SHOWS AND EVENTS

Cherry Creek Theatre presents

TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE

October 31st – November 24th

The JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center

When Morrie Schwartz is diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Mitch makes time in his busy schedule to pay respects to his favorite college mentor. Unable to resist Morrie’s charm, Mitch returns every week for a few last lessons from the retired professor on life, love, and what it means to say goodbye.

Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company presents

THE REALISTIC JONESES

October 24th – November 17th

Dairy Arts Center 

In this quirky comedy, we meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin to irrevocably intertwine, the Joneses must choose between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities.

The Denver Center  presents

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

October 15th – March 22nd

The Garner Galleria Theatre

Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written) The Improvised Shakespeare Co. creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your very eyes!

Nothing has been planned out, rehearsed, or written.  All of the dialogue is said for the first time, the characters are created as you watch, and if ever you’re wondering where the story is going…so are they! You’ve never seen the Bard like this before!

The Denver Center

presents the Children’s Musical

GOODNIGHT MOON

October 4th – February 16th

Randy Weeks Conservatory Theatre at the DCPA

A lively musical based on the beloved story

As the clock strikes seven o’clock, all your favorite characters in the Great Green Room spring to life on stage: Bunny, kittens and mittens, bears and chairs, the red balloon, a (not-so-quiet) old lady, and – of course – cows jumping over the magical moon.

Featuring whimsical music and dance, this captivating adaptation is produced as a part of the DCPA’s Theatre for Young Audiences program, which focuses on performances tailored for Pre-K through 2nd grade audiences. Bring your children to their first theatre experience and spark their wonder.

Boulders’ Dinner Theatre presents

MAMMA MIA

October 5th – February 22nd

Boudler, CO

This jukebox musical features hits of the wildly popular ‘70s Swedish pop/dance group ABBA.

Sophie is ready to get married to her fiancé Sky, except for one thing – she has never met her father and wants him present for the big day. She invites three men that she discovers in her mother’s diary and believes to be candidates, but when they all arrive, Sophie’s mother Donna becomes distressed. As Sophie, Sky, Donna, her friends, and the three potential fathers prepare for the big day, emotions run high and surprises abound.

ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a smash hit first on London’s West End, then on Broadway, on national tour, and now right here in Boulder!

Bitsy Stage presents

THE NECROMANCERS STONE

October 3rd – November 23rd

When a boy’s uncle goes missing, he begs the Voodoo queen, Marie Laveau, for her help to rescue his favorite relative from the clutches of evil.

Along the way he discovers the most important treasure of all, but how will he pay Madame Laveau when she comes for her reckoning?

Many clerics in the Middle Ages studied necromancy as a legitimate form of education. It was believed necromancy could obtain answers from the dead that could solve real-life problems like finding missing items, identifying culprits in crimes, or even predicting the future.

Candlelight Dinner Playhouse presents

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

September 15th – November 17th

Johnstown, CO

Inspired by Victor Hugo’s gothic novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, this version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame was adapted for the stage by the creative team of Alan Menken (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Little Mermaid), Stephen Schwartz (Broadways Pippen and Wicked), and Peter Parnell in 2014. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer of the Notre Dame Cathedral, has spent his life locked in a tower by his guardian, archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo. Longing to be with other people, Quasimodo escapes to
spend one day ‘out there,’ which leads to his chance encounter with the enchanting gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit though. The handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention and Frollo attempts to destroy the gypsies, powerful forces propel each of them toward their fate, be it malevolent, graceful, loving, or heroic.

The Denver Center Theatre Company

presents A DOLL’S HOUSE

September 6th – November 24th

Ricketson Theatre

Nora’s life is a picture-perfect portrait, complete with a doting husband, gleeful children and the small pleasures of her 1870s Norwegian home. But underneath her wide-eyed demeanor lies a deceit that she fears will tear her family apart. As the consequences stack up to reveal deeper flaws in her relationship, she slams the door on her marriage to assert her independence in this heart-wrenching and gripping production. Fifteen years later after Nora walks out on her family in A Doll’s House, HER unexpected return cuts through the subtext to confront her decisions head-on in this Tony-nominated, contemporary sequel. As she hilariously roasts the society she has shunned, her husband and children get their long-awaited chance to stand their ground.

 

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