Front Range Stage: ‘Broadway Christmas Carol,’ ‘Frozen Jr.’ open in Boulder, ‘The Color Purple’ in Fort Collins

OPENING

A Broadway Christmas Carol Scrooge sings show tunes, dances in this new version of the Dickens holiday classic that turns includes parodies of beloved Broadway songs, through Dec. 8, CU Department of Theatre, University Theatre, CU Boulder; $24; cupresents.org.

The Color Purple Musical version of the beloved film of the same name, Thursday through Nov. 23, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins; $39-$75; lctix.com.

Feeding the Dragon The story of a little girl who grew up living in the New York Public Library, Saturday, Stories on Stage, Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, Denver; $15-$28; 303-494-0523, storiesonstage.org.

Frozen Jr. Disney’s story of love and acceptance between sisters spun into a new 90-minute musical theater version, Thursday through Nov. 24, CenterStage Theatre Company, Platt Middle School, Boulder; $10-$15; centerstagefrozenjr.bpt.me.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Two pairs of would-be young lovers turn up mischief in a magical forest in Shakespeare’s comedy, Thursday through Dec. 1, Upstart Crow Theatre Company, Dairy Arts Center, Boulder; $21-$25; 303-578-5667, thedairy.org.

Twelfth Night Hijinks, unrequited love and gender-bending disguises fill Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, through Dec. 22, Denver Center Theatre Company, 14th and Curtis streets, Denver; $25-$75; 303-893-4100, denvercenter.org.

BOULDER AREA

Flame Broiled, or the Ugly Play Satire that examines race and identity politics in contemporary America, through Sunday, Local Theatre Company, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $20-$40; thedairy.org.

The Realistic Joneses Quirky comedy about two couples, neighbors who have more in common than they think, through Sunday, Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, Dairy Arts Center, Boulder; $22.50-$38; thedairy.org.

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.

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.

NORTHERN COLORADO

The Full Monty A group of unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo decide to put on a show to raise money in this musical, through Nov. 30, OpenStage Theatre Company, Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins; $17-$45; lctix.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 Sunday, Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, 4747 Marketplace Dr., Johnstown; $29.95-$64.95; 970-755-3747, coloradocandlelight.com.

DENVER AREA

Charlie’s Waiting A pregnant Louise is busy planning while her fiancé, Kelly, busies herself until questions arise, through Saturday, And Toto too Theatre Company, 1245 Champ Studio, 1245 Champa St., Denver; $22-$25; 720-583-3975, andtototoo.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.

Looped Comedy about Tallulah Bankhead, through Dec. 15, Vintage Theatre Company, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora; $12-$32; 303-856-7830, vintagetheatre.org.

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.

The Phantom of the Opera Andrew Lloyd Weber’s romantic musical, through Sunday, DCPA Broadway, Buell Theatre, 14th and Curtis streets, Denver; $45-$176; 303-893-4100, denvercenter.org.

Tuesdays with Morrie A crusty sports writer learns deep and unexpected lessons from his dying mentor, through Nov. 24, Cherry Creek Theatre, Mizel Arts and Culture Center, 350 Dahlia St., Denver; $33; 303-800-6578, cherrycreektheatre.org.

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