Live Musical Theater Returns September 11!

Almost Heaven, The Songs of John Denver
Presented by Town Hall Arts Center in the Rose Garden at Hudson Gardens
6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120

September 11 through October 11, 2020. Evening performances begin at 7:00 PM and matinees at 2:00 PM.

The audience will be seated on the lawn so feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chairs for your comfort. Hudson Gardens will provide event chairs for any patron that does not have lawn chairs.

A variety of rose blossoms surround a decorative fountain and romantic pergolas. With ample space for outdoor seating on the adjacent lawn, this garden exhibit is the perfect backdrop for our production of Almost Heaven: The Songs of John Denver.

PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION BEFORE PURCHASING TICKETS

Masks covering mouth and nose are required for all persons during the entire performance and while on the grounds at Hudson Gardens. Any patron not wearing a mask will be asked to put one on or leave the event. The only exception to this rule is the actors, who will be unmasked to perform. The audience and actors will be distanced by at least 25 feet for safety.

Patrons must observe social distancing of at least 6 feet with persons you do not quarantine/live with.

No tickets printed by Town Hall Arts Center or Hudson Gardens. All patrons who purchase tickets will receive e-tickets. Any patrons experiencing difficulty with the technology aspect of e-tickets may contact the box office. In order to assist with limiting germ transmission it is not necessary for patrons to bring their paper ticket – this is for your confirmation.

On days of performance, we will have an active box office on site at Hudson Gardens to assist patrons. However, we strongly recommend patrons purchase in advance and online rather than at the door. the box office will not be available for any transactions other than day-of ticket sales. Please contact the box office during regular hours for any other inquiries or issues. box office hours are currently Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

To assist with limiting germ transmission, there will be no hard copy program available. On the day of their performance, patrons who have purchased tickets will receive a pdf version of the program in their email. The program will also be available on our website.

Hudson Gardens is wheelchair accessible. there are accessible bathrooms adjacent to the performance space as well.

Parking is free at Hudson Gardens. overflow parking is available next door at Denver Seminary.

Typical concessions will not be available. Bottles of water will be on sale for $2.00 a bottle. Patrons are welcome to bring their own water bottles, however no liquor is allowed on the grounds.

In the event of inclement weather we will hold curtain for 30 minutes to see if it clears up enough to proceed. Patrons may wait in their cars or in the event center (while observing social distancing). If we are forced to cancel we will offer refunds or exchanges to another performance date.

SEATING
We are able to fit 35 socially distanced pods with varying capacity on the lawn of the rose garden. Seating is on the lawn and patrons are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs for their comfort. Lawn chairs cannot be of the type that stick into the ground. Event chairs will be available for any patrons without lawn chairs.

Check-in will begin at 6:00pm for evenings and 1:00pm for matinees. The Rose Garden will be accessible though the pods may not be set that quickly. We will have chairs for people to sit in and wait, or patrons are welcome to wander the other gardens until the pods have been set up. Seating will be no later than 6:30 for evenings and 1:30 for matinees.

Pod types include:

  • Blanket only (max 2 people) – Bring a blanket or legless lawn chair and enjoy the performance right on the lawn.
  • Chair only (max 2 people) – Bring your lawn chairs or utilize the Hudson Garden event chairs.
  • Chair only (2 – 4 people) – bring your lawn chairs or utilize the Hudson Gardens event chairs.
  • Wheelchair Accessible (2 – 4 people) – Wheelchair accessible seating on the brick pathway. companions – bring your lawn chairs or utilize the Hudson Gardens event chairs.

New Policies & Procedures – 2020-2021 Season

The upcoming 2020-2021 season has become known as our “Make-It-Work” season and we have implemented many (temporary!) protocols to move forward with creating art as safely as we can.  Our intention is to open our 39th season on September 11, 2020.  However, amid this global pandemic, everything is subject to change.

We are keeping a diligent eye on the situation and will remain flexible while maintaining the highest level of safety possible.  If at any time we can reverse any of these suspensions, we absolutely will.  We appreciate your patience through these temporary changes.

Main Stage Productions

We have filled the season with shows that feature smaller casts, yet still uphold the quality that we have come to be known for.  This way we can stay under the maximum number of people allowed in the space as dictated by local government/health expert recommendations.

We will not be announcing our entire season all at once as we normally do.  We will only be focused on the current and upcoming show through the course of this season.  This is so that we can make any changes necessary to stay on top of any COVID issues that may arise.

