July: Colorado theatre openings

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‘Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man’ opens July 6 in the Garner Galleria Theatre. Photo by Jeremy Shaffer.

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 the DCPA NewsCenter at jmoore@dcpa.org.

If July in Colorado means hiking, hunting, biking … it also means a whole lot of outdoor theatregoing, from Boulder to the base of the Garden of the Gods.

July is also when the nationally acclaimed Phamaly Theatre Company, which creates professional performance opportunities for actors with disabilities, presents its annual summer Broadway musical. This year, because of the ongoing renovation of the DCPA’s Space Theatre, Phamaly will be presenting Evita at the University of Denver.

The DCPA will be busy with three new offerings: Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man in the Garner Galleria Theatre, the national touring production of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical in the Buell Theatre, and a one-night-only Diana Ross concert in The Ellie. Off-Center’s immersive hit Sweet & Lucky has been extended through Aug. 7.

July is a big month for Shakespeare. The Colorado Shakespeare Festival continues the rollout of its its 59th season with Cymbeline, while the Longmont Theatre Company tours its All’s Well That Ends Well, and Colorado Springs TheatreWorks returns with its annual  tented performance at the picturesque Rock Ledge Ranch in Colorado Springs. This year’s offering is Antony and Cleopatra.

Waiting for Obama, written by DCPA Senior Arts Journalist John Moore and featuring a cast including Leslie O’Carroll, Laurence Curry and Chris Kendall, will be presented as free “open rehearsal” run-throughs at the Buntport Theater and Bas Bleu Theatre in Fort Collins on its way to the New York International Fringe Festival in August. 

There are many special events planned for the month, led by the Colorado Theatre Guild’s annual Henry Awards honoring outstanding achievement in local theatre. This years gala, July 18, will be the first at the PACE Center in Parker.

Also look for the first All-Colorado Theatre Picnic at City Park Jazz. Join your friends from throughout the theatre community for games, sack races, a balloon toss, a bar-be-cue set up and more, culminating with the regularly scheduled concert performance. The party, from 4-8 p.m on July 10, is free, but a collection will be taken for the Denver Actors Fund. For information, email organizer Tracy Shaffer at tracyshaffer1@msn.com.

While many think of the summer as an primarily outdoor entertainment month in Colorado, there will more than 60 theatregoing options around the Colorado theatre community, including 35 openings. Here they all are:  

July DCPA Openings. Beautiful

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. Photo by Joan Marcus.

THIS MONTH’S THEATRE OPENINGS IN COLORADO:

(Submit your listings to jmoore@dcpa.org)

June 30-July 17: Little Theatre of the Rockies’ Outside Mullingar
Norton Theatre on the University of Northern Colorado campus, Greeley. 970-351-4849 or ticket information

June 30-July 16: Lucidity Suitcase’s The Archivist
At Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., 720-946-1388 or buntport.com

July 1-Aug. 14: Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s Cabaret
At the Outlets at Silverthorne, 246-X Rainbow Drive, Silverthorne, 970-513-9386 or lakedillontheatre.org

July 1-Sept. 4: Creede Repertory Theatre’s The History Room
124 Main St., Creede, 81130, 719-658-2540 or go to creederep.org

July 1-Aug. 27: Thin Air Theatre Company’s Pippin
139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, 719-689-3247 or thinairtheatre.com

July 2-31: Millibo Art Theatre’s Ice Cream Theatre
1626 S. Tejon St. Colorado Springs, 719-465-6321, themat.org

July 2-Aug. 13: Spotlight Theatre’s Night Watch
At the John Hand Theatre, 7653 E. First Place, 720-880-8727 or thisisspotlight.com

July 6-24: DCPA Cabaret’s Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man
At the Garner Galleria Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org

July 7-Aug. 19: Theatre Aspen’s Buyer and Cellar
In the Hurst Theatre, 470 Rio Grande Place, 844-706-7387 or theatreaspen.org

July 8-Aug. 27: Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre’s Titanic the Musical
800 Grand Ave, Grand Lake, 970-627-3421 or rockymountainrep.com

July 8-31: Evergreen Players’ The Addams Family
At Center/Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive, 303-674-4934 or evergreenplayers.org

July 8-31: Longmont Theatre Company’s All’s Well That Ends Well
At various locations, 303-772-5200 or longmont’s home page

July 8-17: Theatre Company of Lafayette’s The Dali Follies (new-play festival)
At the Mary Miller Theater, 300 E. Simpson, 720-209-2154 or www.tclstage.org

July 9-Aug. 6: Central City Opera’s The Ballad of Baby Doe
124 Eureka St., Central City, centralcityopera.org or 303-292-6700

