stage doorOn Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. on the Froelicher Theatre Main Stage, the Fine and Performing Arts Department of Colorado Academy will present the classic 1930s comedy-drama by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman: Stage Door.

During the Depression, the “Footlights Club,” a rooming house in New York City, provides an affordable respite and community for the bevy of struggling stage actresses who reside there. They are an amusing and varied lot. The main story concerns Terry, a headstrong, witty girl determined to be a leading actress on Broadway. While pursuing her career, she becomes involved with two very different men: a left-wing arrogant playwright who eventually goes Hollywood as a screenwriter, and a well-groomed elegant film producer who decides to return to his roots in the theatre. Among her co-residents is Jean, who lands the Holy Grail: a seven-year film contract, and Kaye, whose lack of stage success leads to tragedy. Despite the twists and turns of the theater trade, Terry sticks to her guns and wins both a leading role and the affections and respect of the man she loves.

The cast includes: Nick Bigger, Meredyth Busam, Molly Cantor, Justin Connerly, Eliza Ducnuigeen, Lauren Edwards, Katie Fink, Michael Fuller, Keenan Gluck, Ellie King, Andrew Maffei, Jess Masinter, Trace Montgomery, Emily Mott, Chloe Nosan, Sarah Porter, Zenzi Price, Sarah Sibley, Sofie Tanski and Railey Zantop-Zimlinghaus. The production crew includes: Ian Allan, Liam Bush, Sophia Deahl, Jessica Gilliam, Emma Johnson, Ben Johnston, Justine Jones, Lilah Koudelka, Nick Louie and Nguyen Pham.

Director Billy Bair and the entire cast and crew invite you to join them for a nostalgic and dramatic journey back to the New York City theatre scene in the glorious 1930s.

Tickets for Stage Door are $5.00 each and are on sale online on via the CA website. Links for ticket purchases were published in the usual Friday CA Today newsletter on December 6, or can be accessed from the CA calendar page.