When the weather in Colorado turns cold and the holidays are upon us, I get into the mood for theater. Thanks goodness for the active theater scene in Northern Colorado! I decided to do an inventory of upcoming shows in Northern Colorado, and here’s what I discovered.
401 Pine Street
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Kosher Lutherans (Nov. 27, 2010 – Dec. 26, 2011)
This is a screwball comedy about a Jewish couples attempt to have a baby. They eventually find a nice girl from Ohio who has become pregnant and is willing to give them the baby, however, the girl is not a fan of Jews, so the couple pretends to be Lutheran.
Salem 1692 (Jan. 4-6, 2010)
This is an operatic musical about a love triangle during the witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts.
Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
Just south of Johnson’s Corner along I25
The Will Rogers Follies (Oct. 29, 2010 – Jan. 16, 2011)
Will Rogers died over seventy years ago, but his legacy lives on. He was a star of stage, radio, newspaper and more. This play is a musical tribute to this man and his contribution to the entertainment business. This musical has won six Tony Awards, three Drama Desk Awards and The New York Drama Circle Award for Best Musical.
Bye, Bye Birdie (Jan. 21 – March 20, 2011)
One of the most memorable musicals in the history of Broadway is coming to Candlelight. This song and dance musical is sure to delight both the young and the old.
Carousel Dinner Theater
3750 S. Mason St.
Fort Collins, CO 80525
White Christmas (Nov. 19, 2010 – Jan. 1, 2011)
Smokey Joe’s CafÃ© (Jan. 7 – March 19, 2011)
Get ready to rock at this longest running Broadway revue that includes songwriting from Leber and Stoller. Songs like “There Goes My Baby” to “Jailhouse Rock” will keep the Carousal audiences rocking during this show.
Colorado State University
Two plays by Neil LaBute (Feb. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 2011)
Keep an eye on the website for more information.
Lory Student Center Theater
CSU – Campus
The Nutcracker Ballet (Dec. 17-18, 2010)
It’s a classic and you can still buy ticket by visiting the website.
This Fort Collins’ landmark is closed for renovations. It is slated to reopen summer 2011.
216 Pine Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Mostlie Leftover Turkey (Nov. 26 – Dec. 17, 2010)
Original songs and parodies make up the Mostlie shows and this one is no different. Leave your pomposity at the door and settle in for an irreverent night of entertainment.
Art of Murder (Jan. 7 – March 19, 2011)
This is the 2000 Edgar Award winner for best mystery play. This is a comedy drama with hints of satire about the world of art and its marketing ploys.
417 W. Magnolia St.
Fort Collins, CO 80521
John Marley’s A Christmas Carol (Nov. 19 – Dec. 19, 2011)
This play adds a twist to the Christmas Carol we all know and love.
The Complete Works of WM Shakespeare (abridged) (Jan. 7 – Feb. 13, 2011)
228 E. Fourth St.
Loveland, CO 80538
Moon Theater Company presents”¦
The Odd Couple (Jan. 14 – Jan. 23, 2011)
This Neil Simon classic comedy will be directed by veteran actor/director Don Kraus and features Ken Benda and Brien Fletcher in the lead roles as two radically opposite bachelors.
Union Colony Civic Center
701 10th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Dec. 17-18, 2010)
The Stampede Troupe returns with an encore performance of this hilarious play about delinquent children who are given parts in a church’s Christmas play.
Missoula’s Children Theater presents Sleeping Beauty (Jan. 8, 2011)
This is a fun adaptation of the original fairytale that includes a little rock-n-roll.
Union Colony Dinner Theater
802 9th Street
Greeley, CO 80631
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Nov. 19, 2010 – Jan. 23, 2011)
The story of the Bible comes alive in this colorful musical that has become a theater classic.
The Fantasticks (Feb. 4 – March 27, 2011)
This is the longest running production in the world because the world loves a love story.
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