Arts and Culture

Playbill: Three New Performances in Denver and Boulder for March 26-29

Boulder Arts Week will bring bold fare to venues around that town this weekend, from a homegrown, one-man tour de force at the Dairy Center for the Arts to a complex and completely original performance-in-progress at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. Meanwhile, Town Hall in Littleton just wants to have fun — with a retro prom-night musical. Keep reading for the details.

Dairy Center for the Arts
Thursday, March 26 through April 3
8 p.m. March 26-28 and April 1-3
4 p.m. March 29
Industry Night, 8 p.m. March 30
Tickets: $10 to $15 March 26 preview; $25 thereafter

Irish playwright Enda Walsh’s Misterman, a one-man show from the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, helps kick off Boulder Arts Week with a short run at the Dairy Center. Actor Craig MacArthur carries the show about an evangelist consumed with saving the sinful village of Inishfree, but gets help from a couple of famous voices in the shadows: Academy Award-winner Olympia Dukakis, who voices the role of “Mammy,” and veteran Colorado actor John Ashton, who speaks for “Mr. McAnerny.” Every performance will end with a talkback; after its Boulder run, the production will head to New York this fall.

The Marvelous Wonderettes
Town Hall Arts Center
Friday, March 27 through April 26
Thursdays through Sundays (see website for showtimes)
Tickets: $23 to $42

Town Hall celebrates spring with a memory-lane musical revue and off-Broadway hit set somewhere in America at the 1958 Springfield High School prom. More than twenty oldies from the ’50s and ’60s carry the plot, delivered by the Wonderettes, a girl-group quartet featuring Cashelle Butler, Cara Lippitt, Taylor Nicole Young and Colby Dunn.

Expert Talk: Clytigation, with Michelle Ellsworth
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 28
Tickets: $10 to $20

Square Product Theatre and BMoCA co-host an evening with innovative University of Colorado professor and performance artist Michelle Ellsworth for Boulder Arts Week, during which she’ll introduce her multimedia work Clytigation, a performance/installation involving a coin-operated choreography generator, projections and a green screen in an unusual set. The performance officially debuts in Boulder in October, but here's a chance to ready yourself for what's to come.

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