November promises to be a 'Disaster' on at least one area stage

From left: Peter Henry Bussian, Adeline Mann and Erik Fellenstein in Local Theater Company‘s ‘The Rape of the Sabine Women,’ playing through Nov. 19 in Boulder. Photo by George Lange.

Curious goes to war over a photograph, monthly cabaret at the Aurora Fox, and The Edge makes a final Resolution

NOTE: At the start of each month, the DCPA NewsCenter offers an updated list of upcoming theatre openings, spotlighting work being presented on stages statewide. Companies are encouraged to submit listings and production photos at least two weeks in advance to the DCPA NewsCenter at jmoore@dcpa.org.

By John Moore
Senior Arts Journalist

Five intriguing titles for November:

NUMBER 1November Disaster Disaster! The Musical! This silly new Broadway musical farce has adventurous fun at the expense of disaster films such as Earthquake, Jaws and The Poseidon Adventure. It’s 1979, and New York’s A-listers are lining up for the opening of a floating casino and discotheque. B-listers include a fading disco star, a nightclub singer with 11-year-old twins, a pair of wild and crazy guys and a nun with a gambling addiction.The score includes familiar pop tunes of the era including “Knock on Wood,” “Hooked on a Feeling” and “I Am Woman.” Written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick. The evening grows more giddily ridiculous with every scene. Presented Nov. 10-Dec. 2 by Equinox Theatre Company at the Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St., 720-984-0781 or equinox’s home page

NUMBER 2Body of an American. Dan O’Brien’s provocative new play, presented by Curious Theatre Company, speaks to a moment in recent history when the single, stark photograph of the body of an American being dragged from the wreck of a Blackhawk through the streets of Mogadishu reshaped the course of global events. O’Brien explores the ethical and personal consequences of this lone image and how it shines a light on deeply personal issues that are relevant to our time and culture. Nov. 4-Dec. 9: at 1080 Acoma St., 303-623-0524 or curioustheatre.org

NUMBER 3Flowers in the Desert. And Toto Too, the only Colorado company dedicated exclusively to presenting new works by female playwrights, next presents Donna Hoke’s story of a married couple who call it quits after 14 years. Cheater Joe is surprised when, three years later, Britt asks him to try again. But he goes along — until he realizes his ex-wife has a very specific agenda. Starring Libby Arnold and Michael Kennedy. Produced in partnership with the Denver Center at  The Commons on Champa, 1245 Champa St, 720-583-3975 or andtototoo.org.

NUMBER 4Denver DollsAurora Fox monthly cabaret series. The Aurora Fox’s continuing series of monthly cabaret offerings in its smaller studio theatre continues with The Denver Dolls presenting their USO/Andrews Sisters tribute, performed in the style of The Manhattan Transfer. The Dolls are led by frequent DCPA performer Heather Lacy. Nov. 17-18 at 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora, 303-739-1970 or aurora fox.org

NUMBER 5Resolutions. It’s the end of an era for The Edge Theatre Company, which is going into a period of hibernation after the presentation of this world-premiere holiday play by Denver playwright Josh Hartwell, described as  “unique, hilarious, edgy, and terrifying.” For the past eight years, three middle-aged couples have gathered, post-Christmas, at a plush, cozy Vail cabin. They exchange white-elephant gifts, make resolutions for the upcoming year and. of course, down a few cocktails.  But this year, something has changed.  Relationships have evolved, and an unexpected guest is an all-too familiar face. Resolutions plays Dec. 1-31 at 1560 Teller St., Lakewood, 303-232-0363 or theedgetheater.com. Benchmark Theatre will continue to present programming in The Edge’s boutique theatre starting in 2018.

