Category: Past Shows

10 Things You Can Expect From The Lake Dillon Theatre Company In 2019

The New Year is upon us, and the LDTC is gearing up for our 2019 season. The New Year is full of potential, and we are excited to deliver on some very exciting happenings from past favorites to new programs, 2019 will be a big year at the Lake Dillon Theatre Company.

1. It’s our 25th Anniversary!

Yes, it has been 25 years since the LDTC opened its doors as a small community theatre in Dillon. Since then we’ve expanded from a staff of one to a team of 10. We’ve produced hundreds of productions, including Kiss of the Spider Woman, Big River, Sister Act: The Musical, and so many more. Want to take a walk down memory lane? Or maybe just learn more about our history? Buy tickets to our 25th Anniversary Cabaret January 31 – February 3, 2019. Tickets are on sale now!

2. The Season to be Connected

After 25 years you are definitely connected to your community. This season we will celebrate that connection. You can expect musicals including Mamma Mia! and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tell Me on a Sunday. Comedies including The Cake and Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park, and a few heartfelt stories including Every Brilliant Thing and Tiny Beautiful Things. Each show this season will connect us to the ones we love, our differences, our pasts, and our futures. Individual show tickets will be on sale soon, or purchase your season subscription today!

3. Specialty Nights

New this season are Specialty Nights an initiative designed to bring our patrons together as a community to enjoy some of Summit County’s finest food, drink and live music, all before taking in an exciting production at the Lake Dillon Theatre Company. Specialty Nights will begin 90 minutes before a show’s start time and will be held in the lobby of the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center. Check out all of the Specialty Nights the LDTC has to offer!

4. Cabarets, Cabarets, and more Cabarets

This year we begin our season with the 25th Anniversary Cabaret, but we are excited to announce this year’s line up includes 2 Signature Cabarets in May and November, 4 Summer Sunday Cabarets throughout July and the first Sunday of August, and of course our Signature Holiday Celebration, Holiday Follies. Tickets for all Cabarets will be on sale soon don’t forget to purchase your tickets for the 25th Anniversary Cabaret!

5. Theatre for Young Audiences

Another addition to our 25th Anniversary Season is our family friendly production Polkadots: the Cool Kids Musical. This fun and brightly colored musical will take place on select afternoons this summer. Tickets are $5.00 each or $20 for families of four or more! General Admission Tickets will be for sale at the box office on the day of the performance. Read more about Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical.

6. More Youth Theatre Offerings

This year we are excited to offer our most extensive variety of youth theatre classes, camps, and workshops. Starting this Spring, the LDTC Youth Theatre Program will provide 12 different Summer & Production Camps. Summer Camps are one-week camps that focus on one area of theatre, from singing, dance, and acting. With the new additions are the ever popular Youth Theatre Workshops, this year’s offerings include James and the Giant Peach Jr., Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS, and Guys & Dolls Jr. See all of our 2019 youth offerings or Enroll today!

7. Additional Adult Education

The LDTC is proud of our Adult Education Programs. This year you can still expect to pull back the curtain during Page to Stage, read and discuss a variety of plays in Play Club, discuss issues in arts today with experts and professionals in the field during Panel Discussions, and come early and stay late for our Prologues and Epilogues at every show. New this year adults can sign up for Introduction to Acting as well as Introduction to Playwriting.

8. Quality, Impact, Integrity, Intimacy, &, Diversity of Programming

Our values are important to us and will come with us to the new year. No matter what show you come to see, the educational program you or your children take part in we will always keep these values at the forefront.

9. Season Subscriptions

As always you can purchase tickets for every show and keep your wallet happy with a Season Subscription. This year we have a few new offerings, and if you purchase by January 31, you will get a complimentary beverage card.

10. Celebrations

There are so many reasons to celebrate this year. It’s our second full season in the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center. It’s our 25th Anniversary Season. Our season includes challenging, beautiful, and musical productions. We hope you will celebrate this year with us at a Specialty Night, a youth performance, cabaret, or theatre production. We’ll have a seat waiting for you. 

Opening January 19 – BUILDING THE WALL

Starting off our 2018 Theatre Season is the new suspense thriller BUILDING THE WALL by Robert Schenkkan.   Set in a not so far off dystopian future, BUILDING THE WALL is about what happens when the line between following orders or doing the moral thing is blurred.   Or is it?   This Colorado mountain premiere is performed by two powerhouse performers in Joel Rainwater and Debra Walton.   Runs through February 11.


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This Weekend We’re bringing Broadway to Summit County!

The Lake Dillon Theatre Company Presents Broadway Now and Then The LAKE DILLON THEATRE COMPANY continues its 21st Season with the annual fall cabaret BROADWAY NOW AND THEN, an evening celebrating classic and contemporary Broadway.

BROADWAY NOW AND THEN will feature the classic Broadway music we’ve all come to love and also pay tribute to what is hip, new and beautiful about current Broadway.

“Musical theatre is a uniquely American art form with its roots dating back more than 100 years” explains Chris Alleman, LDTC Producing Artistic Director. “We are taking our audiences on a journey through the many successful years of Broadway, celebrating songs and shows from years ago and also presenting the music from the new shows that continue to open each year in New York”.


