Experience the holidays at the Lone Tree Arts Center!
By Amy Shanahan
The Lone Tree Arts Center (LTAC) is featuring two outstanding shows this December, which are sure to put audiences in the holiday spirit! The “John Denver Holiday Concert” will run from December 11 to December 16 and is a wonderful tribute to John Denver by his best friend, co-songwriter and band mate Dan Wheetman, and director Randal Myler.
“The show creates a sense of nostalgia,” remarked Katie Maltais, the marketing director for the LTAC. “It’s a very sweet tribute to a massive icon.” This holiday concert will feature songs from Rocky Mountain Christmas, as well as other popular songs by John Denver. Wheetman and the other band members will also reflect on past Christmases spent with Denver and his family, friends and neighbors in Aspen. Stories will be shared, as will photos that truly capture the spirit of John Denver.
If the music of John Denver isn’t your thing, you’re sure to get a kick out of “Home for the Holidays” which will run from December 18 to the 23. This show by Paul Dwyer and Starkey Productions features something for everyone as the audience interacts with Mrs. Claus and she takes them on a wild ride though her memories and reflections of past Christmases.
More than 50 performers will take the stage during this spectacular event, which features music and dancing from the 1940’s swing era, the holiday music of Frank Sinatra, romantic ballads, Jersey Boys renditions, classic holiday music, a children’s group, the Broncos stampede drummers, break-dancers, and hip hop dance. It’s guaranteed to be a great time for audiences of all ages. Chris Starkey, the show’s producer, co-creator and director remarked, “This is a cabaret extravaganza! It’s a great event featuring a high energy night of holiday entertainment.”
“Home for the Holidays” highlights some of the best talent from the Denver area including Mary Louise Lee-Hancock, the first lady of Denver, Derek Evilcizor, an amazing Frank Sinatra impersonator, Sheryl Renee and Christine Starkey. The show is the perfect holiday event for families and office parties alike. “Home for the Holidays” is sure to become an annual holiday tradition.
Tickets for both shows are currently on sale and may be purchased by calling the LTAC box office at 720-509-1000. Mention The Castle Pines Connection for a $10 discount. For more information, visit www.LoneTreeArtsCenter.org.