Blonde and Shrek Will Book-End Denver Tour Season; Mama Hated Diesels Offered

News   Blonde and Shrek Will Book-End Denver Tour Season; Mama Hated Diesels Offered Denver Center Attractions announced its 2010 subscription series of Broadway touring shows, to include visits by Mary Poppins, Young Frankenstein, Legally Blonde the Musical, In the Heights, The 101 Dalmatians Musical, Shrek the Musical and more.

The season begins with Legally Blonde Feb. 2-14 in the Buell Theatre and ends with Shrek the Musical, also at the Buell, starting in November.

The DCA subscription series also includes the Denver Center Theatre Company's new original musical, Mama Hated Diesels, which had already been announced by DCTC. Its creators are Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman, co-authors of the Denver Center hits Fire on the Mountain and It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues. The "rambunctious musical portrait of America's long-distance truckers, drawn from interviews with the men and women who criss-cross the country in their 18-wheelers," will play the Stage Theatre (March 19-May 9) at Denver Center for the Performing Arts. DCPA is the home of DCA and DCTC.

South Pacific will also play the DCA season.

As previously reported, The 101 Dalmatians Musical (playing the Buell Aug. 31–Sept. 12) is based on the book by Dodie Smith, and has a creative team including Tony Award-winning director Jerry Zaks (A Bronx Tale, Smokey Joe's Café, Guys and Dolls), acclaimed book writer and co-lyricist BT McNicholl (The IT Girl) and Dennis DeYoung, founding member of the legendary rock band STYX, as composer and co-lyricist.

DCA 2010 Season at a Glance Legally Blonde, Feb. 2-14, 2010

Mary Poppins, March 4-April 4

Mama Hated Diesels, March 19–May 9

In the Heights, April 28–May 9

Young Frankenstein, June 15–27

Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific, July 20-Aug. 1

The 101 Dalmatians Musical, Aug. 31–Sept. 12

Shrek, November 2010

For more information about the Denver Center Attractions subscription season, visit www.denvercenter.org/bwaysubs. Single tickets are not available at this time.

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The Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents and produces live theatre with Broadway touring shows, cabaret productions and a professional theatre company. The DCPA is also the site of training schools for actors and unique rental facilities. Denver Center Attractions is a preferred stop on the Broadway touring circuit and has launched many national touring premieres. DCA also produces cabaret shows. The Tony Award-winning Denver Center Theatre Company is the largest professional theatre company between Chicago and the West Coast. It produces traditional and contemporary drama and world premieres. For more information, please visit www.denvercenter.org.