Denver Center Season to Include Chita Rivera's One-Woman Show and Wicked

News   Denver Center Season to Include Chita Rivera's One-Woman Show and Wicked The Denver Center for the Performing Arts has announced its 2005 season. Highlights include the hit Stephen Schwartz musical Wicked and Chita Rivera's one-woman show, Chita Rivera Dances Through Life.

The 2005 season will kick off May 10 with Big River. Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer and Mark Twain's other lively characters will play the Buell Theatre through May 22.

Sinatra aficionados will want to check out My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra, which opens May 26. The production will feature four singers and 56 songs and will play an open-ended run in the Center's Garner Galleria.

Chita Rivera's one-woman production, featuring a book by Terrence McNally and direction and choreography by Graciela Daniele, will run June 7-19. Rivera, of course, won Tony Awards for her performances in two Kander and Ebb musicals, The Rink and Kiss of the Spider Woman, and was also nominated for her work in Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago, Bring Back Birdie, Merlin, Jerry's Girls and her most recent outing, the Tony-winning revival of Nine.

The new Disney musical On the Record, which features songs from both classic Disney films and Disney's Broadway outings, will play the Denver theatre July 19-31. Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman's Wicked, based on the Gregory Maguire novel, will follow, playing Sept. 15-Oct. 2.

The Denver Center 2005 season will conclude with Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's Little Shop of Horrors. The musical about a Skid Row plant-shop clerk and his man-eating plant will run Dec. 20, 2005-Jan. 8, 2006. Information and subscriptions are available through the Denver Center box office at 14th and Curtis Streets, by calling (303) 893-4100 or by visiting www.denvercenter.org.