Matinees at 2:00 pm
Evenings at 7:30 pm
Runs August 6 to 11 in Denver

*Note special performance times of 2:00 for matinees and 7:30 for evenings.
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Kern and Hammerstein’s popular musical features favorites like “Ol’ Man River” and “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man.” Innovative for its time, this story of the workers on a Mississippi show boat combines the lightness and spectacle of musical theater with serious themes of racial prejudice and tragic love. Show Boat is being performed only in Denver, at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

Performance Dates:
Matinees at 2:00 pm: August 10, 11
Evenings at 7:30 pm: August 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Performed in English.
Running time 
2 hours, 24 minutes with one 20-minute intermission.

"Central City Opera's 'Show Boat' is beautiful, funny, profound" - Boulder Daily Camera
"Central City Opera delivers the goods in their Denver performance of 'Show Boat'" - Colorado Springs Gazette
Conductor Hal France
Director Ray Roderick
Assistant Director Kyle Lang
Scenic Designer James Youmans
Costume Designer Tracy Christensen
Assistant Costume Designer Jennifer Raskopf
Lighting Designer David Martin Jacques
Wig/Makeup Designer Dave Bova
Assistant Choreographer Becky Timms
Sound Designer Nevin Steinberg
Associate Sound Designer David Thomas
Sound Engineer David Shapiro
Associate Conductor/Chorus Master    Levi Hammer
Guest Chorus Master Carmen Marie Coleman
Musical Preparation Bonnie Koestner, Tatiana Vassilieva
Stage Manager Diane Lin
Assistant Stage Manager Rachel L. Ginzberg
Steve Baker William Dwyer
Queenie Angela Renée Simpson
Parthy Ann Hawks Denise Lute
Cap’n Andy Hawks Gene Scheer
Ellie Mae Shipley Ellen Kaye
Frank Schultz Curt Olds
Julie LaVerne Emily Pulley
Gaylord Ravenal Troy Cook
Magnolia Hawks Julia Burrows
Joe Soloman Howard
Pete Wesley Gentle
Sheriff Vallon Max Wier
Jim Greene Jeffrey Grayson Gates
Windy Galeano Salas
Young Kim Grace Pouliot**
Jake D. Justin Carpenter
Adult Kim Leah Bobbey
Card Dealer Alexander Elliott
Backwoodsman Nicholas Ward
Jeb Matthew Opitz
Ethel Jasmine Habersham
Mrs. O’Brien Nicole Woodward
Jake Hal France
Mother Superior Monica Soto-Gil
Charlie the Doorman Robert Murphy
Lottie Adria Caffaro
Dottie Leah Edmondson Dyer
Old Lady on the Levee Kerriann Otaño
Ensemble Bonfils-Stanton Apprentice Artists
  and Guest African-American Chorus

African-American Chorus:
Ed Battle
Joyce Cheatham
Carmen Marie Coleman
Pat Cowan
Ta-Gana DeCluette
Evette Eldridge
Ron Ivory
Ann-Marie Jackson
Robert Johnson
Melody Prentice Lynch
Claurice McCoy
Debrah Nixon
Isaac Points
Baxter Porter VI
Kandice Porter
Nora Robertson
Duane Smith
David Sweet
De Thomas
Christopher Tye
Tahaunta Tye
Kimberly Woolfolk-King
Special thanks to Bennie Williams

**Member of Colorado Children’s Chorale
Show Boat is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals:
The conductor’s podium is endowed in perpetuity by the Eleanore Mullen Weckbaugh Foundation.
Assisted listening devices generously donated by Myra B. Levy.
Scenery constructed by YouWantWhat? Productions, Inc. of Englewood, CO.
The Producers wish to thank Goodspeed Musicals Costume Collection & Rental for its assistance in this production.
The Harold Prince Version of Show Boat. Produced on Broadway in 1994 by Livent (U.S.) Inc. Choreographed by Susan Stroman. Directed by Harold Prince.

Show Boat teaser:

Show Boat tv spot:

A feature on Soloman Howard (Joe) when he performed the same role at Washington National Opera:
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Julia Burrows*
Julia Burrows*
Carmen Marie Coleman *
Carmen Marie Coleman *
Troy Cook
Troy Cook
Hal France
Hal France
Soloman Howard*
Soloman Howard*
Ellen Kaye*
Ellen Kaye*
Denise Lute*
Denise Lute*
Curt Olds
Curt Olds
Emily Pulley
Emily Pulley
Gene Scheer
Gene Scheer
Angela Renée Simpson*
Angela Renée Simpson*
Dave Bova
Dave Bova
Tracy Christensen*
Tracy Christensen*
David Martin Jacques
David Martin Jacques
Ray Roderick*
Ray Roderick*
Nevin Steinberg
Nevin Steinberg
Becky Timms*
Becky Timms*
James Youmans*
James Youmans*