Tuesday, September 2The resurrected Denver Civic Theatre, 721 Santa Fe Drive, launches its sophomore production, Suddenly Hope, on the heels of the very successful musical Brooklyn, with a pair of preview performances today and tomorrow at 8 p.m. The story of Hope Levine, an out-of-work musical-theater actress, the play unexpectedly delves into issues of the Middle East and modern Jewry; Suddenly Hopeopens for its regular run Thursday, with shows continuing Wednesdays through Sundays through September 21. Tickets range from $28.50 to $43.50 ($15 day-of-show student-rush tickets will available at the box office before performances, beginning at 4 p.m. daily or 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays). Call 303-309-3773 or log on to www.denvercivic.com for details.
Wedneday, September 3Another, more traditional side of the Jewish experience is explored in the beloved Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof, opening tonight at the Country Dinner Playhouse, 6875 South Clinton Street, Greenwood Village. The chow line starts at 6 p.m. for evening shows and noon for matinees; performances run daily except Mondays through November 16. Tickets are $25.50 to $37.50; to reserve yours, call 303-799-1410.