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Comedy, Theater, Jazz and the Daddy-Daughter Ball!

POSTED February 3, 2022

It’s the weekend of fairy tale and daddy-daughter balls, comedy, jazz music and a trip to Oz with Dorothy and the Wizard! You don’t have to travel far from the community of Crystal Valley and Castle Rock to enjoy the variety of entertainment available starting today and continuing for the next two weeks!

Thursday-Saturday, February 3-5

Rocky LaPorte’s appeal comes from his every-man, streetwise style of comedy. Delivering laughs in his trademark Brooklyn accent, he has become one of the most sought-after comedians in the country. 
Rocky most recently appeared on season 8 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. His resume includes a slew of performances, including being a featured comic on Showtime’s The Godfathers of Comedy, a special starring five of America’s most hilarious Italian-American comics. On the big screen, he has been seen in two Tim Allen movies; Crazy on the Outside and The Shaggy Dog.

Rocky traveled with Drew Carey to Iraq to entertain the troops and was seen on the Showtime special Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie. Rocky has filmed his own Comedy Central Presents special and was voted the network’s second most popular comedian in a nationwide poll. Rocky has his own NBC pilot called the Rocky LaPorte Show. Rocky’s clean blue-collar style of comedy continues to increase in popularity as he travels the country.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30 p.m., Fri./Sat, 7:15 & 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $17-$25
Phone: 720-274-6800

The Wizard of Oz is a classic musical that has entertained audiences for more than 77 years. When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house, over the rainbow to the magical Land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and on the way meet a Scarecrow who wants a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who wants courage. 

The Wizard asks them to bring him the Wicked Witch of the West’s broom to earn his help. And that encounter is almost more than they bargained for! While Dorothy was longing for adventure back in Kansas, after almost losing her new-found friends to snag the broom, she finds when it’s all said and done, there’s just no place like home. 

Parker Arts Center, The Schoolhouse, 19650 Mainstreet, Parker
Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $29

Friday, February 4

Refreshing and beautiful are how many have described the voice and persona of Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield, a jazz vocalist, musician, composer, and educator from Fort Worth, Texas. “LadyMay” (as she has been named) has been singing and playing jazz music since the tender age of thirteen. Since then, she has performed in various venues and festivals throughout the U.S., which in turn have earned her rave reviews from listeners and musicians in addition to numerous awards.

In 2017, “LadyMay” was awarded 2nd place in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocals Competition held at NJPAC in New Jersey. Also in 2017, she received the “Jazz Innovators Award” from Dallas, TX as part of Jazz Appreciation Month for her contributions in jazz education to young people in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. As an educator, Mayfield is an adjunct instructor of jazz voice for the University Of North Texas in Denton, Texas and an adjunct professor of commercial voice at Cedar Valley College in Lancaster, TX. Mayfield is currently seeking a master’s degree in jazz composition from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Parker Arts Center, The Schoolhouse, 19650 Mainstreet, Parker
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $24

Saturday, February 5

I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date! Don’t be late and risk missing a topsy-turvy tea party with the Mad Hatter, a chance to meet Alice and her Wonderland friends, and a game to befit the Queen of Hearts. All this fun and more awaits you at Philip S. Miller Library’s Fairy Tale Ball: Alice in Wonderland. Costumes are encouraged! All ages welcome, but this event is ideal for AGES 4-10.

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox, Castle Rock
5:30-8:00 P.M.

So many balls, so little time! Bonjour, hola, shalom, namaste and hello – greetings from around the world. Come and see the sights without ever leaving Castle Rock. The 2022 Daddy Daughter Ball is going around the world. Get your passports for a night of fun. Registration opens Oct. 1. Enjoy dancing, a professional photographer, cookies, refreshments and more.

Douglas County Event Center, 500 Fairgrounds Rd., Castle Rock
6:00-9:00 p.m.
REGISTER: $15 per person
Phone: 720-724-2083

See the same comedians you see in A-list comedy clubs across America at PACE, 15 minutes from Castle Rock and Crystal Valley. This weekend’s opener, Steve Peters is electric. Having started his comedy career just a few short years ago, Steve has already been named Fourth Funniest Person in Wichita and has opened for comedy greats such as Tommy Davidson, Michael Harrison, and Mo Alexander.

Headliner, Daniel Eachus is a rising young star in the comedy world. After just one year of nightly performances, he became the youngest finalist ever in the “Funniest Comic in Los Angeles” contest. He’s been entertaining audiences ever since.Eachus has been performing stand-up and improv throughout the nation’s clubs and recently was featured on Comedy Central’s “Up Next” and Sirius XM’s Comedy Central Radio. A finalist or winner in scores of comedy competitions including the World Series of Comedy, Up Next Regionals, Sacramento Comedy Festival (1st place winner), OC Improv Cup and more. He is currently a co-writer on a brand new Kevin Hart-produced series and recently made his stand-up television debut on FOX & HULU’s “Laughs”. 

Parker Arts Center, The Schoolhouse Theater, 19650 Mainstreet, Parker
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $24

NEXT WEEKEND: Friday, February 11

Is it possible to create jazz and classical music in the 21st century that appeals to everyone? Even people who normally wouldn’t go to concerts? The Queen’s Cartoonists present a concert for everybody – regardless of age, gender, or familiarity with the concert hall. The Queen’s Cartoonists play music from classic cartoons and contemporary animation. The performances are synchronized to video projections of the original films, and the band leads the audience through a world of virtuosic musicianship, multi-instrumental mayhem, and comedy. Expect the unexpected from repertoire that includes the Golden Age of animation, cult cartoon classics, modern animation, and elements of a musical circus! 

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $44-$54

Friday-Saturday, February 11-12

The Colorado Springs Philharmonic Pops season kicks off with a crowd pleaser! Including Gershwin classics from Porgy and Bess to the best of John Williams…this is an evening you’ll never forget! In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina, Bess – a woman with a disreputable history – tries to break free from her brutish lover Crown after he becomes wanted for murder. The only person willing to overlook her past and offer her shelter is the crippled Porgy. Their relationship is threatened by the disapproval of the townspeople, the presence of her old drug supplier Sportin’ Life – and the threatened return of Crown

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $29-$83
Phone: 719-575-9632

Saturday, February 12


“With their intriguing choreography of traditional and modern Chinese dance, elaborate costuming, and a variety of music, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company succeeded in delighting persons of all ages.” – 
It’s a festive gathering for the biggest holiday in the world: the 2022 Lunar New Year of the Water Tiger. Immerse your family in the sound of firecrackers, cymbals and drums that accompany the acrobatic lion dancers and be mesmerized by the vibrant colors from the motions of the endless floating lines of fabric, costumes and props that are created by the agile dancers and warriors. Choreographer Nai-Ni Chen has been making dances that bridge the richness of Asian artistic heritage and the dynamism of American dance for the past 30 years. In this celebration of the Year of the Water Tiger, she hopes that the steps her diverse Company takes raises awareness of the uniqueness of the Asian American perspective that is shaped by both cultures and facilitates recognition of the Asian American contribution to the diversity of ideas in our society. 

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $39-$49

Tuesday-Wednesday, February 15-16

Tony® Award-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I and 2017 Tony® Award-winning Best Play Oslo, bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony Award® winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize Winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick.The original production won ten Tony Awards®, including a special Tony Award® for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical of all time. You’ll be there when the sun rises on this new production, with stunning movement and dance from acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. Featuring the Broadway classics “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life,FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $29-$83
Phone: 719-575-9632

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