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Nov
9
Fri
2018
A Christmas Carol, the Musical / Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton
Nov 9 all-day

A Christmas Carol, the Musical is a spectacular adaptation of Charles Dickens’ most well-known story by Broadway heavy hitters, Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens. Ebenezer Scrooge believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated “Bah! Humbug!” Scrooge is forced to face his selfish ways on Christmas Eve when three ghosts visit to lead him through his Past, Present and Future.

A Christmas Carol, the Musical
Based on the story by Charles Dickens
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent
Presented by Town Hall Arts Center
Directed by Robert Wells
Music Direction by Donna Kolpan Debreceni
Choreography by Kelly Kates
Starring: Steven Turner as Scrooge, Eli Stewart as Bob Cratchit and Charla Mason Kelly as Mrs. Cratchit

November 9th – December 23rd, 2018
Performances:

Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm
Weekend Matinees at 2pm
Sunday, December 9th at 6:30pm
Box Office: 303-794-2787 ext. 5
Ticket Link

VENUE
Town Hall Arts Center
2450 West Main Street
Littleton, CO 80120

Town Hall Arts Center website

A Streetcar Named Desire / Parker Arts and Inspire Theater Company
Nov 9 all-day

Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize winning play, A Streetcar Named Desire, follows the mental and moral disintegration of Blanche DuBois, a former Southern belle, as her neurotic, genteel pretensions clash with harsh reality.

A Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennessee Williams
Presented by Parker Arts and Inspire Theater Company
Directed by Ralph Neumann

November 9th – November 18th, 2018
Performances:
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm
Friday matinee on November 16th at 2pm
Box Office: 303-805-6800
Ticket Link

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Schoolhouse Theater
19650 E. Mainstreet
Parker, CO 80138

Parker Arts website

Atomic / Equinox Theatre Company
Nov 9 all-day

Atomic (musical) — The atom bomb’s creation during WWII was an unprecedented collaboration of minds. America’s brightest academics, brilliant refugee scientists fleeing the terrors of Europe, government and military leaders, an army of construction and factory workers with no idea what they were working on. A tossed salad of humanity, united and driven by urgent necessity. Battling the clock, bureaucracy and each other to beat Hitler to the weapon that would decide the war. Only once Germany had surrendered did focus shift to Japanese cities. By then the project had grown too big to stop. But one man did try to stop it. A man since buried by history. But without his intellect and determination, the weapon that could end us might never have had its start. His name is Leo Szilard. His is the story of the bomb we were never told.

Atomic
by Danny Ginges and Philip Foxman
Presented by Equinox Theatre Company
Directed by Patrick Brownson

November 9th – December 1st, 2018
Performances:
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Box Office: 303-477-5977
Ticket Link

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The Bug Theatre
3654 Navajo Street
Denver, CO 80211

Equinox Theatre Company website

Cabaret Kalisz / Theatre O in Boulder
Nov 9 all-day

Cabaret Kalisz by Christie Winn comes to Boulder for its world premiere. Cabaret Kalisz is a new play that depicts how the human spirit can crumble and triumph in the face of adversity.

Cabaret Kalisz
by Christie Winn
Presented by Theatre O
Directed by Michelle Romeo

November 9th – November 18th, 2018
Performances:
Thursday, November 15th at 7:30pm
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sunday matinees at 2pm
Monday, November 12th at 7:30pm
Box Office: 720-354-8592
Ticket Link

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Theatre O
5311 Western Avenue, Suite 120
Boulder, CO 80301

Theatre O website

More information about this production:
Michelle Romeo, founder of Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids and artistic director, founder, and producer of Theatre O, is directing Cabaret Kalisz as a show that focuses on women and how their survival instincts rise, fall, and interact rather than ‘just another Holocaust play’.
Michelle is joined by her assistant director and son, Julien Romeo Motola, and together they’ve created an intuitive and thought-provoking commentary on how women found light in the darkest of places. Indeed, the message of Cabaret Kalisz mirrors the vision of Theatre O in general. Theatre O seeks to “transcend the banal and mirror the many conditions of the human experience” and the creative team has achieved just that through the world of Germany in the mid 1940s.

Heathers: the Musical / Harrington Arts Alliance in Loveland
Nov 9 all-day

A dark story about Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. Heathers: the Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal new show.

