Town Hall Arts Center
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The front of Town Hall Arts Center in March, 2005
|Location||2450 W Main St, Littleton, CO, USA|
Littleton Town Hall
|Location||2450 W. Main St., Littleton, Colorado|
|Area||0.2 acres (0.1 ha)|
|NRHP Reference #||80000876|
|Added to NRHP||September 4, 1980|
Town Hall Arts Center is located in downtown Littleton, Colorado and has been a local professional theatre favorite, producing fine comedies, musicals and plays to the Denver Metro area for over 30 years.
Designed by prominent Colorado architect Jacques Benedict and built in 1920 as a new center for civic activities, the building contained city offices, a community meeting room (where the theatre is located today), a jail out back (where the loading dock now is) and the volunteer fire department (the trucks were parked in what is the lobby, and the reason that lobby floor still slopes).
By the late 1970s there was a new City Hall on Berry Street, and some visionary citizens began to ponder the fate of the old building in the center of Main Street. Through a lot of fund-raising and hard work, in 1983, it opened as a performing arts center and art gallery.
Today, the theatre is managed by a non-profit organization, The Littleton Town Hall Arts Center, Inc., doing business as Town Hall Arts Center. The Foundation has produced ten to twelve professional events a year, and offered professionally staffed, multi-cultural events to school children through the popular Actor's Playground.
In all, there are close to 150 performances presented each year, individual art shows in the Stanton Gallery, plus many community meetings in its facilities. These are accomplished with a volunteer Board of Directors, a full-time staff of eight, eight part-time staffers and numerous volunteers.
The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) through the Arapahoe County Cultural Council provides a major grant each year, with additional grants from the City of Littleton and the Littleton Independent newspaper, plus donations and sponsorships from businesses, organizations and individuals, in addition to the ticket revenues generated by the Town Hall presentations.
Current season productions
Town Hall Arts Center is proud to announce its 2013–2014 Season:
- Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - September 13, 2013 through October 13, 2013
- Annie - November 15, 2013 through December 29, 2013
- Boeing-Boeing - January 17, 2014 through February 9, 2014
- Swing! - February 21, 2014 through March 23, 2014
- Spring Awakening - April 11, 2014 through May 4, 2014
- The Music Man - May 16, 2014 through June 16, 2014
Past productions (by year)
(Cultural Classroom children's shows are in smaller fonts)
- How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
- Just So Stories
- Jesus Christ Superstar
- Androcles And The Lion
- The Fantasticks
- Kiss Me, Kate
- Forever Plaid
- Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
- The Music Man
- West Side Story
- Little Women - The Musical
- The Odd Couple (Female Version)
- Chorus Line
- Bye Bye Birdie
- The King and I
- Miss Nelson Has a Field Day
- I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
- Charlotte's Web
- My Fair Lady
- Nunsense A-Men
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Always...Patsy Cline
- Cinderella! Cinderella!
- Fiddler on the Roof
- Swingtime Canteen
- The Hobbit
- The Full Monty
- The Further Adventures of Maide Marian
- Beauty and the Beast
- My Way - A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra
- Bat Boy the Musical
- Destination Dinosaurs
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