Colorado State University is getting set for the inaugural year of Summer Theatre Festival with two shows. The new festival combines the outdoor fun of food, entertainment and family time with state-of-the-art performing facilities at Colorado State’s University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St. Families with children of all ages are welcome.
The evening will begin with a picnic dinner and live entertainment on the north lawn of the UCA. A picnic dinner can be brought or purchased from CSU Catering Services, which will be operating on-site each evening. Catering will begin an hour and 30 minutes before performances, and live entertainment will begin an hour and 15 minutes before performances.
After dinner, seating will begin for the shows in either the Edna Rizley Griffin Concert Hall or the new University Theatre. The festival will feature two shows.
"You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown," by Clark Gesner, is a play based on Charles Schultz’s comic strip "Peanuts." Performances begin at 7 p.m. on June 22-24, June 29, July 1 and July 6. Performances will begin at 2 p.m. on June 25 and July 8. The show will be directed by Todd Queen, director of opera at CSU.
"The Miracle Worker," by William Gibson, is a play based on the life of Helen Keller. Performances begin at 7 p.m. on June 15-17, June 30 and July 7-8. A performance on July 2 will begin at 2 p.m. The play is directed by Laura Jones, associate professor of theatre.
Both single tickets ($20 for adults, $10 for CSU students and children under 18) and season passes ($35 for adults, $15 for CSU students and children under 18) are available by calling the CSU Box Office at (970) 491-4849. Ticket packages also are available for families of up to five. ($75 for season pass, $50 for single performance.)
For more information, visit http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/Music/Summer06Brochure.pdf.