2020-2021 Social Distance Season!!!
2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges to performing arts organizations. In response to these challenges, we've created The Stage Door Patio, an outdoor venue in which we can properly social distance our patrons while continuing with live performances. Each day we can perform (even in 25 degrees) is another day we survive to continue pursuing our goals of changing Pueblo economically and socially.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
September 3-11, 2020
It's Shakespeare and it's outside and under the stars, the way A Midsummer Night's dream was meant to be experienced! Even for Shakespeare beginners, Midsummer is a great place to start- it's extremely funny, contains magical and fantasy elements, and everyone can understand the various love triangles that are created (plus, someone gets turned into a donkey!). Throw in a misfit band of unlikely bumbling actors preparing a performance for the prince's wedding, and you have a timelessly hilarious tale! Presented outdoors at The Stage Door Patio with full restaurant service before and during the performance!
The Deaths at the Diner
October 16-25, 2020
It's a whodunit of epic proportions, and you are the detective, judge and jury. Join the Russo family for the 70th anniversary celebration of their restaurant. The whole family's there: the well-meaning patriarch Rico and his shady wife Donatella, all the Russo sisters, and the likely male heir Tony (and don't forget, Tony's getting married next summer). But the celebration goes south when bullets start flying and people start dying. It's up to you to figure out who did what and who killed who in this interactive murder mystery experience! Performed outdoors at The Stage Door Patio and with full restaurant service during the show (who knows- your server might kill or be killed!).
Stuffed with Thanksgiving
January 21-24, 2021
In a direct answer to COVID-19, Steel City Theatre created a totally unique drive-in theatre experience. Starting at The Stage Door Patio, bundle your family and friends into the car, and enjoy some great carhop food while watching three hilarious and heart-warming shows about Thanksgiving. Everything happens from the safety and distance of your car with full cup of hot chocolate and plenty of popcorn along the way. In Part I we see what happens in a family where mom has gone a bit too far with the Black Friday preparations. In Part II we meet an unlikely group of strangers in everyone's worst nightmare- snowed in at an airport on Thanksgiving. And finally, in Part III, join a typical family with some un-typical Thanksgiving growing pains! Only 20 cars per performance, so buy tickets early!
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer the Musical
February 18-21, 2021
Time for some Christmas magic! This holiday musical is directly based on the beloved TV special, and follows the familiar story of Rudolph, Hermey the Elf, and Yukon Cornelius as they travel around avoiding Bumble, the vicious abominable snowman! It's fun, there's flying, and it's a great chance to do something outside and take advantage of the beautiful weather Pueblo offers year-round. Bundle up and bring the kids for some Christmas magic and traditions. We'll have heaters for each table, and our full restaurant menu and hot chocolate bar!
Love, Lust and Marriage
A Valentine's Experience
February 4-14, 2021
It's our only indoor production this season, and it is going to be awesome! Only 20 people per performance (10 couples) to ensure social distancing and an aspect of romance, your night includes multiple courses, romantic serenades, and a show that pokes fun and warms the heart in an all-inclusive evening. Imagine bringing your significant other to a show and dinner neither will forget and both will hold as a special memory. Photos, live music, and plenty of extras will be included, so join us as we probe relationships and laugh at its stages while celebrating everyone in the audience!
The Iliad, the Oddesey, and all of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less
March 5-13, 2021
Onstage, with the clock ticking in front of everyone's eyes, the cast speeds through all of Greek Mythology. Its funny- Man and Pandora try settling down despite an ominous wedding gift, Love stories are a dating show and the Greek Tragedies are sports highlights! And don't forget the two greatest stories ever told, The Iliad and The Odyssey. Kidnap Helen of Troy and you've got a 10 year slap-fight of epic proportions. All the silly decisions, the absurd destinies, and the goofy characters are presented lightning-bolt fast with hysterical results as the clock is stopped with only seconds to spare. Performed outside at The Stage Door Patio with full restaurant and cocktail service before and during the show.
March 11-21, 2021
Pulitzer Prize finalist The Wolves is the debut play of up-and-coming playwright Sarah DeLappe. Featuring an all-female cast, The Wolves chronicles six Saturday mornings in the lives of a soccer team somewhere in suburban America as they prepare for their games. The girls discuss everything from genocide to menstrual cycles to drugs to boys to literature to each other, and a group of girls whom at first seem indistinguishable as each is referred to by only her number and all are clad in the same jersey only bearing her number quickly become identifiable and different. In the course of six short weeks, the Wolves deal with love, loss, and identity in ways that real teenagers do.
April 2-18, 2021
It's back and it's better than ever. Check out the updated version of Godspell, a classic favorite and just in time for Easter and beautiful spring weather at The Stage Door Patio. Featuring beloved classic songs like "Day by Day," "We Beseech Thee," and "Turn Back, O Man," Godspell is a show that never goes out of style. This timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers all over the world, and now is your chance to see it.
Love, Loss and What I Wore
May 7-16, 2021
Love, Loss, and What I Wore, an intimate collection of stories by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron is based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman, as well as on the recollection of the Ephrons' friends. Like the popular book, Love, Loss, and What I Wore uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to. This show is perfect for a Girl's Night Out, and celebrating Mother's Day with a Sunday Brunch at the beautiful Stage Door Patio.
Working, the Musical
June 11-27, 2021
This examination of people from all walks of life proves that it's more than just a job for the average working American. The hopes, dreams, joys and concerns of the average working American are the focus of this unique, extraordinary musical. That the everyday lives of common men and women should be so compelling and moving will surprise and inspire anyone who has ever punched a time clock. Based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the parking lot attendant, the waitress, the millworker, the mason, the trucker, the fireman and the housewife, just to name a few. It's a highly original look at the American landscape that is simply impossible to forget. Perfect for a summer evening in Pueblo with fabulous food and creative cocktails, you won't want to miss it!
July 15-18, 2021
Originally slated for July 2020, the pandemic unfortunately cancelled the annual Jr. Musical production. But we're ready to perform it this year, no matter the challenges! It begins in the Misty Forest, where a girl is sleeping all alone. But when she wakes, nothing looks familiar to her. She can’t remember anything — not where she’s from, how she got here or even her own name! She embarks on a journey to discover her identity and meets several fairy-tale characters along the way — Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Cinderella and Rapunzel to name a few. Some are helpful, some are dangerous and some are just plain weird, but all have information to help our young girl eventually realize her true identity as a princess. As with any good fairy tale, there’s also a prince! He’s desperate to find the princess, but he’s always one step behind and inadvertently rescues and wins the hearts of all the wrong princesses!