Heathers: the Musical
by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy
Presented by Harrington Arts Alliance
Directed by Brittany Grim

November 9th – 18th, 2018
Performances:
Friday, November 9th and 16th at 7pm
Saturdays, November 10th and 17th at 7pm
Sunday matinees, November 11th and 18th at 2pm
Box Office: 970-568-8370
Ticket Link

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Harrington Arts Alliance
575 N. Denver Avenue
Loveland, CO 80537

Harrington Arts Alliance website

Stage Kiss / Steel City Theatre Company in Pueblo
Nov 9 all-day

Art imitates Life. Life imitates Art. When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. Stage Kiss captures Sarah Ruhl’s singular voice. It is a charming tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss—or when actors share a real one.

Stage Kiss
by Sarah Ruhl
Presented by Steel City Theatre Company

November 9th – 18th, 2018
Performances:
Fridays and Saturdays, November 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinees – November 11th and 18th at 2:30pm
Box Office: 719-994-8298
Ticket Link

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Steel City Theatre Company
241 S. Santa Fe Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81003

Steel City Theatre Company website

Xanadu / Denver Center for The Performing Arts – Garner Galleria Theatre
Nov 9 all-day

Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first roller disco. (Hey, it’s 1980.) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds. This Tony Award-nominated, hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends, Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. Based on the Universal Pictures cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, Xanadu is hilarity on wheels for anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired.

Xanadu
Written by Douglas Carter Beane
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar
Presented by The Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Directed and Choreographed by Joel Farrell
Music Direction by David Nehls
Starring:
Sheryl McCallum, Sarah Rex, Lauren Shealy, Seth Dhonau, Leiney Rigg, Aaron Vega and Marco Robinson

November 9th, 2018 – April 28th, 2019
Performances:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 7:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm and 7:30pm
Box Office: 303-893-4100
Ticket Link
Recommended 12 years of age and up

VENUE
Garner Galleria Theatre
at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Complex
1101 13th St, Denver, CO 80204

Denver Center for the Performing Arts website

Nov
10
Sat
2018
A Christmas Story, The Musical / BDT Stage (Boulder’s Dinner Theatre)
Nov 10 all-day

Ralphie Parker wants only one thing for Christmas: an Official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. A Christmas Story, The Musical is the hilarious account of Ralphie’s desperate quest to ensure that this most perfect of gifts ends up under his tree this Christmas. This musical, based on the classic 1983 movie, which itself was based on stories by legendary radio humorist Jean Shepherd, features funny and heartfelt songs. A Christmas Story, The Musical captures holiday wonder with such deliciously wicked wit that it is sure to delight children and grown-ups alike!

A Christmas Story, The Musical
Music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Book by Joseph Robinette
Presented by BDT Stage (Boulder’s Dinner Theatre)

November 10th, 2018 – January 5th, 2019
Performances:
Wednesdays at 5:30pm
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 6:15pm
Sunday matinees at noon
Box Office: 303-449-6000
Ticket Link

VENUE
BDT Stage
5501 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80303

BDT Stage website

Nov
11
Sun
2018
Playoff! A Playwright Slam / Dangerous Theatre
Nov 11 all-day

Part live theatre game, part battle royale, PLAYOFFS! is a friendly competition where the stage is the battleground, and new work is always the winner. Playwrights are given the opportunity to showcase their work before a panel of industry professionals and an audience, for a chance at a staged reading. Build community, hear your work, and network with local theater makers.

HOW IT WORKS: Playwrights arrive with their pages and tell us how many actors the piece requires. Actors also arrive and put their names in a cool hat.
ROUND 1  – Actors names are drawn and each playwright has 5 minutes on the stage. They should use some of this time to give direction to the actors, but leave as much time as possible for the reading. After 5 minutes has passed, the panel of industry professional judges will give the play a score from 1-5.
ROUND 2 – The top 3 scoring plays advance to round 2 where they receive 12 minutes of stage time. After each piece, the audience has a chance to persuade the judges.

