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Jessica Payne and Jonnathan Ramirez.
Jessica Payne and Jonnathan Ramirez. Rachel Neville
It was cold last a few days ago but entertainment action has heated up for the first full week of February, with new shows opening around town, as well as other special presentations. And the Children's Museum has reopened!

See our list of free things to do here, and keep reading for events worth the price of admission, including many theatrical productions:

Ongoing theater:

The Sound Inside

Through February 12
Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma Street

Curious Theatre Company forges ahead with Adam Rapp’s drama The Sound Inside, which received six Tony Award nominations in 2020, including Best Play. The story is about creative-writing professor Bella and the brilliant but unhinged student Christopher whom she mentors; the members of this academic odd couple grow close while struggling with their own demons, and that tale is as much about writing as it is about life. Learn more and get tickets, ranging from $20 to $50, here.

Through February 12
Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton Street, Aurora
In the romantic comedy Fireflies, a regional premiere written by Matthew Barber and starring legendary Denver actor Deborah Persoff, a retired schoolteacher meets a drifter who fixes a hole in her roof and encourages her to break out of her respectable shell. Will she or won’t she? See the show and find out. Admission ranges from $20 to $34; get tickets here.

Sordid Lives
Through February 12
John Hand Theatre, 7653 East First Place, Lowry
It’s been a movie and then a television series, but Sordid Lives, by Del Shores, first carved out its campy, cultish LGBTQ fan base on the stage. The Wheat Ridge Theatre Company has mounted a live revival of the play — which is peopled with a whole small town’s worth of trailer trash, drunks, drag queens and other unforgettable Texas characters — for a run that continues through February 13. It's just the thing to raise you out of those winter doldrums; tickets are $28 online at TicketSpice.

Romeo and Juliet
Through February 13
Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver Performing Arts Complex

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was made for classic ballet, with all the feuds, masquerades and a poignant love story, but the three-act Derek Deane version that Colorado Ballet artistic director Gil Boggs is bringing to the stage with Prokofiev’s score will take things over the top. It’s among the largest productions the ensemble has ever staged with nearly every dancer on deck at times and memorable choreography to match. Prices range from $40 to $160, reserve yours here.

Same Time Next Year
Through February 27 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Pluss Theatre, Mizel Art & Culture Center, 350 South Dahlia Street

Looking for something light? How about a one-night stand turns into a quarter-century affair in one of the most popular rom-coms of all time. Theatre legend Billie McBride directs Lauren Bahlman and Eric Mather in the nostalgic romantic comedy by Bernard Slade, which follows two lovers who meet for a weekend once a year for more than two decades. Tickets to this Cherry Creek Theatre production are $42 (discounts for students and seniors); get them here.
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City of Greeley Museums
Rattlesnake Kate
Through March 13, daily (except Monday)
Wolf Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex
Cellist Neyla Pekarek was studying at the University of Northern Colorado in 2008 when she came across the story of Rattlesnake Kate, a farmer who killed over 100 rattlesnakes one day in 1925. She became determined to tell Kate Slaughterback’s story — first in song, and now in a new musical that chronicles sixty years in the life of this Colorado legend. Read more about the show here; tickets are $30 to $74 at

Moon Over Buffalo

Through March 20, Thursdays through Sundays
MIners Alley, 1224 Washington Street, Golden

The show must go on! The action follows Charlotte and George Hay — an acting couple not exactly at the level of the Lunts — on tour in Buffalo in 1953. Tickets range from $17 to $45; get them here.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Through March 6, daily (except Monday)
Singleton Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex

The Denver Center production of the Edward Albee masterwork clocks in at about three hours, which is a long time to be subjected to the rising dialectic of alcohol-fueled marital warfare that develops between longtime couple George and Martha, but it's also an education, brilliantly written and cutting to the bone. What will young guests Honey and Nick take away from the experience? What will you take away? Find details and buy tickets, $30 to $50, here.

Spookadelia: The Curse of Novo It
Through February, Thursdays through Sundays
Spectra Art Space, 1836 South Broadway

Spookadelia, now in its fourth iteration, has been extended through February! Immerse yourself in cool at this awesome, arty experience. Timed-entry tickets are $20 adult, $12 children (and it's not too spooky for them); find out more here.

Know of a great event in Denver? We'll be updating this through the weekend; send information to [email protected]
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