by John Murrell – directed by Ami Dayan and Lou Anne Wright

February 1 – March 4

 –The play, set in 1940’s Calgary, deals with five very different women as they “wait out the war” and keep the home fires burning. In this charming, funny, and touching drama, they find a way to survive by working together and accepting one another’s differences.

“Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye!” – Janet and Eve (singing)

“Waiting for the Parade is an honest play that captures the texture of ordinary hopes and despairs.” 

– The Guardian


Keely and Du

by Jane Martin– directed by Peggy Shaughnessy

Monday, February 26 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, March 3 a 2:30 pm

All tickets are $12

 Teetering on the extreme edge of reality, Keely and Du is a mind probing issue play, focused on the abortion debate. Du, a right to life activist,and Keely, a pregnant rape victim she is holding hostage, confront each other’s core beliefs. Who is truly accountable? What is the extent of
individual freedom? How can we determine what is right thing to do? 1993 American Theatre Critics Association Award, Best New Play – Winner 1994 Pulitzer Prize in Drama – Finalist

Comedy Brewers- Improv Comedy

Comedy Brewers are a family friendly improv troupe. They zip through hilarious improv games, toss in a little long-form improv here and there, and get all involved in the fun..You want car chases? You got it. International espionage? Of course. Romance? It’s in there. Inter-species romance? There is a distinct possibility.

Sunday, March 4th at 7:30pm

Ticket Prices: $10.00 in advance and $15 at-the-door Bas Bleu Theatre, 401 Pine Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524

In the Gallery Bleu

Join us for the First Friday Gallery Walk March 2nd from 5-7pm

Kimberly Lovett Noel is an artist and educator working and living in Fort Collins CO. Her most recent work often begins with found objects that allude to past times when these objects held a place of honor or had a certain reverence. She sews, cuts, wraps, draws, paints, writes and creates marks to build a connection with the object and to create a new story.

Her formal training is in embroidery and drawing. Noel earned her MFA from CSU in Fibers and her Bachelor of Arts from UNC in drawing and printmaking. Noel exhibits her work regionally and nationally. She teaches art to all ages, and especially enjoys the enthusiasm and honesty of our youngest artists. She is currently teaching art at Beattie Elementary School.

***The Gallery is open M-F 12:30pm- 5:30pm and is always Free to the public

Auditions for the horses in Equus

Saturday, March 10th at 10:00 am

The horses play multiple roles and must make their changes on stage. The horses pose a real acting challenge. For example, the audience must see the actor grow into the magnificence of the animal as he takes on the persona of the horse. A choreographer will be here, so be prepared to move through instruction.
directed by Robert E. Braddy
Show runs 5/31/2018 – 7/01/18
Call the box office today to sign up 970-498-8949
Thank you to our patrons

As 2017 comes to an end, we reflect on our good fortune
 and a year of appreciation of you, our patrons and friends.
  We had quite a wide variety of theatrical productions on the
Tom Sutherland stage of Bas Bleu.

The calendar year began with a 40-year-old Tony award winner, That Championship Season, followed by a debut of the world premiere of Blue Kitchen, by Eric Prince, featuring Wendy Ishii our Artistic Director, and closed our season with the zany French farce of Boeing Boeing. Audiences enjoyed our journey of self-reflection, intensity and light-hearted comedy. Something for everyone is what we hope to achieve.

Early in the spring we brought in Special Events, including the talents of New York jazz artists the Peter and Will Anderson Trio. In the summer, audiences were touched by the heart-wrenching immigration stories from Theatre Esprit Asia.  And leading into the fall, we welcomed the immensely talented duo Acoustic Eidolon, followed by Four Shillings Short, with a night of folklore and music in a Samhain celebration. And of course, who could forget the hilarious and politically incorrect talents of the Riccardis.
How fortunate we are to have your support in allowing us to bring all of this programming and more to Bas Bleu Theatre. We want to thank you for your continued support. Your donations to our Annual Ask Letter and Colorado Gives Day earlier this month helped us raise almost $20,000! We say it a lot because we mean it: we couldn’t do it without you!  What a feat!

