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Comedy Near Castle Rock!

POSTED January 17, 2019

Chicago’s renowned Second City comedy troupe will make an appearance in the area, with a hilarious performance dedicated to the trials and tribulations of love! There are even more laughs in town this weekend, including an outrageous musical parody of the popular TV series, Friends! And Cherokee Castle is offering an improvised comedy sketch by Tantrum, a local comedy team. Get out there and share some laughs with friends!


Teens, make a difference in your community! Douglas County Libraries want your ideas and input! The Castle Rock Teen Library Council is open to teenagers ages 12-18. Teens can earn valuable community service hours by attending this meeting that gives them the chance to recommend materials and advocate for their peers in the library. 

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Information: FREE
Phone: 303-791-7323

Friday, January 18

Growing up in the city, National Geographic photographer Bertie Gregory used to chase urban swans and pikes with his camera, looking for the elusive perfect shot. He’s taken that experience and honed it, and now he’s an expert (at age 25!) at capturing intimate shots of animals in those spaces where nature and humanity coexist.

The entire family will be spellbound by the power and beauty of Gregory’s work as he presents stunning shots ranging from a leopard stalking through Mumbai to evocative portraits of Vancouver’s elusive coastal wolf. He has mastered the art of capturing what binds animal and human together, and you won’t want to miss your chance to hear him talk about it!

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$20
Phone: 720-509-1000

Named the Mentalist of the Year by the Magicians’ Alliance of Eastern States, Anthem Flint will astound you with his amazing ability to read minds and perform other psychic tricks! Fun for the entire family, everyone will be scratching their heads trying to figure out how he performs his magic! In a show that’s personable and funny, Anthem Flint is guaranteed to connect with you!

Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $8-$11
Phone: 303-791-2500

The Second City is one of the most famous comedy troupes in the world for good reason—they have been writing, performing and improvising the kind of humor that resonates with everyone since 1959! Alumni of The Second City include some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, and more.

Now The Second City is coming to Colorado, with a side-splitting comedy show about one of the funniest topics of all time—love! It’s Not You, It’s Me takes shots at heartbreak, missed connections, and the mire of human relationships. If it fits into the “it’s complicated” category, you can bet it will show up in this performance! 

Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $36-$40
Phone: 719-634-5581

What do you get when you cross Saturday Night Live with the popular TV show Whose Line is it Anyway? A hilarious improv show by Tantrum, a comedy team full of some of Colorado’s newest rising stars.

Staged in the Great Hall at Cherokee Castle, Tantrum’s improv show will take suggestions from the audience and come up with a unique comedy, made up on the spot! Grab some friends and come ready to laugh until your sides hurt!

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia 
7:30 p.m.
Tickets $35
Phone: 720-627-7175

Friday-Sunday, January 18-20

This stage production of the 1992 Disney movie, Newsies, is a spirited musical about a band of newsboys taking on big business to fight for what’s right in turn-of-the century New York City. The story is based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899 where young boys fought for their rights. You’ll recognize the now-classic songs Carrying the Banner, Seize the Day, and Santa Fe in this show full of non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

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

If you longingly recall Thursday nights long ago when the gang on Friends appeared in your living room every week, you’ll love this hilarious spoof that recreates the best moments in the TV show’s ten-year run.

Friends! The Musical Parody is the comical new musical about everyone’s favorite group of Manhattan 20-something pals. It’s a seemingly typical day at New York’s only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride with beautiful hair enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear. The uncensored, fast-paced musical trip down memory lane preserves the stories you know and love while interjecting plenty of funny hindsight commentary. This is an adult show, recommended for mature audiences. 

Comedy Works-South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Fri., 7:15 and 9:45 p.m.; Sat., 6:00 and 8:30 p.m.; Sun., 4:30 and 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$40
Phone: 720-274-6800

Saturday, January 19

Everyone knows pirates know how to have a good time! Bring your little scalawags to a morning of fun, as the ship sets sail full of food, games, and all things nautical! Your kids will enjoy walking the plank and meeting real-life pirates under the skull-and-crossbones! All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and each participant must purchase a ticket (children and adults). Dressing up in pirate apparel makes the day even more fun! This event is appropriate for children over the age of 2. 

Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12-$15
Phone: 303-791-2500

Grab your roller skates or blades and head out to the Parker Fieldhouse for an old-time Saturday night roller disco! Join friends and neighbors in a fun, family-friendly environment, skating to music and playing games. The inline rink is designated for open skating—no hockey allowed. Skate Night is a great event for skaters of all ages or teens who are looking for something to do on a Saturday night! Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants must bring their own skates. 

Parker Fieldhouse, 18700 E. Plaza Dr., Parker
5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Tickets $4-$5
Phone: 303-805-6300 

An electric string quartet that banishes barriers between musical genres, Spinphony marries melodies among classical, rock and pop music! As the New Year begins, enjoy a new realm of epic sound and beauty! The evening includes a castle tour, delicious appetizer buffet, and a cash bar. Don’t miss this high-energy quartet who has collaborated with Josh Groban, Il Divo, Evanescence, Il Volo, The Pueblo Symphony, 2 Cellos, Frequent Flyers and many more.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia 
7:00 p.m.
Tickets $80
Phone: 720-627-7175

Saturday-Sunday, January 19-20

Named by Rolling Stone as the number one Greatest Album of All Time, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band contains many of the Beatles’ most memorable songs, including A Day in the Life, With A Little Help From My Friends, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, When I’m Sixty Four, and of course, the title track. 

Experience this iconic album LIVE, cover to cover, with a performance by talented vocalists and musicians who honor the work with no gimmicks, no makeup, and no other illusions employed by most tribute bands. You will think you are hearing the album itself, so masterfully duplicated is the sound!

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
Sat., 8:00 p.m.; Sun., 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $38-$45
Phone: 720-509-1000

Sunday, January 20

The Maltese Falcon features one of Humphrey Bogart’s most compelling performances and represents the perfect union of art and box office. A classic example of film noir from the 1940s, the film showcases John Huston’s stylized direction and flawless execution, setting it apart from the other Hollywood studio movies of the time. Huston’s tight script ensures that the audience’s attention is grabbed from the opening silhouette in the detective agency to Bogart’s memorable final line.

Alamo Drafthouse, 7301 S. Santa Fe Dr. Unit #850, Littleton
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10
Phone: 720-588-4107

Join your friends and neighbors as the supermoon blood moon lunar eclipse fills the sky shortly after the day ends. Bring a warm blanket and a thermos of hot chocolate, and gather around the newest fire pit in Festival Park in Castle Rock with fellow sky-gazers.

During a supermoon blood moon lunar eclipse, the full moon will become tinted with the red-orange color of sunset. A lunar eclipse displays the color of all of Earth’s sunrises and sunsets reaching the moon! 

Festival Park, 300 2nd St., Castle Rock
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

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