January: Colorado theatre openings


Multiple award-winner Karen Slack will star in ‘Medea’ at the Edge Theatre. Photo by RDG Photography.

NOTE: At the start of each month, the DCPA NewsCenter offers an updated list of all upcoming Colorado theatre openings. Companies are encouraged to submit future listings and production photos at least two weeks in advance to jmoore@dcpa.org.


There’s so much good stuff happening on local theatre stages this month, it has to be reduced to bullet points. Some highlights:

  • A world premiere (The Nest) and the most recent Tony-winning play (All the Way) by the DCPA Theatre Company.
  • Karen Slack as that mother-killer of all mother-killers, Medea.
  • The first local staging of Green Day’s American Idiot.
  • Film star Bill Pullman presenting a one-night showing of his developing new play The Wild Hunt.
  • A mobile staging of Oleanna presented by a new theatre company that seriously exists only to raise money for other local theatre companies.
  • Curious Theatre’s regional premiere of Sex With Strangers, written by Cherry Creek High School alum Laura Eason and featuring the Denver acting debut of Paige Price – a Broadway actress who also runs Theatre Aspen.
  • Only the second local staging of the highly acclaimed off-Broadway musical Violet, about a white girl who crosses the country in the 1960s in search of a minister to heal her scarred face.
  • A long-overdue local staging of perhaps the angriest social play of the past 50 years: The Normal Heart.
  • A gender-reversed staging of Shakespeare’s gender-battle comedy The Taming of The Shrew
  • A fun new ’80s musical revue that transports audiences into their 1985 high-school reunion (Reunion ’85).

 Check out all of your more than 40 theatregoing options for January below:


THIS MONTH’S DCPA OFFERINGS AT A GLANCE:

Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org

Jan. 19: National Touring Production of Shaping Sound (pictured above)
Buell Theatre. INFO

Jan. 22-Feb. 21: DCPA Theatre Company’s The Nest
Space Theatre. INFO

Jan. 26-31: Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage
Buell Theatre. INFO  

Jan. 29-Feb 28: DCPA Theatre Company’s All The Way
Stage Theatre. INFO

THIS MONTH’S THEATRE OPENINGS IN COLORADO:
(Submit your listings to jmoore@dcpa.org)

Jan. 2-24: Ignite Theatre’s American Idiot
At the Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., 720-362-2697 or ignitetheatre.com

Jan. 2-Feb. 6: Spotlight Theatre’s The Big Bang
At the John Hand Theatre, 7653 E. First Place, 720-880-8727 or thisisspotlight.com

Jan. 7-23, 2016: The Source Theatre’s The Other Bed
At Su Teatro Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive, 720-238-1323 or thesourcedenver.org

Jan. 8-Feb. 14: Aurora Fox’s The Arabian Nights
Studio Theatre, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., 303-739-1970 or aurorafoxartscenter.org

Jan. 8-March 25, 2015: Midtown Arts Center’s Ring of Fire
3750 S. Mason St, Fort Collins, 970-225-2555 or midtownartscenter.com

Jan. 8-24: Performance Now’s Brigadoon
Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, 303-987-7845 or performancenow.org

Taming of the Shrew. Photo by Denver Mind Media. Jan. 8-Feb. 6: Breckenridge Backstage Theatre’s Murderers
121 S. Ridge St., 970-453-0199 or backstagetheatre.org

Jan. 8-17: Lost and Found Productions’ gender-reversed The Taming of the Shrew
At The Bug Theatre: 3654 Navajo St., 303-477-9984 or LostandFoundProductions.net (Photo right by Denver Mind Media.) 

Jan. 9-Feb. 6: Openstage Theatre Company’s Outside Mullingar
Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins, 970-484-5237 or openstagetheatre.org

Jan. 9: Funky Little Theatre’s 24SEVEN: Seven New 10-Minute Plays in 24 Hours
2109 Templeton Gap Road, Colorado Springs, funkylittletheater.org

January 300 PullmanJan. 10: Visionbox Studio’s The Wild Hunt
At the EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th St., 720-810-1641 or visionbox.org
(Pictured: Bill Pullman, right)

Jan. 14-March 6: Candlelight Dinner Playhouse’s Hello, Dolly!

