June: Colorado theatre openings

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.

By John Moore
For the DCPA NewsCenter

June listings DCPASummertime is when Colorado’s mountain theatre companies come to life in Aspen, Creede, Grand Lake, Pagosa Springs and beyond, helping to make June the busiest month of the year for theatre openings, even as many metro companies go quiet until fall. 

June also marks the return of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, the second-oldest celebration of the Bard in the country. The season opens June 3 with a gender-bending A Comedy of Errors and includes the world premiere of Equivocation, starring John Hutton.

There are also unusually large number of special events in June, each detailed at the bottom of these listings. They include one night only with drag legend Charles Busch (Tale of the Allergist’s Wife) on June 4 at  Lannies Clocktower Cabaret. (Look for our interview next week.)

And Toto Too, the only Colorado theatre company dedicated exclusively to women’s voices, presents its 6th annual play crawl along Tennyson street – 10, two-minute plays by local women playwrights presented environmentally in galleries and shops along six blocks of Tennyson Street – on June 15.
 
Denver native Martin Moran (The Tricky Part) has turned his second one-man play about surviving sexual abuse into a memoir. On June 20, Moran will return to Curious Theatre for a reading, performance and discussion about All the Rage: A Quest.

Another solo show of note is a new play that looks at the life of former Denver Post publisher Helen Bonfils. The Bonfils Girl is being staged in Denver starting June 2 by a new theatre company called Actasana.

Up in Greeley, multiple award-winning actor Megan Van De Hey will be joining Colorado’s oldest theatre company, The Little Theatre of the Rockies, for a production of Gypsy

And don’t forget: The Tony Awards, honoring the best in Broadway, will air at 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 12, on CBS-4. Here’s a look at our 2016 local Tony Award connections.

If you can believe, it here is the complete (updated!) list of the more than 70 theatregoing options you have at present around the Colorado theatre community.  

THIS MONTH’S THEATRE OPENINGS IN COLORADO:

(Submit your listings to jmoore@dcpa.org)

June 10-July 3: Edge Theatre’s By the Waters of Babylon
1560 Teller St., Lakewood, 303-232-0363 or theedgetheater.com

June 10-26: Performance Now’s Forever Plaid
Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, 303-987-7845 or performance now’s home page

June 10-July 16: Equinox Theatre’s Evil Dead: The Musical
At The Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St., 720-984-0781 or bugtheatre.org

June 10-25: The Millibo Art Theatre’s Circus of the Night
1626 S. Tejon St. Colorado Springs, 719-465-6321, themat.org

June 15-Aug. 13: Creede Repertory Theatre Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
124 Main St., Creede, 81130, 719-658-2540 or go to creederep.org

June 16-26: DCPA Cabaret’s The Improvised Shakespeare Company
At the Garner Galleria Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org

June 16-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

June 16-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

June 17-Aug. 26: Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre’s The Little Mermaid
800 Grand Ave, Grand Lake, 970-627-3421 or rockymountainrep.com

June 17-18: Buntport Theater’s The Rembrandt Room
717 Lipan St., 720-946-1388 or buntport.com REVIEW

June 17-July 24: Breckenridge Backstage Theatre’s Chicago
121 S. Ridge St. 970-453-0199 or backstagetheatre.org  

June 17-July 2: Thunder River’s Rashomon
67 Promenade, Carbondale, 970-963-8200 or thunderrivertheatre.com

June 17-Aug. 28: Thingamajig Theatre Company’s The Little Mermaid
Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, 2313 Eagle Drive, 970-731-7469 or pagosacenter.org

June 21-26: National touring production of The Sound of Music
At the Buell Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org

June 23-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

June 24-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
June 24-Aug. 20: Theatre Aspen’s Mamma Mia!
In the Hurst Theatre  470 Rio Grande Place, 844-706-7387 or theatreaspen.org

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

June 24-Aug. 25: Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre’s Rock of Ages
800 Grand Ave, Grand Lake, 970-627-3421 or rockymountainrep.com

June 24-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

June 24-Aug. 27: Thin Air Theatre Company’s Darling of the Donkey Derby
139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, 719-689-3247 or thinairtheatre.com

June 25-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)

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

CONTINUING CURRENT PRODUCTIONS:

Through June 11: Firehouse Theatre Company’s The Boys Next Door
John Hand Theatre, 7653 E. 1st Place, 303-562-3232 or firehouse’s home page

