The Arvada Center A Celebration of 40 years, and a new Beginning
This summer the Arvada Center transitions from a city agency to an independent nonprofit who manages the programs and services while the City of Arvada retains ownership of the facility
The evening includes a presentation for dignitaries to recognize the historic transition . Five people who have volunteered at the Center since the 1976 opening will also be honored.
The Colorado Symphony will play selections from notable Arvada Center Main Stage productions, West Side Story, Miss Saigon, and Oklahoma. The evening also features well-known musical theatre actors and members of the Arvada Center’s Musical Theatre Teen Intensive summer camp performing more popular Arvada Center productions .
Arvada Center photo: Anything Goes 1976
Arvada Center Favorites Scheduled to appear:
Lauren Shealy ("White Christmas" and "Curtains")
Megan Van De Hey ("Death Takes a Holiday," "Chess")
Daniel Langhoff ("Man of La Mancha," "Ragtime")
Stephen Day ("Les Miserables," "She Loves Me")
Arvada Center photo: West Side Story 1991
Since its opening in July 1976, the award-winning Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities has grown to become one of the nation’s largest multidisciplinary arts centers, devoted to all aspects of the arts and humanities and generously supported in part by the City of Arvada, the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and Colorado Creative Industries.
"This is a way for us to celebrate our past and look ahead to what's next. Attendees are going to hear some of the greatest musical theatre, with a far bigger orchestra than we normally have."
Philip C. Sneed, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities Executive Director.