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The Stock Show is Breaking Records!

POSTED January 12, 2023

After weeks of Christmas and holiday to dos, performances are ramping back up in the New Year, with musicals, comedy and the National Western Stock Show at the Denver Coliseum jam-packed full of fun activities and events. Check out the schedules and the sing-alongs, the dances and the wine and whiskey tastings — so much to add to your calendar, this week and next!

TODAY/TONIGHT: Thursday, January 12

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars.

The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire von Trapp family must make a moral decision.

Parker Arts Center, (PACE), 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker
Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $34-$39
Phone: 303-805-6800

Thursday-Sunday, January 12-15

With record-breaking attendance at some of the most exciting live spectator extravaganzas of the New Year, the National Western Stock Show offers one of the most elite rodeos in the world. From PBR Bull Riding and PRCA Pro Rodeos to our own Colorado vs. the World Rodeo, to the celebrated Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza and MLK Jr. African-American Heritage Rodeo, the Denver rodeo arena is jam packed with action for another week and a half! Plus, activities for kids abound, from farmyard follies petting zoo and sheep-shearing competitions, to stick horse rodeos and everybody’s favorite, mutton busting. Plan your weekends now!

Denver Coliseum, National Western Stock Show, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver
Various Times/Events
Admission: $4-$25
Info: 303-296-6977

Thursday, January 12

Ian Fidance is an offbeat yet upbeat New York City comic, actor, and writer originally from Wilmington, Delaware. An absolute force on stage, his act is insanely positive and positively insane. Equal parts thoughtful, explicit, and silly, he can be seen performing nightly at the iconic Comedy Cellar in the heart of New York City’s Greenwich Village, and is the host of the wildly popular podcast Bein Ian.

He’s been featured on This American Life and is a favorite guest on podcasts and radio shows alike. He co-starred in the latest season of The Last OG with Tracy Morgan, and has done punch up work on Michelle Obama’s children’s cooking show Waffles+Mochi on Netflix. His work has been published alongside Jerry Seinfeld, Bob Odenkirk, Ray Ramano, and Maria Bamford in a book of poems entitled Eating Salad Drunk: Haiku’s for the Burnout Age by Comedy Greats available now through Macmillan Publishers. 

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
7:30 p.m
Tickets: $22

Friday, January 13

He’s BACK….the legendary….the one, the only….Sinatra Sensation and he’s LIVE.Derek Evilsizor is back by very popular demand for a dazzling show at Cherokee Ranch & Castle. Grab your Rat Pack peeps, and get ready to swing and swagger for the best Sinatra show in the country. Doppelganger, Derek Evilsizor is high energy, with off-the- charts charm and good humor as he engages everyone with his truly uncanny impersonation of a young Frank Sinatra. Retro skinny ties, hats, and little black dresses are encouraged for a nostalgic trip to the Las Vegas strip! Event includes delicious charcuterie appetizers at 7:00 p.m. Reservations are required and non-refundable.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $79.75 + Service Fee
Box Office: 303-688-5555

Friday-Saturday, January 13-14

After 25 years, CHICAGO is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, with one show stopping song after another and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. Set in Chicago in the jazz age, the musical is based on a 1926 play of the same title by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins, about actual criminals and the crimes on which she reported!

As the longest-running musical in Broadway history, no wonder CHICAGO has been honored with six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy®, and thousands of standing ovations. You’ll want to sing along to “All That Jazz,” “When You’re Good to Mama,” and “Razzle Dazzle.” As Pikes Peak Center celebrates its 25th anniversary — you’ve got to come see why the name on everyone’s lips is still…CHICAGO.

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
Fri./Sat., 8:00 p.m.; Sat., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $33-$89
Phone: 719-575-9632

Saturday, January 14

After his groundbreaking win on Last Comic Standing in 2006, Josh Blue has risen through the ranks to become a well-established headliner at venues throughout the world. In 2018, Josh crushed his set on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. In the same year, he was honored with a performance at the William H. Macy Gala at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada. He wrapped up 2018 by recording his fifth hour special, Broccoli, at his home club, Comedy Works in Denver, CO. In 2021, following his 3rd place finish on NBC’sAmerica’s Got Talent, Josh Blue hit the road with his As NOT Seen on TV Tour. Josh does over 200 shows a year, continuing to spread laughter and break down stereotypes of people with disabilities. His stand-up routine is in a constant state of evolution and his off-the-cuff improvisational skills guarantee that no two shows are alike.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $28
Phone: 720-274-6800

NEXT WEEK: Monday, January 17

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. is an electrifying tribute celebrating the music of the legendary Aretha Franklin – the Queen of Soul who has twice placed ninth in the Rolling Stones 100 Best Artists of All Time . This concert experience takes audiences on a journey of love, tragedy, courage, and triumph. Starring a live band and supreme vocalists, come experience a night of music by one of the greatest artists of all time.