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THIS MONTH’S THEATRE OPENINGS IN COLORADO:


(Submit your listings to jmoore@dcpa.org)

Cline and WynetteNov. 2-18: And Toto Too ‘s Flowers in the Desert
At The Commons on Champa, 1245 Champa St, 720-583-3975 or andtototoo.org

Nov. 3-Dec. 17: Vintage Theatre Productions’ Honeymoon In Vegas
1468 Dayton St., Aurora, 303-839-1361 or vintagetheatre.com

Nov. 3-18: Cline and Wynette: One More For the Road featuring Chris Whyde and Darren Bell
At Gladys: The Nosy Neighbor, 500 Santa Fe Drive, 303-893-6112 (tickets available at the door only)

Nov 4-5: DCPA Broadway’s Breakin’ Convention 2017
Buell Theatre, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org READ MORE

Nov. 4-Dec. 9: Curious Theatre’s Body of an American (see video above)
1080 Acoma St., 303-623-0524 or curioustheatre.org 

Nov. 9-Dec. 10: Cherry Creek Theatre’s Beau Jest
At the Mizel Arts and Culture Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, 303-800-6578 or cherry creek theatre’s home page

November DCPA. RentNov. 9-19: Lone Tree Arts Center’s Love Letters starring Candy Brown and Mark Rubald
10075 Commons St., just west of Interstate 25 and Lincoln Avenue, 720-509-1000, lone tree’s home page

Nov. 9-26: Millibo Art Theatre’s The Accidental Death of an Anarchist
1626 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, 719-465-6321 or themat.org

Nov. 10-Dec. 2: Equinox Theatre Company’s Disaster!
At the Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St., 720-984-0781 or equinox’s home page

Nov. 10-19: Longmont Theatre Comany’s Becky’s New Car
513 Main St., Longmont, 303-772-5200 or longmonttheatre.org

Nov. 10-Dec. 30: Town Hall Arts Center’s Seussical
2450 W. Main St., Littleton, 303-794-2787 or townhallartscenter.com

Nov. 11, 2017-April 22, 2018: DCPA Cabaret’s First Date
Garner Galleria Theatre, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org READ MORE

Nov. 14-19: National touring production of Rent 20th Anniversary Tour
Buell Theatre, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org

Nov. 14-19: Fivers Inc.’s Dinner at Five
PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker, 303-805-6800 or parkerarts.org

Candlelight Beauty Best Nov. 16-Feb. 14: Candlelight Dinner Playhouse’s Beauty and the Beast
4747 Marketplace Drive, Johnstown, 970-744-3747 or coloradocandlelight.com

Nov. 17-Dec. 23: Arvada Center’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
6901 Wadsworth Blvd., 720-898-7200 or arvadacenter.org

Nov. 17-Dec. 31: Midtown Arts Center’s A Christmas Story
3750 S. Mason St, Fort Collins, 970-225-2555 or midtownartscenter.com

Nov. 18-Dec.17: Bas Bleu Theatre’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
401 Pine St., Fort Collins, 970-498-8949 or basbleu.org

Nov. 18-Feb. 24: BDT Stage’s Annie
5501 Arapahoe Ave., 303-449-6000 or bdtstage.com

Nov. 24-Dec. 24: Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company and DCPA Off-Center’s The SantaLand Diaries
Jones Theatre, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org

Nov. 24-Dec. 24: DCPA Theatre Company’s A Christmas Carol
Stage Theatre, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org

Nov. 24-Dec. 23: Aurora Fox’s Hi-Hat Hattie (see video above)
9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora, 303-739-1970 or aurorafox.org READ MORE

Nov. 24-Dec. 24: The Avenue Theater’s Santa’s Big Red Sack
417 E. 17th Ave., 303-321-5925 or avenuetheater.com

Nov. 24-Dec. 23: Miners Alley Playhouse’s A Christmas Carol
1224 Washington St., Golden, 303-935-3044 or minersalley.com

Nov. 24-Dec. 17: Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s Murder for Two
Silverthorne Performing Arts Center, 460 Blue River Pkwy, 970-513-9386 or lakedillontheatre.org

Nov. 24-Dec. 30: Thin Air Theatre Company’s Angel of the Christmas Mine
Butte Theatre, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, 719-689-3247 or thinairtheatre.com

