November: Colorado theatre openings

November Openings, Dog Sees God. Equinox Theatre. ‘Dog Sees God’ imagines how the ‘Peanuts’ characters might have fared as adolescents. It is a bittersweet and smart comedy that is being staged both by Equinox Theatre in Denver (above) and Funky Little Theatre in Colorado Springs. Photo credit: Christine Fisk for DenverMind Media.

Each month, the DCPA NewsCenter offers an updated list of all upcoming Colorado theatre openings. This is the time of year when seasonal offerings start to kick in, but this month also offers a surprising array of fare spanning issues of immigration, sexuality and religion. It will be another robust month, with theatregoers getting to choose from 55 statewide live theatre options. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts will be bustling with six November offerings, including the return of Disney’s The Lion King and the new cabaret musical quick-change comedy Murder for Two in the Garner-Galleria Theatre.

Companies are encouraged to submit future listings and production photos at least two weeks in advance to


1 PerspectivesCurious Theatre Company’s Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet: Curious completes the regional premiere of The Brother/Sister Plays, an ambitious trilogy set in the Louisiana bayou by Tarell Alvin McCraney. A tempest is brewing in the skies above, and below, 16-year-old Marcus is haunted by his father’s mysterious legacy and his own sexuality as rising waters threaten to consume his whole world. Watch our video on Curious Theatre’s new commitment to “serial storytelling. Nov. 7-Dec. 19. Here is curious’ home page.

2 PerspectivesLocal Theatre Company’s Faith: The world premiere of James McLindon’s dark comedy examines religious fanaticism via 13-year-old Simon, the son of “an apostate” mother and absent father, desperately seeking an ecstatic vision in the parking lot of his local Walmart. When a harbinger finally appears to him, his faith transforms, leading him down an unexpected path. This play was developd through Local Theatre’s annual new play festival. Nov. 21-Dec. 6. Here is Local’s home page

3 PerspectivesTheatre Esprit Asia’s Coming to America: The only Asian-American theatre company in the southwestern United States presents three original immigration dramas from Iran, Vietnam and China. Jon Vogels’ Foundation tells of a brave young woman who survives the fall of the Shah and fundamental Islam, to become a successful architect in the U.S. Peter Trinh’s Boat Person recounts the harrowing fall of Saigon, escaping to freedom against all the dangers of the high seas – facing storms, pirates and starvation. Maria Cheng’s Antecedents recounts with humor and grace the Americanization of a shy studious Chinese teenager to football, cyberspace, parental pressures and celebrity. Nov. 21-Dec. Here is Theatre Esprit Asia’s home page  

Through Nov. 15: DCPA Theatre Company’s Tribes
Though Feb. 21: Denver Center Cabaret’s Murder For Two

Nov. 4-29: Disney’s The Lion King 
Nov. 27-Dec. 27: Off-Center’s The SantaLand Diaries
Nov. 27-Dec 27: DCPA Theatre Company’s A Christmas Carol

The DCPA Theatre Company presents its 24th holiday staging of ‘A Christmas Carol.’ Photo by Jennifer M. Koskinen.

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Currently running productions

Through Nov. 7: Spotlight Theatre’s To Kill a Mockingbird
John Hand Theatre, 7653 E. First Place, 720-880-8727 or

Through Nov. 7: Square Product Theatre’s How I Learned to Drive
At the Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328 or

Through Nov. 8: Evergreen Players’ The 39 Steps
At Center/Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive, 303-674-4934 or evergreen players’ home page

Through Nov. 8: Theatre Or’s My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding
​At the Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 E. 1st Avenue, Lowry, 303-830-9214 or
Through Nov. 8: Ignite Theatre’s Dogfight
At the Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., 720-362-2697 or

Through Nov.8: TheatreWorks’ Ghosts
3955 Regent Circle, Colorado Springs, 719-255-3232 or

Through Nov. 14: BDT Stage’s Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
5501 Arapahoe Ave., 303-449-6000 or

Through Nov. 14: Theatre Company of Lafayette’s Twilight Zone (a Parody), Volume X
Mary Miller Theater, 300 E. Simpson, 720-209-2154 or 

Through Nov. 14: Coal Creek Theatre of Louisville’s The 39 Steps
Louisville Center for the Arts, 801 Grant St., 303-665-0955 or

Through Nov. 14: And Toto Too Theatre Company’s Smoke
Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora, 720-583-3975 or

Through Nov. 15: DCPA Theatre Company’s Tribes
At the Ricketson Theatre,14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or

Through Nov. 15: Candlelight Dinner Playhouse’s West Side Story
4747 Marketplace Drive. 970-744-3747 or

Through Nov. 15: The Edge Theatre’s Woman in Mind
1560 Teller St., Lakewood, 303-232-0363 or

Through Nov. 15: Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company’s The Few
Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-440-7826 or betc’s home page

Through Nov. 21: Avenue Theater’s Equus
417 E. 17th Ave., 303-321-5925 or

Through Nov. 28: OpenStage & Company’s Superior Donuts
Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins, 970-484-5237 or

Through LION KING 340 4Nov. 29: National touring production of Disney’s The Lion King
Buell Theatre,14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or   

(Pictured right: Jelani Remy as Simba in Disney’s ‘The Lion King.’ ©Disney. Photo by Joan Marcus.)

