Cherry Creek Theatre

The Cherry Creek Theatre has began in 2010 with the vision of Mark Rossman and the theatre’s co-founder, Maxine Rossman, coupled with the collaborative efforts of many Cherry Creek North neighbors. That has enticed numerous people from all around the Denver Metropolitan area to enjoy many outstanding performances at the theatre.

For six years Cherry Creek Theatre was located at the Shaver-Ramsey Gallery in Cherry Creek North.  The success of the theatre, due to the many superior performances resulted in the need for more space, and a new home was discovered at the MACC Pluss Theatre.

Beginning in February, 2018, the second season of highly entertaining small theatre performances will begin. Many individuals and business have rallied around Cherry Creek Theatre to support the valuable entertainment that it brings to metro Denver, and specifically to the Cherry Creek area.

The new season is about to begin, and the schedule will be as follows:

Cherry Creek Theatre 2018 Season:

Cherry Creek Theatre invites you to join us for our 2018 Season at the Mizel Arts and Culture Center (MACC), 350 S. Dahlia.  You will have the opportunity to attend 3 fantastic shows as well as experience special events created specifically for our season ticket patrons.  The GOLD Season Ticket includes RESERVED seating for all shows.  The Standard Season Ticket is general admission and it is suggested to arrive 1/2 before curtain to select your flexible seating.

Our 2018 season:

RESPECT:  A Musical Journey of Women – February 1-25

Written by:  Dr. Dorothy Marcic

Directed by :  Shannan Steele    Musical Direction by:  Traci Kern

From “Someone to Watch Over Me” to “I Will Survive”, from the codependence of “I Will Follow Him” to the anger of “These Boots are Made for Walking,” to the cynicism of “What’s Love Got to Do with it,” and finally to the strength of “Hero”, RESPECT: A Musical Journey of Women is told through Top-40 music in this timely off-Broadway new musical production.  Combining excerpts of 60 songs with women’s own stories about finding dreams, lost love, relationship issues, entering the workforce, gaining independence, and more, this show is exhilarating! It’s more than just a story worth telling, it’s a must-see and must-hear.

A PICASSO – April 5-29

Written by:  Jeffrey Hatcher

Directed by:  Billie McBride

Paris, 1941. Pablo Picasso has been summoned from his favorite café by German occupation forces to a storage vault across the city for an interrogation. His questioner: Miss Fischer, a beautiful “cultural attaché” from Berlin. Her assignment: discover which of the three Picasso paintings recently “confiscated” by the Nazis from their Jewish owners are real. The ministry of propaganda has planned an exhibit, and only the great artist himself can attest to their authenticity. At first Picasso agrees to her request, confirming that the three pictures are indeed his own. But when Miss Fischer reveals that the “exhibition” is actually a burning of “degenerate art,” Picasso becomes desperate to save his work and engages in a pressurized negotiation with the equally determined and wily Miss Fischer to hold on to two of his precious “children” while consigning the third to the flames. A cat-and-mouse drama about art, politics, sex and truth, with a twist at its climax.

MY NAME IS ASHER LEV –  October 18-November 11

Written by:  Aaron Posner, adapted from the book by Chaim Potok

Directed by:  Bernie Cardell

MY NAME IS ASHER LEV follows the journey of a young Jewish painter torn between his Hassidic upbringing and his desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise. When his artistic genius threatens to destroy his relationship with his parents and community, young Asher realizes he must make a difficult choice between art and faith. This stirring adaptation of a modern classic presents a heartbreaking and triumphant vision of what it means to be an artist.

In early 2010, a study group of interested Cherry Creek, Historic Country Club, Cherry Creek East, business representatives, Denver City Council, local theater leaders convened to discuss the development of live theater in Cherry Creek. A theater interest survey was distributed to community residents & business owners & the 250 respondents gave their enthusiastic encouragement to the theater development.  After 6 very successful seasons at the Shaver-Ramsey gallery in Cherry Creek North, Cherry Creek Theatre is thrilled to begin our second season at the MACC Pluss Theatre, starting in February 2018.  We are proud to bring quality, thought-provoking, professional theatre to the Denver metro area.

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The Cherry Creek Safeway Store

The Cherry Creek Safeway is closing. Walking through the store as it liquidates food from the shelves is somewhat unnerving, but it further signifies the ever-changing landscape of the Cherry Creek neighborhood. Read John Rebchook’s complete article written in the Colorado Real Estate Journal (CREJ) by clicking here.

📰 Cherry Creek News

Elway’s Is Staying: Frequent rumors have been circulating that the upscale restaurant, Elway’s, might be leaving Cherry Creek and moving to the DTC. It appears that these rumors were overstated. Elway’s Restaurant will be signing a five-year extension on its existing lease.

Elway’s has been a local favorite for many years in Cherry Creek; and it quickly became destination dining for people citywide. Many of the menu selections are widely considered to be among the best in metro Denver. Although many new fashionable restaurants have opened in Cherry Creek over the past year, Elway’s still possesses unique menu choices that are distinct from any potential competitors in the area.

Elway’s originally signed a 15-year least at its current Cherry Creek location, and two years remain on that lease. Tim Schmidt, the managing partner of Elway’s, believes that the Cherry Creek Mall is still a dynamic shopping area, and thus it serves an ongoing asset to the restaurants in the immediate area.

 The Cherry Creek Business Improvement District (CCBID) continues to strive forward to improve the business environment in Cherry Creek North.  The efforts of this organization result in many benefits that are not always apparent.

Many Cherry Creek residents notice the neighborhood maps, signage, and seasonal lighting that enhance the business district, but there is more to the hard work of the CCBID than meets the eye.

Cherry Creek North business district is among the largest contiguous business districts in the United States. People from the surrounding metro area enjoy Cherry Creek North for its wide array of shopping, restaurants, art studios, world class hotels, and more.

However, as one walks through the streets of Cherry Creek North, the diversity of people here proves that it’s more than a local gem, but a destination for national and international visitors to Denver.

The CCBID has published its 2016 Annual Report. Cherry Creek North is energized and exciting. Take a moment and view the research within this impressive report.

To access the report, please click here.

 

 

 

   The Cherry Creek Camera Club has resumed its regular meetings, and the photography presentations throughout 2017 / 2018 are expected to be magnificent. There are several professional photographers who have joined the club; couple with a variety of talented amateur photographers. This eclectic mix of talent results in the production and presentation of beautiful photos.

The club, under the skilled leadership of Ron Brady, has created noted photographs that have raised money for community and national charities. In 2017 the club members sold photographs that raised over $3,000 for The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. This cause was championed by Dick and Terri Cohen.

The Cherry Creek Camera Club is expected to assist additional charitable events in the future. This club is an emblematic example of how caring individuals gather to enjoy a hobby, and simultaneously give back to our community.