The concert features all your favorite hits in one evening, including “Natural Woman,” “Think,” “I Knew You Were Waiting for Me,” “Chain of Fools,” “Respect,” and many more. You’ll be out of your seat and dancing in the aisles as you lose yourself in the music that inspired a generation.

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $38-$108
Phone: 719-575-9632

Tuesday, January 17

Dance for a Difference is Colorado School of Dance’s annual benefit show supporting Children’s Hospital of Colorado. All proceeds from this production are donated to Children’s in conjunction with Dalton’s Moon Foundation. This production is a shining example of children helping children and making a difference in their community. Audience members will enjoy a preview of this year’s competition pieces showcased by the Artistic Performance, Razzle and Blue Angel Teams encompassing this year’s theme of Happiness Is.

Colorado School of Dance is Douglas County’s premier dance studio offering quality, pre-professional training for all ages and levels in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip hop, contemporary, musical theater, and more.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $22-$30 + $5 service fee
Phone: 720-509-1000

Wednesday-Thursday, January 18-19

Today, Shen Yun has seven companies that simultaneously tour the world, giving hundreds of performances in over 100 cities globally. It’s the only performing arts group of its kind, dedicated not just to preserving but also to reviving traditional Chinese culture. Audience members often express intrigue piqued by the many rave reviews, and want to see what the “world’s premier classical Chinese dance company” looks like in action.

Audiences leave having all expectations filled and more, because Shen Yun is unique among performing arts companies as well, choreographing over a dozen new dances every season with a full-scale production that rivals top opera houses’ most lavish pieces.

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
Wed., 7:30 p.m.; Thurs., 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $84-$184
Phone: 719-575-9632

Thursday, January 19

Note for note, cut for cut, Classic Albums Live is back with The Beatles’ Let It BeLet It Be is the 12th and final studio album by the English rock band The Beatles. It was released on May 8, 1970, almost a month after the group’s breakup, in tandem with the motion picture of the same name. Like most of the band’s previous releases, the album topped record charts in many countries, including both the U.S. and the U.K. However, the critical response was generally unfavorable, and Let It Be came to be regarded as one of the most controversial rock albums in history with hits like “Across the Universe,” “Let It Be,” “Maggie Mae,” “Get Back,” “The Long and Winding Road,” and more. After the album, enjoy a set of The Beatles’ greatest hits.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$47 + $4 service fee
Phone: 720-509-1000

Friday, January 20

Celebrate the New Year again, with sparkling wines! The castle will still be beautifully decorated for the holidays and sommelier/hosts Melissa and Natalie will lead you through a tasting of these delicious wines. Charcuterie appetizers will accompany the tasting, and afterwards you can enjoy a complimentary glass of your favorite wine and admire the centuries old art and antiques of the castle.

A cash bar will be available to purchase additional glasses of wine and/or your favorite bottles to take home.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia 
7:15-8:15 p.m. Tasting; 8:15-9:00 p.m. Complimentary & Cash Bar
Cost: $58.75 + service fee 
(Reservations Required; Non-Refundable)
CALL: 303-688-5555

Saturday, January 21

If you missed the wine tasting Friday, celebrate 2023 with the “spirit of America” – bourbon and rye whisky! If you don’t know the difference and would like to this is your opportunity to explore and discover the many diverse tastes, styles, and history of what some call our national spirit.  This tasting night offers both experienced whiskey lovers and those completely new to the world of whiskey the chance to sample the best of these varieties. The whiskey tasting events at the Castle sell out fast as they are great fun — for a friends’ night out, a birthday treat, an after-work party or a romantic date night.

The five tastings will be accompanied by heavy appetizers, and a cash bar is available with different whisky specials.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia 
6:45-7:30 p.m. appetizers; followed by Presentation & Cash Bar
Cost: $79.50 + service fee 
(Reservations Required; Non-Refundable)

CALL: 303-688-5555

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