Curtain Time

Posted 3/12/10

Final weekend: “Guys and Dolls: A Musical Fable of Broadway,” based on Damon Runyon stories and characters, plays through March 21 at Town Hall …

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Curtain Time


Final weekend: “Guys and Dolls: A Musical Fable of Broadway,” based on Damon Runyon stories and characters, plays through March 21 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Downtown Littleton. Directed by Bob Wells. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $18 to $35, 303-794-2787, Don’t miss this one!

Ten National Theatre Conservatory graduates will present a pair of classics: “Hamlet” and “Tartuffe” in repertory starting April 7 in The Conservatory Theatre, 1101 13th St., Denver. “Hamlet” is staged as a living graphic novel, directed by Robert Richmond and Michael Cobb. Moliere’s farce is directed by Sabin Epstein. Performances: “Hamlet:” 6:30 p.m. April 7, 14, 15, 21; 7:30 p.m. April 9, 17, 23; 1:30 p.m. Apr. 24. “Tartuffe:” 6:30 p.m. April 8, 13, 20, 22; 7:30 p.m. April 10, 16; 7 p.m. April 24, closing, graduation; 1:30 p.m. April 17. Tickets; $18, 303-893-4100,

New location for a local tradition: “Magic Moments” will be produced April; 8 through 11 at Cherry Creek High School, 9300 E. Union Ave., Englewood. “The Child” challenges the audience to choose between fame and fortune and love and hope. Centennial Elementary student Kate Lubotsky will play the Child; Leonard Barrett, the Veteran; Traci Kern, the Angel; Drew Frady, the Devil and Billy Baldwin, the Prophet. Music from many famous sources, large cast, directed by the amazing KQ. Donna Debreceni is music director. The annual production includes disabled actors and raises money for organizations serving that community. Performances: 7:30 p.m. April 8, 9, 10; 2 p.m. April 10, 11. Tickets are only available online-print out your tickets and bring them: $20/ $17.50,

“Dearly Departed,” a longtime popular comedy, returns to the Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., March 19 to April 17. Director John Ashton, former Avenue Theater owner, presented this play twice, for a total run of almost three years. It’s about a Bible Belt family which gathers after the death of the family patriarch. Many original cast members will appear. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $24, 303-739-1970,

El Centro Su Teatro, Denver’s longstanding Hispanic theater company, directed by Anthony Garcia, is settling into its new home in the Denver Civic Theatre at 721 Santa Fe Drive, in the Denver Arts District. The first full production will be “Las Carpa de los Rasquachis“ by Luis Valdez, running March 20 to April 24. www.suteatro, 303-296-0219.

“Opus” by musician turned playwright Michael Hollinger plays through April 24 at Curious Theatre Company, 1180 Acoma St., Denver. Chip Walton directs a play about a high-strung string quartet preparing for a high-profile performance. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays (No performance on Easter Sunday, April 4). Tickets: $18/$34/$42 (opening night). Previews March 11, 12: $18. 303-623-0524,

“Grace and Glorie” by Tom Ziegler plays through April 25 at Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. A story of two remarkable women, directed by Robert Kramer. Performances: 7:30 Fridays, Saturdays; 6 p.m. Sundays, except 2 p.m. April 25. 303-935-3044,

“Mama Hated Diesels” by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman, world premier at Denver Center Theatre Company, a musical portrait of America’s long distance truckers, plays through May 9. 303-893-4100,

“Mary Poppins” plays through April 4 at the Buell Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex. Tickets: 303-893-4100, or TicketsWest at King Soopers.

“Cirque Dreams Illumination”plays March 31 to April 4 at the Elie Caulkins Opera House, Denver Performing Arts Complex. Acrobatics in a fantasy city. Performances: 7 p.m. Wednesday to Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $20. 303-893-4100,, TicketsWest at King Soopers.

Late show: “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You” by Christopher Durang plays through April 3 at Vintage Theatre, 2119 E. 17th Ave., Denver. Directed by Brandi Glass. Performances: 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $16 at the door, $12 in advance. 303-839-1361,

“A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry will be presented by Inspire Creative March 19 and 20 at Parker Mainstreet Center, 19650 E. Mainstreet, Parker. Performances: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets: $18/$15. 303-790-0875, (Visit the website to see a roundtable discussion with actors and director).

“The House of Yes” by Wendy McLeod, presented by Equinox Theatre Company, will play through March 27 at the Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St., Denver Highlands. What happens to a family when “no” is never uttered? Directed by Deb Flomberg and Arthur Pierce. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; Industry night 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 15. Tickets: $15/$12. 720-984-0781, *For mature audiences.

“The Goodbye People” by Herb Gardner plays through April 3 at Vintage Theatre, 2119 E. 17th Ave., Denver. Gardner, best known for “A Thousand Clowns,” writes of elderly Max Silverman (played by veteran actor Roger Simon), who decides to reopen his Coney Island hot dog stand in mid winter, to the puzzlement of his daughter and others. Jesse Larner directs. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $23, $18 in advance. 303-839-1361,

“Medea” brings classic Greek tragedy to the E Project’s stage through March 27. The theater is at 9797 W. Colfax in Lakewood. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets: $16/$14. (Mature audiences).

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield will be presented by Evergreen Players through April 3 at their Center/Stage Theater, 27608 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen. Scott Ogle directs. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $18/$14. 303-674-4934,

“And Then There Were None,” a mystery-comedy by Agatha Christie, is presented by Spotlight Theatre through March 27 at John Hand Theater, 7653 E. First Place in Denver. Bernie Cardell directs. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays 6:30 p.m. Sundays Feb. 28 and March 14. Tickets: $18/$16. 720-880-8727,

“Postville” by Don Fried plays through March 27 at the historic Mary Miller Theater, 300 E. Simpson St., Lafayette. Presented by Coal Creek Community Theatre. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays March 14 and 21. Tickets: $15/$12, 720-209-2154,

“Under Milk Wood” by Dylan Thomas plays through March 21 at The Germinal Stage, 2450 W. 44th Ave., Denver. Performances: 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 7 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $17.75 to $21.75, with discount for previews Feb 12, 13 and half price Feb. 19, 20, 21. 303-455-7108.

“Chicago” plays through May 9 at Boulder’s Dinner Theatre. Performances: Wednesdays through Sundays and selected Tuesdays. Tickets $35 to $44., 303-449-6000.

“Girls Only - the Secret Comedy of Women” by Barbara Gehring and Linda Klein continues to play at the Galleria Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex. Performances: ongoing 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. (Intended for female audiences). Tickets start at $29,, 303-893-4100, TicketsWest at King Soopers.

Childrens Theater: new spring productions.

“The Jungle’s Child” by local actor/playwright Theresa Dwyer Reid will play on Saturdays and Sundays through April 11 at the Denver Victorian Playhouse, 4201 Hooker St., Denver. Inspired by Kipling’s tales. Directed by Rita Broderick. Performances at 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. No show on Easter Sunday, April 4 and performances at 1 and 3 p.m. April 11. Tickets: $12/$8, 303-433-4343,

“The Sword in the Stone,” adapted by Steve and Kathy Hotchner, plays through April 25 at 73rd Ave. Playhouse, 7287 Lowell Blvd., Westminster. Based on the Arthurian legend. Performances: 1:30 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m. Sundays. Tickets: $8/$6, 720-276-6936, or e-mail

“Cinderella” plays through May at Schwayder Theatre, Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver. Directed by Billie McBride with a cast of accomplished actors. Public performances (in addition to school shows): 1 p.m. Sundays March 7 through May 2. Tickets: $9/$8. 303-316-6360,


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