Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Ave., presents: Regional
premiere of Love Child, a new comedy by Daniel Jenkins and Robert
Stanton about a neurotic, down-on-his-heels actor/playwright opening his new
adaptation of an obscure Euripides comedy in a smelly former sausage factory in
Plays Fri. & Sat., through July 7, 7:30p.m. Info/tickets
($10-25): 303-321-5925; avenuetheater.com.
Central City Opera, at Newman Center for the Performing
Arts, at DU, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., presents: Oklahoma!, the musical
love story of a handsome cowboy and an endearing, yet independent farm girl,
featuring favorite numbers like Surrey with the Fringe on Top, Sun.,
Aug. 5, 2:30p.m., and Tues., Aug. 7, 7:30p.m. Tickets ($23+)
at Newman Center box office, 303-871-7720, and online at newmantix.com.
Physically Handicapped Actors & Musical Artists
League (PHAMALY), at the Space Theatre/Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1101
13th St., presents: Little Shop of Horrors, the classic musical of a
carnivorous, R&B singing plant and its fame-and-fortune-seeking owner, July
12-Aug. 5, with performances Fri. & Sat., 7:30p.m. (plus
Mon., July 30), and Sun., 2p.m. Audio-described and ASL-signed performance July
22, with backstage sensory tour; free but call 303-575-0005 for reservations.
Tickets/info: phamaly.org, 303-893-4100.
Senior Housing Options, at the Barth Hotel, 1514 17th
St., presents: A fundraising performance of Driving Miss Daisy, a comedy
about aging, prejudice, family and unlikely friendships set in Atlanta from
1948 to 1973, featuring former Broadway actor Billie McBride as Daisy. Opens
July 26, and plays Thur., Fri. & Sat. at 8p.m. through Aug. 18. Senior
Housing Options provides affordable housing and services for 500+ older
Coloradans. Info/tickets ($25 and up): seniorhousingoptions.org,
Silhouette Theatre Company, at John Hand Theater, 7653 E.
1st Pl., presents: Deirdre O’Connor’s Jailbait, following the parallel
stories of two 15-year-old girls, desperate to grow up, and two 30-something
men who are looking to be 21 again, in the course of one dizzying night at a
club. Plays July 7-Aug. 5, 7:30p.m. Fri. & Sat., and 6p.m. Sun. Tickets
($15): 303-999-9143, silhouettetheatrecompany.org.
Spark Theater, 985 Santa Fe Dr., presents: The Love
Potion, adapted from Niccolo Machiavelli’s
Italian comedy, La Mandragola, in which Callimaco falls desperately in love with a married woman,
and draws her elderly husband, mother, and priest into his tangled plot. Plays
Thur., Fri. & Sat., 7:30p.m., starting July 27.
Tickets ($10-20): sparktheater.org. Info:
Wolf Theatre Academy, at Mizel Arts & Culture Center, 350 S. Dahlia St.,
presents: Summer stock productions by middle- and high-school students, who
tackle set, props, lighting and costume design, as well as rehearse and perform
on stage. Hairspray performed July 18-22 and The Taming of the Shrew,
Aug. 8-12. Tickets ($10-12)/info: maccjcc.org,