November 11th, 2018 – June 9th, 2019
Workshops/Performances:
Every 2nd Sunday of the month from 6-8pm
Venue Phone: 720-989-1764

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Denver’s Dangerous Theatre
2620 W. 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80219

Dangerous Theatre website

Nov
13
Tue
2018
Come From Away (Broadway Tour) / Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 13 all-day

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. The New York Times Critics’ Pick, the Broadway musical Come From Away, takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. “It takes you to a place you never want to leave.” On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

Come From Away
by Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Orchestrations by August Eriksmoen
Musical Staging by Kelly Devine
Directed by Christopher Ashley
Presented at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts

November 13th – 25th, 2018
Performances:
Tuesdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm
Box Office: 303-893-4100
Ticket Link

VENUE
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts
in the Buell Theatre
1101 13th Street
(14th and Curtis Streets)
Denver, CO 80204

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts website

Nov
16
Fri
2018
Annie (youth performers) / BackStory Youth Theatre Company
Nov 16 all-day

BackStory Youth Theatre Company presents Annie. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC and leaps head-first into a series of fun-filled adventures. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations and ultimately finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie is a family-friendly musical sure to delight audiences of all ages.

Annie
Book by Thomas Meehan
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Presented by BackStory Youth Theatre Company
Directed by Felicia Bredenberg

November 16th – November 18th, 2018
Performances:
Friday, November 16th at 7pm
Saturday, November 17th at 7pm
Sunday, November 18th at 2pm
Box Office: 720-263-0836
Ticket Link
Choose your exact seats when purchase online before October 27th.

VENUE
Broomfield Auditorium
3 Community Park Road
Broomfield, CO 80020

BackStory Theatre website

Improv Duel – Team vs. Team Improv Comedy! / The Parker Players
Nov 16 all-day

Team vs Team Improv Comedy! Two teams of improvisers battle it out to determine who is funniest while performing improv comedy games in the style of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” A Family Friendly Show.

Improv Duel
Presented by The Parker Players

Friday, November 16th, 2018 at 8pm
Doors open at 7:30pm
Ticket Link
Reservations encouraged – shows usually sell out in advance

VENUE
The Studio at Mainstreet
19600 Mainstreet
Parker, CO 80138

The Parker Players website

Pain is my Vice / Dangerous Theatre
Nov 16 all-day

One woman’s story about single parenting, alcoholism, BDSM (erotic behavior between consenting adults), pain and knowing when to keep your mouth shut. Christine shares the intimate reasons she came to love pain in the world of BDSM. In a trying world as a single parent she discovers a way to cope with the stresses without following the same path as her own parents. The message at the end is universal, whether you have children or not.

Pain is my Vice
Presented by Dangerous Theatre

November 16th – 17th, 2018
Performances:
Friday, November 16th at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 17th at 7pm
Box Office: 720-989-1764
Ticket Link
Must be 18+ to attend
Caution: Language, Sexual Content, Violence
Seating is limited. Advance purchase suggested.

VENUE
Denver’s Dangerous Theatre
2620 W. 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80219

Dangerous Theatre website

Reckless / Funky Little Theater Co. in Colorado Springs
Nov 16 all-day

At home on Christmas Eve, Rachel is informed by her guilty husband that he has hired a hitman to kill her, and she must flee for her life—which she does by scrambling out the kitchen window and into the snowy night. She meets and joins up with Lloyd Bophtelophti, a true “original” who has changed his name to avoid alimony payments and who now lives with a paraplegic named Pootie (who also pretends to be deaf in order to get double disability). Rachel then wins $100,000 on a TV game show and begins a series of picaresque escapades involving numerous psychiatrists and, eventually, an ill-fated reunion with her husband. In the end, Rachel becomes a therapist herself, treating her own child (who fails to recognize her) and is led more and more to ponder whether the modern world might not be a vast conspiracy designed to systematically undermine her own increasingly shaky sanity.

Reckless

by Craig Lucas
Presented by Funky Little Theater Co.
Directed by Thom Dygert

November 16th – December 1st, 2018
Performances:
Thursdays – Saturdays at 7pm
Ticket Link (not currently available online – Oct. 2018) Check website below

VENUE
Funky Little Theater Co.
1367 Pecan Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Funky Little Theater Co. website

The [SIC] & Twisted Comedy Show / Dangerous Theatre
Nov 16 all-day

The [SIC] & Twisted Comedy Show
Dangerous Theatre is the new home for the [SIC] & Twisted Comedy Troupe and who will be offering a variety of comedy shows on Friday nights. Comedy Hour is a mix of sketch comedy and stand up, all hosted by a drag queen! Leave the kids at home because this is ADULT comedy. If you are easily offended or don’t like sex, go elsewhere. This show is NOT for you. Not for anyone under 18 due to sexual content and gratuitous nudity.