July 9-Aug. 25: Thingamajig Theatre Company’s Cabaret
At the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, 2313 Eagle Drive, 970-731-7469 or pagosacenter.org

July 14-Aug. 7: Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s Cymbeline (indoors)
On the University of Colorado’s mainstage theatre, CU-Boulder campus, 303-492-0554 or colorado shakes’ home page

July 14-Aug. 7, 2016: Phamaly Theatre Company’s Evita
At the University of Denver’s Newman Center,  2344 E. Iliff Ave., 303-871-7720 or
phamaly’s home page

July 14-29: StageDoor Theatre’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
27357 Conifer Road, Conifer, 303-886-2819, 800-838-3006 or stagedoor’s home page

July 15-31: Inspire Creative’s Grease
At the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker, 303-805-6800 or parkerarts.org

July 15-Aug. 15: Theatre Aspen’s Dear Edwina
In the Hurst Theatre, 470 Rio Grande Place, 844-706-7387 or theatreaspen.org

July 15-Aug. 21: Miners Alley Playhouse’s Little Shop of Horrors
1224 Washington St., Golden, 303-935-3044 or map’s home page

July 15-31, 2016: Edge Theatre’s I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers
1560 Teller St., Lakewood, 303-232-0363 or theedgetheater.com

July 15-Aug. 28: Thingamajig Theatre Company’s Always … Patsy Cline
At the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, 2313 Eagle Drive, 970-731-7469 or pagosacenter.org

July 16-Aug. 7: Central City Opera’s Tosca
124 Eureka St., Central City, centralcityopera.org or 303-292-6700

July 19-31: DCPA Broadway’s Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Buell Theatre  
At the Buell Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org

July 21-Sept 11: Candlelight Dinner Playhouse’s The Wizard Of Oz
4747 Marketplace Drive, Johnstown, 970-744-3747 or coloradocandlelight.com

July 21-Aug. 7: Springs Ensemble Theatre’s Titus Andronicus
1903 E. Cache La Poudre St., Colorado Springs, 719-357-3080 or springsensembletheatre.org

July 22-Aug. 14: Vintage Theatre and Spotlight Theatre’s The Big Bang
At Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora, 303-839-1361 or vintagetheatre.com

July 28-Aug. 7: Wild Blindness and Bas Bleu Theatre’s Waiting for Obama (open rehearsals)
At Buntport Theater, 721 Lipan St., 720-231-7547 (Aug. 28-31, Aug. 4-7) INFO
At Bas Bleu Theatre, 401 Pine St., Fort Collins, 720-231-7547 (Aug. 1) INFO

July 28-Aug. 20: Senior Housing Options’ The Last Romance
At The Barth Hotel, 1514 17th St., seniorhousingoptions.org

July 28-Aug. 20: TheatreWorks’ Antony and Cleopatra
At the Rock Ledge Ranch Colorado Springs, 719-255-3232 or theatreworkscs.org DIRECTIONS
July 28-31: Little Theatre of the Rockies’ The Addams Family

At the Langworthy Theatre on the University of Northern Colorado campus, Greeley. 970-351-4849 or ticket information

July 29-Oct. 2: Jesters Dinner Theatre’s Oklahoma
224 Main St., Longmont, 303-682-9980 or jesterstheatre.com

July 29-Sept. 4: Vintage Theatre ‘s Frankie and Johnnie in the Claire de Lune
1468 Dayton St., Aurora, 303-839-1361 or vintagetheatre.com

CONTINUING CURRENT PRODUCTIONS:


Through July 2: Avenue Theater’s Bakersfield Mist
417 E. 17th Ave., 303-321-5925 or avenuetheater.com

Through July 2: OpenStage’s The Taming of the Shrew
At Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins, 970-484-5237 or openstagetheatre.org

Through July 2: Thunder River’s Rashomon
67 Promenade, Carbondale, 970-963-8200 or thunderrivertheatre.com

Through July 3: Edge Theatre’s By the Waters of Babylon
1560 Teller St., Lakewood, 303-232-0363 or theedgetheater.com

Through July 10: Candlelight Dinner Playhouse’s Into the Woods
4747 Marketplace Drive, Johnstown, 970-744-3747 or coloradocandlelight.com OUR INTERVIEW WITH DEBBY BOONE

Through July 16: Equinox Theatre’s Evil Dead: The Musical
At The Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St., 720-984-0781 or bugtheatre.org

July openings Collected Stories Little Theatre of the RockiesThrough July 22: Little Theatre of the Rockies’ Collected Stories
Norton Theatre on the University of Northern Colorado campus, Greeley. 970-351-4849 or ticket information (Pictured right)

Through July 24: Little Theatre of the Rockies’ I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
Norton Theatre on the University of Northern Colorado campus, Greeley. 970-351-4849 or ticket information