This is truly a time to celebrate the first half of our 26th season and look ahead to 2018: who could forget the music, heartbreak (and all the dirt!) from our season opener of Elephant’s Graveyard? This much-lauded production directed by Garrett Ayers still reverberates months after it closed. John Moore recently awarded scenic designer Roger Hanna a True West Award for “Set-sational” design. Next, we treated you to the hilarious antics of Christopher Durang’s ode to Chekhov by way of Bucks County, PA,Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, followed by our current, limited-run production of Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol.This short, one-act play – great for first-time attendees – delights kids of all ages from 5 to 95.  We hope you can catch this beautifully modern take on a holiday classic!

The second half of our 26th season kicks off with our production of Waiting for the Parade,  directed by Israeli-American, Ami Dayan. Many of you will remember him from his thrilling benefit performance of  A Tale of the Tiger, which launched our Raise The Roof campaign last summer.
The centerpiece of our spring offerings will be DIRT! A Terra Nova Expedition, a world premiere play by novelist Laura Pritchett.  Our season concludes with Peter Shaffer’s award-winning play Equus, directed by longtime CSU professor emeritus, Robert E. Braddy. All in all, the remaining Main Stage 2017-18 shows will offer a high-quality, bold and innovative selection of classic and contemporary drama sure to attract recognition across the state and nationwide. We thank you for your loyalty and passion for the arts in our community.
We are humbled by your kindness and inspired by your love of theatre. We strive to continue to provide our community with the best theatrical experience we can offer in 2018 at Bas Bleu Theatre.
We couldn’t do it without you!
Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act last week, which may raise questions about your charitable giving and how you will be personally affected.
We encourage you to contact your CPA for advice about your individual tax situation. Some individuals may benefit from accelerating their charitable giving before year end.
We appreciate EACH of our donors, and if you’re inclined to further support Bas Bleu, you have until 11:58 p.m.on Sunday, December 31.
waiting parade

Main Stage Shows

Thursdays @ 6:30pm

Fridays and Saturdays @ 7:30pm
Sundays @ 2:30pm

Readers’ Theatre

Monday Night Shows @ 7:30pm
Saturday Matinees @ 2:30pm

Gallery Bleu

First Fridays


Weekdays from 12:30 to 5:30p

Special Events

Comedy Brewers




Bas Bleu is a theatre company located just north of historic Old Town in Fort Collins that has been providing the community with exhilarating theatre in an intimate venue for 26 years.They offer five mainstage shows, five Readers’ Theatre plays, original art showings in the Gallery Bleu, and many special events throughout the year. Experience some of the best dramatic performances, improv comedy, concerts, readings, and more on the Tom Sutherland Stage in an intimate setting that almost puts you on stage with the performers. Watch some of the best local theatre talent perform in front of an audience of only 100 people in the historic Giddings building in the burgeoning River District of Fort Collins. Come by for exhibitions by local visual artists in the Gallery Bleu for another artistic treat. Sponsored by numerous local organizations listed below, Bas Bleu is a bastion of theatrical brilliance in the heart of Fort Collins.

Eva Wright and Wendy Ishii founded Bas Bleu Theatre in 1992 at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center. From the start, they have put on some of the most innovative and adventurous theatre works in Northern Colorado. Since then, Bas Bleu has become an artistic and cultural center providing everyone in Fort Collins who loves theatre, music, and art with a place to experience it in a state-of-the-art small theatre and attached lobby.

Come by and experience what it means to be a part of this rich and growing scene of Fort Collins.


We are located at:
401 Pine St
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Show Times

Box Office/Gallery Bleu Hours
Monday - Friday 12:30-5:30pm
Phone: 970-498-8949