Playbill: Three New Performances in Denver March 30-April 3

Rock and roll with Smokey Joe's Cafe at Town Hall in Littleton.
Rock and roll with Smokey Joe's Cafe at Town Hall in Littleton.
Town Hall Arts Center

Contemporary collaborations, bittersweet comedies and big musicals all turn up this week on local stages. Here’s where to find them.

Playbill: Three New Performances in Denver March 30-April 3EXPAND
3rd Law Dance/Theatre

3rd Law Dance/Theater, The Elision Project
Dairy Arts Center
7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2
4 p.m. Sunday, April 3
Tickets: $20 to $25
303-444-7328

Computers, voice, Indonesian rhythms and new ideas come into play when 3rd Law teams up with Colorado contemporary composers — Zachary Carrettin of the Boulder Bach Festival, Paul Fowler of Naropa University, and the team of Darwin Grosse with Gregory Taylor — for the cross-discipline collaboration The Elision Project, a joining of live music and in-the-moment dancing to commissioned scores. Each performance concludes with an improvisation in which all the musicians and dancers interact, guaranteeing different outcomes every time.

Playbill: Three New Performances in Denver March 30-April 3

Phamaly Theatre Company, Taking Leave
Jones Theatre
April 1 through 17
7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
2 p.m. Sundays
7:30 p.m. Monday, April 11
Tickets: $25 to $33
303-893-4100

Phamaly, whose mission is to inspire people to re-envision disability through professional theater, offers another intimate performance on the small stage of the Jones in Nagle Jackson’s dramedy Taking Leave, the story of a Shakespearean professor who retreats into his own imagined worlds as Alzheimer’s takes over his everyday life and his three daughters manage his care. As always, the troupe accommodates differently abled audiences with a specially priced sensory-friendly performance (Friday, April 8, $20) and an audio-described and ASL-enhanced performance (Sunday, April 10, $20).

Playbill: Three New Performances in Denver March 30-April 3
Town Hall Arts Center

Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Town Hall Arts Center
April 1 through May 1
Tickets: $23 to $42
303-794-2787

The pure pop magic of the rhythm-and-blues and doo wop-inspired songwriting machine of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller powers the music-and-dance revue Smokey Joe’s Cafe, bringing such standards as “Love Potion #9,” “On Broadway” and “Yakety Yak” to life in full period costume. Town Hall typically does musicals right, with veteran casts and smart direction; take your chances on the $10 value seats offered to first-comers one hour before every performance.

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Dairy Arts Center

2590 Walnut St.
Boulder, CO 80302

303-440-7826

www.thedairy.org

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Littleton Town Hall Arts Center

2450 W. Main St.
Littleton, CO 80120

303-794-2787

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