Vintage Theatre presents KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN playing now through December 2nd. Winner of 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN explores the complex relationship between two men caged together in a Latin American prison for very different reasons. Valentin dreams of his girlfriend and the political revolution he once led, while Molina, a gay window-dresser, spins a fantastic yarn of romance and intrigue about Aurora, a B-Movie actress who once played the role of the sinister Spider Woman. Molina's dreams, however, become more complicated when the warden asks him to spy on his cellmate, a political activist jailed for his involvement in the Argentinean revolution. And when the Spider Woman comes to glorious, musical life, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN casts a spell that is breathtaking, heartfelt, and profound.
Under the direction of Criag A. Bond, the outstanding cast includes Gabe Morales as Molina, Brian Mertz Hutchinson as Valentin and Megan Van de Hey as Aurora with Julie Lemieux (Marta), Brian Walker-Smith (Warden), Deborah (Deb) Persoff (Molina's Mother), Mark Ivan Brache (Observer), Preston Britton (Gabriel), Donovan Arterburn III (Esteban) and Brian Murray (Marcos). Ensemble members include Preston Britton, David Carrasco, Court Clark, James L. Crapes, Christian Munck, Zach Nick, Jeffrey Ellis Parizotto, Stephan Rangel and Alejandro Roldan. Musical Direction is provided by Mitch Samu and Choreography by Ron Marriott.
Other musicals by Kander and Ebb include Cabaret, Chicago and Steel Pier. In addition to such plays as Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class, Librettist Terrence McNally has also written the book for the musical Ragtime.
Vintage Theatre's KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN is entralling audiences now through December 2nd at their new location, 1468 Dayton Street in Aurora, CO. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 303-856-7830 or online at www.vintagetheatre.com.
PHOTO CREDIT: Ellen Nelson