Seating

To follow social distancing recommendations, we are limiting our audience to 50 patrons per performance (about 20% capacity).  This allows us to keep ample space between occupied seats as well as our actors and musicians socially distanced from the audience.

Season Packages

Unfortunately, due to the way our season packages are built and the new distancing requirements, we are suspending season packages for the 2020-2021 season.  Subscribers will be offered advance sales opportunities for each production before sales are opened to the general public.

We know that one of the biggest perks for our season package holders is having your same seats for every production.  DON’T WORRY!! Your seats will be rolled over from the 2019-2020 season when we begin to renew for the 2021-2022 season.  You will be back in your favorite seats before you know it!

Coupons

Due to limited seating capacity and suspension of concessions, we will not be issuing “Bring-A-Friend 1/2 price” coupons or any of the standard concession coupons during the 2020-2021 season.  However, we will have many offers and promotions over the course of the season to allow our loyal subscribers to get a great deal!

Ticketing

Until the COVID situation is under control and resolved, we are suspending all in-house printed paper tickets.  All ticket sales, whether purchased online, over the phone, or in-person, will receive Print-At-Home tickets via email.  Patrons can either print these tickets at home or download them on a phone/tablet/device to be shown when they arrive at the theater.  Our staff and volunteers will be trained to scan these e-tickets without touching either the Print-At-Home ticket or the device.  It is our focus to reduce as much germ transmission as we can.  Any patron experiencing difficulty with the technology side of e-ticketing can contact the Box Office during regular Box Office hours and we will do everything we can to find a work around.

Box Office During Performances

To negate crowding, germ transmission, to observe social distancing, and keep patron traffic flowing, the Box Office will not be available for advanced sales or exchanges during a performance.  Staff will be present for the performances, however, they will be assisting traffic flow, running the elevator, and assisting with seating.

Will Call

There will also be no Will Call since all tickets will be sent as e-tickets.

Programs

To assist with limiting germ transmission, there will be no hard copy programs provided at the performances.  Ticket holders will receive an email containing a PDF version of the program the day of the performance.  The program will also be available on our website during the run of a production.

Masks & Social Distancing

Everyone in the building during a performance will be required to wear a mask and observe social distancing behavior.  The only exception to this rule is the actors on stage who will perform mask-less or wear face-shields.  Patrons will be asked to observe all traffic designations (Example:  Enter Only Staircase vs. Exit Only Staircase).  Patrons who live/attend together may ignore distancing within their group.  Elevator runs will likewise be limited to patrons who live/attend together.

Concessions

To further assist with limiting germ transmission and crowding we will suspend concessions until that time as we feel we can once again offer them safely.

THAC Proudly Presents Barefoot in the Park!

Written by Neil Simon.  Directed by Robert Wells.

Written by one of the greatest American playwrights, Barefoot in the Park follows a newlywed couple as they learn to live together in their first apartment.  He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick.  The Broadway play was nominated for three 1964 Tony Awards, and Jane Fonda and Robert Redford starred in the 1967 adaptation.

THAC Proudly Presents Disenchanted!

Town Hall Arts Center (THAC) continues its 38th consecutive season with a hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm—Disenchanted!  

And they lived happily ever after.  Well… not exactly. Snow White & her posse of wanton, defiant princesses are here to set the record straight in this hilarious irreverent musical. Forget the princesses you know—these subversive storybook heroines turn fairytales upside down in this clever, not-for-the-kiddies musical.  Disenchanted! puts a new spin on Disney classics and fairytale happily ever afters. Book, music, and lyrics by Dennis T. Giacino.  Directed by Nick Sugar. 

THAC Proudly Presents Cabaret!

“Money” featuring Nick Sugar as the Emcee with the Kit Kat Ensemble from Cabaret.
Photo Allen Jimenez

Littleton, Colorado: Town Hall Arts Center (THAC) opens its 38th consecutive season with an iconic, classic show — Cabaret. Nick Sugar will be reprising his role as the Master of Ceremonies for the second time on the THAC stage, as well as bringing his signature edge to both the direction and choreography. In Berlin, during the 1930s, the sexy and decadent Kit Kat Klub hosted a cabaret full of colorful singers and dancers. An aspiring writer enters into the bohemian lifestyle of the Cabaret denizens, who appear unaware of the rise of the Nazi Party outside their doors, and how their lives would change forever. Musical numbers include “Willkommen,” “Maybe This Time,” “Money,” “Mein Herr,” “Two Ladies,” and “Cabaret.”