Through July 24: Germinal Stage-Denver’s Hands Around
73rd Avenue Playhouse, 7287 Lowell Blvd., 303-455-7108 or www.germinalstage.com

Through July 24: Breckenridge Backstage Theatre’s Chicago
121 S. Ridge St. 970-453-0199 or backstagetheatre.org  

Through July 24: Jesters Dinner Theatre’s The Music Man
224 Main St., Longmont, 303-682-9980 or jesterstheatre.com

Through Aug. 6: Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s Equivocation
On the University of Colorado’s mainstage theatre, CU-Boulder campus, 303-492-0554 or colorado shakes’ home page

Through Aug. 6: Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s Troilus and Cressida
At the Mary Rippon Amphitheatre on the  CU-Boulder campus, 303-492-0554 or colorado shakes’ home page

Through Aug. 7: Off-Center’s Sweet & Lucky
4120 Brighton Boulevard, 303-893-4100 or sweetandluckydenver.com READ OUR STORY

Through Aug. 7: Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s The Comedy of Errors
At the Mary Rippon Amphitheatre on the CU-Boulder campus, 303-492-0554 or colorado shakes’ home page

Through Aug. 13: Creede Repertory Theatre Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
124 Main St., Creede, 81130, 719-658-2540 or go to creederep.org

Through Aug. 13: Spotlight Theatre’s No Sex Please, We’re British!
At the John Hand Theatre, 7653 E. First Place, 720-880-8727 or thisisspotlight.com
(Performed in repertory with Night Watch)
Through Aug. 14: Creede Repertory Theatre’s The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence 
124 Main St., Creede, 81130, 719-658-2540 or go to creederep.org

Through Aug. 18: Creede Repertory Theatre’s Kind of Red
124 Main St., Creede, 81130, 719-658-2540 or go to creederep.org

Through Aug. 20: Theatre Aspen’s Mamma Mia!
In the Hurst Theatre  470 Rio Grande Place, 844-706-7387 or theatreaspen.org

Through Aug. 25: Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre’s Rock of Ages
800 Grand Ave, Grand Lake, 970-627-3421 or rockymountainrep.com

Through Aug. 26: Thingamajig Theatre Company’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, 2313 Eagle Drive, 970-731-7469 or pagosacenter.org

Through Aug. 26: Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre’s The Little Mermaid
800 Grand Ave, Grand Lake, 970-627-3421 or rockymountainrep.com

Through Aug. 27: Thin Air Theatre Company’s Darling of the Donkey Derby
139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, 719-689-3247 or thinairtheatre.com

Through Aug. 28: Thingamajig Theatre Company’s The Little Mermaid
Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, 2313 Eagle Drive, 970-731-7469 or pagosacenter.org

Through Aug. 28: Midtown Arts Center’s Mary Poppins
3750 S. Mason St., Fort Collins, 970-225-2555 or midtownartscenter.com

Through Sept. 3: BDT Stage’s Footloose
5501 Arapahoe Ave., 303-449-6000 or bdtstage.com

ONGOING, MONTHLY or ONE-TIME PROGRAMMING:

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

BUNTPORT THEATRE

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

CENTRAL CITY OPERA
July 27 and Aug. 3: The Impresario (Central City)
July 28: The Impresario (Nomad Playhouse (Boulder)
July 28: Musto’s Later the Same Evening (Pikes Peak Arts Center, Colorado Springs)
July 30: Musto’s Later the Same Evening (at the Denver Art Museum)
Aug. 5: Musto’s Later the Same Evening (Central City)
Information: centralcityopera.org or 303-292-6700

COLORADO SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
July 31 only: Henry VI, Part 2
An “Original Practices” presentation on the University of Colorado’s mainstage theatre, CU-Boulder campus, 303-492-0554 or colorado shakes’ home page

COLORADO THEATRE GUILD
July 18: Henry Awards
At the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker, 303-805-6800 or parkerarts.org

DENVER ACTORS FUND PRESENTS … FILM SERIES
July 25: Screening of Little Shop of Horrors
Pre-screening entertainment by cast of Miners Alley Playhouse’s Little Shop of Horrors
Hosted by Seth Caikowski.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 7301 S Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. TICKETS

DENVER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
July 19: Diana Ross in Concert
At The Ellie, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.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

TOWN HALL ARTS CENTER
Youth theatre schedule:
July 15-23: Seussical Jr. (performers are ages 13-18)
July 8-9: Jump ‘N’ Jive Juliet (performers are ages 7-13)
Aug. 5, 7: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (performers are ages 13-18)
2450 W. Main St., Littleton, 303-794-2787 or townhallartscenter.org