Theater Companies, Production and Shows
(See each organization’s website for additional productions not listed below.)
Adams Mystery Playhouse
Colorado’s only permanent mystery dinner theater performs in a scary old house. Shows include “The Curse of Pirate Island” and a special holiday show called “A Dickens of a Murder.” 2406 Federal Blvd., Denver. www.adamsmysteryplayhouse.com.
Arts in the Open
Weekends, Sept.-Oct.: Arts in the Open presents “The Hound of the Baskervilles: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure.” It’s part theater performance, part hike, and it’s suitable for all ages. Get tickets early, as these events often sell out. At Chautauqua, 900 Baseline Road. www.artsintheopen.org.
Sept. 12-Oct. 1: The Arvada Center’s new theater season begins with “A Chorus Line”; check www.arvadacenter.org for details and the full schedule. The center is at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. in Arvada.
Oct. 13-Nov. 18: The Foreigner
Aurora Fox Arts Center
The new theater season includes a musical comedy, a musical biography, a punk- rock musical and much more; check www.aurorafoxartscenter.org for the full schedule. The center is at 9900 E. Colfax Ave. in Aurora.
Sept. 8-Oct. 14: “My Brilliant Divorce” by Geraldine Aron explores themes like late-in-life divorce, middle-aged loneliness, empty nesting, and how to cope when your world comes crashing down. Avenue Theater is at 417 E. 17th Ave., in Denver; find the full schedule at www.avenuetheater.com.
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.theatreinboulder.com.
Through Nov. 11: Rock of Ages
Opens Nov. 18: Annie
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
Sept. 14-Oct. 8: BETC’s new season opens with the regional premiere of “The Revolutionists” by Lauren Gunderson; an “irreverent, girl-powered comedy” set in Paris during the Reign of Terror. Performances are at Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St.; check www.betc.org for times and ticket info.
Oct. 19-Nov. 12: Birds of North America
Opens Nov. 24: The Santaland Diaries
Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
Sept. 7-Nov. 5: Meredith Wilson’s “The Music Man” is an encore staging of the very first Candlelight production 10 years ago. Candlelight is at 4747 Marketplace Drive, Johnstown, off I-25 just north of Longmont. www.coloradocandlelight.com.
Opens Nov. 16: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Sept. 8-30: “You On the Moors Now” by Jaclyn Backhaus is a “feminist romp” featuring heroines from the 19th-century novels of Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters. At Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St. www.thecatamounts.org.
Oct. 28-29: FEED: Love
Centerstage Theatre Company
CenterStage performs at Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St. Information about fall productions wasn’t available at press time, so check www.centerstagetheatrecompany.org for updates.
Coal Creek Theater
Oct. 20-Nov. 5: “The Elephant Man” by Bernard Pomerance is based on the life of John Merrick, a man living with a horrifying, rare skin and bone disease in the latter part of the 19th century. CCT’s productions are staged at Louisville Center for the Arts, 801 Grant Ave. www.cctlouisville.org.
Curious Theatre Company
Curious is at 1080 Acoma St. in Denver; see www.curioustheatre.org for times and details about the shows listed, and others.
Sept. 2-Oct. 14: Appropriate, by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Nov. 4-Dec. 9: Body of an American, by Dan O’Brien
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. A few highlights of the fall lineup are listed below; check www.denvercenter.org for more. The center is at Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street in Denver. For tickets, call 303-893-4100, or go to TicketsWest outlets at King Soopers.
Through Oct. 1: Disney’s Frozen
Sept. 15-Oct. 29: Macbeth
Sept. 21-Oct. 22: Girls Only: The Secret Comedy of Women
Sept. 21-Nov. 18: The Snowy Day
Oct. 13-Nov. 19: Smart People
Jesters Dinner Theatre & School for the Performing Arts
Jesters is Longmont‘s long-running dinner theater (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.
Through Oct. 1: Anything Goes
Local Theater Company
Oct. 27-Nov. 19: The company’s fall production is “The Rape of the Sabine Women, by Grace B. Mathias,” a fast-paced, in-your-face comedic world premiere by Michael Yates Crowley. At Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St. www.localtheatercompany.org
Longmont Theatre Company
Oct. 13-28: LTC’s new season includes the actual stage production (not the movie) of “The Rocky Horror Show,” with a costume contest before select performances. The rest of the fall schedule is below; find out more at www.longmonttheatre.org. LTC is at 513 Main St., Longmont.
Sept. 15-24: The Outgoing Tide
Nov. 10-19: Becky’s New Car
Opens Dec. 8: Harry Connick Jr.’s “The Happy Elf”
Miners Alley Playhouse
Sept. 8-Oct. 15: “Les Liaison Dangereuses” (“Dangerous Liaisons”) by Christopher Hampton is a tale of seduction set in France among aristocrats before the revolution. At Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave. in Golden; www.minersalley.com.
OpenStage Theatre’s performances are at a variety of venues in Fort Collins, including the Lincoln Center; fall productions are listed below. Learn more at www.openstagetheatre.org. www.openstagetheatre.org.
Sept. 21-Oct. 14: Ideation, by Aaron Loeb
Oct. 26-Nov. 25: Monty Python’s Spamalot
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
After audience members share experiences from their lives, this improvisational troupe reenacts them on stage. The result is sometimes dramatic, sometimes funny. Check for upcoming performance dates at 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 camps for kids culminate in performances that are open to the public; see www.theaterforkids.net for details. Shows are at 5311 Western Ave., Suite 135.
The SOURCE Theatre Company
TSTC stages its productions at 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver; check www.thesourcedenver.org for a fall performance schedule.
3rd Mondays: Monday! Monday! Monday! Cabaret, 7:30pm
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 fall performance schedule.
Stories on Stage
Sept. 28 & Oct. 7: 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.cctlouisville.org for an updated schedule.
‘Til Death Do Us Party Productions
Sept, 2, 8 & 15; Oct. 20 & 27: “Murder 1942: Dead Reckoning” is billed as this troupe’s “most harrowing night of homicide yet.” The mystery dinner theater is performed at the historic Bluebird Lodge at the Gold Hill Inn, with four-course meals prepared by the chef. Check www.rockymountainmurdermysteries.com or www.goldhillinn.com.
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.
Sept. 29-Oct. 8: The Adding Machine
Oct. 11-15: Photograph 51
Oct. 18-22: The Long Christmas Ride Home
Nov. 3-12: A Doll‘sHouse
Nov. 29-Dec. 3: The Marriage of Bette and Boo
Dec. 6-10: Eurydice
The Upstart Crow Theatre Company
Oct. 12-22: Upstart Crow’s new season begins with Shakespeare’s “Richard III” at Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St. Find details and ticket information at www.theupstartcrow.org.
Opens Dec. 7: Under Milk Wood, by Dylan Thomas
Vintage Theatre Company
Vintage Theatre schedules at least 10 shows per season on two stages at 1468 Dayton St. in Aurora. www.vintagetheatre.com.
Sept. 1-Oct. 15: August: Osage County
Sept. 8-Oct. 29: The Little Dog Laughed
Opens Nov. 3: Honeymoon in Vegas