PPCC Masquers present Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?
The Pikes Peak Community College Masquers present their spring theatre
production, “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?” - a delightful,
warm-hearted musical comedy about the trials and tribulations of growing up in
Catholic school in the 1950's. The play will tickle the funny bone of anyone who
ever went to school, public or private.
7 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, 19 & 26
8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, April 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29
2 p.m. Matinee, Sunday, April 23 & 30
Box Office 540-7418
General Admission $10
Military, Seniors, Students $5
Purchase tickets at any PPCC Cashier, or order online at
Pikes Peak Community College
Centennial Campus Theatre, 5675 S. Academy Blvd.
About the Play: The play opens as the main character, Eddie Ryan, returns to his
alma mater to search for his "first love." His memories become the focus of the
play and the audience is taken back to certain events like the first day of
school, going to confession for the first time, and the senior prom. The play is
mostly how the later blooming Eddie and the chubby little girl Becky become best
friends, fall in love, and then go their separate ways when Becky chooses to
join a convent. This is a classic story of “boy gets girl, boy loses girl, and
boy gets girl with a charming twist.” Featuring a hysterically funny and
heartwarming score, "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?" is a
bittersweet journey of friendship. Gleeful audiences flocked to see this show in
Chicago, where it became the city's longest running show, in Philadelphia, where
it broke attendance records, and in cities across the country. The score and
lyrics by James Quinn and Alaric Jans feature hilarious songs such as "It's The
Nuns," "Mad Bombers and Prom Queens," and "Private Parts." Based on the book by
John R. Powers.