DENVER (CBS4) – The classic novel “Sense and Sensibility” is coming to the stage in the form of a new musical with Broadway aspirations.

CBS4 Critic at Large Greg Moody took a look behind the scenes of the work in progress in Denver.

“Sense and Sensibility” was Jane Austen’s first published work in 1811 and has been adapted for TV and film any number of times over the past century. It’s 200 years after it first saw the light of day and it is finally becoming a stage musical.

The new musical version of “Sense and Sensibility” will have its world premiere in Denver in April thanks to the Denver Center Theater Company and a professional creative team from around the world.

The story portrays the life and loves of the Dashwood sisters — Elinor and Marianne — as they experience love romance and heartbreak.

“The musical team can find all sorts of emotion with which to work,” Moody said. “But given the ambiguous ending of the story, have ‘Sense and Sensibility’ really come together? And could the creative team find the answer in Austen?”

It’s a completely new work and a completely new musical that starts in Denver with big dreams for the future.

“It’s your chance to say, ‘I saw that way back when,’ “ Moody said.

“Sense and Sensibility” opens April 5 in the Stage Theater of the Performing Arts Complex downtown. It runs through May. For tickets call (303) 893-4100 or visit


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