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Miners Alley Playhouse Announces 2022 Main Stage and Children’s Theatre Seasons

Golden, CO – Miners Alley Playhouse is thrilled to announce the 2022 Main Stage Season and Children’s Theatre Season. Len Matheo, Artistic Director says, “Miners Alley is back! Our shows for the 2022 Main Stage Season reflect our traditional line up. They are a mixture of classics, a musical and a regional premier by a new playwright. Even more exciting, we will be offering season subscriptions again. We are excited to welcome back our patrons for a more normal season, and look forward to keeping with our mission to provide opportunities for actors, directors, writers, designers, and technicians to gain valuable experience in a positive and supportive environment and get paid a living wage.”

Miners Alley Playhouse Main Stage 2022 Season

Moon Over Buffalo
Blue Ridge
A Christmas Story

Blue Ridge
A brilliant new play by Abby Rosebrock
April 15 – June 5, 2022
Directed by Len Matheo

Premiering at The Atlantic Theater Company in 2018 to great reviews, Miners Alley presents the regional premiere of this pitch-dark comedy about heartbreak, hell-raising, and healing.

A progressive high-school teacher with a rage problem retaliates against her unscrupulous boss and is sentenced to six months at a church-sponsored halfway house, where she attends to everyone’s recovery but her own.

“Abby Rosebrock’s script is brilliant—understated without being vague, and volatile without being melodramatic.”

Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni & James Rado / Music by Galt MacDermot
August 5 – October 2, 2022
Directed by Len Matheo, Music Directed by David Nehls

The American tribal love rock musical Hair celebrates the sixties counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded, and fringed glory. To an infectiously energetic rock beat, the show wows audiences with songs like “Aquarius,” “Good Morning, Starshine,” “Hair,” “I Got Life” and “Let The Sun Shine.” Exploring ideas of identity, community, global responsibility, and peace, Hair remains relevant as ever as it examines what it means to be a young person in a changing world.

“Though much has changed between 1968 and 2018, Haircontinues to be relevant. Many of the cultural divides that began to express themselves in 1968 seem to still exist today…Perhaps this is why Hair has continued to be produced so frequently.” – Peter Libbey, The New York Times

Hair is more than just a musical: it is a social and cultural phenomenon, a jubilant assertion of life and freedom and a cry of protest…a vibrant, joyous piece of living theatre.” – Michael Billington, The Guardian

Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo
January 28 – March 20, 2022
Directed by Rory Pierce
One of the Funniest Comedies of the 20th Century!

Charlotte and George Hay, an acting couple not exactly the Lunts, are on tour in Buffalo in 1953 with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac “revised, one nostril version” and Noel Coward’s Private Lives. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf, old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body.

Moon Over Buffalo packs more comic genius onto the stage than anything in recent memory!” – USA Today

“Ken Ludwig is one of those rare contemporary playwrights who thinks in terms of old-fashioned knockabout farce, and that’s something to be cherished.” – The New York Times

A Christmas Story
By Philip Grecian. Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story
November 25 – December 23, 2022
Director TBD

All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more. A Christmas Story is destined to become a theatrical holiday perennial.

Rory Pierce, MAP’s Children’s Theatre Director is also excited to announce the 2022 Children’s Theatre. He says, “We are so happy to be back with a full season of shows for children and the whole family!  We can’t wait to get the kids involved in our stories again, both on stage and in the audience, and to hear the laughter of kids and adults filling our theatre once more!  I know it’s been a while, so don’t forget to bring your cameras because you can still take pictures before, during (especially if your kid gets on stage!) and after the shows.  See you in 2022!”

Miners Alley Children’s Theatre 2022 Season

Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Princess and the Pea
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
The Story of the Nutcracker

The Princess and the Pea
By Rory Pierce Directed by Kate Poling
April 23 – June 25, 2022
Saturdays at 1:00 (June 11, 18 & 25 at 11:00 & 1:00)

King Roderick and Queen Catherine are quite content with their son, Prince Alfred — except for the fact that he needs a wife… a true princess!  However, princesses make Alfred feel, well… silly.  Along comes Angelica and she and Alfred become fast friends… for a while.  How will the story end?  Come see us and find out!

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Adapted by Rory Pierce Directed by Rory Pierce
October 1-29, 2022
Saturdays at 11:00 & 1:00 (additional times TBD)

Ichabod Crane has come to Sleepy Hollow to teach, but what he learns there nearly frightens him out of his wits!  Watch as Ichabod learns of the legend of Sleepy Hollow and tries to escape the clutches of the Headless Horseman.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears
By Rory Pierce Directed by Rory Pierce
Inspired by a 19th-century British Fairy Tale
February 5 – March 19, 2022
Saturdays at 1:00 (March 5, 12 & 19 at 11:00 & 1:00)

Bring together a family of friendly bears in the forest, a curious, hungry yet mischievous girl and what do you have?  One of the most beloved fairy tales in history!  Come see this old story with a new twist and remember why you fell in love with fairy tales in the first place.

The Story of the Nutcracker
Adapted by Rory Pierce Directed by Rory Pierce
November 26 – December 17, 2022
Saturdays at 11:00 & 1:00 (December 3, 10 & 17 at 11:00 & 1:00)

The beautiful Nutcracker, a gift to Marie from her Godfather Drosselmeier on Christmas Eve, gets broken.  When Marie tries to find and fix him, he has come alive, and a story-within-the-story begins!  You are invited to become a part of the Nutcracker tale and see if everyone gets to live happily ever after.

Season subscriptions go on sale for previous season subscribers on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, by calling 303-935-3044. New subscribers can purchase tickets Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Miners Alley Playhouse is located at 1224 Washington Avenue. Golden, CO 80401.

In accordance with CDC, state, and local guidelines, Miners Alley Playhouse is no longer requiring masks at our performances, but you may wear one if you wish.

However, for the safety of our staff, cast, crew, and patrons, Miners Alley Playhouse, along with many other performing arts venues across the state, is continuing to require all audience members to show proof of vaccination, with the exception of children under the age of 12 years.