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Live Theatre: Tiny Beautiful Things
Friday + Saturday performances 7 pm doors | 7:30 pm curtain
$20 adults, $5 students
Based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things follows the relationships between an anonymous advice columnist named Sugar and the many real-life readers who pour out their hearts to her. Academy Award nominee Nia Vardalos
(My Big Fat Greek Wedding) adapts Strayed’s book into an enrapturing and uplifting play that surges with emotion and is called by Variety “a theatrical hug in turbulent times.” Tiny Beautiful Things is about reaching when you’re stuck, recovering when you’re broken, and finding the courage to ask the questions that are hardest to answer. Tissues recommended. Contains strong language and adult content. Cast: Steven Burge
, Kate Gleason
, GerRee Hinshaw
, Heather Hughes
, Rodney Lizcano
is an Actor, Director and Teaching Artist with The Denver Center for the Performing Arts. She has worked extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Ms. Gleason began her career in Chicago working with the legendary Remains Theatre, and various avant garde companies, most notably working with Obie award winner Richard Maxwell, creating Cook County Theatre Department, which would later become The New York City Players. Her Broadway credits include Noises Off, and the U.S. premiere of Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman. Her Off-Broadway credits include work with The Roundabout Theatre Company, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Richard Maxwell’s NYC Players, The Kitchen, HERE Arts Center, Ontological Hysteric Theater and many more. Her regional credits include performances with The Williamstown Theatre Festival, Baltimore Center Stage, Playmakers Rep, Northern Stage, Off Square Theatre Company and Remains Theatre, Chicago. European credits include The Hebbel Theatre, Berlin and Vienna’s English Theatre. In the Denver area she has performed many times with The Denver Center Theatre Company, The Arvada Center, Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, Local Theatre, Stories on Stage and THEATREWORKS. Her TV credits include many appearances on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “Guiding Light.”
has appeared in 18 seasons with the Denver Center Theatre Company in roles in Twelfth Night, The Constant Wife, Book of Will, American Mariachi, Frankenstein
, Hamlet, American Night, Merchant of Venice, Spinning Into Butter, Inna Beginning, Tempest, Gross Indecency, The Rivals, Kingdom, Winter’s Tale, Christmas Carol. Other Theatres:
Colorado Shakespeare Festival, The Old Globe, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Dallas Shakespeare, Theatre Aspen, Arvada Center, Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company and Off-Broadway with Actors Ensemble Theater and DreamScape Theatre Company. Training:
Southern Methodist University (BFA) National Theatre Conservatory (MFA).
Steven J. Burge
is a Denver-based actor and theater-maker who landed in Denver following tours of …And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank
and A Christmas Carol
. Since making his Colorado debut as Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors
, Steven has appeared on stages throughout the Denver-Metro area. He was the recipient of the Denver Post Ovation Award for Best Solo Performance in Fully Committed
(Aurora Fox), a one-man show in which Steven portrayed more than 30, different characters. A few other favorite roles include God in the Colorado premiere of An Act of God
and The Best Friends in First Date the Musical
, both at the Tony Award-winning Denver Center; Saturday Night Fever the Musical
(Arvada Center); Dog Sees God
(Avenue Theater); Speech and Debate
(Curious Theater Co.); and Sister Mary Amnesia in Nunsense, Amen!
(Littleton Town Hall Arts Center). His varied career has yielded him the opportunity to work with Broadway veteran, Ray Roderick; stars of stages and screens, Wesley Taylor & Christine Elise McCarthy; and Emmy-winning choreographer, Mandy Moore, as well as many of Colorado’s best and brightest stars.
is an actor, singer, emcee and writer, as well as an executive consultant and creative director for a global design and experience agency. She is on the startup team for IDEA Stages, an organization dedicated to helping theater makers and performing artists build the will and skill for running inclusive and anti-racist organizations, serves on the board of Local Theater Company in Colorado, and is the 20-year host of Freak Train, a multi-discipline, low-barrier “open stage” held the last Monday of every month at the Bug Theater in Denver, CO. GerRee was named a Top 100 Colorado Creative by Westword magazine in 2019.
Heather Hughes is an actor, director and teaching artist. Her theatre credits include: SICKS, Walker Space at SOHO Rep, NYC; The Boy at the Edge of Everything, The Duke Theatre, NYC; Rabbithole, Theatreworks, CT; DragOn, Lived/Relived, The Colorado New Play Summit, Denver Center for the Performing Arts; The 39 Steps, Lonetree Arts Center; Tiny Beautiful Things, The Wright Opera House. Heather’s voice can be heard on numerous radio ads and her face can be seen on numerous commercials. As a Teaching Artist, Heather has worked with The New Victory Theatre, Lincoln Center, Disney, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering in NYC, and ongoingly with The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, The Weehawken Center for the Arts, and The Crested Butte Center for the Arts, and Western Colorado University.