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Jon Lovitz, Pirates of Penzance and Monster Jam!

POSTED April 21, 2022

Musicals, theatrical performances, comedy, concerts and a Monster Truck Jam – all this weekend and beyond, near Crystal Valley. This weekend is FULL of things to do in and around Castle Rock. Take your pick and enjoy the advent of spring!

TODAY/TONIGHT: Thursday-Saturday, April 21-23

Actor and comedian Jamie Lissow is currently a weekly guest on the #1 rated late night talk show, Gutfeld! on Fox. Jamie is best known for his role in the current Netflix Original Series Real Rob, alongside SNL alums Rob Schneider, Adam Sandler, Norm Macdonald and David Spade; a show Jamie co-wrote and co-produced.

Jamie has appeared on The Tonight ShowThe Late Late ShowLast Comic StandingGotham LiveStar Search, and his own half hour Comedy Central special. Jamie recently wrapped his first movie, Daddy Daughter Trip, where he appears alongside John Cleese, Rob Schneider, and Micheal Bublé – a movie he co-wrote and produced.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri./Sat, 7:15 & 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $16-$24
Phone: 720-274-6800

Thursday-Sunday, April 21-24

The Legend of Georgia McBride is a music-filled comedy by Matthew Lopez and we’ll tell you upfront the production contains strong language. He’s young, he’s late with the rent, and he just found out he’s going to be a dad. When his boss at a small-town Florida dive bar axes his Elvis act and replaces it with a flashy drag show, Casey decides to step out of the blue suede shoes of his comfort zone and into a pair of size 11 heels. From creating his persona to embracing his femininity, Casey has a lot to learn. But most of all, this sequin-filled story is a celebration of individuality and a reminder to all of us to live in our truths.

FAC THEATRE, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Thurs./Fri., 7:30 p.m., Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$45+

Friday, April 22

JanuaryCherokee Ranch and Castle is a great place to relax and enjoy tasting wine, as Melissa and Natalie will lead you through a tasting of six delicious organic wines. In a beautiful castle setting, this promises to be an entertaining and educational event. Charcuterie appetizers will accompany your tasting, and once completed, please enjoy a complimentary glass of your favorite wine and admire the centuries’ old art and antiques throughout the castle.

A cash bar will be available to purchase additional glasses of wine. You may also purchase your favorite bottles to take home.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
6:45 p.m. (Doors Open); 7:15-8:15 (Tasting)
Phone: 303-688-5555

Friday-Saturday, April 22-23

Don’t miss Sasquatch Productions’ youth production of Pirates of Penzance! Young Frederic plans to give up life as a pirate on his 21st birthday and marry Mabel, daughter of Major-General Stanley.  Alas, it is discovered that he was born in a leap year…on February 29th to be exact and is technically only four. He will not reach his 21st birthday for 66 years!  When all seems lost, the pirate crew discovers they are peers of the realm, and they give up life on the high seas to settle down as gentlemen.  The score includes wonderfully singable versions of the classic songs, including I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General and Poor Wandering One!

Schoolhouse Theater, 19650 Mainstreet, Parker
Fri., 6:00 p.m.; Sat., 2:00 & 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15

Percy, a young woman with a complicated past, is looking to start a new life in a small Wisconsin town that has seen better days. She finds work at THE SPITFIRE GRILL, a rundown diner with a disenfranchised proprietor. Through her sheer force of determination, optimism, and love, Percy is able to revitalize the grill and, in turn, the community. This comforting, folksy musical will get your toes tapping as you enter a world of hope, redemption, and some good ol’ breakfast.

American Sign Language Interpretation will be available at the 7:30pm performance on April 23. 

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$35
Phone: 720-509-1000

Saturday-Sunday, April 23-24

Mendelssohn went to Italy in October 1830. The trip lasted 10 months – he started in Venice and worked his way south to Rome, stopping in Bologna and Florence along the way. During his stay in Rome, he witnessed the coronation of Pope Pius VIII and the city’s festivities during Holy Week (the week leading up to Easter). From Rome, he went on to Naples and visited Pompeii before returning to Germany through Genoa and Milan.His impressions of the trip were recorded in a series of watercolors and sketches – Mendelssohn was a decent amateur artist – and in the present Symphony. There is nothing particularly Italian about the Symphony until its final movement. Rather, the work strives more to convey a series of impressions of Italy – Mediterranean sunshine, religious solemnity, monumental art and architecture, and open countryside.

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $29-$83
Phone: 719-575-9632

Saturday, April 23

Satinder Sartaaj, is an Indian singer, songwriter, actor and poet of Punjabi language films and songs. He gained fame with his songs “Sai” and “Udaarian”. Since then his popularity has seen a constant surge among the Punjabi diaspora with his shows being held in many countries across the world. He made his film debut as Maharaja Duleep Singh in The Black Prince in 2017.

Parker Arts Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $75
Phone: 303-805-6800

Sunday, April 24

The most beloved family show in the world, featuring European-style circus extravaganza including physical comedy, juggling, highly intelligent dogs and even house cats! All our pets are trained by using positive reinforcement techniques and enhancing natural abilities. 