November 16th – November 30th, 2018
Performances:
Fridays at 9:30pm
Box Office: 720-989-1764
Ticket Link
Advance purchase recommended – seating is limited.
$5.00 discount for students/seniors/military, CTG Members, Sanctuary members and anyone who comes dressed as a clown. To purchase the discount ticket, when you check out use the code: Discount.

VENUE
Denver’s Dangerous Theatre
2620 W. 2nd Avenue, #1
Denver, CO 80219

Dangerous Theatre website

Nov
17
Sat
2018
Magic for Beginners (Mystifying Tales) / Stories on Stage
Nov 17 all-day

Fanciful tales where the everyday meets the extraordinary. Kate Gleason, Gareth Saxe and Greg Ungar read mystifying tales! Master illusionist Erica Sodos joins Stories on Stage for this special event.

Magic for Beginners
by various authors
Presented by Stories on Stage

Saturday, November 17th, 2018 at 1:30 and 7:30pm
Box Office: 303-494-0523
Ticket Link

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Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center
721 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204

Stories on Stage website

Nov
20
Tue
2018
Elf – The Musical / Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
Nov 20 all-day

One of the most beloved holiday movies in recent years is live on stage! ELF – The Musical is the uproarious tale of Buddy, who as a child, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole where he is raised among elves. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to question where he came from. With Santa’s blessing, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. By spreading his unfailing holiday cheer, Buddy helps people discover the true meaning of Christmas, and finds the human family he never knew he had. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make audiences of all ages embrace their inner Elf!

ELF – The Musical
Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Based on the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum
Presented by the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
Directed by Gavin Mayer
Music Director – Christopher Babbage
Choreographer – Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck
Starring: Josh Houghton as Buddy, Leslie Hiatt as Jovie with Mark Devine, Maria Couch, Tyler Fruhwirth, Austin Golinski, Harrison Hauptman, Sharon Kay White, Anthony Simone, Colin Alexander, Nolan Baker, Joe Callahan, Adam Fontana, Kitty Skillman Hisabeck, Emily Hin, Steph Holmbo, Jasmine Jackson, Justin Larman, Alexandra Palkovic, P. Tucker Worley, Adriane Leigh Robinson, Benjamin Roeling, Rachel Turner and Elliot Peterson

November 20th – December 23rd, 2018
Performances:
Tuesdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm
Wednesdays at 1pm
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm
Special Sensory Friendly Performance on Sunday, Dec. 16th (designed for individuals with autism, Down Syndrome, sensory processing disorders and their families)
Box Office: 720-898-7200
Ticket Link

VENUE
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
Main Stage Theatre
6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003

Arvada Center website

Nov
21
Wed
2018
A Christmas Carol / Denver Center Theatre Company
Nov 21 all-day

Essential to the holiday season in Denver, A Christmas Carol is a joyous and opulent musical adaptation that traces money-hoarding skinflint Ebenezer Scrooge’s triumphant overnight journey to redemption. A Christmas Carol promises to “warm your heart and renew your holiday spirit.” Based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel, A Christmas Carol illuminates the meaning of the holiday season in a way that has resonated for generations.

A Christmas Carol
Based on the Charles Dickens’ novel
Adapted by Richard Hellesen
Music by David DeBerry
Presented by the Denver Center Theatre Company
Directed by Melissa Rain Anderson

November 21st – December 24th, 2018
Performances:
Various dates and times throughout the run – check website.
Box Office:
303-893-4100
Ticket Link

VENUE
Denver Center Theatre Company
at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts
on the Stage Theatre
Speer and Arapahoe Streets
Denver, CO 80204

Denver Center Theatre Company website

Nov
23
Fri
2018
A Christmas Carol / Miners Alley Playhouse in Golden
Nov 23 all-day

This hilarious, fast-paced adaptation uses only five actors to bring Dickens’ most beloved characters to life. From Scrooge and Tiny Tim to Bob Cratchit and Mrs. Fezziwig, A Christmas Carol uses nothing more than simple props, fun physicality, and the power of imagination to convey this timeless story of redemption. Witness Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from a stingy miser to a man who generously celebrates the spirit of the season all year long, in this Miners Alley adaptation that has already become your favorite holiday celebration!

