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 Oh, What a Beautiful
Oklahoma! plays Sun., Aug. 5, 2:30p.m., and Tues., Aug. 7,
Tickets ($23+) at Newman Center box office, 303-871-7720, or
purchase 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, through Aug. 5, Fri. & Sat., 7:30p.m., & Sun., 2p.m. 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. Plays Thur., Fri. & Sat., 8p.m.
through Aug. 18. Senior Housing Options provides affordable housing and
services for 500+ older Coloradans. Info/tickets ($25 and up): 303-595-4464,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 through 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., through Aug. 25. Tickets ($10-20): sparktheater.org. Info: 303-319-1342.
Spotlight Theatre Company, at John Hand Theater, 7653 E.
1st Place, presents: Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile, the
classic tale of conspiracy and murder on a honeymoon cruise on the exotic
river, opens Aug. 18. Plays Fri. & Sat., 7:30p.m.;
Sun., 2p.m., through Sept. 22. Info/tickets ($18-20): 720-880-8727, thisisspotlight.org.
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: The Taming of the Shrew, Aug.
8-12. Tickets ($10-12)/info: maccjcc.org,