2014-15 PREMIERE Season
MAT Premieres offers you the very best in contemporary theatre with a uniquely rich and provocative line up of outstanding performances by professional artists from around the country and just down the street.
Join us this season and let us surprise you with new and original dramas, delight you with quirky comedies, amaze you with inventive stagings of a contemporary classics and thrill you with singular adventures into the variety arts.
Take a peek at the shows we have to offer below. It’s pretty incredible…
SHOWTIMES: Thursday – Saturday @ 7:30 ~ Sundays @ 2pm
TICKETS - $16/Thur ~ $22/Fri – Sun
SUBSCRIPTIONS: $105 for 8 shows SAVE 40%
Don’t miss this World Premiere performed by internationally renowned funny man, Tomas Kubinek, and created in collboration with Jim Jackson. Be the first to find out what happens when ‘The Art of the Scam’ meets ‘The Connection to the Great Divine’. Its a rousing tent-revival experience with strong-man stunts, couples counseling, snake-healings and mass-hypnosis.Kubinek Video Preview
“Dazzling and amazing… Kubínek performs with grace
and finesse, bestowing a beautiful gift for his audience.”
Theatrescope, New York
TEN MINUTES MAX
Hold on to your banjo because some whacky new art is about to be born at the Millibo! Join the region’s finest comics, actors, dancers, musicians and variety performers as they create new theatre in 10 minutes or less. Vaudeville returns with a chortling vengeance!
“I was awakened to how powerful, beautiful,
entertaining and delightful theatre can be.”
Elizabeth Watson, Audience Member
Fans of NPR still remember the original reading of this naughty Holiday classic and we are mirthful in anticipation of once again meeting Crumpet in all of his candy cane glory. James Amos plays the worldly elf in this hilarious rendition of life deep within Macy’s holiday kingdom. Written by David Sedaris.
January SOLO WORKS Festival
TOSSED & FOUND
Award-winning juggler, dancer and physical comedian Peter Davison is described as the perfect blend of Charlie Chaplin and Fred Astaire. In his new one-man show, Peter uncovers the lost art of vaudeville in a one-of-a-kind celebration of the ordinary and discarded. Original music by Jesse Manno.
“It’s one amazing bit after another, some tantalizingly brief, all BRILLIANT!”
DANCING WITH DEMONS
The Hero’s Journey has gone awry! A writer held hostage, a demon on the loose–when structure disappears, what’s a character to do? In this one woman, multi-character show, heroes and villains, innocents and vixens battle to tell their own story. With exquisite physical theater, original music, and witty humor, this contemporary fairytale will take you on a haunting, hilarious, dark and delicious adventure.
“Great, silly fun, but it’s also smart and comes with a generous helping of anger, at a popular culture that reinforces gender stereotypes.”
The Calgary Herald
“Wickedly fun…Worth the price of admission just to watch [her] fluid body movements as she dances, crawls, leaps and sails across the small stage…”
STORIES FROM THE ROAD
Bill Bowers travels the world as a mime and storyteller, and continues his life long investigation of ‘silence’ in our world. His plays “It Goes Without Saying” and “Beyond Words” were performed to sold out audiences at the MAT before garnering national critical acclaim.
“Zestful and endearing … full of life.”
The New York Times
“What we feel is indeed that tingling sensation of traveling beyond the
rim of experience – of holding on to life at its highest peak.”
The New York Times
Babette’s RED HOT TICKET
Just in time for Valentine’s Day that red haired vixen of delight returns with her trademark spicy repartee’ and her very funny but wise advice on all matters of LOVE. Babette’s special guests will amaze and amuse with sketch comedy, romantic musical interludes and surprising variety!
Denver native Patrick Meyers wrote this gut-wrenching scream of a play about two climbers trapped beneath the summit of the world’s second highest peak. Using mountain climbing as a metaphor to explore the deeper themes of survival, friendship and meaningful existence, K2 engulfs us in an avalanche of questions and feelings. Directed by Jim Jackson.