SEVEN AMAZING 2019 THEATRE WEST EVENTS
“FOREVER PLAID” is one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies!
Once upon a time, there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who discovered that they shared a love for music and then got together to become their idols – The Four Freshman, The Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts. Rehearsing in the basement of Smudge’s family’s plumbing supply company, they became “Forever Plaid”. On the way to their first big gig, the “Plaids” are broadsided by a school bus and killed instantly. It is at the moment when their careers and lives end that the story of Forever Plaid begins….
Singing in close harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography with overzealous precision, the “Plaids” are a guaranteed smash, with a program of beloved songs and delightful patter that keeps audiences rolling in the aisles when they’re not humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s.
June 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 @7:30 and June 22 @ 2:00.
“TO THE MOON, WITH LOVE” / Panhandle Library Tour
Theatre West writes and presents an original production performed by high school youth for 17 Nebraska Panhandle Libraries and additional venues. Kids across the region will enjoy a touring musical written by Theatre West’s Lauren Newell. Based on the national summer reading program theme, “TO THE MOON AND BACK” celebrates the 50th anniversary of the walk on the moon. This tour will take place in mid-June throughout the Nebraska panhandle libraries.
“SHREK, THE MUSICAL” is based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.
“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek.
June 27, 28, 29, July 5, 6 @ 7:30 and June 29, 30, July 6 @ 2:00
THEATRE WEST TWILIGHT GARDEN WALK – a fund raiser
The 27th Annual THEATRE WEST TWILIGHT GARDEN WALK fund raiser will be held on Sunday, June 30, 2019 from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. This special treat will include a self-guided tour of six beautiful area gardens. Tickets will be sold in all Scottsbluff, Gering, and Torrington nurseries, Compliments, The Mixing Bowl, and at the Theatre West Box Office.
Date: Sunday, June 30, 2019
Time: 4:00 – 8:00 P.M.
Tickets: $15 in Advance / $18 Tour Day (Under 10 – free with adult)
Theatre West’s “AFTER PARTY CABARET” is a musical cabaret event performed by Theatre West 2019 company actors. The musical selections will be chosen from Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals in a series of three cabarets, including a reverse role (male-versus female original) cabaret. These performances will be presented in a club-like atmosphere for relaxed summer entertainment.
WHERE: 16TH EMPIRE (1605 AVENUE A)
WHEN: JULY 11, 12, 13, 2019
TIME: 9:00 P.M.
TICKETS: $10 At Door / Advance Ticket Sales: online and at Box Office
“THE MUSIC MAN” is by turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.
The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.
July 18, 19, 20,25, 26, 27 @ 7:30 and July 20 @ 2:00
Welcome to The Lion King Experience!
Disney’s THE LION KING has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now, for the first time ever, you have the opportunity to produce this one-of-a-kind musical as a Jr musical youth production. The African savannah comes to life on your stage in “LION KING JR” with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. This musical production is a final accomplishment by the participants of Theatre West’s Theatre Opportunity For Youth (TOFY) Camp.
July 27, 28 @ 2:00 P.M.