Originating in 19th century Paris, cabarets originally showcased poets and artists performing in tight spaces for audiences reveling in their one-of-a-kind comedy, burlesque and even sociopolitical satire. Today, cabaret is once again finding its footing among crowds seeking a more intimate and meaningful performance experience.

Cabaret is different from a fully produced musical theatre performance, or even a musical revue, because the performer herself or himself is part of the presentation.

“Cabarets are fun because they truly let you make a song your own” said performer Brett Figel. “You aren’t tied down to the context of a show and have the opportunity to be a little more personal and show a little more of you”.


THE LAKE DILLON THEATRE COMPANY CABARET SERIES offers exciting concert engagements throughout the year celebrating the music of Broadway and beyond while introducing Summit County to local and New York-based professional artists.

BROADWAY NOW AND THEN is a one-weekend-only event featuring returning Lake Dillon Theatre Company performers Melanie Beck (Silvia, Don’t Dress for Dinner, Grace), Jessica Kahkoska (Ring Of Fire), Brett Figel (39 Steps, Fox and Fairway) and Grant Haralson (1940’s Radio Hour). Chris Alleman directs the production with musical direction by Cameron Kinnear.

Colorado is home to performer Jessica Kahkoska who is excited to get out of New York City for a short time and enjoy the mountains once again. In addition Jessica got her equity card whilst performing RING OF FIRE last summer at LDTC. “This marked the start of my professional acting career, which is a very meaningful memory for me” said Kahkoska.


While the music from long ago may seem unrelated to the Broadway musical today, the music of the Golden Age still resonate with writers and performers today.

“Broadway has had such a transformation over the years and I can truly say that I appreciate its past as well as its present” said Figel. “I love those old fashioned songs about love but I also love the brashness and dark humor of new shows like Avenue Q and Book of Mormon”.

Performer Grant Haralson said “Audiences can expect some beautiful classic tunes, probably some they haven’t heard for a long time, and some fun contemporary show tunes.

Figel said “BROADWAY NOW AND THEN is more personal for both the audience and the singers, so hopefully we will all feel like we know one another by the end of it!”

Performances are September 24 & 27 @ 6.30pm and September 25 & 26 @ 7.30pm. Tickets are $38 each for table seating and $28 for general reserved seating and may be purchased by visiting the Lake Dillon Theatre Company website or by calling 970.513.9386. Proud producing partners of Broadway Now and Then include The Town of Dillon, The Summit Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries and The Summit Daily News.


The Lake Dillon Theatre Company (LDTC) closes their 2016 season with BAD JEWS, a comedy about family and faith. This hilarious play written by Jewish-American playwright Joshua Harmon explores the relationship between three cousins as they are left to determine who ends up with a precious family heirloom in the wake of their grandfather’s death. In one corner is Daphna Feygenbam, volatile, self-assured and unbending. In the other is her equally stubborn cousin Liam, a secular and entitled young man, who has his shiksa girlfriend, Melody, in tow. Stuck in the middle is Liam’s brother, Jonah, who tries to stay out of the fray.

“….(The characters) are already at such odds, they are already pitted against one another and this is something that has been going on since they were little” said actor Richard Lindenfelzer who plays Liam Haber. “They are already at their boiling point, so it doesn’t take a whole lot for them to reach it and when they do it’s much more explosive”.


Exaggeration and misbehavior are often key elements in comic plays, films and television shows. In Bad Jews, each character is believable but extreme in his or her own way. Dahna and Liam are outraged and hyper-articulate. Melody is painfully naïve. Jonah wants to flee. As Daphna and Liam’s vicious words erupt we enjoy the vicarious thrill of characters acting out their darker impulses towards those whom they dislike or disagree with.

In Bad Jews, the playwright does not ridicule being Jewish, or the Holocaust, or experiencing a loss, but rather exerts pressure on several young people, most of who happen to be Jewish and related to each other. No matter how they behave, deep down they are real, vulnerable and therefore complex. Their authentic emotions and fragilities draw us in and make it safe to laugh.

“The play Bad Jews is ultimately about family dynamics and our place within them” said Director Christopher Alleman, “And although the context is a multi-generational Jewish family, the themes of the play are something we can all relate to and laugh about”

“Everyone has a family. Everyone knows the shenanigans that go on when you are in a family situation”, said actor Hannah Dubner who plays Daphna, “…your like ‘why am I acting like a crazy person over something that really is not a big deal right now’ but there is something in you that has been egged on”.


Spending time with family can sometimes be stressful. Though connected through shared ancestry, relatives can have distinctly different personality’s tastes, habits, politics and religious practices, not to mention emotional agendas.

Special events like births, deaths and holidays often push people together who would not normally choose to spend time with each other making Bad Jews the perfect play for this time of year. It’s your chance to laugh about clashing personalities and different outlooks on life and come together as one.

BAD JEWS will be performed at the Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s interim theater at the Outlets at Silverthorne, Green Village. During construction of their new home coming to Silverthorne in 2017, LDTC will be located at 246-X Rainbow Drive, Silverthorne, Colorado, 80498.