November: Colorado theatre openings

November openings DCPA

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 listings and production photos at least two weeks in advance to the DCPA NewsCenter at jmoore@dcpa.org.

Five intriguing titles for November:

Theatregoers have a dizzying array of options in November, with more special events and activities offered than in any other month. All told, you have 81 productions or events to choose from, including a whopping nine from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts alone. Statewide, you can choose between two stage adaptations of Night of the Living Dead, two musicalized versions of the holiday family film A Christmas Story, two It’s a Wonderful Lifes, two The Crucibles and four variations of A Christmas Carol.

At the Denver Center, you will find everything from three nights of David Sedaris to Jersey Boys to Hip Hop Nutcracker to the ongoing irreverent comedy An Act of God. And that doesn’t even include two of Denver’s most popular November activities: The Denver International Film Festival (Nov. 2-13) and the Denver Improv Festival (Nov. 10-12). Here are five (of many) intriguing titles or events to check out:

1 PerspectivesJohn Hauser Young John Hauser is on a roll. His latest coup is landing the role of a troubled Texas teen named Jason in Hand to God, presented by Curious Theatre Company. Not to be confused with the DCPA’s An Act of God, Robert Askins‘ ruthlessly profane comedy is about a God-fearing boy coping with his father’s recent death who is forced to join his mother’s Church-led puppet group. When Jason discovers that his foul-mouthed sock puppet has a demonic life all its own, all hell breaks loose. Literally. Hauser is part of the DCPA’s Frankenstein company and stars as Romeo in the Education Department’s traveling Shakespeare in the Parking Lot program. He also recently starred as Eugene in Miners Alley Playhouse’s Biloxi Blues. Hand to God runs Nov. 5-Dec. 17 at 1080 Acoma St., 303-623-0524 or curioustheatre.org

2 Perspectives

The world premiere of Lost Creatures, written by Denver native Melissa Lucero McCarl, follows the evening British theatre critic Kenneth Tynan met his longtime cinematic obsession, actress Louise Brooks. It’s May 1978 and she has sequestered herself for many years, but they discover they are kindred spirits. Starring local big-shots Billie McBride and Mark Collins, and directed by DCPA Education’s Patrick Elkins-Zeglarski. Presented by And Toto Too Theatre Company from Nov. 3-19 at 1245 Champa St., 720-583-3975 or andtototoo.org 

3 PerspectivesGerminal Stage-Denver is presenting a limited engagement of Dalton Trumbos 1939 anti-war novel Johnny Got His Gun. It’s the story of a World War I soldier who wakes up in a hospital bed and gradually realizes he has lost his arms, legs and all of his face in an artillery blast. Now through Nov. 6 at the 73rd Avenue Playhouse, 7287 Lowell Blvd., 303-455-7108 or germinalstage.com.

4 PerspectivesEquinox Theatre Company is launching a world-premiere comedy by local actor (and writer) Christian Munck called One Death, Please? It’s about a young pop-star named Olive Warren who seems to have it all. But she doesn’t, and now she’s determined to to take her own life with the help of an assisted suicide clinic. This new play is said to “shine a harsh spotlight on the brutality of the popular media.” Nov. 11-Dec. 3 at the Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St., 720-984-0781 or equinox’s home page

5 PerspectivesThe DCPA’s Tony-winning Theatre Company is helping the community celebrate Denver Arts Week with a special, free evening on Nov. 7 titled Magic of Theatre.
Ever wonder how it rains on stage? Snows inside? Or how many recipes there are for fake blood? Come explore the secrets of the trade with expert craftspeople. Activities may range from a light show and multimedia display to painting through a bamboo shoot to an exercise in stage combat. Guests also will be treated to scenes from current productions. Details are still being finalized. 6:30 p.m. at the Ricketson Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org


More Colorado theatre coverage on the DCPA NewsCenter

And that’s just the start of things. Here are all your options in one handy list:  

THIS MONTH’S THEATRE OPENINGS IN COLORADO:

(Submit your listings to jmoore@dcpa.org)

Oct. 28-30: DCPA’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
JonesTheatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org READ MORE

Oct. 28-Nov. 12: Coal Creek Theater of Louisville and Theater Company of Lafayette’s Absurd Person Singular
At the Louisville Center for the Arts, 801 Grant Ave., Louisville, 303-665-0955 or cctlouisville.org 

Oct. 28-Nov. 27: Vintage Theatre Productions’ Stella and Lou
1468 Dayton St., Aurora, 303-839-1361 or vintagetheatre.com