Through Nov. 29: Midtown Arts Center’s Rock of Ages
3750 S. Mason St, Fort Collins, 970-225-2555 or

Through Feb. 21, 2016: Denver Center Cabaret’s Murder For Two
Garner Galleria Theatre, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or

November openings:
Nov. 6-15: Sis Tryst’s Gidion’s Knot
At the University of Denver’s JMAC Hall, 1903 East Iliff Ave.,

Nov. 7-Dec. 19: Curious Theatre Company’s Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet
1080 Acoma St., 303-623-0524 or curious’ home page

Nov. 12-22: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s Love, Loss and What I Wore

30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs, 719-634-5581 or

Nov.12-14: Square Product Theatre’s How I Learned to Drive
At Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver, 720-946-1388 or

Nov. 13-Dec. 20: Miners Alley Playhouse’s A Tuna Christmas
1224 Washington St., Golden, 303-935-3044 or

Nov. 13-Dec. 6: Rattlebrain Theatre Company’s Voddville!
At the Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora, 303-739-1970 or

Nov. 13-Dec. 5: Equinox Theatre Company’s Dog Sees God, Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
At the Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St., 720-984-0781 or equinox’s home page

Nov. 13-22: Inspire Creative’s Lend Me a Tenor
19650 E. Mainstreet, Parker,

Nov. 13-22: Longmont Theatre Company’s The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)
513 Main St., Longmont, 303-772-5200 or longmont’s home page

Nov. 13-Dec. 27: Town Hall Arts Center’s Shrek
2450 W. Main St., Littleton, 303-794-2787 or

Nov. 13-Dec. 31: Casino Murder Mystery’s Let’s Kill the Whistle Blower
At the Lumber Baron Inn, 2555 W. 37th Ave., Denver, CO 80211, 303-477-8205 or

Nov. 14-Dec. 27: Bas Bleu Theatre’s A Tuna Christmas
401 Pine St, Fort Collins, 970-498-8949 or

Nov. 14: Stories on Stage’s Missed Connections
1:30 and 6:30 p.m. at Su Teatro Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive
303-494-0523 or

Nov. 20-Dec. 13: Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure
176 Lake Dillon Drive, Dillon, 970-513-9386

Nov. 20-Dec. 5: Upstart Crow’s Deirdre of the Sorrows
Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-442-1415 or upstart’s home page

Nov. 21-Feb. 27: BDT Stage’s The Addams Family
5501 Arapahoe Ave., 303-449-6000 or

Nov. 21-Dec. 19: Firehouse Theatre Company’s A Ring-a-Ding Christmas: A Crooner Holiday Revue
John Hand Theatre, 7653 E. 1st Place, 303-562-3232 or firehouse’s home page

November Openings Faith Local TheatreNov. 21-Dec. 6: Local Theatre Company’s Faith
The Dairy Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 720-379-4470 or local’s home page

(Photo: Mare Trevathan in Local Theatre’s ‘Faith.’ Photo by Michael Ensminger.)

Nov. 21-Dec. 6: Theatre Esprit Asia’s Coming to America
At ACAD Galery, 1400 Dallas St., Aurora, 720-492-9479, or

Nov. 21-22: Aquila Theatre’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
At the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, 303-987-7845 or

Nov. 22-Dec. 30: Breckenridge Backstage Theatre’s A Christmas Story
Riverwalk Center, 150 W. Adams Ave., Breckenridge,  970-453-0199 or

Nov. 24-Dec. 23: Arvada Center’s Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
6901 Wadsworth Blvd., 720-898-7200 or

November Openings Vintage Theatre Funny GirlNov. 25-Jan. 17: Vintage Theatre’s Funny Girl
1468 Dayton St., Aurora, 303-839-1361 or

(Photo: Cora Marsh as Fanny Brice in Vintage Theatre’s ‘Funny Girl.’ Photo Credit: Christine Fisk for DenverMind Media.)
Nov. 27-Dec. 27: Off-Center’s The SantaLand Diaries
(Presented with Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company)
Jones Theatre,14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or   

Nov. 27-Dec 27: DCPA Theatre Company’s A Christmas Carol
Stage Theatre,14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or 

Nov. 27-Dec. 27: Vintage Theatre’s Jacob Marley’s A Christmas Carol
1468 Dayton St., Aurora, 303-839-1361 or

Nov 27-Dec. 31: Candlelight Dinner Playhouse’s A Christmas Carol
4747 Marketplace Drive, 970-744-3747 or

Nov. 27-Jan. 2: Midtown Arts Center’s Merry and Bright
3750 S. Mason St, Fort Collins, 970-225-2555 or

Nov. 27-Dec. 27: Aurora Fox’s Little Women, The Musical
9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora, 303-739-1970 or

Nov. 27-Dec. 20: Rattlebrain Theatre’s Santa’s Big Red Sack
At The Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Ave., 303-321-5925 or

Nov. 27-Dec. 27: Thin Air Theatre Company’s The Christmas Donkey
139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, 719-689-3247 or

For a complete list of performances benefiting the Denver Actors Fund, click here


Ongoing productions
2406 Federal Blvd., Denver, 303-455-1848 or

Nov. 17: The Great Debate: Arguing dumb topics.
Nov. 18: The Narrators: Firsts. True stories centered on a monthly theme
717 Lipan St., 720-946-1388 or

Every third Monday: Monday! Monday! Monday! Cabaret
At Su Teatro Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive, 720-238-1323 or

First Saturday of each month at 11 a.m.: Rodents of Unusual Size
985 Santa Fe Drive, 720-346-7396 or

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