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Creative Broomfield Presents Exciting New Season with Shows for Everyone

Oct 01, 2018 04:50PM

Creative Broomfield launched its new 2018-2019 Creative Season with an aim toward providing new performances with appeal to Broomfield’s broad demographics. “This launch is taking a step toward expanding and improving arts programming in Broomfield. The Cultural Affairs staff have worked creatively and diligently to bring together this line-up,” said Broomfield’s Education and Cultural Enrichment Manager Mickey Love.

“Discussions of changing over to a season format for our programming, allowed us to continue with many of the successful performers that we have had in the past, as well as open up new doors and explore different ones. Some of the performers we had been in talks with for years, and we finally were able to work them into this format. Others were brand new finds.

“We’ve worked hard to ensure that there is something for everyone’s taste, from classical comedy to a Johnny Cash tribute; Big Screen Favorites to jazz; plus short films; a holiday Bluegrass performance; an Oscar-nominated feature, and more,” he enthusiastically shared. All events will be held at the Broomfield Auditorium.

This month, enjoy The Music of the Big Easy, on Wednesday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m., with tickets on sale for $10 in advance and $15 at the door. The University of Colorado Thompson Jazz Studies Faculty will perform New Orleans style jazz classics such as “Basin St. Blues,” “Do You Know what it Means (To Miss New Orleans),” and “Struttin with some Barbecue.” For the Biggest Hits, they will present Big Band classics such as “Woodchoppers Ball,” “April in Paris,” and “One O’clock Jump.” Join John Gunther, Paul McKee, Jeff Jenkins, Bijoux Barbosa, Paul Romaine, and others for these phenomenal programs.

Also in October, the series features Cash’d Out on Saturday, October 13, at 7:00 p.m., with tickets on sale for $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Cash’d Out channels Johnny Cash in about as close a manner to the real thing as it gets, with critics declaring Cash’d Out the “next best thing to Johnny Cash.” The show respectfully references the late, great Man in Black’s Sun Records and early Columbia era sounds, combined with the energy of the classic multi-platinum live recordings from Folsom Prison and San Quentin.

Love explained why the team is particularly enthusiastic about bringing Cash’d Out to Broomfield. “We had been looking at them for about a year. Then read that Johnny Cash’s family and friends endorsed Cash’d Out as the next best thing to Johnny Cash, so we knew they were something special.  We are excited to give Broomfield the opportunity to hear them,” he said.

Mark your calendar for October 26 and enjoy One Short Night: The Best Short Films from the 2018 Boulder International Film Festival, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10. It should be noted that this event is rated PG-13. Films include:

 IN A NUTSHELL

From a seed to war, from meat to love, from indifference to apocalypse: This film is an attempt to capture the world in a nutshell. 

TWO STRANGERS WHO MEET FIVE TIMES

Two strangers meet at five key turning points over the duration of their lives. 

LES ANIMAUX DOMESTIQUES (DOMESTIC ANIMALS)

Mr. and Mrs. Archibald, a rich, idle couple, successively adopt a dog, a cat, a fly, a toad, and a moth. But they don’t know anything about animals. Animated and subtitled. 

THE DRIVER IS RED

Set in Argentina in 1960, this exciting true-crime film follows secret agent Zvi Aharoni as he searches for a mysterious man named Ricardo Klement. Animated.

WATU WOTE (ALL OF US)

A bus is taken over by terrorists near Mandera, Kenya, in 2015. With guns pointed at their heads, the Muslims and Christians abroad will help decide their own fates. Based on a true story. Subtitled. 

THE ELEVEN O’CLOCK

The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. 

Season at a Glance:

Music of the Big Easy – October 3 

Cash’d Out – October 13 

One Short Night – October 26 

The Biggest of the Big Band Hits – November 7 

The Barefoot Movement Holiday – December 5 

Big Screen Favorites: The Neverending Story – January 25 

An Evening with the Schiff Dance Collective – February 6 

The Jersey’s – February 16 

Pianist Mark Valenti – March 6 

Loving Vincent – March 9 

Tina Phillips Trio – April 3 

Comedian Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald – May 1 

Big Screen Favorites: Ghostbusters – May 3 

FOR TICKETS

Tickets for all events can be purchased online at broomfield.org/creativeseason or through B-REX.com as well as at the ticket office the day of each event. The Broomfield Auditorium Box Office opens at 6 p.m. the night of each performance with general seating at 6:30 p.m. and shows starting at 7:00 p.m.