Phamaly Theatre Company: The Spitfire Grill

part of The Forward Festival of the Arts

May 21-22

The Claire Shulman Theater
Tickets: $25

Music and book by James Valcq
Lyrics and Book by Fred Alley
Based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff


Comforting and folksy, The Spitfire Grill is a  musical that will get your toes tapping as you enter a world of hope, redemption, and some good ol’ breakfast. Percy is a young woman with a complicated past, who is looking to start a new life in a small Wisconsin town that has seen better days. She finds work at THE SPITFIRE GRILL, a rundown diner with a disenfranchised proprietor. Through her sheer force of determination, optimism, and love, Percy is able to revitalize the grill and, in turn, the community.

Three company members from Phamaly

Now in its fourth decade as a homegrown, award-winning Denver arts organization, Phamaly Theatre Company produces professional plays, musicals, and original work, cast entirely of performers with disabilities. Phamaly’s mission is to be a creative home for theatre artists with disabilities; to model a disability-affirmative theatrical process; and to upend conventional narratives by transforming individuals, audiences, and the world.