Northern Colorado Theatres Provide Great Entertainment
Northern Colorado offers a wealth of performance venues and programs for every age and preference, from symphonies to plays, and comedies to operas.
The Longmont Theatre Company presents “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” March 16-18, 23-26, 29-31. The play, which debuted in 1939, tells the story of an obnoxious radio personality who accepts a dinner invitation
from a factory owner. When he breaks a leg on their doorstep, the family is forced to put up with him until he recovers. Ticket prices range from $15 to $17.
The Boulder Dinner Theatre hosts the regional premier of “The Drowsy Chaperone,” February 24 through May 13. A Broadway starlet tries to find and keep her true love. The story includes mix-ups, mayhem, and a madcap wedding. Depending on your reservation date, tickets range from $35 to $56.
Colorado State’s Griffin Concert Hall is only one venue, which plays host for the school and the Fort Collins Opera. Student and staff concerts, theatre, and opera performances fill venues throughout the year. Get on their mailing list for a complete menu of events or check their website for details.
The Lincoln Center imports traveling theatre productions and features local entertainment. Next in the Show Stoppers series is “100 Years of Broadway,” Thursday, March 1, through Saturday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. Matinee on Saturday, March 3, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $36 to $49. This show is followed by “Straight No Chaser,” Thursday, March 29, through Saturday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. Matinee on Saturday, March 31, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $34 to $37.
Thursday, March 29, through Saturday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. Matinee on Saturday, March 31, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $34 to $37.
Open Stage presents three productions: “Othello,” on February 18, 23, 24, 25; & March 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, & 18; and “The Ladies Man,” March 31 & April 5, 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, & 28; and for one night only, “Casino Royale – The Sting,” on March 24. Call the theatre (970-221-6730) or go online for ticket prices.
Midtown Arts Center performs “Avenue Q” through March 23. As an adult version of Sesame Street, it addresses the coming of age. Be aware, the show is “R” rated. Tickets cost $49. Following that, make plans to see “The Sound of Music.” Check the website, for other types of performances held in the ballroom.
Bas Bleu hosts “Trying,” about two generations rubbing up against each other. It runs through March 4 at 401 Pine St. Call 970-498-8949 for times and ticket information.
The Rialto Theatre plays host to most of Loveland’s performances from movies, concerts, readings, and playsand also offers art classes. See the fully staged operetta “H.M.S. Pinafore,” February 17, 18, and 19. Tickets are available from $12 (children) to $27 (adults). You can call the box office at 970-962-2120; go in person to 228 Fourth St. or order online. Office hours are Tuesday through Friday: 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., or purchase tickets 45 minutes before show time. The online calendar lists all events.
The Budweiser Events Center entertains with sports and concerts. Check their calendar for more events in the coming months.
Candlelight Dinner Playhouse sits within Northern Colorado boundaries. Tickets range from $42.50 to $57.50. If you prefer to skip dinner, the show only price is $29.50. Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” runs until March 11. “Oklahoma,” opens March 17 and runs until June 3.
Plan ahead now and enjoy great Northern Colorado entertainment.