On the stage
Far in the basement – Women’s Christmas in the church basement: A musical comedy that explores what life was like for Lutherans in the Midwest in the 1960s through December 28, BDT Stage, 5501 Arapahoe Road, Boulder; bdtstage.com.
A Christmas carol on the radio in the 1940s: The theater company is gearing up for a Christmas radio broadcast of this musical comedy through December 4, Longmont Theater Company, 513 Main St., Longmont; 32-33 dollars; longmonttheatre.org.
Buddy, the story of Buddy Holly: Musical chronicling the life and tragic death of a rock and roll pioneer through January 28, 2023, BDT Stage, 5501 Arapahoe Road, Boulder; bdtstage.com.
Bury the Dead: Anti-war play from 1936 at the start of World War II to December 4, Upstart Crow Theater Company, Dairy Art Center, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder; 21-25 dollars; thedairy.org.
Christmas song: Annual action-packed production of The Scrooge Story through December 24, Denver Center Theater Company, Wolf Theatre, 14th and Curtis Streets, Denver; $10-92; denvercenter.org.
COVID Wife: Premiere play about a local woman overcoming her history to help her husband fight for his life through December 10, Benchmark Theater Company, 1560 Teller St., Lakewood; 15-30 dollars; benchmarktheatre.com.
Disney Beauty and the Beast: Romantic musical about a young woman and a monster who loves her, through December 31, Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada; $56; www.arvadacenter.org.
Harvey: The Pulitzer Prize-winning play about an eccentric guy and his best friend, an invisible rabbit, was shown live on radio through December 3 at the VIVA Theatre, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder; 20-25 dollars; thedairy.org.
Little Red – New Musical: Family Musical Narrative of the Little Red Riding Hood Story, through December 18, Denver Center Theater for New Audiences, 13th and Curtis street, Denver; 16-30 dollars; denvercenter.org.
Miss Bennet Christmas in Pemberley: Sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, with middle sister Mary as unlikely heroine, through December 17, Firehouse Theater Company, John Hand Theater, 7653 E. 1st, Denver; 20-25 dollars; www.firehousetheatercompany.com.
My Fair Lady: Classical Musical National Tour Sundays, DCPA Broadway, Buell Theatre, 14th and Curtis Streets, Denver; 35-120 dollars; denvercenter.org.
Pop for the holidays: Drunken Singer Sips, Spills and Sings, Wednesday to December 17, LOCAL Theater Company, The Savoy, 2700 Arapahoe St., Denver; $12; localtheaterco.org.
Daughter-in-law: The Story of Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Sandra Day O’Connor, Saturday through December 11, Theater Or, Newman Center, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver; newmantix.com.
Theater of the Mind: The world premiere of the immersive theatrical production created by David Byrne and Malaya Gaonkar runs until January 22, 2023, DCPA, York Street Yards, 3887 Steele St., Denver; 10-45 dollars; Theatreoftheminddenver.com.
ZOTTO: A gripping, supernatural Japanese fairy tale, through December 11, Japanese Arts Network, Sakura Square, 1905 Lawrence St., Denver; $45; zottofolk.com.
Forbidden Broadway: A musical parody of recent big Broadway shows that ran from December 7 to January. September 1, 2023 DCPA Broadway, Garner Galleria Theatre, 14th and Curtis Streets, Denver; denvercenter.org.
Les Temps des Fetes: French-Canadian Solstice Celebration Filled with Song, Story and Dance, December 21-23, Rocky Mountain Revels, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; thedairy.org.
Have fun: Holiday Stories and Songs by the Cast, 17 December, Stories on Stage, Nomad Playhouse 1410 Quince Ave., Boulder; $24; storysonstage.org.
Tales on the trails – Nutcracker The Tale of the Nutcracker presented outdoors during a short walk, December 3-10; Spark Theatre, Downtown Niwot (details emailed 48 hours prior to event); thesparkcreates.org.
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