Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
The irreverent story portrays how King Arthur and his knights may have come about. It’s a take on the 1975 comedy film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”
Tickets range from $29-32 for adults and $23 for youth, plus a $2 surcharge.
“Oz” opened July 11 and runs through Aug. 2 at 11 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, since it’s a kids’ show.
The story is a fictional tale of what inspired L. Frank Baum to write “The Wizard of Oz.”
By age 44, Frank knows how to do a lot but hasn’t accomplished much — until he persuades his housekeeper and a runaway named Dot to improvise his latest story. “Oz” comes alive, transforming a ceiling fan into a cyclone, a footstool into Toto and a bearskin rug into the lovable characters we all know: the Tinman, Scarecrow and Lion.
Tickets are plus a surcharge.
In addition to its regular shows, the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre presents a few special events this summer.
The first is Cabaret, Cabaret!, in which the cast members from “Spamalot” perform a variety of musical numbers as audiences enjoy wine and cocktails. Tickets are , which includes one drink, July 30.
On Aug. 4, audiences can “Discover DaVinci and Michelangelo: Side by Side.”
This is a rare opportunity for Breckenridge locals and beyond to meet the curator of the DaVinci Machines and Michelangelo Exhibitions from the Museum of Leonardo DaVinci in Florence, Italy. Mark Rodgers will illuminate the two geniuses by bringing the Italian Renaissance to life through movies, videos, 3-D animations, and, of course, the artists’ sculptures, sketches and paintings. He’ll also talk about the differences and similarities of the two artists’ lives. It promises to be an inspiration evening.
Tickets are $30-$45 for adults and $15 for youth 18 and younger. A $45 ticket includes a cocktail party with Mark Rodgers before the event, which will be held at the Riverwalk Center.
The final treat of the summer brings Esteban to the intimate theater Aug. 23. Esteban mesmerizes audiences with his classically trained guitar skills, with a flamenco flair. Since Esteban’s car accident, it took him 10 years to return to the stage — and it was doubtful if he ever would make a comeback, but he certainly has.