Theater Companies, Production and Shows
(See each organization’s website for additional productions not listed below.)
The Arvada Center’s current theater season includes “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Sunday in the Park with George” and “Sense and Sensibility.” Check www.arvadacenter.org for details about these shows and the rest of the schedule The center is at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. in Arvada.
BDT Stage has been entertaining theatergoers since 1977 with Broadway-quality shows, live accompaniment and dinner before the show. BDT Stage (formerly Boulder’s Dinner Theatre) is at 5501 Arapahoe Ave. www.bdtstage.com.
Through Feb. 24: Annie
March 3-May 26: Always … Patsy Cline
Boulder Comedy Show
Sundays: Comedy shows featuring nationally known headliners happen weekly at 7pm and 9:15pm at Bohemian Biergarten, 2017 13th St. Check the lineup at www.bohemianbiergarten.com or on the Bohemian Biergarten Facebook page.
Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company
Jan. 25-Feb. 18: Rajiv Joseph’s “Guards at the Taj” is a dark comedy about two average men swept up by the beauty, carnage and injustice surrounding one of the most famous wonders of the world. At Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St.; check www.betc.org for times and ticket info.
Dec. 13-24: Every Christmas Story Ever Told
April 12-May 6: Going to a Place Where You Already Are
Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
Candlelight is at 4747 Marketplace Drive, Johnstown, off I-25 just north of Longmont. www.coloradocandlelight.com.
Through Feb. 14: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Feb. 23-April 15: Kiss Me, Kate
Opens April 26: Man of La Mancha
The Boulder-based Catamounts present a new season that “celebrates lost love, losing inhibition and getting lost in the woods.” See www.thecatamounts.org for updates about upcoming shows in February (Denver venue) and May (venue TBA).
Centerstage Theatre Company
February, TBA: The regional premiere of “Be More Chill” is the story of average teen Jeremy Heere and the tiny supercomputer that promises to bring him everything he most desires. CenterStage performs at Boulder and Louisville schools. Find venue and ticket information at www.centerstagetheatrecompany.org.
December: Elf: The Musical, Jr.
April: The Wizard of Oz
Coal Creek Theater
CCT, now in its 29th season, stages its productions at Louisville Center for the Arts, 801 Grant Ave. www.cctlouisville.org.
Feb. 23-March 10: Becky Shaw, by Gina Gionfriddo
May 4-19: Incorruptible, by Michael Hollinger
Colorado Shakespeare Festival
Save the Date: Tickets are already available for CSF’s 2018 summer festival, which opens June 9 and includes “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” “Richard III” and two non-Shakespeare works, “Cyrano de Bergerac” and “You Can’t Take It With You.” Schedule and ticket info: www.coloradoshakes.org.
Denver Center Attractions & Denver Center Theatre Company
Downtown Denver’s sprawling DCPA hosts more than two dozen productions every year—like touring Broadway musicals, adaptations, premieres and special events such as the Colorado New Play Summit in February. A few highlights of the lineup are listed below; check www.denvercenter.org for more. The center is at Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street in Denver.
Through Dec. 24: The SantaLand Diaries; A Christmas Carol
Through Feb. 25: Zoey’s Perfect Wedding; American Mariachi
Through April 22: First Date
Opens June 13: The Book of Mormon (get tickets early)
Jesters Dinner Theatre & School for the Performing Arts
Jesters is Longmont‘s long-running dinner theater; and show-only tickets are also available. The Jesters School for the Performing Arts performs on Saturday afternoons year-round, with new offerings every month or so. See a complete schedule at www.jesterstheatre.com or call 303-682-9980. 224 Main St., Longmont.
Dec. 1-30: Scrooge, Bah Humbug!
Local Theater Company
Feb. 28-March 26: “Wisdom from Everything,” a world premiere by Mia McCullough, is the story of 19-year-old Syrian refugee Farsana, waiting for the war to end. At Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St. www.localtheatercompany.org.
March 16-18: Local Lab 2018: New Play Festival
Longmont Theatre Company
Feb. 2-17: LTC’s season continues in February with “Steel Magnolias,” the beloved classic about a group of close friends. The rest of the season schedule is below; find out more at www.longmonttheatre.org. LTC is at 513 Main St., Longmont.
Dec. 8-17: Harry Connick Jr.’s “The Happy Elf”
March 16-24: Leaving Iowa
May 4-19: Gypsy
Miners Alley Playhouse
Jan. 26-March 4: A 2015 Tony Award–winner for Best Musical and Best Score, “Fun Home” is a refreshingly honest, wholly original story about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. At Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave. in Golden; www.minersalley.com.
March 23-April 29: Alfred Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps”
Opens May 18: District Merchants
Peanut Butter Players
Peanut Butter Players offers luncheon theater for kids, after-school workshops and other events at 1376 Miners Drive, Lafayette. Find more details and a performance/class schedule at www.peanutbutterplayers.com.
Phamaly Theatre Company
Phamaly Theatre Company offers extensive opportunities to performers with disabilities. Productions are at various Denver-area venues, and sometimes in Broomfield or Boulder. www.phamaly.org.
Playback Theatre West
1st Saturdays: After audience members share experiences from their lives, this improvisational troupe reenacts them on stage. The result is sometimes dramatic, sometimes funny. 7pm at Still Cellars, 1115 Colorado Ave., Longmont. www.playbacktheatrewest.com.
Public Works Theatre Co.
This Lafayette-based theater troupe offers educational workshop sessions like Clown Camp, Junk Puppets and Shadow Puppetry, and occasional performances at local venues. Learn more at www.publicworkstheatre.com.
Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids
After-school and summer camps for kids culminate in performances that are open to the public; see www.theaterforkids.net for details. Summer camp info for summer 2018 is available online Dec. 1. Shows are at 5311 Western Ave., Suite 135.
Square Product Theatre
The mission of Boulder-based Square Product Theatre is “to engage in radical acts of inquiry that leave an audience with just as many questions as answers.” Check www.squareproductheatre.org for the upcoming performance schedule.
Stories on Stage
Dec. 16 & March 18: See listing under Local Events/Literary Events.
Theater Company of Lafayette
TCL stages its productions at the historic Mary Miller Theater, 300 E. Simpson St., Lafayette; see www.tclstage.org for an announcement about upcoming shows.
University of Colorado Department of Theatre & Dance
Productions listed below are at a variety of venues on the CU campus; check www.colorado.edu/theatredance for details, and for opera productions, see the Eklund Opera Program listing under Music Events.
Feb. 7-11: “We Are the Wake” by Ayla Sullivan (New Play Festival Winner)
Feb. 14-18: Animal Farm (Free tickets available online beginning Jan. 15)
March 14-18: The Comedy of Errors
April 4-8: Third Annual New Play Festival
April 13-22: Hair
The Upstart Crow Theatre Company
Boulder-based Upstart Crow stages four major productions each season; Thursdays are “Name Your Price Night.” At Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St. Find details and ticket information at www.theupstartcrow.org.
Dec. 7-17: Under Milk Wood, by Dylan Thomas
March 29-April 8: Playboy of the Western World, by J.M. Synge
May 24-June 3: Dear Brutus, by James Barrie