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Family-Friendly Shows This Weekend in Castle Rock!

POSTED January 16, 2020

The New Year brings a bunch of new shows to the Castle Rock that the entire family can enjoy! From Family Magic Night to the poignant drama The Outsiders to the high-energy Matilda the Musical, you can catch a great show live on stage this weekend! Youngsters will delight in a morning of superhero fun, while older kids may want to sign up for a FREE flying experience!


Start out the New Year with a healthy dose of the great outdoors! This FREE backcountry hike is just moments from home, but you’ll feel like you’re really away from it all! Walk the dirt roads in the reserved part of the Backcountry Wilderness Area on a relaxed, guided excursion.

Bring along some binoculars for some wildlife spotting! The event is free, but registration is required. 

Backcountry Wilderness Area, 6005 Ron King Trail, Highlands Ranch
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Register: FREE

Thursday – Saturday, January 16-18

Jake Johannsen has a bizarre take on life and shares it in his stand-up comedy routine. Filled with weird stories and his uniquely intelligent style, Johannsen is the comedian of choice for people who don’t typically love stand-up comedy.

With dozens of appearances on late-night television, including the most appearances of any comic on Letterman, chances are good you may have caught one of his eye-opening routines. Johannsen has also starred in his own HBO comedy special, This’ll Take About An Hour, which received incredible reviews, strong ratings, and a Cable Ace Award nomination for Best Writing in an Entertainment Special. People Magazine rated the special as one of the “ten best television shows of the year.”

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

Thursday-Sunday, January 16-19

The popular YA book and movie by Francis Ford Coppola about an endearing gang of teenagers comes to the Parker stage with two different casts of young local actors! Alternating casts from Castle Pines and Motsenbocker/Lincoln Meadows will perform throughout the weekend.

The Greasers are a tough gang of outsiders who are perpetually at odds with the rich Socials. When Greasers Ponyboy and Johnny get into a brawl that ends with the death of a Social member, they are force to go into hiding. The story culminates in the Greasers needing to deal with the consequences of their violent lives. While some Greasers try to achieve redemption, others meet tragic ends. 

Schoolhouse Theater, 19650 Mainstreet, Parker 
Thurs., 6:30 p.m.; Fri., 7:00 p.m.; Sat., 3:00 and 7:00 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 and 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15
Phone: 720-509-1000

Ice skating is everyone’s favorite winter activity—it’s a fun way to gather with friends and family and work off some of that excess energy! Castle Rock’s Rink at the Rock is the meeting place for all ages and abilities. Skates are available to rent, and there are even lessons available.

The White Pavilion, 414 Perry St., Castle Rock
Thurs., 4:00-8:00 p.m.; Fri., 4:00-9:00 p.m.; Sat., 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Sun., 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $6-$8
Phone: 303-814-8142

Friday, January 17

A dazzling, hilarious magic show with age-appropriate comedy that’s perfect for the entire family! Illusionist Jeff Jenson will astound and amaze you with his truly entertaining magic show.

The evening will be filled with spontaneous interactive audience participation!

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

This renowned National Geographic photographer and artist has had a fulfilling career covering humanity in over 100 countries. Annie Griffiths has observed and captured compelling and witty stories through images from the English countryside to a tribe surviving in the Kalahari Desert in Nambia. Now she has turned her creative energies towards promoting programs that empower women and children in the developing world.

Main Stage, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $22-$36
Phone: 720-509-1000

Friday – Sunday, January 17-19

From the creator of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, comes a powerful and child-centric theatrical event! Matilda the Musical is based on Roald Dahl’s popular children’s book about an extraordinary little girl with supernatural abilities. Although her family doesn’t understand or support her, Matilda’s kind teacher steps in to help her take a stand and change her own destiny. 

Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $24-$34
Phone: 303-805-6800

Saturday, January 18

For kids who dream of being a pilot, this might be the most thrilling experience you can give them! Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum partners with the EAA Young Eagles program to give children 8-17 years old the opportunity to experience the thrill of flight, FREE of charge.

Held at the new Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Gallery location, this event requires advance registration and also includes admission for the Young Eagle and one parent to the Blue Sky Gallery on the same day. 

Exploration of Flight, 13005 Wings Way, Englewood
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Register: FREE
Phone: 303-360-5360

Your little superhero will love this opportunity to dress up and get some real superhero training! Young children over the age of 2 will be led through a superhero workout by none other than Spiderman! Snacks, beverages, and a small favor to take home are included. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and each participant must purchase a ticket (both children and adults).

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

In the 1960s and 70s, music entertainment was provided by a record player in the basement flanked by two colossal speakers and black-light rock-n-roll posters. This fun nostalgic show features some of the biggest hits of that era, accessible to everyone—so bring the kids!

Brian Hornbuckle is a talented local musician who has opened for The Allman Brothers, Ted Nugent, Joe Walsh, Styx, Bad Company, ZZ Top, BB King, Def Leppard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, James Brown, and many more. In this fun concert in a castle, he’ll bring back tunes from the likes of the Beatles, Cat Stevens, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Eric Clapton, and Fleetwood Mac.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia 
5:00 p.m. (doors open); 6:30 p.m. (show starts)
Tickets: $40
Phone: 720-627-7175

This compelling concert is a narrative musical tale based on historical facts which follows the life of Blue, a runaway slave who escaped to the Wild West to become one of America’s first Black Cowboys. 

Written and performed by renowned jazzman Allan Harris, Cross That River is a groundbreaking approach to bringing history to life. The show “opens with a dissonant jazz instrumental that slowly builds to harmony and breaks open into electrifying solos” (The New York Times).

Main Stage, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $34-$50
Phone: 720-509-1000

Sunday, January 19

EVQ Elite Dance Studio presents a showcase of their talented dancers of all ages, 

Dancing with 20/20 Vision. A range of dance styles and genres will be presented, including hip hop, ballet, contemporary, tap, and jazz. 

Main Stage, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree
11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$25
Phone: 720-509-1000

Plenty to Do Near Crystal Valley!

There’s no shortage of things to do near the master-planned community of Crystal Valley! You can get back to nature and still have easy access to all your favorite activities in the Castle Rock area. With beautiful model homes from D.R. Horton, Century Communities, Kauffman Homes, and Richmond American Homes, it’s easy to picture yourself in your own new home, priced from the $300s.


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