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Beer Bash, Broadway Classics and Peter Pan!

POSTED September 27, 2018

With many new plays, musical events, movies and comedy shows for both adults and families in town, you will have a hard time fitting it all in! Local productions of Broadway classics, A Chorus Line, Shakespeare In Love, and A Raisin in the Sun open this weekend, and local benefits include a Peter Pan-themed library gala and a BBQ-beer bash not far from Castle Rock!

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, September 27

The ethereal sound of elk bugling is a Colorado experience not to be missed! Celebrate this fall tradition on the terrace of the castle, where a cash bar with snacks will be available for purchase. Or bring your own picnic dinner! As the elk are speaking the language of love, you will learn about the mating rituals of this magnificent animal. Enjoy the dazzling autumn colors and panoramic views from the terrace of the castle! 

Cherokee Ranch, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30
Phone: 303-688-5555

Thursday-Sunday, September 27-30

This classic masterpiece by Lorraine Hansberry remains as relevant today as it was when it was first produced in 1959, when the Civil Rights movement was first piercing the country’s collective conscience.

The play is set in a small tenement on Chicago’s South Side, where a family awaits a check that will make all their dreams come true. Mama wants a nice house, Beneatha wants to go to medical school, and Walter Lee schemes to buy a liquor store. With the current gentrification of American cities happening, Raisin is as powerful, thought-provoking, and timely as it was in 1959.

Center for the Arts, 5225 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs              
5:30 p.m.
Tickets: $40
Phone: 719-255-3232

Drawing on all of the Bard’s favorite dramatic devices such as cross-dressing, mistaken identities, and sword-fighting, this “play within a play” supposes what might have been the inspiration for Shakespeare’s greatest play—Romeo and Juliet. 

Young Will Shakespeare is struggling to find his inspiration when a young lady, Viola de Lesseps, shows up in his company dressed as a boy so she can pursue her dreams of becoming an actor. This play with music was adapted for the stage from the 1998 film by Tony and Olivier Award-winning writer Lee Hall. Don’t miss this fanciful romantic comedy—Renaissance England style!

Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 5:00 p.m., Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$45
Phone: 719-634-5581

Friday, September 28

This dazzling fundraiser to benefit the Douglas County Libraries Foundation is a magical evening’s journey to Neverland via the second star to the right, and straight on ’til morning! This is no ordinary gala, when the adventures of J. M. Barrie’s imagination await! Meet your favorite characters—Tinker Bell, Wendy Darling, Captain Hook, or Peter Pan himself.

Wear your favorite theme-inspired outfit, if you like, or more casual attire is perfectly fine! The enchanted evening begins with a stroll to the Highlands Ranch Mansion on the hill. Enjoy a delicious catered dinner, complete with a special dessert. Authors, entertainment, and a silent auction will be on hand! Best of all, you will be supporting the community libraries so they can continue to be great places for young and old—and for those who never grow up.

Highlands Ranch Mansion, 9950 E. Gateway Dr., Highlands Ranch
6:00-11:00 p.m.
Tickets: $100 and up
Phone: 720-348-9509

In celebration of musical genius Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, the Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra will perform some of his most beloved works as well as that of another musical genius—Beethoven! 

This versatile and entertaining program starts with Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and his most-famous Symphony No. 7. Paying tribute to Bernstein, LTSO will perform selections from Bernstein’s notable Broadway musicals, On the Town and West Side Story. 

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $14-$26
Phone: 720-509-1000

What is the best use of an airport hangar on a Friday night? A Suitcase Get-Away party! Come with a weekender bag packed, and it will be checked in upon arrival for a chance to win the grand prize at the end of the evening—a trip on a private jet for an all-inclusive weekend getaway!

Leading up to the midnight drawing, the party will also be an all-out event complete with valet service, Red Carpet entrance, and open bar featuring premium liquor, DJ music and games!

Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight, 13005 Wings Way, Englewood
8:00-11:55 p.m.
Tickets: $65-$1800
Phone: 720-348-9509

Friday-Sunday, September 28-30

Possibly the best-known and oft-sung Broadway musical for generations, A Chorus Line gave us the powerful and unforgettable songs, What I Did for Love and One (Singular Sensation). See this classic musical live on stage, with talented local actors and singers re-enacting the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition!

This stunning concept musical took the world by storm back in the 1970s and has never stopped dazzling audiences! Featuring one powerhouse number after another, such as What I Did for Love, One, I Can Do That, At the Ballet, The Music and the Mirror, and I Hope I Get It, the musical also showcases brilliant dancing and compellingly authentic drama. Because the content explores the inner lives and poignant ambitions of young, artistic Broadway wannabes, this show contains frank storylines regarding sexuality and other adult themes that are not suitable for children. 

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $29-$34
Phone: 303-805-6800

Saturday, September 29

Bring the entire family to Eureka Street, a fun way to introduce the kids to the opera! As part of the Family Discovery Series, this show is geared towards children, with a duration of under 60 minutes! On Eureka Street, you’ll mingle with funny and fascinating opera characters: prospectors, divas, lumberjacks, and more as they bring history, music, and stories to life.

Scenes by Rossini, Shakespeare, and others will give beginning arts patrons a taste of what’s out there to discover! A lifetime of enjoying the arts starts one discovery at a time!

Schoolhouse Theater, 19650 E. Mainstreet, Parker
10:00 a.m.
Tickets: $7
Phone: 303-805-6800

This BBQ dinner and Living the Dream beer event is a benefit to raise funds for the Backcountry Conservation and Education Fund. Whether you are already a fan of the Backcountry Wilderness or have yet to be acquainted with this great open space area, you will have a chance to experience this island of wild on the Front Range. 

The openness and fresh air of the Backcountry Wilderness Area can be enjoyed on foot, by bike, horse or hayride, and you will want to take part in educating others about it!

Backcountry Wilderness Area Base Camp, 6005, Ron King Trail, Littleton
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $55
Phone: 303-791-2500

One of the all-time best sing-along movies, Grease will be screened as a participatory experience, with a party following the movie, featuring a 1950s sock hop, appetizers, and costume contest! 

Come watch Sandy (Olivia Newton John) in all her sweetness as she does whatever it takes to win the heart of Danny (John Travolta) in an all-out celebration of the songs, dances and costumes of the 1950s! Sing along as watch fast cars and great dance moves pay homage to the time rock-n-roll began! 

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $30
Phone: 720-509-1000

You can experience America’s greatest icons all in one night, all one stage—and all performed by the same amazing performing artist! Watch Las Vegas entertainer, Sonny G., as he brings to life music’s greatest showmen—Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, James Brown and more!

In his blockbuster show, Sonny G. transforms into each of these artists, complete with their classic moves, original choreography, and routines with elaborate lighting, props and special effects. Originally from Pueblo and currently residing in Denver, Sonny G. travels across the country and is well-known in Las Vegas for his impersonations of these American music icons.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $38-$48

Sunday, September 30

If you love John Crist from his viral videos, Millennial International, Lady Who Has a Bible Verse for Every Situation, and Road Rage in the Church Parking Lot, you won’t want to miss him in his latest stand-up act, The Human Being Tour, where he integrates these characters into his routine for the very first time! His recent appearances on Live at Gotham on Comedy Central and Laughs on Fox solidify his entry into the stand-up world. With more than 500 million video views, comedian and viral sensation John Crist is the next big thing!

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $28-$43

Music, Theatre and More near Crystal Valley!

Fall brings with it a new season of show-stopping performances, many within minutes from the master planned community of Crystal Valley. Take some time to explore the nine beautiful models offered by D.R. Horton, Kauffman Homes, and Richmond American Homes. Crystal Valley homes are available in ranch and two-story models and priced from the $300s.


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