Oct. 28-Nov. 6: Germinal Stage-Denver’s Johnny Got His Gun


At the 73rd Avenue Playhouse, 7287 Lowell Blvd., 303-455-7108 or germinalstage.com

Oct. 28-Nov. 12: Funky Little Theatre Company’s The Bold, the Young & the Murdered
2109 Templeton Gap Road, Colorado Springs, 719-425-9509 or funkylittletheater.org

Nov. 3-19: And Toto too Theatre Company’s Lost Creatures
At The Commons on Champa,1245 Champa St., 720-583-3975 or andtototoo.org 

Nov. 3-13: Upstart Crow’s The Crucible
Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-442-1415 or upstart’s home page

 

Nov. 5-Dec. 17: Curious Theatre’s Hand to God
1080 Acoma St., 303-623-0524 or curioustheatre.org

Nov. 5-Dec. 3: OpenStage Theatre & Company’s The Flick
Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins, 970-484-5237 or www.openstagetheatre.org

 

Nov. 5-Dec. 18: The Bitsy Stage’s Sadko’s Song: A Russian Tale
1137 S. Huron St. Free, but reservations are required by calling 720-328-5294 or  emailing patti@BitsyStage.com

Nov. 9-Nov. 13: DCPA Broadway’s Jersey Boys
Buell Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org READ MORE

Nov. 10-12: Control Group Productions’ Alone with Todd
At Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., controlgroupproductions.org

Nov. 11-Dec. 30: Town Hall Arts Center’s A Christmas Story, The Musical
2450 W. Main St., Littleton, 303-794-2787 or townhallartscenter.org

Nov. 11-Dec. 31: Midtown Arts Center’s A Christmas Story, The Musical
3750 S. Mason St., Fort Collins, 970-225-2555 or midtownartscenter.com

Equinox One Death Please. Photo by Christine Fisk. Nov. 11-Dec. 3: Equinox Theatre Company’s One Death, Please?
At the Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St., 720-984-0781 or equinox’s home page

Nov. 11-20: Inspire Creative’s The Diary of Anne Frank
19650 E. Mainstreet, Parker, 303-805-6800 or inspirecreative.org

Nov. 17-Dec. 4: Maya Productions’ Conviction
Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328 or thedairy.org

Nov. 18-Dec. 24: Arvada Center’s I’ll Be Home for Christmas
6901 Wadsworth Blvd., 720-898-7200 or arvadacenter.org READ MORE

Nov. 18-Dec. 18: Two live radio plays: It’s A Wonderful Life in repertory with A Christmas Carol
John Hand Theatre, 7653 E. First Place, 720-880-8727 or thisisspotlight.com

Nov. 19-Feb. 25, 2017: BDT Stage’s Thoroughly Modern Millie
5501 Arapahoe Ave., 303-449-6000 or bdtstage.com

Nov. 19-Dec. 23: Bas Bleu Theatre Company’s The Snow Queen
401 Pine St., Fort Collins, 970-498-8949 or basbleu.org

Nov. 11-20: Longmont Theatre Company’s Tuesdays with Morrie
513 Main St., 303-772-5200 or longmonttheatre.org

Nov 20: DCPA Broadway’s The Hip Hop Nutcracker
Buell Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org

Nov. 25-Dec. 24: DCPA Theatre Company’s A Christmas Carol, Stage Theatre
At the Stage Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org

Nov. 25-Dec. 24: Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company and Off-Center’s The SantaLand Diaries
At the Jones Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org

Nov. 25-Dec. 23: Miners Alley Playhouse’s A Christmas Carol
1224 Washington St., Golden, 303-935-3044 or minersalley.com

Nov. 25-Jan. 8: Vintage Theatre Productions’ Beauty and the Beast
1468 Dayton St., Aurora, 303-839-1361 or vintagetheatre.com

Nov. 25-Dec. 24, 2016: The Avenue Theater’s Santa’s Big Red Sack
417 E. 17th Ave., 303-321-5925 or the avenue’s home page

Nov. 25-Dec. 18: Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s Bad Jews
At the Outlets at Silverthorne. Dillon, 970-513-9386 or lakedillontheatre.org

Nov. 25-Dec. 30, 2016: Breckenridge Backstage Theatre’s She Loves Me
121 S. Ridge St. 970-453-0199 or backstagetheatre.org