Featuring a book by Joe Masteroff. Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood. Music by John Kander and Lyrics by Fred Ebb. Co-directed and Choreographed on Broadway by Rob Marshall. Directed on Broadway by Sam Mendes. Cabaret will delight you with high-energy song-and-dance numbers, and haunt you long after you leave the theater.

“Last seen on our stage 13 years ago, our uniquely-talented director, Nick Sugar, is also starring as the Master of Ceremonies!”

“Nick and his dedicated design team, actors, band, and crew are sure to transport you on an unforgettable journey.”

Denise Kato, President of the Board of Directors for THAC.

Ticket Information: Reserved seats are currently on sale, priced $26.00-$46.00 at the THAC Box Office, (303) 794-2787, ext. 5 (open Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to Noon/ 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and one hour prior to performances) or online at TownHallArtsCenter.org. Patrons interested in on-stage table seating should inquire with the Box Office. Due to mature content, sexual references, and violence, caution is advised for younger audiences. In a continuing effort to make plays at THAC accessible to all, ten value seats at $10 each are made available on a first-come, first-served basis one-hour prior to each published curtain time.

About Town Hall Arts Center: Town Hall Arts Center (THAC) is “Denver’s most intimate” live theater located on Historic Main Street in Downtown Littleton, Colorado and a registered Colorado 501(c) 3 non- profit organization. The mission of THAC is to enrich the cultural, social, and educational life of the community through professionally produced live theater, concerts and other cultural events, and year-round educational programs for children and adults. We are also home to the Stanton Art Gallery, featuring rotating art exhibits from local talent. TownHallArtsCenter.org

2019/20 Season Single Tickets

Town Hall Arts Center’s 2019/20 Main Stage Season includes Cabaret, Meet Me In St. Louis, Disenchanted, Barefoot in the Park, Almost Heaven, and Little Shop of Horrors.

We are proud to announce that single tickets for the entire 2019/20 Main Stage Season, as well as our Concert Series, are now on sale! Visit the Buy Tickets page to read descriptions of the shows and purchase your tickets online. Tickets can also be purchased over the phone by calling 303.794.2787, ext. 5 or by stopping by the Box Office during normal business hours.

Get to know Archie Archuleta

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…
Name: Archie Archuleta
DOB: 02/04/1998
Hometown: Craig, Colorado
Education: Proud college dropout (gotta save that money)
Day Job: Bagel Slinger at Rosenberg’s Kosher

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…
Off-Time: Watching films and reading comic books
Season: Summer, during the winter I’m prone to napping through most of the day.
Movie: The Brothers Bloom
Musical: Hamilton
Color: Emerald Green
Animal: Beef
Book: Slaughterhouse 5
Band: Cake
Song: Back when I was 4 by Jeffrey Lewis
Beverage: Whiskey (Don’t go do the math on my birthday)

THIS OR THAT…
Cats or Dogs? Dogs obviously. 
Beer or Wine? Beer, I may dislike the president, but I’m still an American.
Sweet of Sour? Both, covering fried chicken served on a bed of fried rice.
Mild or Spicy? Spicy.
Boxers or Briefs? Boxer-briefs, it’s 2018.
Coffee or Tea? Coffee. Tea only has enough caffeine to give me the energy to make it to the coffee pot.
Piercings or Tattoos? Tattoos
FroYo or Ice Cream? Dear lord Ice Cream, I may be into fitness, but I don’t hate myself.
City or Country? City.
Coke or Pepsi? Regular Pepsi, but generally, Diet Coke.
Netflix or Hulu? Netflix. I’m not a barbarian.
Early Bird or Night Owl? Night owl (See above about napping)

ANSWER ME THIS…
Where is your very own Garden of Eden? The closest I have to that is the moment backstage before your first entrance during a show.
When life hands you lemons? I sell it and buy sweat tea like a normal person.
Who do you admire most? Anthony Hopkins
What is your biggest fear? Leaving behind no legacy.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Living solely as a working actor in my studio apartment.
What is one thing on your “bucket” list? Wagyu Beef.
What is the most rewarding advice you’ve received? Desire the critique more than the praise.
Can we follow you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? insta: @archie.archuleta 
Why see Casa Valentina? Because it’s art like this that changes peoples perspective and begins to transform the world into a better place. Seeing people who on the surface are much different than us as what they really are, perfectly normal functional members of society, is the first step to social acceptance.