By Raetta Holdman

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – It won’t look quite the same as the productions we’re used to seeing, but the BDT Stage opens its doors Friday night after being closed due to the pandemic. The dinner theater in Boulder has four in-person concerts planned for April, and then a small cast production of Forever Plaid will stage a full production starting in May.

(credit BDT Stage)

It kicked off its efforts with the Barton brothers, a dueling piano show starring two brothers who are not only piano players but also songwriters.

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Proving the audience was ready to return, the concerts for the weekend of April 9 and 10 is already sold out. It features Boulder acapella rock band, FACE!

You can still get tickets for “A Tribute To John Denver” for performances on April 15, 16 and 17. It features Chris Collins on vocals with Boulder Canyon musician Alex Mitchell on guitar, fiddle and mandolin.

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The concert series wraps up with the Queens of Song: Anna High and Sheryl Renee on April 30 and May 1. They promise an epic eveining of favorite musicial theater, jazz, gospel and pop songs.

Things will look even more normal in May when a staging of “Forever Plaid.” Considered a fan favorite, it tells the story of four guys who form their own singing group but are killed in a crash on the way to their first big gig. Their story begins as their lives end.

Patrons will have to order their dinners when they buy tickets and follow all the requirements for Boulder’s 5 Star Certification program.

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Get more information about BDT Stage’s reopening plans at bdtstage.com. The website now features a greeting message for fans of the venue who’ve been waiting for it to open for over a year: “Ladies and Gentlemen, Intermission is Over.”

Raetta Holdman