Nov. 25-Dec. 31: Candlelight Dinner Playhouse’s A Wonderful Life
4747 Marketplace Drive, Johnstown, 970-744-3747 or coloradocandlelight.com

Nov. 25-Dec. 31: Thin Air Theatre Company’s A Cripple Creek Christmas Carol
139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, 719-689-3247 or thinairtheatre.com

Dec. 1-18: Boys Hair Club’s A Krumpus Story
Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St. TICKET INFO

 

CONTINUING CURRENT PRODUCTIONS:

Bat Boy. Longmont Theatre. Through Oct. 29: Longmont Theatre Company’s Bat Boy: The Musical
513 Main St., Longmont, 303-772-5200 or longmonttheatre.org

Through Oct. 29, 2016: Naropa Universiity’s Spill
2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder MORE INFO

Through Oct. 29: OpenStage Theatre Company’s Ultimate Beauty Bible
At the Center for Fine Art Photography, 400 N. College Ave., Fort Collins, 970-484-5237 or openstagetheatre.org

 

Through Oct. 29: Bug Theatre’s Night of the Living Dead, Live (with Paper Cat Films)
3654 Navajo St., 303-477-9984 or bugtheatre.info

Through Oct. 30: DCPA Theatre Company’s Frankenstein
Stage Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org READ MORE

Through Oct. 30: Cherry Creek Theatre’s The Last Romance
Shaver Ramsey Showroom, 2414 E. 3rd Ave., Denver, 303-800-6578 or cherrycreektheatre.org

Through Oct. 30: Springs Ensemble Theatre’s The Elephant Man
1903 E. Cache La Poudre St., Colorado Springs, 719-357-3080 or springsensembletheatre.org

Through Oct. 30: Thingamajig Theatre Company’s Grounded
At the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, 2313 Eagle Drive, 970-731-7469 or pagosacenter.org

Through Oct. 30: Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre’s Sarah, Plain and Tall
Famous Performing Arts Center, 131 W Main St., Trinidad, 719-846-4765 or scrtheatre.com

Through Oct. 30: Vintage Theatre’s Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, The Musical
1468 Dayton St., Aurora, 303-839-1361 or vintagetheatre.com

Through Oct. 30: 5280 Artists Coop’s Colorism

1400 Dallas Street, Aurora, 5280artistcoop.ticketspice.com

Through Oct. 30: Star Bar Players’ Night of the Living Dead, Live
At the Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado. 719-520-1899 or starbarplayers.org

Through Oct. 30: Thin Air Theatre Company’s Cripple Creep Show
139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, 719-689-3247 or thinairtheatre.com

Through Oct. 30: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
Second Stage, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs, 719-634-5581 or csfineartscenter.org

Through Nov. 5: Midtown Arts Center’s Motones vs. Jerseys
3750 S. Mason St., Fort Collins, 970-225-2555 or midtownartscenter.com

Through Nov. 5: Firehouse’s Theatre’s The Crucible
John Hand Theatre, 7653 E. 1st Place, 303-562-3232 or firehouse’s home page READ MORE

Through Nov. 5: The Avenue Theater’s Wait Until Dark
417 E. 17th Ave., 303-321-5925 or avenuetheater.com

Through Nov. 6: Arvada Center’s Tartuffe
6901 Wadsworth Blvd., 720-898-7200 or arvadacenter.org READ MORE

Through Nov. 6: Su Teatro’s El Sol Que Tu Eres, or The Sun That You Are
At the Su Teatro Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive, 303-296-0219 or suteatro.org
READ MORE

Through Nov. 6: Aurora Fox’s Dracula
9900 E. Colfax Ave., 303-739-1970 or aurorafoxartscenter.org

Through Nov. 6: TheatreWorks’ Game of Love and Chance
3955 Regent Circle, Colorado Springs, 719-255-3232 or theatreworkscs.org

Through Nov. 6: Evergren Players’ Stepping Out
At Center/Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive, 303-674-4934 or evergreen players’ home page

Through Nov. 12: BDT Stage’s Mid-Life 2! (#WhatDidIComeInHereFor)
5501 Arapahoe Ave., 303-449-6000 or bdtstage.com
READ MORE

Through March 12, 2017: DCPA Cabaret’s An Act of God
Galleria Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org READ MORE

Through Nov. 13: The Edge Theatre’s Marie Antoinette
1560 Teller St., Lakewood, 303-232-0363 or theedgetheater.com

