Confused about what and how and even why you should gift your loved ones this holiday season? Clear up that confusion by buying local, giving gifts from the heart or gifting experiences instead of gadgets.
Or do all three at once, with the Colorado Theatre Guild's annual Theatre Night Out promotion. Buy yourself an individual CTG membership ($20 to $40), and then you can buy a six-show package for $145 that features a different production each month from January to June at a revolving selection of local and independent theaters.
Win-win! Additional perks come with the pass, too.
This is a great way to solve the problem of thoughtful gift-giving while also supporting local theater. Visit the CTG online for information at www.ColoradoTheatreGuild.org, and in the meantime know that you'll be seeking the following plays:
January 20, 2013 Miners Alley Playhouse, presents Mrs. Mannerly. Perk: Take home a poster/program signed by the cast.
March 16, 2013 Vintage Theatre Company presents What's Wrong with this Picture? Perk: A coupon for $5 off any purchase at the bar.
April 5, 2013 The Arvada Center for the Arts presents Man of La Mancha. Perk: Free drink ticket, plus a talkback after the performance with cast and crew.
May 10, 2013 Spark Theatre Company presents The Singing Room. Perk: Karaoke reception after the show.
June 21, 2013 Spotlight and Firehouse Theatre Companies present The Full Monty at the John Hand Theater. Perk: Post-show reception with the cast and crew.
Find information on hundreds of other arts and entertainment events in our online Calendar.
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