Nov. 25-Dec. 23: Miners Alley Playhouse’s The Story of the Nutcracker (children’s)
1224 Washington St., Golden, 303-935-3044 or minersalley.com

Nov. 25, 2017-Jan. 14, 2018: Vintage Theatre Productions’ Red
1468 Dayton St., Aurora, 303-839-1361 or vintagetheatre.com

Nov. 25-Dec. 23, 2017: Firehouse Theater Company’s The Miracle Worker
John Hand Theatre, 7653 E. 1st Place, 303-562-3232 or firehousetheatercompany.com 

Nov. 28-Dec. 3: National touring production of Chicago
Buell Theatre, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org

Nov. 30-Dec. 23: TheatreWorks’ The SantaLand Diaries
At the Bon Vivant Theatre, 3955 Regent Circle, Colorado Springs, 719-255-3232 or theatreworkscs.org

Dec. 1-31: Edge Theatre Company’s Resolutions
1560 Teller St., Lakewood, 303-232-0363 or theedgetheater.com

Dec. 1-9: StageDoor Theatre’s Cinderella
27357 Conifer Road, Conifer, 303-886-2819 or stagedoortheatre.org

Dec. 1-30: Jesters Dinner Theatre’s Scrooge, Bah Humbug!
224 Main St., Longmont, 303-682-9980 or jesterstheatre.com

CONTINUING CURRENT PRODUCTIONS:

Through Nov. 4: Coal Creek Theatre’s Shining City
At the Louisville Center for the Arts, 801 Grant St., 303-665-0955 or cctlouisville.org

Through Nov. 4: Phamaly Theatre Company’s Vox Phamilia
At Community College of Aurora, Fine Arts Building, 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Aurora, 303-340-7529 or brownpapertickets.com

Through Nov. 4: Iron Springs Chateau’s Rocky Horror Picture Show
444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 719-685-5104 or ironspringschateau.com

Through Nov. 5: The Edge Theater Company’s A Delicate Balance (see video above)
1560 Teller St., Lakewood, 303-232-0363 or theedgetheater.com READ MORE

Through Nov. 5: TheatreWorks’ Wild Honey
At the Bon Vivant Theatre, 3955 Regent Circle, Colorado Springs, 719-255-3232 or theatreworkscs.org

Through Nov. 5: Candlelight Dinner Playhouse’s The Music Man
4747 Marketplace Drive, Johnstown, 970-744-3747 or coloradocandlelight.com

Through Nov. 10: Denver’s Dangerous Theatre’s The Vagrant 2011 REVIEW
2620 W. 2nd Ave, No. 1, Denver, 720-989-1764 or dangeroustheatre.com

John Hauser. SpotlightThrough Nov. 11: BDT Stage’s Rock of Ages (see video above)
5501 Arapahoe Ave., 303-449-6000 or bdtstage.com READ MORE

Through Nov. 11: Lowry’s Spotlight Theatre and Theatre Or’s Buyer & Cellar

At the John Hand Theatre, 7653 E. First Place, 720-880-8727 or thisisspotlight.com

Through Nov. 11: Denver’s Dangerous Theatre’s Medea
2620 W. 2nd Ave, No. 1, Denver, 720-989-1764 or dangeroustheatre.com

 

Through Nov. 11: Midtown Arts Center’s Once
3750 S. Mason St, Fort Collins, 970-225-2555 or midtownartscenter.com READ MORE

Through Nov. 12: Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company’s Birds of North America
Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-440-7826 or boulderensembletheatre.org READ MORE

Through Nov. 12: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College’s Bunnicula  (children’s)
30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs, 719-634-5581 or csfineartscenter.org

Explorers ClubThrough Nov. 12: Evergreen Players’ The Explorers Club
At Center/Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive, 303-674-4934 or evergreenplayers.org

Through Nov. 18: Arvada Center’s The Foreigner (black-box theatre)
6901 Wadsworth Blvd., 720-898-7200 or arvadacenter.org

