Musical will ‘Pump’ you up

Posted 10/8/08

Performance Now Theatre Company, headquartered in Highlands Ranch, presents “Pump Boys and Dinettes,” a rock ‘n’ roll, country, blues …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Log in

Don't have an ID?

Print subscribers

If you're a print subscriber, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one.


Click here to see your options for becoming a subscriber.

If you made a voluntary contribution in 2022-2023 of $50 or more, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one at no additional charge. VIP Digital Access includes access to all websites and online content.

Our print publications are advertiser supported. For those wishing to access our content online, we have implemented a small charge so we may continue to provide our valued readers and community with unique, high quality local content. Thank you for supporting your local newspaper.

Musical will ‘Pump’ you up


Performance Now Theatre Company, headquartered in Highlands Ranch, presents “Pump Boys and Dinettes,” a rock ‘n’ roll, country, blues musical, Oct. 10-19 at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 Allison Parkway, Lakewood. The Cupp sisters and their singing, playing gas station buddies are across Highway 57 from each other, midway between Frog Level and Smyrna. Kelly Van Oosbree directs. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $24; 303-987-7845 or online at

An International Craft Sale with items from around the world will be 1-4 p.m. Oct. 18 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Included: Russian craft items, olive wood carvings from Palestine, beaded jewelry from Uganda (the Bead for Life organization), Bulgarian jewelry with natural stones, crafts from El Salvador and 10,000 Villages, which carries work from more than 100 artisan groups in Asia, Africa, Latin America. Admission is free. 303-795-3961.

“Great Outdoors” is the theme for the October show at the Depot Arts Center, 2069 W. Powers Ave., in downtown Littleton. Charles S. Danford juried the show where artists have used multimedia to capture beauty in our surroundings. Admission is free. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. 303-795-0781.

The Rocky Mountain Audio Fest runs Oct. 10-12 at the Marriott Tech Center and Hyatt Regency Tech Center. Response from more than 300 exhibitors required adding a second hotel. There are 160 listening rooms and you can bring your own CD to try them out. This display of home audio and entertainment equipment will appeal to the many music and techy folks in the area. “Ear candy,” is what promoter Dana Cain of Littleton calls it. Seminars and live music are offered. Admission is $10 for one day, $25 for a weekend pass. Hours: Friday, noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For tickets, schedule and information, see www.audiofest. net.

“Past Lives, encounters from previous sojourns” is the title of a show that runs through Nov. 5 at Curtis Arts and Humanities Center, 2349 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village. It will feature 21 poems by Hiliary DePolo, and artwork related to each by well-known artists. The opening reception will be 5:30-7 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17, an eclectic group of performance poets and musicians will present “Sojourns.” Hours at this gallery in a renovated 1914 schoolhouse are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 25. Admission is free. 303-797-1779. A book with poetry and art is available.

The annual Pumpkin Festival at Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road, just south of Wadsworth and C-470 intersection, will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11-12. Featured: 10 acres of pumpkins to buy, children’s activities, vendors. Visit the historic farm and animals, walk trails and discover 750 acres of flora and fauna. Admission to this event does not include the corn maze. For information:

The Missoula Children’s Theatre, co-sponsored by the Lone Tree Arts Commission and South Suburban Parks and Recreation, will audition young actors, from first-graders to 18 year olds, for a production of “Robin Hood,” 1-4 p.m. Oct. 13 at Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Circle, Lone Tree. Missoula sends a pair of professional actors, with script, music, sound system, costumes, make-up and considerable teaching skills. In a week of daily rehearsals, they train the kids involved to put on a well-polished show. Great exposure for a kid who thinks acting would be fun. Fees are $110 for in-district residents, $150 for nondistrict., 303-708-3513.

Free children’s concerts, set within a circle of 27 professional musicians, will be presented by the Junior Symphony Guild, South Suburban Parks and Recreation and the Lone Tree Arts Commission at 3 and 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Circle. See or call 303-708-3513.

