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Playbill: Three New Plays in Denver February 4-7

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Great comedy and family fare are all on Denver stages this week. It might be cold outside, but indoors, the climate is fine. Here’s where to find uplifting fun for everyone this weekend and beyond.

Phamaly Theatre Company, Fuddy Meers
Aurora Fox Arts Center
February 4 through 21
7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 4
7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
2 p.m. Sundays, February 14 and 21
7:30 p.m. Monday, February 15
Tickets: $20 to $36

Phamaly branches out this winter to take on David Lindsay-Abaire’s hilarious and adventurous Fuddy Meers, which finds amnesiac Claire on a journey to re-find herself, a trip peopled by outrageous characters who help lead her on that quest. The wildly creative Emily Tarquin of the DCPA Theatre Company and Off-Center@The Jones directs. Per usual for Phamaly, there will be a sensory-friendly performance on February 7, a production enhanced by audio description and ASL Interpretation on February 14, and talkbacks after every show. Phamaly will reprise the show at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities February 26 through 28; for tickets, $30 to $36, visit Phamaly online or call 720-898-7200.

Equinox Theatre Company, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Bug Theatre 
February 5 through 27
7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 25
Tickets: $20 to $25

Equinox aims to put smiles on our faces — and drag some audience members on the stage in the process — with the Tony Award-winning The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Centered on six tween spellers with distinct personalities, the musical comedy also satirizes spelling bee form with improvised wordplay. In other words, this spells F-U-N. Can you pronounce that one more time? Colin Roybal directs.
The Wizard of Oz
Buell Theatre 
7 p.m. daily, February 7 through February 13
2 p.m. February 7 and 13
Tickets: Starting at $30

Broadway’s interpretation of The Wizard of Oz, inspired by the MGM film classic, will follow the yellow brick road into the Buell Theatre for a weeklong run, bringing the movie’s iconic songs as well as a few new numbers penned by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Bring the family!

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