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Live Dance, Children’s Theater and the Philharmonic!

POSTED September 13, 2018

This is a great weekend to experience local theatre—including live dance and fun picks for the kids! With a choice between a classic Neil Simon play, a tango dance adaptation of Carmen, and two plays just for children, you may be dashing to the theatre every day! There are also some great concerts in the area this weekend—including the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. Whatever you are in the mood for, you’ll find plenty to choose from in the Castle Rock area!

Thursday-Saturday, September 13-15

This Bob Marley is more of a Regular Guy than a Reggae Guy. This Bob Marley hails from Maine, not Jamaica. This Bob Marley loves being a comedian and he’s wicked good at it, with over 20 comedy CDs and DVDs. He’s been on every late-night comedy show there is, so you may already be acquainted with this entertaining comedian!

You might have heard his weekly radio call-in show, The World According to Bob, or the podcast he’s so proud of, which is basically a “Bob” radio show uncensored and uninterrupted! As a winner of Sirius XM’s Super Bowl of Comedy, he is continually making new fans around the country. When you catch his live show, look forward to stories about prank phone calls and Christmas in Maine—and be ready to laugh until you cry!

Comedy Works-South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 7:15 and 9:45 p.m.; Sun., 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $28-$33
Phone: 720-274-6800

Thursday-Sunday, September 13-16

The way that one part of nature connects to another is endlessly fascinating—from the microbes within our bodies to the wild world far beyond! This interactive, multi-media exhibition is a great way for the entire family to explore and expand their knowledge of nature! 

Produced by the CU Museum of Natural History at the University of Colorado Boulder, you don’t need to go far to take part in these hands-on activities, multi-media displays and specimens from the Museum’s collection. In the wild world around us, everything is connected. Find out how through the Curious Connections in Nature exhibit at the Lone Tree branch of CU Denver!

CU South Denver, 10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree
9:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $8-$12 
Phone: 303-315-9444

Friday, September 14

This workshop for adults addresses the painful but necessary topic of how to start the important conversations about aging within your own family. Mother-daughter team Libby and Patty Bortz share their emotional journey discussing difficult topics of aging, dying and what matters most in the later chapters of life.

James H. LaRue Library, 9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Registration: FREE
Phone: 303-791-7323

Classic country music lovers will want to join in this celebration of Tracy Byrd’s stellar music career! With hits such as Holdin’ Heaven, I’m from the Country, Watermelon Crawl and Drinkin’ Bone, this All-American Texan’s chart-topping career celebrates 25 years!

After several years of limiting his touring to his home state of Texas and its neighboring states in order to be close to his family, Tracy Byrd is bringing his own special brand of classic country to audiences around the country, including right here in Parker!

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $69-$89
Phone: 303-805-6800

Friday-Sunday, September 14-16

A dog’s life is a good life, and this classic children’s book has been brought to life for the stage to prove it! See dogs snorkel. See dogs howl at the moon. Watch them ride a Ferris wheel. These dogs sing and dance and climb trees. Based on P.D. Eastman’s book, this is a big and little musical world of doggy fun. Like a pop-up book that comes to life – and never stops!

“With its gentle, bouncy humor and familiar situations, Go, Dog, Go! would make a fitting introduction to theater for even the youngest children, and has enough sly wit to satisfy older children and parents” (The Columbus Dispatch).

Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Fri., 6:00 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 1:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$20
Phone: 719-634-5581

Saturday, September 15

It’s not too late to spend a lovely Saturday morning browsing the fresh produce, homemade sauces, pastas, flowers, yummy breads, and more—in fact, for many fruits and vegetables, it’s the peak of the season! Bring the entire family and plenty of bags for the bountiful pickings at the Castle Rock Farmers’ Market!

Douglas County High School Parking Lot, 2842 Front St., Castle Rock
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
Cost: FREE

What is even more fun than watching the children’s theatre classic, Go, Dog, Go? Participating in Day Camp that puts you behind the scenes! Open to kids ages 6-13, this educational adventure includes a personal meet-and-greet with the cast, theatre games, and more! Day Camp cost does not include the price of the performance ticket for the show.

Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Tickets: $20
Phone: 719-634-5581

Whimsical, sweet and touching theatre for the entire family! When a mischievous balloon finds its way into the home of a lonely man, suddenly his curmudgeonly life is interrupted. This simple but powerful play explores the meaning of friendship and is packed with inventive physical comedy that depicts the relationship between a man and his balloon. With a little imagination and acceptance, a good friend can be found even in the most unlikely places!

Schoolhouse Theatre, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
3:30 p.m.
Tickets: $12
Phone: 303-261-5153

Catch the best of R&B legends like Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, John Legend, Gene Chandler, the Cadillacs, James Brown, Brook Benton, Jerry Butler, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, the Delfonics, and the Righteous Brothers with the singer who has been called “a sensational soulful vocalist” (Viva Scene). 

Las Vegas superstar Lannie Counts puts on an unforgettable show with stellar vocals in a performance packed full of the very best R&B tunes. Spend an evening with Lannie Counts and his six-piece band, and you’re guaranteed fun and surprises that will lift your soul!

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $50 
Phone: 720-509-1000

Saturday-Sunday, September 15-16

This Neil Simon comedy is about two old vaudevillians who worked together for over forty years but parted ways after a falling out. When a network show invites them both to appear on a segment of the History of Comedy, their reunion is poignant—and hilarious! Starring Denver theatre legends Roger Simon and Joey Wishnia!

Schoolhouse Theatre, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $22
Phone: 303-261-5153


The Philharmonic opens the fall season with a sensational program featuring Beethoven’s beloved Symphony No. 7! You will appreciate every note of this familiar classical concert, as the evening also includes Rossini’s Overture to the Italian Girl in Algiers and Brahms’ “Double” Concerto for Violin and Cello. Don’t miss the pre-concert lecture, beginning one hour prior to the performances!

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs          
Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $26-$75

The familiar story of the opera Carmen is presented in a bold and innovative way—through the sensual and passionate language of Argentine Tango! Argentine guest artists, Donato Juarez and Marcelo Molina join the spectacular Diana Cruz in the leading roles. 

The dramatic story unfolds as the free-spirited gypsy, Carmen, is caught in a love triangle between the passionate bullfighter, Escamillo, and the temperamental army captain, Don José.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
2:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $16-$32
Phone: 720-509-1000

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