A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
Presented by Miners Alley Playhouse
Adapted by Josh Hartwell
Directed by Len Matheo
Starring: Jim Hunt (as Scrooge), Lisa DeCaro, Meredith Young, Jason Maxwell, Josh Hartwell and Ella Matheo

November 23rd – December 23rd, 2018
Performances:
Tuesday, December 18th at 7:30pm
Wednesday, December 19th at 7:30pm
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 1pm and 6pm
Box Office: 303-935-3044
Ticket Link

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Miners Alley Playhouse
1224 Washington Avenue
Golden, CO 80401
Miners Alley Playhouse website

Constellations / Lake Dillon Theatre Company
Nov 23 all-day

A simple encounter between a man and woman propels a spell-bounding, romantic journey within a complex matrix of parallel universes. Compelling and moving, Constellations explores how one woman’s and one man’s interactions within time and space determine their relationships, their experiences, and their ultimate purposes in life.

Constellations
by Nick Payne
Presented by Lake Dillon Theatre Company
Directed by Christopher Alleman

November 23rd – December 16th, 2018
Performances:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 6:30pm
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Box Office: 970-513-9386
Ticket Link
Recommended for adults and students 13+

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Lake Dillon Theatre
in the Flex Theatre
460 Blue River Parkway
Silverthorne, CO 80498
Venue Phone: 970-513-9386

Lake Dillon Theatre Company website

Mary Poppins / Vintage Theatre
Nov 23 all-day

Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic, love and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value themselves (and each other) before the wind changes direction! With unforgettable songs like “A Spoonful of Sugar”, “Let’s Go Fly a Kite,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and, of course “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”

Mary Poppins
by Richard and Robert Sherman
Presented by Vintage Theatre
Directed by Clay White
Starring: Carolyn Lohr (Mary Poppins), Kalond Irianda(Bert), Hannah Allen & Hazel Kachline (Jane Banks), Georffrey Boden & Nathaniel Waite-Lutz (Michael Banks), Brekken Baker (Katie Nanna/Birdwoman), Michael O’Shea (George Banks), Kerry Emswiller (Winifred Banks), Michelle Jeffries, Shannon McCarthy, Sonsharae Tull, David Cervera, Lacey Eberl, and Ashely Ellen Frary with ensemble members Caitlin Burd, Emily Elliot, Annealea Flynn, Brianna Herman, Joseph Lozano, Andy Nuanhngam, Elijah Owens and Andrew Stanley.

November 23rd, 2018 – January 6th, 2019
Performances:
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:30pm
Monday, December 3rd at 7:30pm
Box Office: 303-856-7830
Ticket Link

VENUE
Vintage Theatre
1468 Dayton Street
Aurora, CO 80010

Vintage Theatre website

Scrooge! The Musical / Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
Nov 23 all-day

A favorite Candlelight Holiday tradition returns! This festive musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel, “Scrooge” is a tale that has charmed generations with its tribute to the magic of the Christmas spirit. When miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by ghosts of the past, present and future on Christmas Eve, he is threatened with a bitter and lonely future or offered redemption if he changes his selfish ways. The ghosts take Scrooge on a journey through his life and teach him the real meaning of Christmas along the way. Featuring hit songs such as “Thank You Very Much” and “I Hate People.”

Scrooge! The Musical
Book and Music by Leslie Bricusse
Based on the 1970 movie, “Scrooge”
Presented by Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
Directed by Robert Michael Sanders
Music Direction by Phil Forman
Choreography by Michael Lasris
Starring: Brian Burron as Scrooge, Thomas Castro as Bob Cratchit and Heather McClain and Mrs. Cratchit with Sarah Grover, Eric Heine, Scott Hurst, Annie Dwyer, Kent Sugg, Scotty Shaffer, Lisa Kay Carter, Elliot Clough, Steph Hesse, Sky Cash, Broc Timmerman, Ethan Knowles, Susanna Houdesheldt, Abbie Hanawait, Sami Jo Staggs, Sara Kowalski, Hannah Harmon and more!