Haunts of Littleton VI, a walking tour of haunted spots in downtown Littleton, will be offered three nights only this fall: at 7 and 9 p.m. Oct. 11, 18 and 25. John Brackney, president of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce and former president Brian Vogt, who now heads Denver Botanic Gardens, will conduct the walk with imagination and humor. Proceeds go to support Historic Downtown Littleton projects. Tickets cost $13 per adult and $2 for 13 and younger. Meet your guide at Romancing the Bean at the Littleton Light Rail Station 10 minutes ahead of your tour. (Cash only). You will receive a half-price coupon for Reinke Bros.’ Haunted Mansion. To reserve a place, call 303-795-0142 or visit

The South Austin Jug Band will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 10 at Swallow Hill’s Daniels Hall, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver. It’s not actually a jug band, we are told, but more information is at Tickets: $12/$18, 303-765-2488.

A group exhibit at the Garage Gallery, 5784 S. Rapp St. in downtown Littleton will present works by Whitney Heffelfinger, steel art; Maria Luna, photography; Michael McGuire, painting; Diane Watson, painting. The four are candidates for a master’s degree with a visual arts emphasis from the University of Denver and this is the required Capstone Show for them. Heffelfinger lives in Littleton and teaches art at Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and Saturday, Oct. 18. Reception: 5:30-9 p.m. Oct. 17.

The second event for the American Art Invitational runs through Oct. 31 at Saks Galleries in Cherry Creek, 3019 E. Second Ave., Denver. Representational art, created in various styles and mediums, will include sculpture by George Carlson and Kent Ullberg, painting by Kim English and Ron Hicks and many more. 303-333-4144.

Two one-act noirs are scheduled at Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton: “Sorry, Wrong Number” by Lucille Fletcher and “At the Far End of the Garden,” a new play written and directed by Scott Gibson. Performances: 7 p.m., Oct. 11, 25; 2 p.m., Oct. 12, 26. Tickets: $10, $8. 303-730-4612. Ask about five performance passes for the price of four.

News from Bemis Library: The iconic Gloria Steinem will speak about critical election issues at Littleton’s Bemis Library at 7 p.m. Oct. 28. Steinem will speak from 7-8:30 p.m. and then meet people in Sophie’s Café from 8:30-10 p.m. for conversation and discussion. Free tickets will be available at the library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton, Oct. 10. 303-795-3961.

South Suburban Community Orchestra will begin its 15th season at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 with “Five Courtly Dances From Gloriana” by Benjamin Britten; three of “The Planets by Gustav Holst and “Symphony No. 104” by Joseph Haydn at Grace Presbyterian Church, 251 E. Sterne Parkway, Centennial. Open to everyone, a $5 donation is suggested.

Colorado Wind Ensemble opens its 27th season with “Wind Dances” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Tickets and information: 303-394-4552,

The second exhibit of the National Arts Program for the Greater Castle Rock Area of the Front Range will hang Oct. 10 through Nov. 12 at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. An awards ceremony is scheduled 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 24. See www.national or

It’s time for tea! Colorado chapters of the Daughters of the British Empire will be host to their annual Victorian Afternoon Tea from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 11 at First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Englewood. The event, which raises funds for a retirement home and various charities, also includes a bazaar with baked goods (such as shortbread), books and crafts. The Empire Lyric Players will perform Gilbert and Sullivan melodies. Tickets cost $16 in advance, $18 at the door; $8 for kids younger than 12. 303-683-7354,

The seventh annual Lone Tree Art Exhibition, a consistently strong show, will open with a cocktail reception 4-6 p.m. Oct. 11 and continue through Oct. 25 at the Lone Tree Golf Club, 9808 Sunningdale Blvd., Lone Tree. Admission is free. Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. For information:, 303-708-1818.

A Sweet Charity Brunch and Auction, hosted by Denver Alumnae of Alpha Xi Delta, will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Englewood. Tickets $10 before Oct. 15, $15 at the door. Proceeds will benefit several local charities that support children. Information and tickets: Deb Frazier, 303-751-4107,


Our Papers

Ad blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an ad blocking plugin in your browser.

The revenue we receive from our advertisers helps make this site possible. We request you whitelist our site.