The Backstage Theater celebrates 29th season |

The Backstage Theater celebrates 29th season


The Backstage Theater is a non profit organization which brings a touch of the dramatic to the high country. Located in a new location on Ridge street next to Alpine bank, the Backstage Theater offers an intimate setting, a talented cast and some of the best contemporary works written.

This years performances include “Alabama Rain” by Heather McCutcheon, a story about five sisters living in a small southern town. “The Spitfire Grill” by James Valcq and Fred Alley is based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff. This dynamic musical won the 2001 Richard Rodger’s Production Award.

“Epic Proportions” by Larry Coen and David Crane is a comedy set in 1930’s and a hilarious look at two brothers who set out for fame and fortune as Hollywood extras. The brothers become smitten with the same women. The follies elevate from there.

Those savvy in theater circles will appreciate the quality work which has built the reputation of the Backstage Theater over the years. Notable performances from the past include “The Dead” by James Joyce, “Talk Radio” written by Eric Bogosian and Orwell’s famous “War of the Worlds”. David Mamet’s “Oleanna” in 1999 is another highlight of the dramatic and progressive performances the Backstage Theater produces.

Artistic director Jeremy Cole has received seven Denver Drama Critics’ Circle nominations, winning in 2000 for his direction of “The Kentucky Cycle.”

Deborah Shansky, Managing Director, holds a BA from Washington University in St. Louis and an MA from Emerson College in Boston. Deborah brings over 15 years of experience to each performance and has been living in Summit County more than six years.

This season’s performances are not to be missed. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information call (970) 453-0199.

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