Ukrainian born entertainer Gregory Popovich, a fifth-generation circus performer who learned early on how to develop strong bonds with animals, has rescued a majority of his performers from shelters all over the country and has transformed them into Las Vegas stars. He is a gold medal winner in Paris, France and a special award winner in Monte Carlo. Gregory and his pets were finalists on “America’s Got Talent,” guests on TV shows with Jay Leno, David Letterman and Craig Ferguson, were featured on Animal Planet and many, many more. Don’t miss this opportunity to see this unique family-friendly show featuring this legendary circus entertainer and his furry friends.

Parker Arts Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker
2:00 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $34
Phone: 303-805-6800

“A fresh and joyful take on traditional and contemporary flamenco.” – 

De la Frontera is a new evening-length work choreographed by José Maldonado and Karen Lugo, with an original score by Jose Luis de la Paz. De la Frontera is an investigation of life and connectedness. It asks: “What is stronger – what unites us or what separates us?” Despite the barriers we inevitably encounter from the moment we enter this world; we are driven to push beyond these obstacles and seek deeper connection. Using flamenco’s innate ability to embody and express the full range of the human condition, Maldonado and Lugo probe our emotional boundaries by questioning their very existence. De la Frontera underscores that flamenco does not understand nor accept borders; rather it is our means of connection and expression, giving the artist power to supersede these limitations. Hailed by the New York Times for his “bursts of brilliance and uncommon invention,” Maldonado is the winner of the 2019 Premio Artista Revelación at the XXIII Festival of Jerez, an award for best up-and-coming artist. His last commission for Flamenco Vivo was heralded as “the rare flamenco group piece that doesn’t stifle the individual spirit.”

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
Sat., 6:00 p.m.; Sun., 12:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $40-$50
Phone: 720-509-1000

Thursday, April 28

Gary Allan has the allure of a modern-day outlaw. “When I think ’country music,’ I think of a smoky bar with a glass of whiskey, and somebody playing heartbreak songs. That, to me, is what country music is,” he says.  

Allan has stayed true to that sentiment since making his mark on the country music landscape nearly 25 years ago. Coming out of California rugged and edgy, Allan built his career with songs that draw on raw emotion and cutting lyrics about real life-and that has never been truer than on his 10th studio album Ruthless. 

Allan weaves seamlessly between the deepest human emotions, whether that’s the enduring anguish in “Till It Felt Like You” or fleeting passion in “Trouble Knows Trouble.” He offers straight forward honesty in the gritty “Unfiltered” and he is the first to admit “there are quite a few lessons I had to learn from getting my teeth kicked in,” as the headstrong narrator in “The Hard Way.”

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $45-$99
Phone: 719-575-9632

The Mayhem Poets are among the nation’s best spoken word performers. Called “an amazing ride” by The New York Times, this mind-boggling performance was described as “The Simpsons meets Malcolm X at a Notorious B.I.G. concert.” These theater-trained, comically-gifted, lyrical virtuosos seamlessly blend raw elements of hip hop, theater, improv and stand-up comedy to tell gut-wrenching truths that leave audiences altered forever. 

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
10:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Tickets: $40-$50
Phone: 720-509-1000

Thursday-Saturday, April 28-30

Emmy-nominated, Jon Lovitz is one of the best-known names in comedy for his work over the past 30 years. Jon Lovitz is most recognized from his time on Saturday Night Live. He has appeared in many films like The Wedding SingerThe Benchwarmers, and Rat Race. Jon’s done voice acting for TV shows such as The Simpsons and The Critic. He has appeared on Last Comic StandingFriendsSeinfeld, and competed on The New Celebrity Apprentice. Jon’s humor is unique, which is attributable to his quirky personality, and he is sure to entertain

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $32
Phone: 720-274-6800

Friday, April 29

Meet New York Times bestselling, award-winning author Sandra Dallas when she joins the booklovers of Douglas County to talk about her new novel, Little Souls, a gripping tale of sisterhood, loyalty, and deadly secrets set in Denver amid America’s last deadly flu outbreak. Set against the backdrop of an epidemic that feels all too familiar, Little Souls is a compelling tale of the sacrifices people make to protect those they love most.

Sandra Dallas graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in journalism and began her writing career as a reporter with Business Week. While a reporter, she began writing nonfiction then turned to fiction in 1990. Sandra has published a number of novels including Buster Midnight’s Cafe, Alice’s Tulips, and Prayers For Sale, garnering several awards.

Highlands Ranch Public Library, 9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch
6:30 p.m.
Registration: Free

Friday-Sunday, April 29-May 1

Monster Jam® is an action-packed motorsport with world-class athletes locked in intense competitions of speed and skill. Witness heated rivalries, high-flying stunts and fierce head-to-head battles for the Event Championship. Engineered to perfection, these 12,000-pound monster trucks, including the legendary Grave Digger®, Megalodon® , El Toro Loco® and more push all limits in Freestyle, Skills, Donut and Racing competitions. Monster Jam also features breathtaking Freestyle Motocross exhibitions. This is full-throttle family fun!

Pit Party: 
At the Monster Jam® Pit Party you can see the massive trucks up close, meet your favorite drivers and crews, take pictures and enjoy many other family-friendly activities. This.  Is.  Monster Jam.TM The Pit Party is only offered for select events and not available for every show. Check the event schedule.

The Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., Colorado Springs
Fri., 7:00 p.m., Sat./Sun., 1:00 p.m., Sat. 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$55

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