4747 Marketplace Drive, Johnstown, 970) 744-3747 or coloradocandlelight.com

Jan. 14-24: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s Buyer and Cellar
30 W. Dale St, Colorado Springs, 719-634-5581 or csfineartscenter.org

Jan. 15-Feb. 7: Town Hall Arts Center’s Violet
2450 W. Main St., Littleton, 303-794-2787 or townhallartscenter.org

Jan. 15-Feb. 14: The Edge Theatre Company’s Medea
1560 Teller St., Lakewood, 303-232-0363 or theedgetheater.com

Jan. 15-Feb. 21, 2016: Vintage Theatre’s The Normal Heart
1468 Dayton St., Aurora, 303-839-1361 or vintagetheatre.com

Jan. 15-March 4: Midtown Arts Center’s I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
3750 S. Mason St, Fort Collins, 970-225-2555 or midtownartscenter.com

Jan. 15-30: Funky Little Theatre’s Italy
2109 Templeton Gap Road, Colorado Springs, funkylittletheater.org

Jan. 15-31: Inspire Creative and Parker Arts’ Mary Poppins
At the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker, inspirecreative.org

Jan. 15-24, 2016: Longmont Theatre Company’s Yankee Tavern
513 Main St., Longmont, 303-772-5200 or longmonttheatre.org

Jan. 16-Feb. 20: Curious Theatre’s Sex with Strangers
1080 Acoma St., 303-623-0524 or curioustheatre.org

Jan. 16-Feb. 21: Progressive Theatre’s Oleanna
*Jan. 16-17 at Buntport Theatere, 717 Lipan St.
*Jan. 31 at the John Hand Theatre, 7653 E. First Place, benefiting Spotlight Theatre
*Feb. 6 at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
* Feb. 20-21 at the John Hand Theatre, 7653 E. First Place, benefiting Firehouse Theatre

Jan. 16: Stories On Stage’s Finding Your Way
At the Su Teatro Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive, 303-494-0523 or storiesonstage.org

Jan. 19: National Touring Production of Shaping Sound
Buell Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org

Jan. 21-Feb. 7: Vera Rubin: Bringing the Dark to Light

Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-440-7826 or betc.org

Jan. 21, 2016: Christine Ebersole: Big Noise from Winnetka
10075 Commons St., just west of Interstate 25 and Lincoln Avenue, 720-509-1000 or www.lonetreeartscenter.org

Jan 21-31: Millibo Art Theatre’s Echo
1626 S. Tejon St. Colorado Springs, 719-465-6321 or www.themat.org/echo

Jan. 21-Feb. 7: Springs Ensemble Theatre’s The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence
1903 E. Cache La Poudre St., Colorado Springs, 719-357-3080 or springsensembletheatre.org

Jan. 22-Feb. 21: DCPA Theatre Company’s The Nest
Space Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org

Jan. 22-Feb. 27: The Avenue’s Tell Me on a Sunday
417 E. 17th Ave., 303-321-5925 or avenuetheater.com

Jan. 22-24: Evergreen Players’ The Sound of Music Sing-along
At Center/Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive, 303-674-4934 or evergreenplayers.org

January 600 Dirty DancingJan. 26-31: Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage
Buell Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org  (Pictured at right: Christopher Tierney and Gillian Abbott. Photo by Matthew Murphy.)

Jan. 26-Feb. 21: Arvada Center’s Mrs. Mannerly
6901 Wadsworth Blvd., 720-898-7200 or arvadacenter.org

Jan. 28-Feb. 13: Lone Tree Arts Center’s Reunion ‘85
10075 Commons St., just west of Interstate 25 and Lincoln Avenue, 720-509-1000 or .lonetreeartscenter.org

Jan. 29-March 5: Miners Alley Playhouse’s 4000 Miles
1224 Washington St., Golden, 303-935-3044 or minersalley.com

Jan. 29-Feb 28: DCPA Theatre Company’s All The Way
Stage Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org

Jan. 29-Feb. 14: StageDoor Theatre’s Calendar Girls
27357 Conifer Road, Conifer, 303-886-2819 or stagedoortheatre.org

Jan. 29-31: Theater Company of Lafayette’s The Gin Game
Mary Miller Theater, 300 E. Simpson St., 800-838-3006 or tclstage.org

Jan. 30-Feb. 28: Bas Bleu Theatre’s Hide Sky
401 Pine St., Fort Collins, 970-498-8949 or basbleu.org

Continuing current productions:

Through Jan. 17: Vintage Theatre’s Funny Girl
1468 Dayton St., Aurora, 303-839-1361 or vintagetheatre.com

Through Feb. 21: Denver Center Cabaret’s Murder For Two
Garner Galleria Theatre, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org

Through Feb. 27: BDT Stage’s The Addams Family
5501 Arapahoe Ave., 303-449-6000 or bdtstage.com

ONGOING OR MONTHLY PROGRAMMING:

ADAMS MYSTERY PLAYHOUSE
Ongoing productions
2406 Federal Blvd., Denver, 303-455-1848 or adamsmysteryplayhouse.com

BUNTPORT THEATRE
Jan. 19: The Great Debate: Arguing dumb topics.
Jan. 20: The Narrators: True stories centered on a monthly theme
717 Lipan St., 720-946-1388 or buntport.org

THE SOURCE THEATRE COMPANY
Every third Monday: Monday! Monday! Monday! Cabaret
At Su Teatro Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive, 720-238-1323 or thesourcedenver.org

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