckenridge Tickets: $18 for adults and $12 for kids under 12. Call (970) 453-0199.
Rabbit HoleLake Dillon Theatre, May 23 through June 15. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 6:30 p.m. Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day. BullyBreckenridge Theatre. 7:30 p.m. May 23-24, 26; at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on May 25 and 6:30 p.m. on June 1An evening with Teddy Roosevelt starring Bob Moore. SassBreckenridge Theatre. 7:30 p.m. June 13-14 and 6:30 p.m. on June 15.A cabaret celebration featuring Kathy Kautz. Easy LivingBreckenridge Theatre. June 26-28, July 10-12, 24-27, Aug. 7-10.An infectious screwball comedy about an unassuming secretary mistaken for a tycoons mistress. Delicious dialogue, delightful slapstick, and one hilarious plot twist after another. Into the WoodsLake Dillon Theatre, June 27, 29, July 5, 11, 13, 19, 25, 27, Aug. 2, 8, 9 and 16. Rotating Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 6:30 p.m.An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch … who raps? Theyre all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheims fractured fairy tale. When a Baker and his Wife learn theyve been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell, swindling, lying to and stealing from Cinderella, Little Red, Rapunzel and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk). Everyones wish is granted at the end of Act One, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with disastrous results. What begins a lively irreverent fantasy in the style of The Princess Bride becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children. CabaretLake Dillon Theatre, June 28, 29, July 4, 6, 12, 13, 18, 20, 26, 27, August 1, 3, 9, 10, 15, 16. Rotating Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 6:30 p.m.Cabaret tells the tale of two relationships during the rise of the Nazi movement: An American writers affair with a charismatic Berlin showgirl named Sally Bowles, and an older German woman who finds comfort with a Jewish man. Will these couples be able to withstand the rise of the Nazis? Their sagas are interwoven with the production numbers from the Kit Kat Club in an unforgettable way to create one of the most unique and powerful shows in American theater. Including songs like Willkommen, Cabaret, Maybe This Time, Mein Herr, Two Ladies, and Money, Money. Little Shop of HorrorsPavilion at Keystone. Thursdays, July 3, 10, 17, 31, Aug. 7, 14 at 7:30 p.m.A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon Audrey II grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination! Two Dumb DogsBreckenridge Theatre. July 4-6, 19-20, Aug. 2-3, 16-17, 30-31.Backstage Childrens Theatre presents this world premiere written and directed by Edith Weiss. Ferdo and Floof are two well-meaning but not terribly bright dogs (in relation to a 5th-grader, anyway), who leave home on a grand adventure to see if they can make it, without adult human intervention, in the great big world. An anarchic, side-splitting family show written by the author of Hyronomous A. Frog: The Frog Prince.Pinocchio, an Americana FolktaleQuaking Aspen Amphitheatre, Keystone. Fridays, July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8 and 15 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.A new childrens musical by Josh Blanchard and Chris Alleman. Follow the adventures of everyones favorite wooden boy, Pinocchio in this re-imagining of the original Carlo Collodi story set in the American South with a fun bluegrass feel. This world premiere musical will certainly entertain children and adults alike.Guys on IceBreckenridge Theatre. July 17-20, 31, Aug. 1-3, 14-17, 21-23Join Lloyd and Marvin in their ice fishing shanty as they share jokes, jerky, and fish tales. With musical numbers such as De Wishing Hole, Ode to a Snowmobile Suit, and Fish is de Miracle Food, Guys on Ice will charm your wool socks off. Disneys 101 DalmationsLake Dillon Theatre. July 25 at 1 and 2 p.m., July 26 at 11 a.m. and noonJoin us for our 15th Annual Young Peoples Theatre Workshop as we perform 101 Dalmations. In a loving home in the city of London, Dalmatian parents, Pongo and Perdita happily raise their Dalmatian puppies, until the monstrous Cruella De Vil plots to steal them for her new fur coat! Join all the dogs of London, as they daringly rescue the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen. With a delightfully fun score, lovable characters, and one of the most deliciously evil villains in the Disney canon, this stage adaptation is certain to charm and delight all audiences.The Andrews BrothersLake Dillon Theatre. Aug. 21-24, 28-31, Sept. 4-7. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 6:30 p.m.Mistaken identities and madcap adventures (imagine Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in a road movie of Some Like It Hot) along with the music of an entire generation highlight this wonderful valentine to the heroes of World War II.The Wizard of OzRiverwalk Center, Breckenridge Aug. 29-31.Presented by the Backstage Theatre.Shirley ValentineBreckenridge Theatre. Sept. 19-21, 25-28Featuring Pam Clifton. Compiled by Leslie Brefeld
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