November 23rd – December 31st, 2018
Performances:
Thursday-Saturday: Dinner at 6pm — Show at 7:30pm
Saturday Matinee: Dinner 12noon — Show 1:30pm
Sunday Matinee: Dinner 12:30pm — Show 2pm
Tuesday/ Wednesday — December 4th – December 26th —  Dinner 6pm — Show at 7:30pm
Box Office: 970-744-3747
Ticket Link

VENUE
Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
4747 Marketplace Drive
Johnstown, CO 80534

Candlelight Dinner Playhouse website

The SantaLand Diaries / Off Center at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 23 all-day

The SantaLand Diaries is a cynically candid, profoundly profane laughgasm.” – Boulder Weekly
If your eggnog is curdled, you’ve got a stocking full of coal and you’re on the Naughtiest List, Crumpet the Elf has got your back. Santa’s not-so-helpful sidekick returns for more hilarious hijinks in this acclaimed one-man show based on the memoir by David Sedaris. Think holiday shopping is brutal? Try being on the receiving end of Macy’s SantaLand madness in a pair of pointy shoes. This twisted tale is the cure for the common Christmas show and the perfect excuse to take a break from it all.

The SantaLand Diaries
by David Sedaris
Adapted by Joe Mantello
Presented by DCPA Off-Center and Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company
Directed by Stephen Weitz
Starring: Michael Bouchard

November 23rd – December 24th, 2018
Performances:
Tuesdays – Saturdays at 7pm
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm
Saturday, December 1st matinee at 12noon
Fridays, December 14th and 21st at 10pm
Monday, December 24th at 7pm
Box Office: 303-893-4100
Ticket Link
For mature audiences only!

VENUE
The Jones Theatre
at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street
Denver, CO 80204

Off Center website page

The Second City’s A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens / The Aurora Fox Arts Center
Nov 23 all-day

Amid the sugarplums and good cheer, dyspeptic holiday-themed diversions also abound this time of year. The Second City’s A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens is an anti-holiday show created by Chicago improv vets and former Emmy Award-winning writers for “The Colbert Report,” Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort. A perfect blend of scripted dialogue, sketch comedy and improvisational acting, the show is a naughty, bawdy, irreverent send-up of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol.” Fun holiday fare for those who want to the deck the halls, and those who want to deck the jolly.

The Second City’s A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens
by Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort
Presented by The Aurora Fox Arts Center
Directed by Matthew R. Wilson
Starring: Erik Sandvold as Scrooge with Sean Cummins, Ilasiea Gray, Seth Palmer Harris, Sara Milbrath, Charlie Schmidt and Jessica Austgen

November 23rd – December 23rd, 2018
Performances:
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sunday matinees at 2pm
Box Office: 303-739-1970
Ticket Link
Advisory: Contains Adult language

VENUE
The Aurora Fox Arts Center
9900 E. Colfax Avenue
Aurora, CO 80010

The Aurora Fox Arts Center website

Nov
24
Sat
2018
The Christmas Spirit / Firehouse Theater Company
Nov 24 all-day

Just after midnight on Christmas Eve, Julia Dowling has an unexpected visitor who intends to escort her off to the afterlife. Infusing comedy into the classic “Death Takes a Holiday,” The Christmas Spirit is set in contemporary Long Island. Julia persuades Death to give her one more day to enjoy Christmas and invites him to be her guest at a festive party. The next day the house fills with bickering relatives, friends, the local priest…and Death, masquerading as a human, singing carols and drinking eggnog. Moments of high farce, drama, and even romance arise as bright holiday fantasies collide with a not-so-merry reality.

The Christmas Spirit
by Frederick Stroppel
Presented by Firehouse Theater Company
Directed by Peter John Hughes

November 24th – December 22nd, 2018
Performances:
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sunday matinees at 2pm
Box Office: 303-562-3232
Ticket Link

VENUE
John Hand Theater
on the Colorado Free University Lowry Campus
7653 E. 1st Place
Denver, CO 80230

Firehouse Theater Company website

The Story of the Nutcracker / Miners Alley Children’s Theatre in Golden
Nov 24 all-day

Nearly everyone knows the tale of the Nutcracker: a gift to Marie from her Godfather Drosslemeier on Christmas Eve. Sadly, the beautiful Nutcracker gets broken and later that night Marie goes to check up on it. To her surprise, it has come alive, and a story-within-the-story begins! The audience is invited to become a part of the Nutcracker story and everyone gets to live happily ever after. Appropriate for ages 12 and under, and the people who love them.

