The famous Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater produces live professional plays. This year's company is bigger than ever with nearly 60 people producing and performing for the 2013 season.
The 12,000-square-foot complex at the corner of Grand Avenue and Vine Street in Grand Lake features 297 comfortable stadium seats, lobby, backstage area, dressing rooms, enhanced sound, advanced lighting components and a multi-purpose room. Since 2008, more than $5 million was raised to build the complex. (The town of Grand Lake has only 450 residents, but more than 1,000 individual donors contributed to the building project.) The new theater replaces the Grand Lake Community House, a log cabin structure built in 1922.
Now in its fourth decade, the live theater performs professional plays and musicals in rotation. The summer repertory shows include Peter Pan from June 14-August 23, with music by Mark Charlap and Jule Styne. A special effects company from Louisville, KY is installing the flying technology that will allow actors to fly onstage, a milestone for both the theatre and Grand Lake. From June 21-August 22 the theatre presents How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. Marvin Hamlisch's music is featured in A Chorus Line, one of the most iconic musicals of all time, from July 5-August 24. Ring of Fire showcases the music of Johnny Cash from August 30-September 28. Listen to a 14-peice orchestra at the 2013 RMRT Fundraising Cabaret on July 28. Doors ope 5pm, show starts 5:30pm. A full schedule is available at www.rockymountainrep.com.
Seating is reserved and advance purchase is recommended. Ticket by phone, mail and online. (970) 627-3421.
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