Curtain Time

Posted 7/14/10

“Beauty and the Beast” by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman , Tim Rice and Linda Woolverton, is PHAMALy’s 2010 musical production, playing July 15 to …

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Curtain Time


“Beauty and the Beast” by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman , Tim Rice and Linda Woolverton, is PHAMALy’s 2010 musical production, playing July 15 to Aug. 15 in the Space Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex. Steve Wilson directs. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $30/$28; $24 on Monday, July 26; $75 on Thursday, Aug. 5 (Circle of Stars Gala). 303-893-4100,, Tickets West at King Soopers; Denver Center Box Office.

“Picasso at the Lapin Agile” by Steve Martin plays through Aug. 14 in the lobby of the historic Barth Hotel, 1510 17th St. in Denver’s LoDo. The production is a fundraiser for Senior Housing Options, which operates the hotel as a residence for low income seniors. Terry Dodd is director. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays. Tickets: $25 to $100, 303-595-4464, picasso.

“The Love List,” a comedy by popular Canadian playwright Norm Foster will play in a regional premier July 30 through Aug. 22 at Town Hall Arts Center, 24450 W. Main St., Downtown Littleton. Bob Wells directs. Tickets: $21-$36, 303-794-2787,

“The Real Thing” by Tom Stoppard, starring Sam Gregory, plays through Aug. 14 at Paragon’s new location, 1387 S. Santa Fe Drive, Denver Performances: 7:30 Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. 303-300-2210,

“Sylvia” by A. R. Gurney plays through July 25 at the E Project, 9797 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. Directed by Laura Lounge. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 6 p.m. Sundays. (No show Friday, July 23). Tickets: $16. 303-232-0363,

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” with book by Burt Shrevelove and Larry Gelbert, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, plays through Aug. 8 at Vintage Theatre, 2119 E. 17th Ave., Denver. Linda Suttle of Littleton is director, with Bernie Cardell as Pseudolus. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $25 at the door, $20 in advance. 303-839-1361,

“I’m Getting Murdered in the Morning” by Lee Mueller, presented by the Parker Arts Council, invites the public to a wedding reception, which won’t be over until someone is dead! Performances will be at 7 p.m. July 24 and 2 p.m. July 25 at Victorian Peaks Collection, 11020 Pikes Peak Drive, Parker. Director Patricia Goodman leads the Murder Gourmet Ltd. troupe. The antique store will become a cabaret theater for the weekend, with a buffet dinner, cash bar and play for $35. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. 303-840-5406.

Inspire Creative of Parker presents “Guys and Dolls” by Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling, Abe Burrows July 23-31 at the Byron Theatre in the Newman Center at DU, 2344 E. Iliff, Denver. Gary Lewis is director and Scott Merchant, music director for this popular retelling of Damon Runyon’s tales of Broadway. Performances: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 1 p.m. Saturdays. Tickets: $28.75/$26.75/$21.25, Ticket Master outlets, Newman box office 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

“Summer Madness” has two parts: “Madly in Love” by Paul Ableman and “The Bald Soprano” by Eugene Ionesco and plays July 23 to Aug. 29 at Germinal Stage Denver, 2450 W. 44th Ave. This replaces the originally-scheduled “The Misunderstanding.” Previews July 23, 24, 25. Tickets: $21.75, $19.75, $17.75. 303-455-7108.

“Urinetown, the Musical,” directed by John Thornberry plays through Aug. 8 at Evergreen Players’ Center/Stage, 27608 Fireweed Dr., Evergreen. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $18/ $14, 303-674-4934,

“All Shook Up” by Joe Dipietro, based on Elvis Presley’s music, plays through Aug. 8 at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Performances Tuesdays through Sundays. Tickets start at $28. 720-898-7200, * Check the center’s expanded summer concert listings too!

“Fauna Rock” by Leonor Azcarate, translated by Joshua Pilkington and Maru Garcia is a bi-lingual musical children’s play about a little lion who wants to befriend the “punk “ lions, but finds that other animals are his true friends. Successfully produced in Mexico by the playwright and others. Presented by 73rd Avenue Theatre Company, 7287 Lowell Blvd. in Westminster. Performances: 1:30 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m. Sundays. Tickets: $8 adult; $6 ages 1 to 12. 720-276-6936, e-mail

“The Underpants” by Steve Martin, plays through Aug. 29 at Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington St., Golden. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 6 p.m. Sundays, except Aug. 29 when there will be a matinee only at 2 p.m. 303-935-3044 (24 hours),

“South Pacific” by Rodgers and Hammerstein (the Tony Award winning 2008 Lincoln Center production) plays July 20 through Aug. 1 at the Buell Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex. Performances: 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 25. Tickets start at $15. 303-893-4100,, TicketsWest at King Soopers.

“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” by John Cameron Mitchell plays through Aug. 7 at the Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Ave., Denver, featuring Nick Sugar in the lead. Bob Wells directs, music direction by David Nehls. Performances: 7:30 Fridays and Saturdays and Industry Night, Monday, July 12; 6 p.m. Sundays July 18, 25. Tickets: $29/$25. 303-321-5925,

“Murderer” by Anthony Shaffer plays through Aug. 7, presented by Firehouse Theater at the John Hand Theater, 7653 East First Place, Denver. Stacy Nelms directs. Tickets: $17, 303-562-3232, (R for disturbing content).

Women Alone and Their Stories” by Frances Rame and Dario Fo plays at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays only through Aug. 17 at 73rd Avenue Theatre, 7287 Lowell Blvd., Westminster. Written in the 1970s, when the woman’s movement focused on problems at home and in the workplace. (Fo is the 1997 Nobel Laureate in Literature and Rame is his leading actress and collaborator for 45 years). Admission is free. 720-276-6936.”

”Loud: This Is It” is the newest Rock ‘n Roll show at Heritage Square Music Hall, playing through Sept. 5 at 18301 W. Colfax Ave., Golden. Performances: 6 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show Fridays, Saturdays; noon dinner, 2 p.m. Show, Sundays. Occasional Wednesdays, Thursdays— Call 303-279-7800. Tickets: $35.50 to $40.50 or show only, $27.50 to $31.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival tickets are on sale: “King Lear,“ July 1 to Aug. 8; “The Fantasticks,” July 2 to Aug. 10; “Taming of the Shrew” July 9 to Aug. 6; “Measure for Measure,” July 15 to Aug. 6; “Our Town,” July 16 to Aug. 4. For reservations,, 303-492-0554.

“Peter Pan” plays through Sept. 4 at Boulders Dinner Theatre, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder. Flying promised. 303-449-6000. See for schedules and ticket prices.


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