DIY Theater Season: For the Traditionalist

Top picks to build your own package of Colorado Springs live theater classics.

Looking for a creatively perfect gift for the holidays and beyond? Curate a season of theater for your favorite fan. Just pick up tickets for local shows to make a one-of-a-kind slate of date nights, outings or girls- and guys-nights-out. Need a little help? We’ve put together three themed seasons:
For the Adventurous
For the Kids (and Sophisticated Adults)
And this one For the Traditionalist.

white-xmasIrving Berlin’s White Christmas
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Dec. 10, 2015–Jan. 3, 2016
Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features 17 Irving Berlin songs. The dazzling score features well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial favorite, “White Christmas.



bornyesterday2Born Yesterday
Dec. 3–24, 2015

Billie Dawn is the clueless chorus girl hauled to Washington, D.C., by her rich, thuggish boyfriend. He plans to exercise some heavy influence. But Billie is no dummy. She learns and then exercises a little influence of her own.



FantasticksThe Fantasticks
The Mezzanine
Dec. 20, 2015–Jan. 2, 2016
This 1960 musical classic ran for 42 years off-Broadway and has found a place on community and regional stages all over the world. The poetic, breezy script and inventive score blend into a funny and romantic musical about a boy and a girl who find their relationship tested by their meddling fathers and a bandit narrator known as El Gallo.

Driving Miss DaisyDriving Miss Daisy
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Feb. 4–21, 2016
Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play poignantly explores the transformative power of true friendship. What begins as a hostile clashing of wills between a stubborn Jewish matriarch and a proud black man hired to be her chauffeur evolves into a decades-long friendship as the two navigate Civil Rights-era Atlanta.

James and the Giant Peach
Funky Little Theater Co.
June 10-25, 2016

A reimagining of the Roald Dahl children’s story of a young boy who escapes an abusive home in a magical peach.

Looking for a different style on stage? Try
DIY Theater for the Adventurous
DIY Theater for the Kids (and Sophisticated Adults)

Note: Because Theatre ’d Art and Star Bar theater companies’ complete seasons hadn’t been announced when this article published, they are not reflected here.

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