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Colorado Chamber Players will perform “The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe Saturday in Boulder for the performance “A Little Fright Music,” which will combine live music and spoken word. (Willie Petersen / Courtesy photo)
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OPENING

Carrie, the Musical An outcast is bullied in this musical stage version of the horror film, through Oct. 26, Longmont Theatre, 513 Main St., Longmont; $18-$25; longmonttheatre.org.

Fever Dream Festival Shorts, one-acts and full-length plays drawn from the genres of sci-fi, fantasy and horror, Thursday through Oct. 27, Benchmark Theatre Company, 40West Arts, 1560 Teller St., Lakewood; $10-$40; benchmarktheatre.com.

Grimm’s Scary Tales Halloween adventure that blends elements of an immersive haunted house with spooky Brothers Grimm narratives, through Nov. 2, Audacious Theatre Company, Felt Billiards, 101 W. Floyd Ave., Englewood; $15; audacioustheatre.com.

Ha-Ha House Halloween comedy about four teenage girls who stumble into a haunted house, through Oct. 26, Colorado ACTS, 11455 W. I-70 Frontage Road, Wheat Ridge; $6-$7; coloradoacts.org.

A Little Fright Music Actors read stories of the macabre, accompanied by musicians from the Colorado Chamber Players, Stories on Stage, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nomad Playhouse, 1410 Quince Ave., Boulder; 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Dr., Denver; $15-$28; 303-494-0523, storiesonstage.org.

Pippin A 1970s musical about a performance troupe telling the story of a young prince and his father, Charlemagne, through Nov. 9, Theater Company of Lafayette, Mary Miller Theater, 300 E. Simpson St., Lafayette; $15-$24; 800-838-3006, tclstage.org.

BOULDER AREA

Mamma Mia! Musical comedy that weaves together a romantic tale set to the music of ABBA, through Feb. 22, BDT Stage, 5501 Arapahoe Road, Boulder; $45-$74; 303-449-6000, bdtstage.com.

Ghosted: A Paranormal Mystery Family-friendly story about a ghost hunter and three ghoulish stories that try to answer once and for all: “Are ghosts real?” through Oct. 27, Arts in the Open, Chautauqua Park, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder; $15-$20; Chautauqua.com.

LONGMONT

The Addams Family Musical comedy that embraces the wackiness in every family, through Dec. 1, Jesters Dinner Theatre, 214 Main St., Longmont; $20-$43; jesterstheatre.com.

I Do! I Do! Two-person musical that follows a couple through the ups and downs of marriage, through Oct. 27, Jesters Dinner Theatre, 214 Main St., Longmont; $20-$43; jesterstheatre.com.

NORTHERN COLORADO

Every Brilliant Thing One-woman show about a child’s fierce, flawed attempt to make sense of adult unhappiness, through Saturday, OpenStage Theatre Company, Debut Theatre, 827 Riverside Ave., Fort Collins; $10-$22; 970-221-6730, openstage.com.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Musical version of Victor Hugo’s story of a lonely bell-ringer who has spent his life locked in a tower, through Nov. 17, Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, 4747 Marketplace Dr., Johnstown; $29.95-$64.95; 970-755-3747, coloradocandlelight.com.

DENVER AREA

The Addams Family The ghoulish American family comes to life in this musical comedy, through Oct. 27, Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora; $19-$38; 303-856-7830, vintagetheatre.org.

A Doll’s House/A Doll’s House, Part 2 Henrik Ibsen’s iconic feminist drama and a contemporary sequel penned by Lucas Hnath, running in repertory, through Nov. 24, Denver Center Theatre Company, Ricketson Theatre, 14th and Curtis streets, Denver; $25-$40; 303-893-4100, denvercenter.org.

The Improvised Shakespeare Company Based on audience suggestions, the improv troupe creates a Shakespearean masterpiece before the audience’s very eyes, through March 22, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Garner Galleria Theatre, 14th and Curtis streets, Denver; $42; 303-893-4100, denvercenter.org.

Mrs. Warren’s Profession Comedy/drama about mothers and daughters, the economics of necessity and the oldest profession, through Nov. 9, Germinal Stage, John Hand Theater, 7653 E. 1st Place, Denver; $17-$25; 303-455-7108, germinalstage.com.

The Necromancer’s Stone A boy engages a Voodoo queen to help rescue his missing uncle, through Nov. 23, The BITSY Stage, 1137 S. Huron St., Denver; free (donations accepted); bitsystage.com.

Once Musical about an Irish street singer and the Czech woman he falls for, based on the hit film, through today, Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden; $26-$38; 303-935-3044, minersalley.com.

Plaza Suite Neil Simon comedy about three relationships gone awry, through Nov. 10, Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada; $55; 720-898-7200, arvacacenter.org.

Sweeney Todd Musical about a murderous barber and the backstory that motivated his bloody ways, through Oct. 26, Equinox Theatre Company, Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St., Denver; $25-$30; equinoxtheatredenver.com.

Universe92 Comedy featuring three animal behaviorists, a giant rat and a Roomba, through Saturday, Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver; $18-$20; 720-946-1388, buntport.com.

Waiting to be Invited Four middle-aged black women travel to a “whites only” restaurant in Atlanta, circa 1964, through Nov. 3, 5280 Artist Co-op, Aurora Cultural Arts Center, 1400 Dallas St., Aurora; $25-$26; 720-432-9162.

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