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News Brian Stokes Mitchell Sings at Denver's Lone Tree Center Opening Aug. 27; Rent Stars, GrooveLily on Calendar Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell is on a Rocky Mountain high this weekend, anointing the new Lone Tree Arts Center in suburban Denver with a concert performance at its sold-out grand opening gala on Aug. 27.

Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell

The new $23 million complex in Lone Tree, CO, includes a grand entry hall event-and-gallery space; a 500-seat main stage theatre with orchestra and balcony seating, an orchestra pit and fly space; an adaptable 150-225-seat event theatre for intimate performances, events and meetings that opens through a glass wall to a 300-350 seat outdoor terrace theatre.

The Arts Center is located in South Metro Denver's RidgeGate development west of the I-25 Lincoln Avenue interchange in Lone Tree.

Executive director Lisa Rigsby Peterson has programmed eclectic shows and groups for the coming months. Expect Rent stars Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp in concert; critically acclaimed pop-music trio GrooveLily (creators of the musical Striking 12); The Tartan Terrors; Spencers Theatre of Illusion; and Colorado professional arts companies including the award-winning Arvada Center, Creede Repertory Theatre, Opera Colorado and Stories on Stage.

The Arts Center will also be the new home of the "Lone Tree Hosts" series featuring the Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra.

Mitchell won the Tony Award for his performance in Kiss Me, Kate and was nominated for his work in Man of La Mancha, Ragtime and August Wilson's King Hedley II. His most recent appearance on Broadway was in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. He is also a sought-after concert singer. He recently starred in the new film "Jumping the Broom" with Angela Bassett.

The Lone Tree grand-opening gala on Aug. 27 will benefit the new not-for-profit Arts Center's programs. The black-tie, invitation-only evening includes a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner and Mitchell's performance in the new 500-seat Main Stage Theater.

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