Curtain Time

Posted 8/27/09

“Dial ‘M’ For Murder” by Frederick Knott plays through Sept. 20 at Vintage Theatre, 2119 E. 17th Ave., Denver. Tony Wendice has married his …

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Curtain Time


“Dial ‘M’ For Murder” by Frederick Knott plays through Sept. 20 at Vintage Theatre, 2119 E. 17th Ave., Denver. Tony Wendice has married his wife Margot for her money and plans to murder her before she leaves him for another man… Robert Kramer, Stacy Riley, Andy Lacerte, Scott Glennon, Rita Broderick and Bill Thompson. This tale of a perfect murder plot is directed by Bernie Cardell. Performances: 7:30 Fridays, Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $22 at the door, $17 in advance. 303-839-1361,

“Born Yesterday” by Garson Kanin plays through Sept. 26 at the John Hand Theater, 7653 E. 1st Place, Denver, in Lowry, presented by Spotlight Theatre Company. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 6:30 Sundays Aug. 30 and Sept. 13. Tickets: $18, $16, 720-880-8727,

“Grease” opens Sept. 18 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St. in Downtown Littleton, running through Oct. 25. Nick Sugar directs. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $21 to $36. 303-794-2787 ext 5,

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” by August Wilson plays through Oct. 17 at Shadow Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $26, $21. 720-857-8000.

“Indiana, Indiana,” an adaptation of a novel by DU Professor Laird Hunt, will be presented Sept. 4 to Oct. 3 by Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver. Buntport’s clever ensemble is known for it’s take on various literary classics, but has not before worked with a living writer. Hunt’s book is described as “a beautiful and surreal tale of love and loss in America’s heartland.” Performances: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays Sept 20 and 27. Tickets: $16, $13. Thursday, Sept. 10, is a benefit for the Museum of Contemporary Art. Thursday, Sept. 17 is a pay what you can night. 720-946-1388, e-mail:,

“Speed the Plow,” David Mamet’s satirical look at the film industry, plays through Sept. 20, presented by Modern Muse Theatre Company at the Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St., in Denver’s Highlands. Directed by A. Lee Massaro. Performances: 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays Sept. 12 and 19; 7 p.m. Sept. 20. Tickets: $$20, $18, $15 in advance; $25, $20 at the door. 303-780-7836,

“Yankee Tavern” by Denver native Stephen Deitz, plays Sept. 12 through Oct. 24 at Curious Theatre, 1080 Acoma St., Denver (Golden Triangle). Chip Walton directs this new play about mystery and conspiracy. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. 303-623-0524,

“The Big Bang” by Jed Feuer and Boyd Graham plays Sept. 11 to Oct. 11 at the Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax, Aurora. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $24, @$20, $12. 303-739-1970,

“Miss Saigon” by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boubill (creators of “Les Miserables”) plays Sept. 15 through Oct. 11 at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 p.m. Wednesdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays.

“Enchanted April” by Matthew Barber plays through Sept. 13 at Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington St., Golden. Directed by Richard Pegg of Highlands Ranch. Four women on holiday at an Italian Villa discover themselves in this romantic comedy. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 6 p.m. Sundays, except Sept. 13, when a matinee is planned at 2 p.m. Tickets: $20. 303-935-3044,

“Rain,” From Ed Sullivan to Abbey Road: a Tribute to the Beatles, plays Sept. 22 to 27 at the Buell Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex. Four longtime band members plus historical film footage and TV commercials from the 1960s. Performances: 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 7 p.m. Saturday; 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $22, 303-893-4100,, TicketsWest at King Soopers.

“The Villain Pursued Her” is the Heritage Square Music Hall’s classic melodrama playing Sept. 11 through Nov. 8. Boo the villain, cheer the hero and sigh with the heroine. A vaudeville olio follows the play. Performances: Wednesdays and Thursdays: 5:30 p.m. meal; 7:30 p.m. show. Fridays and Saturdays: 6 p.m. meal, 8 p.m. show; Sundays: 12 p.m. meal; 2 p.m. show. Address: 18301 W. Colfax Ave: D-103, Golden. Tickets: 303-279-7800.

“Girls Only - the Secret Comedy of Women” by Barbara Gehring and Linda Klein is playing 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, (1 year anniversary special $19 online through Sept. 18) —code: GIRLS—, 303-893-4100, TicketsWest at King Soopers.

The classic fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty” plays through Nov. 14 at Heritage Square Childrens Theatre. Children in the audience are called onstage to help. (Flash photography allowed). Directed by Rory Pierce. Performances at 1:30 p.m. Saturdays. Tickets: $6, children and adults; $5, seniors. (Weekday performances vary. Call about schedule). Heritage Square is at 18301 W. Colfax Ave. D-103, Golden. 303-279-7800,


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