Through Nov 18: DCPA Educaton and Theatre Company’s The Snowy Day (children’s) Conservatory Theatre, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org READ MORE

Through Nov. 18: Buntport Theater’s Edgar Allan Poe Is Dead and So Is My Cat
717 Lipan St., 720-946-1388 or buntport.com

Through Nov. 18: Theater Company of Lafayette’s Return to the Twilight Zone, a Parody
At the Mary Miller Theater, 300 E. Simpson, 720-209-2154 or tclstage.org

Through Nov. 19: Local Theater Company’s The Rape of the Sabine Women, by Grace B. Matthias
At The Dairy Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 720-379-4470 or localtheatercompany.org READ MORE

Through Nov. 19: DCPA Theatre Company’s Smart People
Ricketson Theatre, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org READ MORE

Through Nov. 25: OpenStage’s Monty Python’s Spamalot
Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins, 970-484-5237 or openstagetheatre.org

Through Nov. 26: Jesters Dinner Theatre’s Legally Blonde, The Musical
224 Main St., Longmont, 303-682-9980 or jesterstheatre.com

Through Dec. 17: Anansi: The Itsy BiTSY Spider Stories
1137 S. Huron St., 720-328-5294 or bitsystage.com

Through Dec. 29: Arvada Center’s A Year With Frog and Toad (children’s) 
6901 Wadsworth Blvd., 720-898-7200 or arvadacenter.org

Through Dec. 31: Avenue Theater’s Comedy Sportz (late nights through December)
417 E. 17th Ave., 303-321-5925 or avenuetheater.com READ MORE

Through May 2018: Buntport Theater’s Siren Song (ongoing children’s series, second Saturdays of every month)
717 Lipan St., 720-946-1388 or buntport.com

Edgar Allan Poe. Buntport
Photo courtesy Buntport Theater.


ONGOING, MONTHLY or ONE-TIME PROGRAMMING:

ADAMS MYSTERY PLAYHOUSE

AURORA FOX ARTS CENTER

  • Nov. 17-18: The Denver Dolls’ USO/Andrews Sisters tribute

Studio Theatre, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora, 303-739-1970 or aurora fox.org

BRECKENRIDGE BACKSTAGE THEATRE

  • Nov. 24 and 25: Wine and Song: A Broadway Cabaret

Breckenridge, 970-453-0199 or backstagetheatre.org

BUNTPORT THEATRE

  • Wednesday, Nov. 15: The Narrators (a monthly live storytelling show and podcast)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 21: The Great Debate (monthly)



CHERRY CREEK THEATRE

  • Nov 17: O, Beautiful, with the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra

At the Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 Sherman St., 303-800-6578 or cherry creek theatre’s home page

COLORADO SPRINGS FINE ARTS CENTER AT COLORADO COLLEGE

  • Nov. 3: An Evening with Tom Papa

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

DENVER ACTORS FUND

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  • Sunday, Nov. 19: Screening of the film Gone With the Wind, with live pre-screening entertainment from Anna Maria High, star of the Aurora Fox’s upcoming  upcoming stage production of the stage musical Hi-Hat Hattie. Entertainment 5:30 p.m.; film at 6.

At Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake. drafthouse.com

LAKE DILLON THEATRE COMPANY

  • Nov. 10-11: Cabaret Series: Broadway Now and Then
    Featuring Kelly Renoux, Belen Moyano, Andrew Tebo and Jeffery Hyman. Musical Director: Drew Nichols

Silverthorne Performing Arts Center, 460 Blue River Pkwy, 970-513-9386 or lakedillontheatre.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

  • Saturday, Nov. 11: On the Couch (1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Drive, 303-494-0523 or storiesonstage.org)

Stories on Stage has renowned actors bring stories to life by combining literature with theater. This month, Betty Hart reads from The Whole Truth, by Stephen McCauley; Jim Hunt reads from Steve Almond’s Donkey Greedy, Donkey Gets Punched; Emily Paton Davies reads from Amy Bloom’s Psychoanalysis.

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