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Lake Dillon Theatre Company Announces 2019 Season Line-Up

Published October 16, 2018

2019 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Lake Dillon Theatre Company (LDTC), and their second full season in the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center. To celebrate, LDTC has announced an impressive line-up of shows centered around the theme “connection.” The season will kick-off on March 15 with a production of The Cake, a delicious new comedy from the Emmy winning writer of NBC’s THIS IS US, Bekah Brunstetter.  The show, which will run through March 31, tells the story of Della, a baker who makes world famous cakes and is about to be a contestant on The Great American Baking show. Della is overjoyed when the girl she helped raise comes back home to North Carolina to get married and wants her to bake her wedding cake. That is, until she finds out there is not just one bride…but two. Della’s life gets turned upside down in a show where faith, family and frosting collide.   

Other shows on tap for the 2019 season include:

Tell Me On A Sunday, June 1-23, 2019:

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s classic Tell Me on a Sunday charts the course of a young English girl newly arrived in New York. Brimming with optimism, she sets out to seek success, companionship and, of course, love. But as she weaves her way through the maze of the city and her own anxieties, frustrations and heartaches she begins to wonder whether – in fact – she’s been looking for love in all the wrong places.

 

Mama Mia!, June 28-Aug. 11, 2019:

The hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father as told through the hits of one of the world’s most well-known musical groups, ABBA.  This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. Sophie, on the eve of her wedding, attempts to discover the identity of her father by bringing three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

 

Every Brilliant Thing, Aug. 16-Sept. 15, 2019:

Imagine. You’re six years old. Mum’s in the hospital. Dad says she’s “done something stupid.” She finds it hard to be happy. So, you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living for. 1. Ice cream. 2. Kung Fu movies. 3. Burning things. 4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose. 5. Construction cranes. 6. Me. You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own. This beautiful play by Duncan MacMillian is about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love.

 

Barefoot In The Park, Aug. 30-Sept. 22, 2019:

Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Written by Neil Simon.

 

Tiny Beautiful Things, Nov. 29-Dec. 15, 2019:

Based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos, Tiny Beautiful Things personifies the questions and answers that “Sugar” was publishing online from 2010-2012. When the struggling writer was asked to take over the unpaid, anonymous position of advice columnist, Strayed used empathy and her personal experiences to help those seeking guidance for obstacles both large and small. Tiny Beautiful Things is a play about reaching when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken, and finding the courage to take on the questions which have no answers.

For more information and tickets, visit lakedillontheatre.org.

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