The Story of the Nutcracker
Adapted by Rory Pierce from the original book by E.T.A. Hoffman
(with inspirations from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet)
Presented by Miners Alley Children’s Theatre
Directed by Rory Pierce

November 24th – December 22nd, 2018
Performances:
Saturdays at 1pm
Plus: Saturdays at 11am on December 8th, 15th, and 22nd
Box Office: 303-935-3044
Ticket Link
Call for weekday performance availability
Appropriate for ages 12 and under

VENUE:
Miners Alley Playhouse
1224 Washington Avenue
Golden, CO. 80401
303-935-3044

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A Christmas Carol – The Radio Show / Vintage Theatre
Nov 30 all-day

It’s Christmas Eve, and with the actors snowed in and unable to make it to the studios of WXMS for the live radio performance of “A Christmas Carol,” the sound effects person decides to take the audience through the classic tale himself. This rollicking, creative adaptation of Dickens’ classic work is sure to warm the hearts of even the chilliest audience members. A one man tour-de-force starring Leroy Leonard.

A Christmas Carol – The Radio Show
by David Alberts
Presented by Vintage Theatre
Directed by Katie Mangett
Starring: Leroy Leonard

November 30th – December 23rd, 2018
Performances:
Thursday, December 20th at 7:30pm
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 22nd at 2:30pm
Sundays at 2:30pm
Sunday, December 23rd at 7:30pm
Box Office: 303-856-7830
Ticket Link

VENUE
Vintage Theatre
1468 Dayton Street
Aurora, CO 80010

Vintage Theatre website

Coyote. Badger. Rattlesnake. / Buntport Theater
Nov 30 all-day

This new comedy looks behind-the-scenes of a museum nature diorama. Join Carroll and Glenn as they painstakingly re-create a moment in the lives of three animals. Working on this outmoded intersection of science and art, they are confronted with their own humanity. Being alive among the dead – real among the fake – can be taxing. A holiday-free show during a heavily holiday-ed season.

Coyote. Badger. Rattlesnake.
by Buntport Theater and Ellen K. Graham
Presented by Buntport Theater

November 30th – December 22nd, 2018
Performances:
Thursdays – Saturdays at 8pm
Sunday matinees on December 9th and 16th at 3pm
Monday, December 10th at 8pm
Box Office: 720-946-1388
Ticket Link

VENUE
Buntport Theater
717 Lipan Street
Denver, CO 80204

Buntport Theater website

Kimberly Akimbo / Thunder River Theatre Company in Carbondale
Nov 30 all-day

“Wacky, touching, and totally charming” – NY Daily News. David Lindsay-Abaire’s dark comedy, Kimberly Akimbo, is the story of a quirky teenager, Kimberly, whose body ages 4 times faster than it should, and the wacky cast of characters that surround her.

Kimberly Akimbo
by David Lindsay-Abaire
Presented by Thunder River Theatre Company
Directed by Sue Lavin

Friday, November 30th – December 15th, 2018
Performances:
Thursday, December 13th at 7:30pm
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm (Nov. 30th, Dec. 7th, 8th, 14th, and 15th)
Sunday matinee, December 9th at 2pm
Box Office: 970-963-8200
Ticket Link

VENUE
Thunder River Theatre Company
67 Promenade
Carbondale, Colorado 81623

Thunder River Theatre Company website

Santa’s Big Red Sack (adult humor) / Avenue Theater
Nov 30 all-day

Santa’s Big Red Sack has become an annual tradition at the Avenue Theater for those desperately seeking some non-traditional holiday entertainment. It’s clever, witty, relentless, and definitely not for the easily offended. While the subjects may sound familiar and benign – Santa’s reindeer, Christmas carols, bedtime stories, the Whos in Whoville, gift exchanges and good will – it is undoubtedly “The holiday show you shouldn’t take your kids to.”

Santa’s Big Red Sack
Created by Dave Shirley, Jane Shirley, Jeff Kosloski and Derek Hartman
Presented at the Avenue Theater
Directed by Dave Shirley
Starring: Dave Shirley, Jane Shirley, Jeff Kosloski and Eric Mather

November 30th – December 24th, 2018
Performances:
Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 4pm
Christmas Eve show, December 24th at 2pm
Box Office: 303-321-5925
Ticket Link

VENUE
Avenue Theater
417 E. 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203

Avenue Theater website

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