Through June 12: Little Theatre of the Rockies’ Gypsy
Langworthy Theatre on the University of Northern Colorado campus, Greeley. 970-351-4849 or ticket information

Through June 12: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s 9 to 5: The Musical
30 W. Dale St, Colorado Springs, 719-634-5581 or csfineartscenter.org
Through June 12: Germinal Stage-Denver’s Echoes
73rd Avenue Playhouse, 7287 Lowell Blvd., 303-455-7108 or www.germinalstage.com

Through June 12: Star Bar Players’ Stupid F#©king Bird
Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave., 719-3575-ACT or email tickets@starbarplayers.org

Through June 19: Town Hall Arts Center’s Legally Blonde
2450 W. Main St., Littleton, 303-794-2787 or townhallartscenter.org

Through June 19: Lake Dillon Theatre Company‘s The Doyle & Debbie Show
At the Outlets at Silverthorne, 246-X Rainbow Drive, Silverthorne, 970-513-9386 or lakedillontheatre.org

Through June 19: Actasana Theatre’s The Bonfils Girl
1491 S. Holly St., ticket info

June listings Good PeopleThrough June 26: Bas Bleu Theatre’s Good People
401 Pine St., Fort Collins, 970-498-8949 or basbleu.org
(Photo at right by William Cotton)

Through June 26: Su Teatro’s Bless Me Ultima
721 Santa Fe Drive, 303-296-0219 or suteatro.org

Through June 26: Cherry Creek Theatre’s 4000 Miles
At the Shaver Ramsey Showroom, 2414 E. 3rd Ave., 303-800-6578 or cherry creek theatre’s home page

Through June 26: White Guy on the Bus
1080 Acoma St., 303-623-0524 or curioustheatre.org

June listings Biloxi BluesThrough June 26: BiTSY Stage’s The Stone Coat Woman: An Iroquois Tale
1137 S. Huron St. Denver, bitsystage.com

Through June 26: Miners Alley Playhouse’s Biloxi Blues
1224 Washington St., Golden, 303-935-3044 or map’s home page

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

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. 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. 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.com

AND TOTO TOO THEATRE COMPANY
June 15: Sixth annual Play Crawl
Ten, two-minute plays by local women playwrights presented environmentally
Oriental Theatre, 44th Avenue and Tennyson Street, andtototoo.org 

ARVADA CENTER
June 13: Live staged reading of the classic screenplay All About Eve
Proceeds benefit Season 9 of In Focus with Eden Lane and The Denver Actors Fund
6901 Wadsworth Blvd.,  infocustv.org


BUNTPORT THEATRE

June 15: The Narrators: True stories centered on a monthly theme
June 21: The Great Debate: Arguing dumb topics
June 24: untitled (at the Denver Art Museum)
June 25: Duck Duck … DUPE (all-ages family theatre, season finale)
717 Lipan St., 720-946-1388 or buntport.com

CURIOUS THEATRE
June 1: Annual Denver Stories benefit honoring Tim Schultz
1080 Acoma St., 303-623-0524 or curioustheatre.org

June 20: All the Rage: A Quest, an evening with Martin Moran
Reading, performance and discussion Moran’s new memoir, based on the play
1080 Acoma St., 303-623-0524 or curioustheatre.org

DENVER ACTORS FUND PRESENTS … FILM SERIES
June 20: Screening of Legally Blonde (the Kevin Bacon film)
Pre-screening entertainment by cast of BDT Stage’s Footloose
Hosted by Seth Caikowski.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 7301 S Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. TICKETS

DENVER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
June 3-4: Off-Center’s Cult Following
At The Jones Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org

June 17: Sonder, winner of DCPA Education’s 2015-16 Regional High School Playwriting Competition, by Kendra Knapp of Valor Christian High School
1:30 and 7 p.m. in Conservatory Theatre, Newman Building, 13th and Arapahoe streets. INFO

LANNIE’S CLOCKTOWER CABARET
June 4: That Girl/That Boy, an evening with Charles Busch (two shows)
D&F Clock Tower, 16th and Arapahoe streets, 303-293-0075 or lannies.com

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

SU TEATRO
June 2-3: Remarkably Normal, by Jessi Blue Gormezano
Abortion Stories from the 1 in 3 Campaign
At the Su Teatro Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive, 303-296-0219 or suteatro.org

 

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