Director Austin Regan, left, talks with music composer and songwriter Alexander Sage Oyen during a rehearsal for “Discount Ghost Stories,” a Local Theater Company production. Local Theater will present a festival of concert readings of new plays this weekend at the Dairy.


Cabaret de Pronfundis, or How to Sing While Crying Ugly New play based loosely on the life of the eccentric Artemisia II, through April 4, Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver; $15-$25;

For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday The refusal to grow up confronts the reality of growing old, through April 5, Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora; $12-$33; 303-739-1970,

Local Lab Festival of concert readings of new plays, through Sunday, Local Theater Company, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder;

Ragtime The Musical Expansive musical portrait of early 20th century America and three families in search of the American Dream, through May 30, BDT Stage, 5501 Arapahoe Road, Boulder; $50; 303-449-6000,

Small Mouth Sounds Six characters meet at a Zen retreat and navigate through their vows of silence, through May 14, Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada; $45; 720-898-5200,


Macbeth Site-specific, all female and non-binary production of Shakespeare’s tale of bloody ambition, through March 24, Misfits Theater Company, Deviant Spirits Distillery, 2480 49th St., Boulder; $27;

The Runner Stumbles A young nun has died under mysterious circumstances and her superior has been charged with murder in this drama,  through Saturday, Coal Creek Theater of Louisville, Louisville Center for the Arts, 801 Grant Ave., Louisville; $15-$23; 303-665-0955,

Spring Awakening Tony Award-winning musical about teens’ sexual awakenings, through Sunday, CU Department of Theatre and Dance, University Theatre, CU campus, Boulder; $24;

Stalled Drama depicting untold conversations that take place in bar bathrooms, through March 22, Royal Players, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, $18-$25;


Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Musical set in the 1850s about a band of brothers who are taught the proper way to court women, through April 19, Jesters Theatre, Longmont; $17-$43; 303-682-9980;


Constellations A physicist and a beekeeper hit it off at a party, which leads to love in parallel universes, through March 21, OpenStage Theatre Company, Museum of Discovery, 408 Mason Court, Fort Collins; $22;

Jekyll and Hyde Romantic musical based on the classic story, through March 29, Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, Johnstown; $33.95-$65.95; 970-744-3747,


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,

Marvin’s Room A human, hopeful and hilarious play about being there for each other,  through April 5, Vintage Theatre Company, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora; $20-$32; 303-856-7830,

The Merchant of Mumbai Three friends, a crazy journey, a mysterious lady and Bollywood dance numbers, through March 29, The BITSY Stage, 1137 S. Huron St., Denver; $5; 720-328-5294,

A Midsummer Night’s Dream New version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, through May 16, Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada; $45; 720-898-7200,

Murder on the Orient Express Agatha Christie murder mystery with a train full of strangers, a mysterious murder, and a sleuth piecing it all together, through May 17, Arvada Center, Arvada; $55;

The Scottsboro Boys Musical based on the landmark case that gave rise to the civil rights movement, through Sunday, Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora; $20-$40; 303-856-7830,

Secrets of the Universe and other songs New musical that explores themes in science, faith, race and art, through Sunday, Aurora Fox Theater, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora; $12-$37; 303-739-1970,

The SpongeBob Musical Colorful Broadway tour of the musical based on the beloved cartoon character, through March 22, DCPA Broadway, Buell Theatre, 14th and Curtis streets, Denver; $40-$115; 303-893-4100,

War of the Flowers Story of five women who were tear-gassed by Weld County sheriffs after protesting working conditions in 1969, through March 29, Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Dr., Denver; $17-$20; 202-296-0219,

When We Were Young and Unafraid Play set inside an underground women’s shelter in the early 1970s, before Roe v. Wade, through Saturday, Firehouse Theater Company, John Hand Theater, 7653 E. 1st Place, Denver; $23-$25;

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