Theater Companies, Production and Shows
(See each organization’s website for additional productions not listed below.)
March 15-May 19: The Arvada Center presents “Sin Street Social Club”—because “what happens at Mardi Gras stays at Mardi Gras.” Check www.arvadacenter.org for details and the full schedule of plays. The center is at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. in Arvada.
Feb. 1-May 17: The Diary of Anne Frank
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 Jan. 5: A Christmas Story: The Musical
Jan. 11-March 31: Disenchanted!
April 3-26: Motones vs. Jerseys
Opens May 4: Beauty and the Beast
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
April 25-May 9: BETC presents “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time,” which the New York Times has called “one of the most fully immersive works to ever wallop Broadway.” At Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St.; check www.betc.org for times and ticket info, plus details about the shows listed below.
Dec. 6-24: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
Feb. 7-March 3: The Rembrandt
Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
Candlelight is at 4747 Marketplace Drive, Johnstown, off I-25 just north of Longmont. www.coloradocandlelight.com.
Through Dec. 31: Scrooge! The Musical
Jan. 10-March 3: Nunsense
March 14-May 26: Oliver!
Jan. 19-20: Through stories of immigrants and a fusion of different culinary traditions, “Melting Pot” will ask: When is it useful to preserve our separate identities, and where are we truly one? Performances are usually at Dairy Arts Center, but check www.thecatamounts.org for details about this and the performances listed below.
Feb. 15-March 10: United Flight 232
Save the Date: FEED: Dreams, a farm-to-table theatrical experience, July 28-29
Centerstage Theatre Company
CenterStage performs at Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St.; information about fall productions was not available at press time, so check www.centerstagetheatrecompany.org.
Coal Creek Theater
Feb. 22-March 9: “Blessed Assurance” by Laddy Sartin is a civil-rights play about one day in a woman’s life when she decided to stand up for herself and be treated as an equal. CCT’s productions are staged at Louisville Center for the Arts, 801 Grant Ave. www.cctlouisville.org
Colorado Shakespeare Festival
Save the Date: Tickets are already available for CSF’s 2018 summer festival, which opens June 7 and includes “Twelfth Night,” “As You Like It” and “Romeo and Juliet.” 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. 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.
Jan. 18-Feb. 24: Last Night and the Night Before
Jan. 25-Feb. 24: Anna Karenina
Feb. 6-17: Bat Out of Hell: The Musical
April 24-28: Cats
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.
Jan. 4-27: Annie Get Your Gun
Feb. 1-April 14: Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical
Opens April 19: The Wizard of Oz
Local Theater Company
March 15-17: The Local Lab 2019 New Play Festival features fully staged readings, workshops and parties at Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St. www.localtheatercompany.org.
Opens June 6: Discount Ghost Stories
Longmont Theatre Company
March 15-24: “Anatomy of Gray,” set in small-town Indiana, is a coming-of-age story that deals with death, loss and love. LTC is at 513 Main St., Longmont; see details about this and other plays at www.longmonttheatre.org.
Through Dec. 8: A Christmas Carol
Feb. 1-16: Young Frankenstein
May 3-18: Chess (UK version)
Miners Alley Playhouse
Miners Alley Playhouse is at 1224 Washington Ave. in Golden; www.minersalley.com.
Jan. 25-March 3: Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon
March 22-April 28: Our Town by Thornton Wilder
Peanut Butter Players
Dec. 14-15 & 21-22: Peanut Butter Players offers a Saturday luncheon performance for kids, by kids. “Miracle on 24th Street: The Musical” is a musical adaptation of the beloved holiday classic. Includes lunch. 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
Dec. 1, March 2 & June 1: After audience members share experiences from their lives, this improvisational troupe reenacts them on stage. The result is sometimes dramatic, sometimes funny. The dates listed here are at Still Cellars, 1115 Colorado Ave., Longmont, but check www.playbacktheatrewest.com for details and other performance dates.
Public Works Theatre Co.
This Lafayette-based theater troupe offers educational workshop sessions like Clown Camp (June 11-15), 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, and sometimes in Denver.
Dec. 2-9: The Little Mermaid
Square Product Theatre
Check www.squareproductheatre.org for the fall performance schedule.
Stories on Stage
Dec. 15 & March 9: 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; check www.tclstage.org for an announcement about the new season, which starts in January.
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.
Dec. 6-9: The House of Ramon Iglesia
Feb. 7-10: Almost, Maine
Feb. 14-17: The Voice of the Prairie
March 7-10: Poltergeist
March 14-17: Falstaff in Love
April 10-14: New Play Festival
The Upstart Crow Theatre Company
Upstart Crow’s 39th season celebrates strong women throughout history. At Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St. Find details and ticket information at www.theupstartcrow.org.
Dec. 13-23: Learned Ladies
March 14-24: As You Like It
May 16-26: Pygmalion