Through Nov. 13: Candlelight Dinner Playhouse’s Evita
4747 Marketplace Drive, Johnstown, 970-744-3747 or coloradocandlelight.com

Through Nov. 13: Local Theater Company’s The Firestorm
Carsen Theater at The Dairy Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 720-379-4470 or localtheatercompany.org
READ MORE

 

Through Nov. 13: Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company’s Full Code
Grace Gamm Theater at the Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-440-7826 or betc.org

Through Nov. 13: Ignite Theatre’s Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe
2590 Washington St., 866-811-4111 or click here for tickets

Through Nov. 19: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind
Second Stage, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs, 719-634-5581 or csfineartscenter.org

Through Nov. 27: Jesters Dinner Theatre’s Godspell
224 Main St., Longmont, 303-682-9980 or jesterstheatre.com

 


ONGOING, MONTHLY or ONE-TIME PROGRAMMING:

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

ATHENA PROJECT
Nov. 19: Staged reading of Sheltered, a play by local playwright Catherine Wiley
7 p.m.  $20 ticket includes donation to The Gathering Place.
At Red Line Contemporary Art Gallery, 2350 Arapahoe St. or tickets


BUNTPORT THEATRE

Sept. 30: Untitled at the Denver Art Museum
Nov. 12: Siren Song: A Pirate Odyssey (Monthly theatre for young audiences at 1 and 3 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, through May 13)
Nov. 15: The Great Debate
Nov. 16: The Narrators (a live storytelling show and podcast)
Nov. 18-19: Stratus Chamber Orchestra with Buntport Theater at Augustana Lutheran Church
Nov. 19: TRUNKS: a live comic book is back! (2-4 p.m.)
717 Lipan St., 720-946-1388 or buntport.com

THE CATAMOUNTS
Nov. 5-6: FEED: Los Muertos
Celebrating stories and rituals honoring the departed, including a three-course meal, live music and performance.
Firehouse Arts Center, 667 4th Ave., Longmont, 720-468-0487 or brownpapertickets.com

DENVER ACTORS FUND PRESENTS …
(Monthly film series in partnership with local theatre companies)
Nov. 15: A Christmas Story
Pre-screening entertainment by cast of Town Hall Arts Center’s current production.
At the Alamo Drafthouse, Aspen Grove, 7301 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, 720-588-4107 or BUY TICKETS

DENVER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Nov. 2-4: DCPA Broadway’s An Evening with David Sedaris
At the Seawell Grand Ballroom, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org

DENVER IMPROV FESTIVAL


Nov. 10-12: The Denver Improv Festival features the top improv performers from across Colorado as well as teams from all over the country. BUY TICKETS
Venues:
The Bovine Metropolis Theater, Voodoo Comedy Playhouse and Backstage at Beryl’s.

LAKE DILLON THEATRE COMPANY
Nov. 4-5: Tim and Ben
The Outlets at Silverthorne. Dillon, 970-513-9386 or lakedillontheatre.org

LAKEWOOD CULTURAL CENTER
Nov. 18: Aquila Theatre’s Much Ado About Nothing
Nov. 19: Aquila Theatre’s Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile
470 S. Allison Parkway, 303-987-7845 or Lakewood.org

LANNIES CLOCKTOWER CABARET

Nov. 2: Drag Decades with Hostess Shirley Delta Blow
Nov. 4 and 11: The Jerseys Sing the Four Seasons
Nov. 5-26: Unforgettable, an R&B tribute starring Mary Louise Lee and Michael C

Nov. 25: Revenge of the Misfit Toys, holiday improv comedy 
D&F Clock Tower, 16th and Arapahoe streets, 303-293-0075 or Clocktowercabaret.com



November openings. Einstein Mizel. MIZEL ARTS AND CULTURE CENTER
Nov. 20: Einstein!, a solo play by Jack Fry, 4 p.m.
Elaine Wolf Theatre, 350 S. Dahlia St., 303-316-6360 or maccjcc.org

PACE CENTER
Oct. 27: Rock the Presidents
This high-energy musical revue spans 223 years of American presidents.
20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker, parkerarts.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

 

STORIES ON STAGE
Nov. 12: Born Funny
1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive, 303-494-0523 or TICKETS
Selections include:
“Attempting Normal,” by Marc Maron, performed by Drew Horwitz
“Confessions of a Juggler,” by Tina Fey, performed by MareTrevathan
“The Long Epiphany,” by George Carlin, performed by Bob Buckley

November openings. Aquila Lakewood Cultural Center

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